Coronavirus Latest News: Worldwide Covid cases cross 24.33 million, death toll at 826,948
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COVID-19 deaths to cross 317,000 in U.S. by Dec. 1: University of Washington
- The University of Washington on Thursday expanded the forecast of its widely cited model, projecting 317,697 deaths in the United States by Dec. 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic as cases climb in many states.
- The new forecast, by the university’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) reflects an increase of about 8,000 deaths from its previous forecast.
Punjab CM urges legislators who came in contact with COVID positive MLAs to avoid attending Assembly Session
Mexico records 6,026 new coronavirus cases, 518 more deaths
Hawaii sees 98% drop in tourist arrivals in July
Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi casts doubt on coronavirus originating in China
- The Chinese government’s top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, said on Thursday it was unclear whether the corona virus had first originated in China, casting doubt on the views of health experts and foreign governments.
- Speaking during a visit to Norway, Wang said that, while China was the first country to report the existence of the virus to the World Health Organisation, “it does not mean that the virus originated in China”.
Odisha CM Patnaik inaugurates sixth plasma bank at Koraput Medical College
Gehlot cancels meetings after 10 staff at his residence, office test COVID-19 positive
Texas, Florida, California, New York will not follow new U.S. COVID-19 testing plan
- Several large U.S. states including Texas are not heeding new federal health officials’ calls to reduce COVID-19 testing of some exposed to the virus, joining a broad rebuke of the Trump administration by public health leaders.
- California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Texas, New Jersey and New York all plan to continue to test asymptomatic people who have been exposed to COVID-19, despite new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggesting that such tests may not be needed.