Syria sees spike in COVID-19 cases as fears grow of new wave

Syria sees spike in COVID-19 cases as fears grow of new wave

Internally displaced Syrian girls play together at Teh camp in northern Idlib, Syria May 5, 2021. Picture taken May 5, 2021. REUTERS/Khalil AshawiNew surge threatens collapse of health serviceLow vaccinations and summer visitors help spread Delta variantSurge worse in overcrowded rebel-held northwestAMMAN, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Syria is facing a new surge in COVID-19 infections … Read more

Confirmed community spread of COVID-19 in Baie Verte area with 42 cases linked to outbreak

Confirmed community spread of COVID-19 in Baie Verte area with 42 cases linked to outbreak

Dr. Rosann Seviour, acting chief medical officer of health, says public health officials have detected community spread in the Baie Verte area. (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador/YouTube) Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting 23 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the majority of them in the Central Health region and linked to a growing outbreak in the Baie … Read more

19 new COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday

19 new COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday

NEWS RELEASE COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS ************************* Today, Sept. 22, Nova Scotia is reporting 19 new cases of COVID-19 and 29 recoveries.Fourteen of the cases are in Central Zone. Five are close contacts of previously reported cases. Nine are under investigation. There are signs of community spread among those in Central Zone aged 20 to 40 who are unvaccinated … Read more

50-year-old among 3 Covid-19 deaths; 1,457 new cases in S’pore, Community News & Top Stories

50-year-old among 3 Covid-19 deaths; 1,457 new cases in S'pore, Community News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – A total of 1,457 new Covid-19 cases were reported in Singapore on Wednesday (Sept 22), said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in its nightly update. Three Singaporeans have also died of Covid-19 complications, taking the Republic’s Covid-19 death toll to 68, said MOH. Before this, the highest number of new Covid-19 cases recorded … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 65 new cases, and hospitalizations and ICU admissions rise

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 65 new cases, and hospitalizations and ICU admissions rise

New Brunswick has another 65 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, putting the province’s active case count at 509, the dashboard shows. The number of people in hospital and in intensive care have both risen by one to 24 and 15 respectively. No one under the age of 19 is currently hospitalized, according to a news release … Read more

Turkey registers 29,338 new COVID cases, highest since April 30 -data

Turkey registers 29,338 new COVID cases, highest since April 30 -data

People wearing protective masks walk along a street amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in Diyarbakir, Turkey July 27, 2021. Picture taken July 27, 2021. REUTERS/Sertac KayarISTANBUL, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Turkey logged 29,338 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the highest number of daily infections since April 30, health ministry data showed.Turkey also recorded 260 … Read more

Coronavirus latest: Victoria embroiled in protests as Covid-19 cases rise

Coronavirus latest: Victoria embroiled in protests as Covid-19 cases rise

Victoria reported 603 new local cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, as the Australian state’s capital saw aggressive anti-lockdown protests.State authorities imposed a two-week shutdown on construction in Melbourne and other cities from Monday evening after peaceful protests against the industry’s vaccine mandate turned violent.The Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union, whose headquarters was damaged … Read more

NSW records 1,022 new COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths as ‘friends bubble’ for under 18s announced

NSW records 1,022 new COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths as 'friends bubble' for under 18s announced

Play dates are back on in NSW with children under 18 allowed to form a “friends bubble” after the state recorded 1,022 new COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths.A snap seven-day lockdown has also been announced for the Tweed, Byron Bay and Kempsey local government areas (LGAs) beginning from 5:00pm this afternoon.The announcement comes after an … Read more

Queensland records zero local COVID-19 cases as authorities monitor response to northern NSW case

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk at Logan COVID-19 vaccination centre

Queensland has recorded zero locally acquired cases of COVID-19 and one was detected in hotel quarantine.Key points:Authorities are monitoring the state’s border bubble with NSW after a positive case in the Byron Bay areaShe says she will wait to hear an update from NSW before making any changes to the border statusThe Premier described reports of Queensland … Read more

