COVID-19 survivors have higher risk of death 12 months after infection

COVID-19 survivors have higher risk of death 12 months after infection

Share on PinterestNew research examines the effects of severe COVID-19 a year after the infection. Heath Korvola/Getty ImagesThe negative impact of COVID-19 on patients’ health has been recognized but not yet clearly quantified. Previous research has looked at the effects of the disease at 6 months, and scientists have now explored the impact on overall … Read more

Study: Black, Asian Britons Have Higher COVID-19 Death Rates | Health News

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By JILL LAWLESS, Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Almost two years into the pandemic, Black and other ethnic minority people in Britain are still dying with the coronavirus at higher rates than white residents, likely because of lower vaccination rates, a government-commissioned report said Friday.The research found that vaccination has sharply reduced COVID-19 death rates for … Read more

Binjari woman’s death from coronavirus mourned as Northern Territory suffers first COVID-19 fatality

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The tight-knit Binjari community, near Katherine, is mourning the death of a 78-year-old woman who has died from complications related to COVID-19.Key points:A Binjari woman who died in hospital last night is the NT’s first death related to COVID-19Aboriginal groups and community leaders have paid their respects to the close communityNT Police will investigate a … Read more

Covid-19: 144 new community cases, one death announced in Delta outbreak

Covid-19: 144 new community cases, one death announced in Delta outbreak

There are 144 new cases of Covid-19 in the Delta community outbreak and a person in their 80s has died in Aucland’s North Shore Hospital. The announcement comes as health officials contend with news of the new, highly transmissible Omicron variant. The variant has not yet been detected in New Zealand, but Australia is on … Read more

Covid-19: 178 new cases of virus, one death announced in Delta outbreak

Covid-19: 178 new cases of virus, one death announced in Delta outbreak

There are 178 new cases of Covid-19 in the Delta community outbreak, and a person aged in their 50s who had the virus has died. The Ministry of Health gave the update in a written press release on Thursday afternoon. The new cases span across six regions, Auckland (149), Waikato (16), Northland (2), Bay of … Read more

Common antidepressant reduces death risk by 26%

Common antidepressant reduces death risk by 26%

Evidence is growing that a common antidepressant may reduce the severity of symptoms and mortality following SARS-CoV-2 infection.In an observational study, patients taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) were 8% less likely to die from COVID-19.Those taking fluoxetine or fluvoxamine were 26% less likely to die.Phase 3 clinical trials are necessary to see whether researchers … Read more

193 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death reported in Manitoba on Friday

193 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death reported in Manitoba on Friday

Manitoba is reporting 193 new COVID-19 cases and one more death from the illness, according to the latest update on the province’s online dashboard. The numbers on the dashboard were updated Friday for the first time since Wednesday. There were no updates Thursday due to Remembrance Day. Nearly half of the latest cases are in the Southern … Read more

Family left with questions after ‘non-Covid-19’ death of Auckland rest home resident

Family left with questions after 'non-Covid-19' death of Auckland rest home resident

SuppliedThe family of Shanti Kumari, who died on Thursday, say they want answers about her death.The family of a grandmother who tested positive for Covid-19 say they’re confused about why her death is not being linked to the virus. Shanti Kumari, 87, was taken to North Shore Hospital on Wednesday night, shortly after receiving a … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 1 new death, backlog in testing ‘unacceptable’

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 1 new death, backlog in testing 'unacceptable'

Public Health reported another COVID-related death Friday and 51 new cases of the virus, pushing the active case count up for a second straight day to 477. A person 70 to 79 years old in the Edmundston region, Zone 4, has died because of COVID-19. This brings the pandemic death toll to 121. Only 319 COVID tests were … Read more

Gene linked to doubling risk of COVID-19 death found by UK scientists

Gene linked to doubling risk of COVID-19 death found by UK scientists

A man wearing a protective face mask walks past an illustration of a virus outside a regional science centre amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Oldham, Britain August 3, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File PhotoNov 5 (Reuters) – British scientists have identified a version of a gene that may be associated with double the risk of … Read more

Covid-19: 163 new cases in community and a second death in home isolation

Covid-19: 163 new cases in community and a second death in home isolation

There are 163 new community cases of Covid-19, Deputy Prime Minister Grant Roberston and Director of Public Health Dr Caroline McElnay announced in a 1pm press conference on Friday. A second person with Covid-19 has died while isolating at home. He was in Mt Eden, Auckland. Today, 159 cases are in Auckland and four are … Read more

ACT records six new COVID-19 cases and another death — a man in his 40s

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A man in his 40s has died with COVID-19, as the ACT records six new locally acquired cases.”Sadly, ACT Health has been notified of the death of a man in his 40s with COVID-19 yesterday,” ACT Health said in a statement.”The man was being treated in the intensive care unit. ACT Health extends its sincere condolences … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 1 new death, some circuit breakers extended, others lifted

