COVID-19: Omicron cases rise sharply by 448 and all coronavirus infections top 58,000 in latest UK daily figures | UK News

London, UK - June 17th 2020: Wear a Face Covering sign at Waterloo Station in London, UK. The Government have announced that face coverings are now mandatory when using public transport.

The UK has recorded 448 new Omicron cases in the latest 24-hour period – taking the total across the country to 1,265. It comes after 249 new infections of the COVID-19 variant were reported on Thursday. The latest figures released by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) show 443 cases have been recorded in England, … Read more

Australia news live update: eight new Omicron infections in NSW as Covid cases rise; Qld and NT pass 80% vaccine milestone | Australia news

9.28pm EST 21:28 Gunner has also added that people arriving into the Northern Territory will need to get three tests to get into the territory. Travellers will need one test before arrival, and two after you arrive. Gunner explained the process for domestic arrivals, who will be able to enter the territory next week: They … Read more

COVID-19 still found a way into a fully vaccinated crowd. Will Omicron make ‘breakthrough infections’ worse?

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High school reunions have always been fraught with the possibility of awkwardness. When you hold one in a pandemic, the gathering of old friends, lovers and rivals becomes infinitely trickier.The class of 1971 from Waynesboro High School in the US state of Virginia was determined to get together, despite the threat of COVID-19. Organisers did everything they could to prevent … Read more

Singapore reports 552 new COVID-19 infections and 13 deaths; 1 more imported case tests positive for Omicron variant

Singapore reports 552 new COVID-19 infections and 13 deaths; 1 more imported case tests positive for Omicron variant

SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 552 new COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths linked to the coronavirus as of noon on Sunday (Dec 5). The Ministry of Health (MOH) also reported one more imported COVID-19 case who has tested “preliminarily positive” for the Omicron variant. Case 273611 is a 37-year-old Singapore permanent resident who arrived in Singapore from … Read more

Ontario records spike in COVID-19 cases with nearly 1,200 new infections

Ontario records spike in COVID-19 cases with nearly 1,200 new infections

Ontario is reporting the highest number of new COVID-19 cases since May with nearly 1,200 new infections. Health officials recorded 1,184 new COVID-19 cases in Ontario on Sunday, which is the highest number in a single day since May 28 when 1,273 infections were added. Ontario did not report any new COVID-19-related deaths in the … Read more

S.African official says children sick with COVID-19 have mild infections

S.African official says children sick with COVID-19 have mild infections

S.Africa’s COVID cases rise, driven by new variantNumber of infants admitted to hospital causes concernBut official says infections in children so far mildEarly signs from one hospital complex also reassuringJOHANNESBURG, Dec 4 (Reuters) – Higher hospital admissions among children during a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections in South Africa that has been driven by the … Read more

‘Omicron may soon cause over half of Covid infections in Europe’

BRUSSELS: The European Union’s public health agency said on Thursday that the Omicron variant could be responsible for more than half of all Covid-19 infections in Europe within a few months. The estimate could lend weight to preliminary information about the very high transmissibility of the Omicron variant, above that of the Delta variant, which … Read more

Breakthrough Covid infections are more common than people realize

Breakthrough Covid infections are more common than people realize

Scott Gottlieb, former Commissioner of the FDAAdam Jeffery | CNBCAnyone who received a Covid vaccine in the earliest stages of the rollout should register for their booster shots because “there’s probably more infection happening among the vaccinated population” than the U.S. is currently monitoring, Pfizer board member Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on … Read more

UK Covid infections are at record levels, but cases may have peaked | Coronavirus

Britain was last week presented with two differing pictures of Covid-19’s spread across the country. Together they suggest infections have reached record levels since the pandemic began but have also raised hopes that the current high wave of cases across the UK may have peaked.The first study is based on a random survey of households … Read more

Manitoba posts 141 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths as infections rise in province

Manitoba posts 141 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths as infections rise in province

