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WHO says 2 million coronavirus deaths is ‘not impossible’ as world approaches 1 million

As the global death toll from the coronavirus approaches 1 million people, the World Health Organization said Friday that it’s “not impossible” that number could double if countries don’t uniformly work to suppress the virus’ spread. “It’s certainly unimaginable, but it’s not impossible, because if we look at losing 1 million people in nine months… Read More »

Vic has two virus deaths, 12 new cases

Victoria has had two more coronavirus deaths, taking the state toll to 773 and the national figure to 861, as new case numbers continue to drop. There were 12 new cases on Thursday and the 14-day rolling average for Melbourne dropped to 26.7. The regional Victorian average remains steady at 1.1. Cases with an unknown… Read More »

Shelter-in-place orders prevented as many as 370K deaths, Health Affairs finds

Dive Brief: Shelter-in-place orders saved as many as 250,000 to 370,000 lives, according to a new study in the journal Health Affairs, and may have helped 840,000 hospitalizations be avoided. The study analyzed data from March to mid-May, when 42 states and the District of Columbia had shelter-in-place orders in effect. The orders caused the daily… Read More »

Covid-19 news: Almost 20,000 care home deaths in England and Wales

By Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool A care worker wearing full Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as she goes about her jobKarwai Tang/Getty Images Latest coronavirus news as of 5 pm on 3 July Almost 20,000 people in care homes died with covid-19 in England and Wales… Read More »