02 Apr 2020

COVID-19 mapped: Azure-powered tool IDs the most vulnerable populations

A company called Jvion specializes in “clinical AI” and is planning on launching a COVID Community Vulnerability Map. The map will be public and built on Microsoft Azure maps, helping healthcare provide4rs identify the determinants of health that put certain regions or populations at greater risk. The information could be

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01 Apr 2020

Iceland lab’s testing suggests 50% of coronavirus cases have no symptoms

Iceland, an island nation of just 360,000, has been testing for COVID-19 more than any other country. As of Tuesday, the country had tested roughly 5% of its population, 17,900 people, to gain a more accurate sense of how the virus’s symptoms manifest. Nearly half of the tests have been

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30 Mar 2020

Spain minister sees hope as infection rate falls

Spain has now reported a total of 7,340 deaths after the weekend brought an additional 812 deaths. However, the country has reported that the rise in cases appears to be plateauing, giving the country hope for a light at the end of the tunnel. Prince Charles has been released from

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27 Mar 2020

Boris Johnson Tests Positive as Global Virus Cases Surpass 500,000

On Friday, Britain announced that its Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is currently leading the country from self-isolation after testing positive for COVID-19. The Prime Minister is experiencing mild symptoms according to the government. The Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will lead the government if Mr. Johnson is unable to under British

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25 Mar 2020

India’s Leader Declares Nationwide Lockdown

The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has ordered all nonessential government offices and private businesses to shut down in an attempt to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus throughout the country. The lockdown, which affects 1.3 billion people, will last for at least three weeks. Although the country only

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25 Mar 2020

Spain’s coronavirus deaths leap; Prince Charles now infected

Britain’s Prince Charles has tested positive for COVID-19, and is now in self-isolation in Scotland and experiencing mild symptoms. Meanwhile, in Spain, the death toll from the virus increased by more than 700 on Wednesday alone while India imposed a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of the virus. Spain

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23 Mar 2020

Millions in India under coronavirus lockdown as major cities restrict daily life

India has imposed a lockdown in an attempt to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The lockdown, which will last the rest of the month, prohibits businesses from opening like normal and requires that citizens stay in their homes and forgo all nonessential travel. India currently has 415 cases

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20 Mar 2020

Coronavirus Deaths Surpass 10,000 Globally

The number of COVID-19 cases has reached 245,000, while the number of deaths due to infection doubled ina week to more than 10,000 as of today. Italy, Iran, and Spain have all experienced large increases in virus deaths, causing governments all over the world to take preemptive measures to contain

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20 Mar 2020

In Madrid, 80% of people expected to get Covid-19, official says

According to the president of Madrid, Isabel Diaz Ayuso, experts predict that over 80% of people in Madrid will get COVID-19, presenting a great risk to the vulnerable population. 15% of Spain’s population is considered at risk for serious complications should they contract the virus. These predictions have pushed Madrid

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19 Mar 2020

The coronavirus pandemic began in China. Today, it reported no new local infections for the first time

For the first time since the pandemic began, Chinese officials have reported no new locally transmitted coronavirus cases, marking a significant step forward for the country and a major turning point in combatting the virus. On Thursday morning, Chinese officials from the National Health Commission announced that there were only

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