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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The highly infectious coronavirus variant originally discovered in Britain has been detected in California, Governor Gavin Newsom said on Wednesday, a day after the first known U.S. case was documented in Colorado. Newsom announced his state’s first known case of the coronavirus variant B.1.1.7, identified in Southern California, at the start
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia reported 27,403 new coronavirus cases on Friday, including 6,868 in Moscow, taking the national total to 2,402,949 since the pandemic began. Authorities also confirmed 569 deaths related to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, pushing the official national death toll to 42,176. (Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing
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ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece reported 121 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday, a daily record, with hospitals in the north of the country under pressure as intensive care beds fill up with COVID-19 patients. Health authorities reported 1,747 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total since the first case was detected in February to 103,034. The death
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MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s death toll from the coronavirus reached 38,118 after the Health Ministry revised its methodology for recording infections and fatalities, official data showed on Wednesday, up sharply from Tuesday’s unrevised 36,495. The tally of infections now stands at 1,284,408 cases, according to the latest data release, which removes double entries and adds
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BERLIN (Reuters) – German intensive care units risk being overwhelmed in a few weeks due to a surge in coronavirus cases, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday. “We are in a dramatic situation,” Merkel told the lower house of parliament a day after announcing a circuit-break lockdown to curb the spread of the virus.
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MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s coronavirus infections reached a total of 7.76 million, with 54,366 new cases being reported in the last 24 hours, data from the federal health ministry showed on Friday. The world’s second-most populous country also has the world’s second-highest caseload, behind the United States, which has 8.3 million infections so far. Deaths
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(Reuters) – The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warned on Thursday that the novel coronavirus is driving discrimination towards vulnerable communities in Asia, including migrants and foreigners. The humanitarian agency surveyed 5,000 people in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Pakistan and found about half blamed a specific group for spreading the
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