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CDC projects a surge in U.S. Covid cases through May due to variants before vaccinations drive a ‘sharp decline’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Medical workers wheel a patient into the emergency room at Maimonides Medical Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York, United States, March 8, 2021. Michael Nagle | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images Covid-19 cases will likely surge again......

U.S. cases, vaccinations continue to drop as White House sets new inoculation goal

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the COVID-19 response and the vaccination program during an event at the State Dining Room of the White House May 4, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong | Getty Images President Joe Biden......

India’s reported cases surge past 20 million, though the number is likely higher.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here India on Tuesday passed the milestone of 20 million reported coronavirus cases, with many more undetected, according to experts, spurring new calls for a national lockdown. With those reported numbers, India became the second country after the United......

Covid cases at Everest base camp raise fears of serious outbreak

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Officials from Nepal’s Department of Tourism, which directly oversees expeditions, could not be reached for comment, but Prem Subedi, the under-secretary at Nepal’s Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, told the BBC the ministry was not aware of any coronavirus cases at base camp. BBC – For more and......

Michigan still leads nation in COVID-19 cases but hospitalizations are falling

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Michigan continues to lead the nation in new COVID-19 cases but new infections and hospitalizations have fallen sharply in the last two weeks following the state’s third surge. Michigan on Tuesday added 2,527 new cases and 126 deaths from COVID-19.......

IPL suspended after more Covid-19 cases

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Varun Chakravarthy is one of two Kolkata Knight Riders players to test positive for Covid-19 The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been suspended after an increase in coronavirus cases among players. A Sunrisers Hyderabad player tested positive before Tuesday’s match against Mumbai Indians. Monday’s match between Kolkata Knight Riders and......

Not a god: Taiwan defends health minister amid uptick in COVID cases

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Taiwan Health Minister Chen Shih-chung holds a news conference about Taiwan’s efforts to get into the World Health Organization in Taipei, Taiwan, May 15, 2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang defended the island’s health minister on Tuesday amid a rare uptick in domestic COVID-19 infections, saying that even if......

India reports more than 357,000 new Covid cases as total crosses 20 million

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A man with his bicycle on a street in the old quarters of New Delhi on April 19, 2021, as India’s capital will impose a week-long lockdown from tonight, officials said, while the megacity struggles to contain a huge surge......

2 in 5 American adults fully vaccinated as daily average of new Covid cases falls below 50,000

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here About 2 in 5 American adults are now fully vaccinated for Covid-19, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows, as the rate of new coronavirus infections continues to decline. The U.S. is averaging 2.4 million reported vaccinations per day......

Volunteers provide oxygen as India’s COVID-19 cases near 20 million

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India postponed exams for trainee doctors and nurses on Monday, freeing them up to fight the world’s biggest surge in coronavirus infections, as the health system crumbles under the weight of new cases and hospitals run out of beds and oxygen. The total number of infections so far rose to......

Indonesia says finds two cases of Indian COVID-19 variant in Jakarta

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An elementary school student wearing a face mask has her temperature checked before attending a classroom session, as schools reopen amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Bekasi, on the outskirts of Jakarta, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan Indonesia has recorded two cases of a highly infectious COVID-19 variant first......

India accounts for 1 in 3 new Covid cases being recorded. Here is its second wave in 5 charts

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A woman wearing a protective face mask walks past a graffiti, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on a street in Mumbai, India, March 30, 2021. Francis Mascarenhas | Reuters India’s second wave of Covid-19 infections shows no......

Gottlieb says U.S.

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Gottlieb says U.S. “locking in” gains against COVID-19 as vaccinations continue – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former FDA commissioner, says the nationwide effort to vaccinate Americans has been a “monumental achievement.” Be the first......

Thailand reports 1,940 new coronavirus cases, 21 deaths

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People line up to receive their vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok, Thailand April 28, 2021. REUTERS/Jorge Silva Thailand on Sunday reported 1,940 new coronavirus cases amid a deadly third wave of the virus. The Health Ministry recorded a second day of 21 deaths, the......

India posts new record daily rise in COVID-19 cases

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India posted a record daily rise of 401,993 new coronavirus cases on Saturday as the country opened up its mega vaccination drive to all adults, although several states warned of acute vaccine shortages. India, the world’s biggest producer of COVID-19 vaccines, has a limited number of shots available domestically, worsening......

Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 18,935 – RKI

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General view of the “Landungsbruecken”, a landing pier for ferries and tourist boats at the harbor, during a lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Hamburg, Germany April 24, 2021. Picture taken April 24, 2021. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer/File Photo The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 18,935......

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