NEW: Weekend COVID-19 cases top 2,200, breakthrough deaths up 25 to 137

NEW: Weekend COVID-19 cases top 2,200, breakthrough deaths up 25 to 137

Below is the full COVID-19 report for the weekend of Sept. 17-19 LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada reports a three-day total of 2,213 new COVID-19 cases — 1,287 from Clark County — along with 35 deaths in data released today. While the totals on Monday are usually much higher than daily counts because they include statistics … Read more

US coronavirus: Covid-19 cases forcing hospitals to ration care is unfair and unacceptable, expert says

US coronavirus: Covid-19 cases forcing hospitals to ration care is unfair and unacceptable, expert says

“We are at the point where not every patient in need will get the care we might wish we could give,” said Dr. Shelly Harkins, chief medical officer of St. Peter’s Health in Helena, Montana.It’s one of the latest hospitals to resort to crisis standards of care, meaning emergency medicine personnel must ration care.In those … Read more

Indonesia logs fewest daily COVID-19 cases in over a year

Indonesia logs fewest daily COVID-19 cases in over a year

Visitors wearing protective masks walk at a shopping mall after the ease of restrictions amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Jakarta, Indonesia, September 16, 2021. REUTERS/Willy KurniawanJAKARTA, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Indonesia on Monday reported 1,932 new daily coronavirus infections, the lowest since August 2020, data from country’s COVID-19 task force showed, and the … Read more

Queensland records zero locally acquired cases of COVID-19, two detected in hotel quarantine

Queensland records zero locally acquired cases of COVID-19, two detected in hotel quarantine

Queensland has recorded zero new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 as authorities look into contact tracing efforts after an infected traveller transited through Brisbane Airport on their way to the Northern Territory.Key points:The traveller spent four hours in transit at Brisbane Airport while infectiousPremier Annastacia Palaszczuk is confident Queensland has ticked over to 60 per cent with a … Read more

Sept. 19, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 474 New Cases in Hawai‘i, 12 Deaths

Sept. 19, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 474 New Cases in Hawai‘i, 12 Deaths

Longs Drug Store (CVS) offers vaccination by appointment at locations in: Lahaina at the Lahaina Cannery Mall at 1221 Honoapiʻilani Highway; in Kahului at 70 East Kaʻahumanu Ave.; in Kīhei at 41 East Līpoa St.; and in Pukalani at 55 Kiopaʻa St. To pre-register, visit the following website. For a running list of vaccination sites available … Read more

Three new Covid cases in Waikato – including two Mangatangi School students

Three new Covid cases in Waikato - including two Mangatangi School students

New ZealandUpdated19 Sep, 2021 09:30 AM3 minutes to readThere were 24 new cases of COVID-19 in the community on September 19th.Three members of a Waikato household linked to a remand prisoner with Covid-19 have also tested positive for the virus.One is a child who was symptomatic while at school on Thursday.The three new cases bring … Read more

Pakistan continues to report decline in COVID-19 cases

Pakistan continues to report decline in COVID-19 cases

A healthcare worker administering the coronavirus test on a patient. Photo: fileISLAMABAD: The coronavirus positivity rate in Pakistan remained below 5% for the second consecutive day on Sunday, as coronavirus cases in the country continue to decline. According to the latest statistics of the National Command and Operation Centre’s (NCOC), Pakistan has recorded 2,580 new … Read more

Balochistan reports 30 new Covid infections, active cases drop to 320

Balochistan reports 30 new Covid infections, active cases drop to 320

QUETTA: Balochistan reported 30 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, citing Corona Operation Cell of the province, ARY News reported on Sunday. Coronavirus active cases have dropped in Balochistan to 320 with addition of 30 new infections reported in the province, the corona operation cell stated. Fresh Covid-19 infections have been reported in … Read more

ACT records 17 new cases of COVID-19, with 12 infectious in the community

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The ACT has recorded 17 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19.Twelve of those cases spent some time infectious in the community.Six of the new cases are yet to be linked to other known cases or transmission sites.Eight people are in hospital with the virus —two people are in intensive care and one is requiring ventilation.Of … Read more

Queensland records no new COVID-19 cases as ‘super Pfizer weekend’ sees vaccination rates soar

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

There have been no new locally acquired COVID-19 cases recorded in Queensland as people turn out in large numbers to get vaccinated at walk-in hubs. The state also detected no new cases in hotel quarantine, making it a “double donut” day.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Saturday was a record day for vaccinations in Queensland, with 31,004 jabs … Read more

