29 May 2020

DHS Creates Tool to Predict How Long SARS-CoV-2 Lives on Surfaces

The Homeland Security Department’s Science and Technology Directorate has produced a predictive modeling tool that analyzes how long the SARS-CoV-2 virus (the virus that causes COVID-19) remains on surfaces under varying temperature and humidity conditions. Researchers in the Directorate is continuing to update the new technology, which pulls insights from

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28 May 2020

Coronavirus deaths in US top 100,000

In less than four months, the US has seen more fatalities than any other country. The US has surpassed 100,000 COVID-19 related deaths as well as reached 1.69 million confirmed infections. This infection total represents roughly 30% of all infections worldwide since the first known infection occurred on January 21

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27 May 2020

Brazil Daily Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses That of U.S.

Brazil has surpassed the daily death toll of the US, reporting that in the past 24 hours 1,039 have died from the COVID-19 virus. In total, the US still leads the globe in the death toll, recording 98,261 deaths over the past several months. The US has, on the other

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21 May 2020

More than five million virus cases worldwide

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak awareness, the number of confirmed cases has surpassed five million globally. According to data tracked and analyzed by Johns Hopkins University, the number of people who have died from the virus worldwide is currently over 328,000. As countries turn to alternative solutions to

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12 May 2020

Russia now has second highest virus cases globally

Russia has now reported the second-highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the world, following the US. Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, has tested positive for COVID-19, however, it is unclear whether Peskov has come into direct contact with Russian President Putin since contracting the virus. Peskov is being treated in

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11 May 2020

National Lab Scientists Work to Reprogram Genes to Fight COVID-19

Researchers at the Sandia National Laboratory are researching genetic sequencing tools and CRISPR technology that may aid scientists in combatting COVID-19. The laboratory’s long-term vision and efforts to genetically engineer antiviral countermeasures could help prevent future outbreaks as well as quell the current one. CRISPR technologies allow researchers to alter

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30 Apr 2020

South Korea records no new local virus cases

As of Wednesday, South Korea has reported no new local COVID-19 cases, stating that all four new cases were imported. This represents a major milestone for the country, which was affected by COVID-19 earlier in the year at a high capacity. US officials have also announced that there is substantial

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03 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: US jobless claims hit 6.6 million as virus spreads

In the United States, the number of American former employees seeking unemployment benefits has hit an ultimate high for the second week in a row as the US economy suffers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 6.6 million Americans have lost their jobs as a result of lockdown measures

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06 Mar 2020

Coronavirus Cases Near 100,000 as Countries Struggle to Contain Spread

On Friday, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases neared 100,000 as infections outside of China are growing and cities are struggling with the epidemic. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, there are currently 98,698 confirmed cases worldwide, more than a fifth of which are in countries other than China.

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03 Mar 2020

U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Climbs to Six as Virus Spreads World-Wide

The US’s coronavirus death toll has risen to six as Washington state emerged as the center of the US outbreak. In Washington, officials reported four additional deaths, 18 confirmed cases, and closed multiple schools to prevent an outbreak and disinfect the property. Three deaths are linked to a specific nursing

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