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Australia has record COVID-19 deaths, hospitals under stress

Australia has record COVID-19 deaths, hospitals under stress

Masked spectators watch first round matches on Rod Laver Arena at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. Credit: AP Photo/Hamish Blair Australia reported a record high of COVID-19 deaths Tuesday, and its second-largest state declared an emergency in hospitals to cope with surging patient admissions and a staffing shortage …

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Study: Change in Profile of COVID-19 Deaths in the Western Cape during the Fourth Wave. Image Credit: Darryl Fonseka / Shutterstock.com

Research shows fewer deaths related to COVID-19 in Cape Town during fourth wave

In a recent study published on the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers observe changes in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-related deaths during the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Cape Town, the western province of South Africa. Study: Change in Profile of COVID-19 Deaths in the Western Cape during the Fourth Wave. Image Credit: Darryl Fonseka …

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COVID-19 cases rose by more than 50%, deaths stable

COVID-19 cases rose by more than 50%, deaths stable

A worker wearing a protection suit sprays disinfectant as residents wearing face masks to protect from the coronavirus line up for the coronavirus test during a mass testing in north China’s Tianjin municipality, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. The northern Chinese city of Tianjin ordered a second round of COVID-19 testing on all 14 million residents …

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UK coronavirus deaths top 150,000: government

UK coronavirus deaths top 150,000: government

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain More than 150,000 people have died after catching coronavirus in the United Kingdom, the government said Saturday, in a milestone for one of the worst affected countries in Europe. The government reported that deaths within 28 days of a positive COVID test had reached 150,057 since the start of the pandemic. …

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Did the lockdown lead to more or fewer non-COVID deaths?

Did the lockdown lead to more or fewer non-COVID deaths?

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain (November 30, 2021, Hong Kong) An international research team led by Dr. Guojun He, Associate Professor in Economics and Management & Strategy at HKU Business School, investigated how China’s strict anti-contagion policies (i.e., “lockdowns”) affect non-COVID mortality. This research has just been published in Nature Human Behaviour. Facing the unprecedented crisis caused …

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Child deaths during pandemic lowest on record for England

Child deaths during pandemic lowest on record for England

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The number of children in England who died fell to 3,067 between April 2020–March 2021. This is 356 fewer deaths than were recorded in the preceding 12 months (April 2019–March 2020), and likely represents the lowest level of child mortality on record, according to a new study by researchers at the …

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COVID deaths top 1.5 million across Europe

COVID deaths top 1.5 million across Europe

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Europe on Thursday reached the grim milestone of 1.5 million coronavirus deaths as nations scramble to tackle a worsening crisis with winter approaching. In response, France accelerated its COVID booster rollout and Germany, with fatalities and infections surging, weighed new measures. With the world braced for the full onslaught of yet …

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