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About 11% of admitted COVID patients return to hospital or die within 30 days: study

About 11% of admitted COVID patients return to hospital or die within 30 days: study

A new study offers a closer look at possible factors that may lead some hospitalized COVID-19 patients to be readmitted within a month of discharge.
Quebec reports five more COVID-19 deaths, 11-patient drop in hospitalizations

Quebec reports five more COVID-19 deaths, 11-patient drop in hospitalizations

MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting five more deaths linked to COVID-19 and an 11-patient drop in the number of hospitalizations associated with the disease.
Death certificates reveal that US hit grim COVID milestone

Death certificates reveal that US hit grim COVID milestone

NEW YORK (AP) — When the U.S. hit 1 million COVID-19 deaths on Monday, the news was driven by a government tally derived from death certificates. But that's not the only tally.
Kim blasts pandemic response as North Korean outbreak surges

Kim blasts pandemic response as North Korean outbreak surges

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un criticized officials over slow medicine deliveries and mobilized the military to respond to a surge in suspected COVID-19 infections , as his nation struggled to contain a fever that has repor
Shanghai says lockdown to ease as virus spread mostly ends

Shanghai says lockdown to ease as virus spread mostly ends

BEIJING (AP) — Most of Shanghai has stopped the spread of the coronavirus in the community and fewer than 1 million people remain under strict lockdown, authorities said Monday, as the city moves toward reopening and economic data showed the gloomy i
Ontario reports seven more COVID 19 deaths, 1,024 in hospital with the virus

Ontario reports seven more COVID 19 deaths, 1,024 in hospital with the virus

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting seven more deaths linked to COVID-19. In data posted this morning, the province says there were 1,024 people hospitalized with the virus, a drop of 368 patients from the 1,392 hospitalizations logged Saturday.
Some Shanghai businesses to reopen Monday, officials say

Some Shanghai businesses to reopen Monday, officials say

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Supermarkets, malls and restaurants in Shanghai will be allowed to open in a limited capacity starting Monday, officials said, even while it remained unclear whether residents would be let out from their homes.
North Korea reports 15 more suspected COVID-19 deaths

North Korea reports 15 more suspected COVID-19 deaths

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has confirmed 15 more deaths and hundreds of thousands of additional patients with fevers as it mobilizes more than a million health and other workers to try to suppress the country’s first COVID-19 outbreak, sta
4 Air Force cadets may not graduate due to vaccine refusal

4 Air Force cadets may not graduate due to vaccine refusal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four cadets at the Air Force Academy may not graduate or be commissioned as military officers this month because they have refused the COVID-19 vaccine, and they may be required to pay back thousands of dollars in tuition costs, acc
Off with the mask: Quebec becomes last province to lift COVID-19 masking health order

Off with the mask: Quebec becomes last province to lift COVID-19 masking health order

MONTREAL — Quebec was the first province in Canada to impose a mask mandate after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and on Saturday, it became the last province to allow residents to go maskless in most indoor public places.