Quebec reports 821 new COVID-19 cases, 80% of which are inadequately vaccinated

Quebec reports 821 new COVID-19 cases, 80% of which are inadequately vaccinated

*Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that Quebec counted 837 new COVID-19 cases and not 821. Quebec reported 821 new COVID-19 infections and three more deaths on Saturday.Health officials say about 80 per cent of new infections involve people who are not adequately vaccinated — which means either not vaccinated … Read more

S’pore’s new Covid-19 cases cross 1,000 mark; unvaccinated man, 90, dies from complications, Health News & Top Stories

S'pore's new Covid-19 cases cross 1,000 mark; unvaccinated man, 90, dies from complications, Health News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Singapore saw its 60th Covid-19 fatality when an unvaccinated 90-year-old man died on Friday (Sept 17), said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Saturday. Singapore also saw more than 1,000 Covid-19 cases on Saturday, with a total of 1,009 new cases reported, the highest daily number since April 23 last year. The man had … Read more

Singapore primary schools to shift online as COVID-19 cases rise

Singapore primary schools to shift online as COVID-19 cases rise

A man receives his vaccination at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination center in Singapore March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar SuSept 18 (Reuters) – Singapore’s primary schools will shift to home-based learning for 10 days ahead of a key national examination, the education ministry said on Saturday, as the country reported 935 new COVID-19 cases the previous … Read more

ACT records 15 new COVID-19 cases as restrictions ease slightly and school holidays begin

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The ACT has recorded 15 new COVID-19 cases, at least seven of which spent part of their infectious period in the community and eight currently unlinked to other known cases or clusters.Eight people are currently in hospital with the virus, and one of those remains in intensive care requiring ventilation.Only two of the new cases were in quarantine … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: School rules updated as 57 more cases confirmed in province

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: School rules updated as 57 more cases confirmed in province

New Brunswick has updated its COVID-19 public school guidelines, including banning unvaccinated students 12 and older from sports, and is asking parents to drive bused students, if possible, as case counts continue to spike across the province. The changes, less than two weeks into the school year, come as Public Health announced 57 new cases … Read more

88 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death reported in Manitoba

88 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death reported in Manitoba

There are 88 new COVID-19 cases and an additional death reported in Manitoba on Friday. Among the latest cases, 53 are in unvaccinated people, while 12 people were partly vaccinated and 23 were fully vaccinated. While some double-dosed people are getting COVID-19, most are not getting seriously ill. Only five per cent of hospitalized Manitobans are fully vaccinated and … Read more

75 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday, COVID-related hospitalizations increase

75 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday, COVID-related hospitalizations increase

OTTAWA — Ottawa Public Health is reporting 75 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday, the second time this week there have been 75 new cases of COVID-19 on a single day. Thirty-four of the 75 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday involve residents under the age of 20. Since the first … Read more

S’pore’s daily Covid-19 cases to hit 1,000 soon in ‘rite of passage’ before situation stabilises: Ong Ye Kung, Health News & Top Stories

S'pore's daily Covid-19 cases to hit 1,000 soon in 'rite of passage' before situation stabilises: Ong Ye Kung, Health News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – The majority of Covid-19 patients will now recover at home, rather than in hospitals or designated facilities, as Singapore braces itself for an exponential surge in cases over the coming weeks. This wave of infections was not unexpected and should be seen as a “rite of passage” for any country hoping to live … Read more

Singapore optimistic as severe COVID-19 cases remain low

Singapore optimistic as severe COVID-19 cases remain low

SINGAPORE, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Singapore, which has one of the world’s highest COVID-19 vaccination rates, is seeing encouraging signs that the number of severe cases is not rising at the same pace as new infections, a senior health official said on Friday.The country reported 910 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, the most in 15 … Read more

ACT records 30 new COVID-19 cases, a number Chief Minister Andrew Barr says is ‘simply too high’

ACT records 30 new COVID-19 cases, a number Chief Minister Andrew Barr says is 'simply too high'

