New York Deaths at Start of Coronavirus Pandemic Comparable With Peak of 1918 Spanish Flu

By assessing the number of excess deaths—the number of additional deaths beyond what is normal for a given time period—researchers led by Jeremy Samuel Faust, from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital at the Harvard Medical School were able to compare the severity of the two pandemics.

U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Are Rising in These 7 States

Oregon Daily death toll on July 12: 3 Daily death toll on August 12: 5 Highest daily death count in the month period: 6 Lowest daily death count in the month period: 2 Average daily new deaths in Oregon mostly rose from late March to mid-April before mostly flattening out through early July. The average […]

US coronavirus deaths top 150,000, toll ranks 6th in deaths per capita globally

“Use of masks is up, but not as high as it should be. If 95% of Americans wore masks each time they left their homes, infection rates would drop, hospitalizations would drop, and forecast deaths would drop,” the IHME said.

Angoda Lokka: The life and death of a Sri Lankan ‘gangster’ in exile

Initial investigation by the police and the CB-CID found that Dyaneswaran and Sivakamsundari had helped Lokka several times. They had even helped him get a rhinoplasty surgery at a hospital in R.S. Puram in Coimbatore in February this year. Lokka told the doctors that he wanted to pursue a career in acting, and thus wanted […]

Opposition marches against Ivory Coast president’s candidacy

Ouattara had promised in March not to run again. However, he said the death of the prime minister left a void “in the team that I had put in place.” He has argued that with changes made to the constitution in 2016, his previous terms do not count toward a two-term limit.

The Latest: Man in 20s is Australia’s youngest virus death

Experts agree that due to Mexico’s extremely low testing rates, those numbers are undercounts and that the real figures may be two to three times higher. With only about 1.15 million tests conducted to date in a country of almost 130 million people, less than 1% of Mexicans have been tested.

Illinois reports 1,319 confirmed new COVID-19 cases, 1 death

The Housing Development Authority will allocate $150 million to help income-eligible residents pay rent. Tenants whose applications are approved will receive a one-time grant of $5,000 paid directly to their landlords to cover missed rent payments beginning from March 2020 or to alleviate rent debt through December 2020.

Another virus death tied to Montana memory care facility

Montana’s known cases have topped 2,900 since the pandemic began and nearly 1,300 people are known to be currently infected, including more than 500 in Yellowstone County. The number of infections is thought to be much higher because many people have not been tested.

Asia Today: India’s virus death toll rises, Seoul cases jump

— New Zealand’s government has extended a lockdown of its largest city Auckland for another 12 days as it tries to stamp out its first domestic coronavirus outbreak in more than three months. The outbreak has grown to 30 people and extended beyond Auckland for the first time. Until the cluster was discovered Tuesday, New […]

DeSantis pushes football; Florida breaks virus death record

Florida’s highest previous single-day addition to the state’s death count was 257 on July 31. Florida’s total fatalities due to the virus now stand at 8,685. The new deaths bring the state’s seven-day average in daily reported deaths to 166 — down from a high of 185 a week ago. New York, a comparable state […]