COVID-19 outbreaks confirmed at nursing homes in Tama, Washington counties

Apr 8, 2020

The Iowa Department of Public Health identified two long-term care facilities with novel coronavirus outbreaks.According to the department, McCreedy Home in Washington County and Premier Estates of Toledo in Tama County each have reported outbreaks.State officials previously confirmed a COVID-19 outbreak at Heritage Specialty Care in Linn County.Trillium Healthcare Consulting manages Premier Estates of Toledo.The… […]

Governor Cuomo sees signs of pandemic ‘flattening’ in New York

Apr 7, 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Governors of New York, New Jersey and Louisiana pointed to tentative signs on Monday that the coronavirus outbreak may be starting to plateau but warned against complacency as the death toll nationwide topped 10,000 and the number of known infections surpassed 360,000. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said statewide fatalities from… […]

Inside an ER during the coronavirus outbreak

Apr 6, 2020

Watch exclusive access to a Covid-19 hospital in “Inside the ER: The Incredible Fight Against Coronavirus,” at 9 p.m. ET and 10 p.m. PT tonight on CNN.Brooklyn, New York (CNN)One emergency room. 40 minutes. Six patients went into cardiac arrest. Four died before they made it out of the ER.The blare of the critical “CODE… […]

Coronavirus in Brooklyn: An I.C.U. Fights for Each Life

Apr 5, 2020

Nearly every patient was on a ventilator. Some were in their 80s, some in their 30s. Medical workers were falling fast and had to be resourceful — “the alternative,” one said, “is death.”VideotranscripttranscriptWhat It’s Like to Be a Critical Care Doctor Battling Covid-19 in New YorkThe Brooklyn Hospital Center is on the front lines of… […]

Number of coronavirus intensive care patients in Italy drops for first time

Apr 5, 2020

MILAN (Reuters) – Italy reported its lowest daily rise in COVID-19 deaths for nearly two weeks on Saturday and said the number of patients in intensive care had fallen for the first time. Municipal workers distribute masks and gloves at the Rialto market, as new restrictions for open-air markets were implemented by the Veneto region… […]

As coronavirus cases grow, hospitals adopt a system to rank patients for treatment

Apr 4, 2020

(CNN)With the peak of Covid-19 infections still ahead and medical supplies still scarce, hospitals and physicians are gearing up for a nearly impossible challenge: deciding who gets a life-saving ventilator and who doesn’t. “Physicians who work in parts of the world that don’t have adequate resources have had to make decisions like this maybe even… […]

Trump administration ended coronavirus detection program

Apr 4, 2020

Two months before the novel coronavirus is thought to have begun its deadly advance in Wuhan, China, the Trump administration ended a $200-million pandemic early-warning program aimed at training scientists in China and other countries to detect and respond to such a threat.The project, launched by the U.S. Agency for International Development in 2009, identified… […]

Coronavirus spreads in Los Angeles’ homeless community

Apr 3, 2020

There are nine confirmed cases of coronavirus among Los Angeles’ homeless population, said Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, at her Thursday media briefing.This is up from five the day before and comes as the city and county attempt to more aggressively test in places like skid row. Ferrer… […]

Some of LI’s densest communities getting hit hardest by coronavirus

Apr 2, 2020

Newsday is opening this story to all readers so Long Islanders have access to important information about the coronavirus outbreak. All readers can learn the latest news at newsday.com/LiveUpdates.Confirmed coronavirus cases have increased across Long Island, producing concentrations in some of the Island’s densest communities, according to Newsday’s analysis of newly released data from Nassau… […]

Here’s where the coronavirus has been found in Orange County

Apr 1, 2020

Orange County now has 502 confirmed coronavirus infections as the disease continues to spread throughout the region.Along with the latest case numbers, county health officials also announced three new fatalities Tuesday, bringing the death toll to seven. Among the dead was one person between the age of 25 and 34. As of Tuesday, 94 COVID-19… […]

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