The ACT has recorded 30 new cases of COVID-19, at least 14 of which were infectious in the community and with 11 not yet linked to other known cases.Eight people are in hospital with the virus, with one person in intensive care requiring ventilation.There are currently 245 active cases in the territory.ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr “regretfully” … Read more

Victoria records 510 local COVID cases and one death ahead of slight ease in restrictions

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Victoria has recorded 510 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases and one death, as the state prepares for a slight easing of restrictions.Key points:Of the new cases, 386 are yet to be linked to known outbreaksFully vaccinated people in Melbourne and Ballarat will get slightly more freedoms when restrictions ease tomorrowThe ninth COVID-19 death of the current … Read more

Sask. schools have seen dozens of COVID cases since classes started this fall

Sask. schools have seen dozens of COVID cases since classes started this fall

Halfway through the first month of school, as many as one in five people testing positive for COVID-19 in Saskatchewan are children aged zero to 11. The province’s four biggest school divisions — Regina Public Schools, Regina Catholic Schools, Saskatoon Public Schools, and Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools — have reported dozens of COVID cases combined … Read more

ACT records 15 new COVID-19 cases, at least eight of which were infectious in the community

ACT records 15 new COVID-19 cases, at least eight of which were infectious in the community

The ACT has recorded 15 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19.Key points:At least eight of the new cases were infectious in the communityOne new case has been detected at Canberra’s jail, through routine monitoringActing Chief Health Officer Vanessa Johnston says some people had been knowingly infectious in the community during the outbreakAt least eight of the … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: 13 new community cases – PM Jacinda Ardern and Dr Ashley Bloomfield

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: 13 new community cases - PM Jacinda Ardern and Dr Ashley Bloomfield

There are 13 new cases of Covid-19 in the community today – including a truck driver who left Auckland.The driver was tested after isolating for being a household contact of another case, director general of health Ashley Bloomfield said.The truck driver travelled to Hamilton, Cambridge and Tauranga but it’s unclear if he was infectious during … Read more

Victoria records 514 new COVID cases as state on cusp of vaccination milestone

Victoria records 514 new COVID cases as state on cusp of vaccination milestone

Victoria has recorded 514 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, as regional communities in the state transition in and out of lockdown.Contact tracers have linked just 148 of the new cases to known outbreaks.There were 61,961 test results received on Tuesday, and 41,758 doses of vaccine were administered at state-run sites.Around 68.3 per cent of Victorians … Read more

Ontario reports 593 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday

Ontario reports 593 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday

Ontario reported 593 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the vast majority of which have presented in people who are either not fully vaccinated or whose vaccination status is unclear.  Here are some other key pandemic indicators and figures from the Ministry of Health’s daily provincial update: Tests completed in the last 24 hours: 33,220 Provincewide … Read more

Victoria records 423 new COVID cases and two deaths, as public transport shutdown planned

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Police will suspend part of Melbourne’s public transport system for six hours on Saturday in an attempt to thwart planned anti-lockdown protests.Key points:The bulk of Victoria’s 423 new cases are not yet linked to existing outbreaksA roadmap will be unveiled on Sunday, detailing a plan to ease restrictions over the next few monthsUnion leaders say they … Read more

ACT records 13 new cases of COVID-19, as territory braces for another month of lockdown

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The ACT has recorded 13 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 as the territory endures what Chief Minister Andrew Barr says is one of the “toughest moments” in Canberra’s history.Key points:Eight of today’s new cases were infectious in the community The ACT will today mark 75 per cent of people over 12 years of age vaccinated with one doseHealth authorities … Read more

Live Breaking News: NSW, Victoria lockdown easing restrictions and rising Covid cases

Live Breaking News: NSW, Victoria lockdown easing restrictions and rising Covid cases

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced a surprise eased restriction as a reward for NSW reaching a major vaccine milestone.Hello and welcome to Wednesday’s live Covid coverage.NSW hospitality leaders are calling on Premier Gladys Berejiklian to provide more guidance around the plan to reopen pubs and restaurants to vaccinated residents, with fears owners could be exposed … Read more

Queensland records no new locally acquired COVID-19 cases as vaccination rollout extended to welcome walk-ins

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk speaks about COVID-19 in Parliament

