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COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations surge, governors crack down

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Nearly half a million people have contracted COVID-19 in the United States over the last seven days, according to a Reuters tally, as new cases and hospitalizations set records in the Midwest. Learn More


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Novavax delays U.S. trial of COVID-19 vaccine to November

(Reuters) - Novavax Inc on Tuesday delayed the start of a late-stage U.S. trial of its experimental coronavirus vaccine by roughly a month to the end of November, citing delays in scaling up the manufacturing process. More »


Europe enacts new curbs as COVID surges in absence of vaccine

ROME (Reuters) - European governments moved on Tuesday to impose new curbs to try to contain a rapid surge in coronavirus infections and provide economic balm to help businesses survive the pandemic. More »


English COVID data patchy, researchers say, as new dashboard launched

LONDON (Reuters) - There are significant problems with the availability and quality of COVID-19 data in England, British researchers said on Wednesday as they launched a dashboard to help make sense of the patchwork of stats. More »


U.S. CDC reports 225,084 deaths from coronavirus

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday reported 8,680,611 cases of new coronavirus, an increase of 63,589 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 483 to 225,084. More »


UK PM under pressure for new lockdown to tackle second COVID-19 wave: Telegraph

(Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is being put under pressure for a new lockdown with the government working on the assumption the second wave of coronavirus will be more deadly than the first, the Telegraph newspaper reported on Tuesday. More »


South Korea's conscripted doctors feel like 'human shields' in virus battle

OKCHEON, South Korea (Reuters) - As the coronavirus pandemic began sweeping through South Korea late in February, doctor Nam Ha-jong received an order to report overnight to Daegu, a city that was to become the epicentre of infections. More »


Melbourne reopens after months of hard COVID-19 lockdown as cases ease

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's coronavirus hotspot of Victoria state reported two new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday after posting no infections in the previous two days, as state capital Melbourne emerged from more than three months of a hard lockdown. More »


Mexico passes 900,000 confirmed coronavirus cases

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's health ministry reported on Tuesday 5,942 additional cases of the novel coronavirus and 643 more deaths in the country, bringing the official number of cases to 901,268 and the death toll to 89,814. More »


Mainland China reports most new COVID-19 cases in more than two months

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Mainland China reported 42 new COVID-19 cases on Oct. 27, the highest daily toll in more than two months due to a rise in infections in the northwestern Xinjiang region, the country's health authority said on Wednesday. More »


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