Alarming rise in coronavirus cases as states roll back lockdowns

NEW YORK — States are rolling back lockdowns, but the coronavirus isn’t done with the U.S. Cases are rising in nearly half the states, according to an Associated Press analysis, a worrying trend that could intensify as people return to work and venture out during the summer. In Arizona, hospitals have been told to prepare for the worst. Texas has […]

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Coronavirus cases in Colorado near 30,000

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Colorado neared 29,000 Wednesday, with officials tracking outbreaks at 306 facilities, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. At least 28,499 novel coronavirus cases have been confirmed through testing, according to the state health agency, which said 1,573 people have died with the coronavirus in their bodies. At least 227,761 people in Colorado […]

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Red Arrow, Ebus service to resume in Alberta with COVID-19 safety measures

The Red Arrow and Ebus passenger buses will be back to travelling Alberta’s highways on June 11 after stopping service because of the coronavirus pandemic. There will be many differences, including limited schedules, Motorcoach said. For Red Arrow, passengers will be able to travel between Calgary and Lethbridge four times a week. The company said it has yet to determine […]

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Coronavirus: Edmonton votes to lift state of local emergency

Edmonton city councillors have voted to end the local state of emergency that has been in place since mid-March amid the COVID-19 pandemic. During Thursday’s Emergency Advisory Committee meeting, interim city manager Adam Laughlin recommended the conclusion the state of local emergency, which was declared on March 20. A number of factors went into the recommendation, Laughlin said, including the […]

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Toronto hairstylist launches petition, calls for Ontario to reopen salons, barber shops

A long-time Toronto hairstylist has launched an online petition calling on the Ontario government to reopen hair salons and barber shops, months after closing amid the COVID-19 lockdown. Norm Wright, who has spent most of his three-decade career at Taz Hair Co. in the Yorkville neighbourhood, opened a petition on Change.org this week to voice his frustration about remaining shut […]

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Medical journal questioning findings of hydroxychloroquine coronavirus study

British medical journal the Lancet on Tuesday said it had concerns about data behind an influential article that found hydroxychloroquine increased the risk of death in COVID-19 patients, a conclusion that undercut scientific interest in the medicine championed by U.S. President Donald Trump. Hydroxychloroquine – which has anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties – inhibited the coronavirus in laboratory experiments but has […]

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Coronavirus in Colorado, June 2: A look at the latest updates on COVID-19 – The Denver Post

On Monday, state health officials announced there were four new deaths tied directly to COVID-19 and 13 additional deaths of people who had contracted the virus, though there’s a lag in reporting deaths to the state health department — particularly death-certificate data. Gov. Jared Polis released draft orders Monday on the reopening of swimming pools and playgrounds and the resumption […]

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B.C. health officials to provide Saturday COVID-19 update

British Columbia health officials are scheduled to provide their latest update on the province’s novel coronavirus response at 1 p.m. PT, Saturday. Global News will stream the briefing live here, on our Facebook page and carry it on BC1. Earlier Saturday, Canada’s national death toll from the virus surpassed 7,000. On Friday, B.C. reported just four new cases of COVID-19, […]

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