Queensland has recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 as the state government revealed the vaccination rollout will be expanded to encourage walk-ins this weekend.Key points:Hubs across Queensland will allow walk-in vaccinations this weekendQueenslanders aged 60 or older can now opt for the Pfizer vaccineAn extra 189,455 Pfizer doses arrived in Queensland this weekPremier Annastacia … Read more

NEW: 35 COVID-19 deaths reported statewide, cases top 1,300

NEW: 35 COVID-19 deaths reported statewide, cases top 1,300

Below is the full COVID-19 report for Monday, Sept. 13 LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada reports 35 deaths — 25 in Clark County — and more than 1,300 new COVID-19 cases in data released today. Test positivity increased slightly statewide, moving from 11.3% to 11.5%. Clark County’s test positivity rate increased from 8.8% to 9.0%. And … Read more

Provincial officials to speak as Ontario sees 577 new COVID-19 cases

Provincial officials to speak as Ontario sees 577 new COVID-19 cases

Provincial officials are set to make an announcement about Ontario’s COVID-19 response at 1 p.m. Tuesday. You’ll be able to watch that live in this story.  Ontario reported 577 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday and seven more deaths.  Of the new cases, 452 are among individuals who have either not been fully vaccinated or whose vaccination status is unknown.  Here … Read more

Canberra’s lockdown extended until October 15 as ACT records 22 new COVID-19 cases

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The ACT’s lockdown has been extended for another four weeks until October 15, Chief Minister Andrew Barr has confirmed. Key points:The ACT has recorded 22 new COVID-19 casesThere will be a phased return to face-to-face learning, beginning with year 12 students at the start of term 4 The ACT has been in lockdown since August 12 The extension of the lockdown … Read more

NSW records 1,127 COVID-19 cases, two deaths

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NSW recorded 1,127 new locally acquired COVID-19 infections and two deaths in the 24 hours to 8:00pm yesterday.A man in his 50s from Western Sydney, who had no underlying health issues, died at Concord Hospital.A woman in her 80s from Western Sydney died at Ryde Hospital.The areas of concern remain in Western and south-western Sydney, in Auburn, Greenacre, Bankstown, … Read more

5 new COVID-19 cases announced in P.E.I.

5 new COVID-19 cases announced in P.E.I.

P.E.I. reported five new COVID-19 cases Monday, four of them related to the recent outbreaks at two of the province’s schools. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison said in a briefing four individuals were under 19. Three of the new cases were children at West Royalty Elementary, all of whom were in close contact with cases announced this weekend … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: ‘Spike’ of 122 new cases reported, province holds live update

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: cases reported at Plaster Rock, Campbellton schools

New Brunswick has recorded a big bump in positive COVID-19 cases related to Campbellton and Moncton clusters as multiple schools and daycares are closed Monday. The province announced 122 new cases of the virus Monday, accumulated over the weekend. Positive cases have been detected in 11 schools and three childcare facilities in the Moncton, Fredericton and … Read more

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Positive cases travelled on the Western train line

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Positive cases travelled on the Western train line

Auckland’s level 4 lockdown has been extended but Cabinet has made an in-principle decision to shift the region down to level 3 at 11.59pm on September 21. Video / NZ HeraldThe Ministry of Health has released a number of new locations of interest, including several trips on the Western train line, with the most recent … Read more

Queensland records two locally acquired COVID-19 cases in Brisbane students linked to Sunnybank cluster

Queensland records two locally acquired COVID-19 cases in Brisbane students linked to Sunnybank cluster

Two Brisbane school students have tested positive to COVID-19 but Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says authorities are a “lot more comfortable” about the state’s most recent outbreak.Key points:The cases from the Sunnybank cluster have been in home quarantine38 per cent of eligible Queenslanders are now fully vaccinatedThe vaccination program has opened for 12- to 15-year-oldsMs Palaszczuk said the local … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: cases reported at Plaster Rock, Campbellton schools

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: cases reported at Plaster Rock, Campbellton schools

Sugarloaf Senior High School in Campbellton, N.B., wrote to parents Sunday to alert them to a new case of COVID-19.  Monday classes will be cancelled for Grade 11 students in the school. Remote learning will be conducted for them instead. Grade 11 students and their parents were to be provided more information about the situation on … Read more