In France, Scrutiny of Nursing Homes Brings Soaring Coronavirus Death Toll

Joseph B. Hash

PARIS—France has turn into one particular of the 1st nations in the earth to systematically report the effects of the new coronavirus in its nursing households, elevating the nation’s official demise toll from the virus by far more than forty%.

France is pressing nursing households across the country—7,000 institutions housing 600,000 elderly people—to report deaths of verified or suspected coronavirus individuals to well being authorities. So much, the place has tallied 3,237 deaths in nursing households due to the fact March one, in accordance to the well being ministry. Only about…

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Global Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 81,000 as Some Lockdowns Tighten

Joseph B. Hash

The U.S. loss of life toll from the new coronavirus rose sharply, with approximately fifty% additional people today killed Tuesday than any past working day in the epidemic, in accordance to a Wall Street Journal assessment of data from Johns Hopkins College.

Among 8 p.m. Monday and the exact time Tuesday, one,939 people today in the U.S. died from Covid-19, the respiratory disease triggered by the virus. The past file was established Saturday, when one,320 died.

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Coronavirus LIVE: Global cases spike to 537,340; death toll rises to 24,136

Joseph B. Hash

Coronavirus LIVE updates: Covid-19 continues to extend its footprint in India with Tamil Nadu recording six new cases. 5 more people tested positive in Maharashtra and 2 in Bihar on Friday. The total number of covid-19 cases in the country have risen to 724, with 17 dead. Globally, the virus has infected 537,340 and 24,136 people have died so far, while in India 724 cases have emerged with the death toll rising to 17.
 


The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today slashed key repo rate by 75 basis points (bps) to 4.4 per cent to bolster economy in the … Read More

China Defends Coronavirus Measures as France Reports First Death

Joseph B. Hash

BEIJING—France claimed the world’s very first coronavirus dying outdoors Asia, an eighty-year-old Chinese vacationer in Paris, as China’s overseas minister defended his country’s managing of the quickly-spreading outbreak that has sickened extra than sixty six,000 men and women and killed extra than one,500.

A group of Environment Overall health Corporation industry experts was predicted to get there in China more than the weekend. The U.S. moved to repatriate hundreds of American citizens trapped on a cruise ship off Japan’s shore where by extra than 200 men and women have contracted the coronavirus.

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