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Illinois COVID 19 Update: IL Reports 3,874 New Coronavirus Cases, 31 Deaths; IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike advocates combating pandemic fatigue

CHICAGO (WLS) – Illinois public health officials announced 3,874 new cases of COVID-19 and 31 more deaths on Friday. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Illinois now stands at 364,033, with 9,418 deaths, reported the Illinois Department of Public Health. Within 24 hours, officials processed 82,256 copies for a total of 7,113,338 copies, according to the state. The 7-day …

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986 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Massachusetts, 30 more deaths

986 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Massachusetts, 30 more deaths Updated: 7:14 p.m. EDT October 22, 2020 The Massachusetts Department of Health reported an additional 986 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the nationwide total to 143,927. 17,966 new molecular tests were performed with a daily positive rate of approximately 5.49%. State health officials also confirmed 30 new COVID-19-related …

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Daily Covid-19 deaths top 1,000 for the first time in a month

The daily number of COVID-19 deaths in the US has surpassed 1,000 for the first time in a month – as infections continue to rise in the Midwest and the positivity rate in Kansas soars to over 20 percent. The number of COVID-19 deaths across the country averaged 700 a day over the past month before rising to 1,124 on …

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New Columbia Study blames the White House for at least 130,000 “preventable” COVID deaths

A new Columbia University report on COVID-19 deaths estimates hundreds of thousands of Americans died because the United States’ response to the pandemic was a “pathetic failure,” particularly the actions of President Donald Trump. With an appropriate response, the United States could have avoided tens of thousands of deaths and an incalculable amount of suffering, the researchers said. Dr. Irwin …

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1,168 more COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths reported in Utah on Monday

SALT LAKE CITY – The number of COVID-19 cases in Utah rose by 1,168 on Monday, according to the Utah Department of Health. Three more deaths have been reported. The health department estimates that there are currently 23,981 active cases of the disease in Utah. The rolling average number of positive cases within seven days per day is now 1,233, …

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The US has reported the most Covid-19 cases in one day since July. Deaths could also start climbing, says a leading expert

On July 29, the US reported more than 71,300 infections, about two weeks after a daily high of more than 77,000 cases. The country was then at the height of the pandemic, with several states adding thousands of new cases every day. By mid-September, the summer surge had slowed, and the US had averaged just over 36,000 cases a day. …

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The WHO study finds no benefit from remdesivir in COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations

The antiviral drug remdesivir had no significant impact on the survival of COVID-19 patients or the length of their hospital stays, according to a clinical study by the World Health Organization (WHO). The results, announced late Thursday, could potentially represent a major blow to efforts to find appropriate treatment for the disease, which killed more than 217,000 Americans. The WHO …

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Russia reports high coronavirus cases and deaths on a daily basis

MOSCOW – Russia reported a record high in daily coronavirus cases and deaths on Tuesday, bringing the total number of infections to 1,326,178. However, authorities said they have no plans to impose lockdowns across the country. Anna Popova, head of the consumer safety watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, said Tuesday that Russia saw no need to curtail economic activity in certain cases in …

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