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 1 new death, some circuit breakers extended, others lifted

New Brunswick announced one new COVID-related death, a one-week extension of the circuit breakers in Zones 1 and 2 and the lifting of circuit breakers in Zones 3, 4 and 5, effective Friday at 6 p.m. A person in their 70s in the Campbellton region, Zone 5, has died because of COVID-19. This pushes the province’s pandemic death … Read more

127 COVID-19 cases, 1 death reported in Manitoba on Tuesday as hospitalizations spike

127 COVID-19 cases, 1 death reported in Manitoba on Tuesday as hospitalizations spike

There are 127 new COVID-19 cases and one death posted on the Manitoba government’s online data website on Tuesday. The Southern Health region has nearly 40 per cent of the new cases, with 50. The Winnipeg health region has the next highest number with 27, followed by the Northern Health Region with 26, the Prairie Mountain Health region with … Read more

Mexico witnesses 46% rise in Covid death toll in 2020

Mexico witnesses 46% rise in Covid death toll in 2020

MEXICO CITY: Mexico saw a 46 percent jump in its mortality rate in 2020 as the coronavirus fueled a sharp increase in the number of people dying, official figures showed Thursday.There were 86 deaths per 10,000 inhabitants last year, compared with 59 in 2019, the national statistics institute INEGI reported. The total number of deaths … Read more

Ontario reports 370 COVID-19 cases, 1 death

Ontario reports 370 COVID-19 cases, 1 death

Ontario reported 370 COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 597,515. Health Minister Christine Elliott said of the new cases, 247 involve people who are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status, while 123 are fully vaccinated individuals.For comparison, last Sunday 443 cases were reported, … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Province reports 1 death, 40 new cases

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

New Brunswick recorded another death related to COVID-19 and 40 new cases on Saturday. A person in their 70s in the Edmundston region, Zone 4, died “as a result of COVID-19,” according to a news release. The death brings the province’s total to 107. “I want to send heartfelt condolences to those who are grieving … Read more

A nurse’s journey from treating Covid in Brazil to death in the US desert | Brazil

As coronavirus tore through the Valley of Paradise, a farm-flanked backwater in the Brazilian Amazon, Lenilda dos Santos, a nurse technician, stood on the frontline clutching hands most feared to touch.“She was a warrior during the pandemic,” said Lucineide Oliveira, a friend and colleague at the town’s small, understaffed hospital. “She’d say: ‘If we have … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Death notice says in lieu of flowers get vaccinated

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Death notice says in lieu of flowers get vaccinated

Chris Jacob is the mobile vaccination coordinator for Te Manu Toroa, and is running the temporary testing site at the Katikati Rugby Club today along with the DHB, and Nga Mataapuna Oranga provider network affiliates – Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tamawharuia and Pirirākau Hauora. Video / Bay of Plenty TimesAuckland artist Ruth Cole is carrying … Read more

U.S. COVID-19 death toll hits 700,000

U.S. COVID-19 death toll hits 700,000

Oct 1 (Reuters) – The United States surpassed 700,000 coronavirus-related deaths on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, as officials roll out booster doses of vaccines to protect the elderly and people working in high-risk professions.The country has reported an average of more than 2,000 deaths per day over the past week, which represents about … Read more

Merck says Covid antiviral pill halves risk of hospitalisation and death

Merck says Covid antiviral pill halves risk of hospitalisation and death

Newsletter: The Road to RecoveryExpert coverage of how business and the economy are recovering, post-pandemic. Delivered 3 times a week. Merck said it would ask US regulators to authorise the first antiviral pill to treat Covid-19 after a late-stage clinical trial showed the drug cut the risk of hospitalisation or death in half. If the … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Booster for seniors in long-term care homes, 1 more death

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Booster for seniors in long-term care homes, 1 more death

New Brunswick will offer a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose to seniors in long-term care homes and other communal settings who have already received two doses of a vaccine. The rollout of the mRNA vaccine boosters will begin in early October, along with the flu vaccine campaign, said Dr. Jennifer Russell, the chief medical officer of health, said Wednesday. The decision … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 1 death, 61 new cases as province re-enters state of emergency

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

Public Health is reporting another death due to COVID-19 in the province on Saturday, the fourth in two days. The death was an individual in their 70s in the Fredericton region. “Our thoughts are with this person’s family and friends and with everyone who has lost a loved one or has gotten sick due to … Read more

Victoria records 847 new local COVID-19 cases and one further death

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Victoria has recorded 847 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 and one further death, amid warnings to stay home this grand final day.It is the 22nd death linked to the state’s current Delta outbreak.The new infections were found from 57,342 test results processed on Friday.It is the highest single-day tally of the outbreak to date. Case … Read more