Manitoba reported 141 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths on the provincial government’s online portal on Friday. The seven-day average of new cases jumped to 113 — its highest mark through the fourth wave of the pandemic. The previous high was 112 on Oct. 8. The infection rates have been steadily climbing in Manitoba through the week, while they are declining … Read more

Latest news updates: UK Covid-19 infections hit highest level on record

Latest news updates: UK Covid-19 infections hit highest level on record

Personal consumption expenditure: The PCE index is the Federal Reserve’s preferred measure of inflation, and the latest data will be closely followed ahead of the central bank’s policy meeting on November 3. The core PCE index, which excludes volatile components such as energy and food, is expected to have risen 0.2 per cent in September … Read more

GPs concerned infections in children could mask Covid

GPs concerned infections in children could mask Covid

Doctors have reported a marked increase in the number of children with upper respiratory tract infections, and say they are worried this is masking the true number of Covid-19 cases. A GP in Tramore, Co Waterford, said children could have between six to eight respiratory tract infections over the course of the winter. Speaking on … Read more

German COVID-19 infections at highest since mid-May

German COVID-19 infections at highest since mid-May

People queue to receive a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during a night of vaccinations with music, at the Arena Treptow vaccination centre in Berlin, Germany, August 9, 2021. John Macdougall/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoBERLIN, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Germany recorded the highest incidence of coronavirus infections since mid-May on Saturday, reaching the threshold of … Read more

With Covid infections rising, the Tories are conducting a deadly social experiment | Andy Beckett

A pandemic is a political event. It exposes who is vulnerable and who can afford to escape, who is prioritised for treatment and who is neglected. The politics of a pandemic are both large-scale and intensely personal. How we behave towards each other, what balance is struck between safety and freedom, how blame is distributed, … Read more

China’s COVID-19 outbreak grows as cities race to trace infections

China's COVID-19 outbreak grows as cities race to trace infections

A medical staff administers a nucleic acid test at a booth on a street in Beijing, China, as outbreaks of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continue, October 20, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas PeterBEIJING, Oct 20 (Reuters) – China reported a fourth day of new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in a handful of cities across China, prompting alarmed local … Read more

Wisconsin parents file lawsuits against school districts over their children’s Covid-19 infections

Wisconsin parents file lawsuits against school districts over their children's Covid-19 infections

The first lawsuit was filed in federal court last week by Shannon Jensen against the Waukesha School District, the Waukesha Board of Education, a number of school board members and district employees, according to the court documents.”By bringing students back to class around unmasked staff, reinstituting extracurricular activities, and allowing potentially contagious visitors and volunteers … Read more

US coronavirus: The national rate of Covid-19 infections is declining. But some hospitals are still struggling to meet high demand, doctor says

US coronavirus: The national rate of Covid-19 infections is declining. But some hospitals are still struggling to meet high demand, doctor says

One doctor in Michigan said he’d seen headlines about Covid-19 progress but struggled to feel relief because his hospital remains overwhelmed with patients.”I had just worked a couple of shifts in a row where I had six, seven people sitting in the emergency department, waiting for beds at other hospitals that didn’t exist, waiting or … Read more

Australia braces for more COVID-19 infections

MELBOURNE:  Australia was bracing for more COVID-19 infections and hospitalisations, officials said on Saturday, even as it moves toward gradually easing pandemic restrictions with the vast majority of its people getting vaccinated against the virus. Sydney, in a lockdown for more than 100 days, is to ease some key restrictions for the fully vaccinated from … Read more

Muswellbrook plunged into week-long lockdown as COVID infections rise in the Hunter

A man stands at a drive-through COVID-19 testing site wearing a yellow hi-vis vest, face shield and mask and hat.

Muswellbrook has been plunged into a week-long lockdown as COVID-19 infections continue to rise in the Hunter.Key points:Muswellbrook will enter a week-long lockdown as the Hunter records its highest daily increase in casesThe Central Coast has lost its regional status after recording more cases and has rejoined Greater SydneyThe local business community welcomes the roadmap, but … Read more