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Florida reports increase in coronavirus cases over the past week

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida health officials reported an increase in COVID-19 cases and a higher positive test rate over the past week. The number of virus cases in Florida increased by about 8,000 compared to the week before, for a total of 23,747 new cases, the state Department of Health reported Friday. New cases of coronavirus have been on the …

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5 low-vaccinated clusters pose health risks to the United States, experts say

WASHINGTON – Five low-vaccination clusters – including two in Texas – could put the entire country at risk of spreading new varieties of COVID-19, according to a new analysis from Georgetown University. The areas with concentrations of unvaccinated residents 12 and older include Texas’ western Panhandle and eastern Piney Woods regions – and are a major cause for concern for …

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Covid: Woman aged 90 died with double variant infection

Lead researcher dr. Anne Vankeerberghen from the OLV Hospital in Aalst, Belgium, said: “Both of these variants were circulating in Belgium at the time, so it is likely that the lady was infected with different viruses from two different people. Unfortunately we do not know how she became infected. . Source link

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NYC COVID-19 Infection Rate Rising – New York Daily News

NYC COVID-19 infection rate rising New York Daily News COVID vaccine updates: NEW among 25 states reporting increase in new cases WABC-TV NY sees Uptick in COVID-19 cases as vaccination rates slowly rise NBC New York New York’s positivity rate on COVID-19 is rising – but is still below 1 percent New York Post Nearly 75% of New York adults …

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2 vaccinated people in Pima County have died of COVID-19 | Local news

A recent study from Israel reported a dramatic drop in the efficacy of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for fully vaccinated humans down to around 64%. Health experts who spoke to the Arizona Daily Star warned that data from the Israeli study should not be considered in isolation. Both LaBaer and Gerald said other studies still show good efficacy against the delta …

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The Nebraska Zoo says 200 people may be exposed to discount bats

OMAHA, Neb. “Nearly 200 people were possibly exposed to a rabid bat while staying overnight in Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium,” the zoo said. Zoo and Nebraska health officials recommended that approx. 186 campers who spent the night in the aquarium in recent weeks, as well as some employees, got rabies shots. A camper on July 4 woke up …

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Health officials in the Phoenix area warn of the threat of the COVID Delta variant

(Twitter photo / @ PhoenixUnion) PHOENIX – Local public health officials said Friday they see evidence that a highly contagious variant of COVID-19 is spreading in the Phoenix subway. However, approved vaccines provide strong protection against the Delta variant, which amounted to approx. one-fifth of Valley’s COVID-19 cases in June, according to the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. “The …

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Uptick in severe respiratory virus cases among young children, says CDC

Doctors warn of spreading respiratory syncytial virus or RSV among infants and toddlers, reports NBC. Why it matters: RSV, which usually peaks during the winter months, spreads unexpectedly, especially in southern states. The virus can cause serious illness in children and older adults and kills as many as 500 children under 5 per year. NBC. Stay up to date with …

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