China reports two new coronavirus cases in mainland

BEIJING – China reported two new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 10, compared with four cases a day earlier, the health authority said on Saturday. Both of the new infections were imported cases, according to a statement by the National Health Commission. There were no new deaths. China reported four new asymptomatic patients, up from three a day earlier. As of Friday, mainland China had 83,587 confirmed coronavirus cases, the health authority said.…

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U.S. CDC reports 3,106,931 coronavirus cases

– The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday reported 3,106,931 cases of new coronavirus, an increase of 59,260 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 799 to 132,855. The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by a new coronavirus, as of 4 pm ET on July 9 compared with its previous report a day earlier.…

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Among those under age 65, COVID-19 takes greater toll on nonwhite Americans: CDC

– Coronavirus deaths among Americans ages 65 and younger are more common among nonwhites than among whites, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in a publication released on Friday. Overall, 34.9% of Hispanic patients who died were younger than 65, while 29.5% of nonwhites who died were under 65, compared to only 13.2% of white, non-Hispanic decedents. Researchers analysed 10,647 COVID-19 deaths between Feb. 12 and April 24 from 16 public…

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WHO says airborne COVID transmission a concern but droplets appear dominant

GENEVA – Maria Van Kerkhove, technical lead on the COVID-19 pandemic at the WHO, said on Friday that airborne transmission of the new coronavirus had always been a concern but that droplets appeared to be the most common infection route. “Aerosol transmission is one of the modes of transmission that we have been concerned about since the beginning, particularly in healthcare settings … where we know these droplets can be aerosolised – which means can…

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Fauci says likely some degree of aerosol transmission of new coronavirus

– The new coronavirus is likely spreading through the air to some degree, the top U.S. infectious disease official said on Friday, one day after the World Health Organization urged further studies on the ways the virus is transmitted. “Still some question about aerosol but likely some degree of aerosol,” Anthony Fauci, the head of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said by video during a panel session at a COVID-19 conference…

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Tuberculosis vaccine may be limiting COVID-19 deaths; dormitory screening urged

– The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. Tuberculosis vaccine may limit COVID-19 deaths A tuberculosis vaccine routinely given to children in countries with high rates of that bacterial disease might be helping to reduce deaths from COVID-19, researchers reported on Thursday in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National…

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French coronavirus death toll rises above 30,000

PARIS – France on Friday became the sixth country to report a total coronavirus death toll of more than 30,000, with the number of new confirmed cases above 600 for the third day in a row. The health ministry said in a statement that 25 people had died from coronavirus infection in the past 24 hours, boosting the cumulative total since early March to 30,004. Friday’s increase compares to an average increase of 15 in…

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Qiagen shareholder Davidson Kempner says Thermo Fisher offer ‘inadequate’

– Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP said on Friday it considered Thermo Fisher Scientific’s current offer to acquire German genetic test maker Qiagen NV to be “inadequate” and will not tender its shares into the offer. The investment manager, which owns a 3% stake in Qiagen, said Thermo Fisher’s offer of 39 euros ($44.07) per share was not adequate as it failed to reflect Qiagen’s fundamental standalone value and offered no premium for shareholders. Thermo…

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WHO reports record daily increase in global coronavirus cases, up over 228,000

– The World Health Organization reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Friday, with the total rising by 228,102 in 24 hours. The biggest increases were from the United States, Brazil, India and South Africa, according to a daily report The previous WHO record for new cases was 212,326 on July 4. Deaths remained steady at about 5,000 a day. Global coronavirus cases exceeded 12 million on Wednesday, according to a tally, marking…

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