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Australia’s COVID-19 death toll surpasses 800

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s COVID-19 death toll has surpassed 800 after Victoria state reported six more deaths on Saturday and prepared to ease some...

South Korea reports 136 new coronavirus cases

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 136 new cases of the coronavirus, mostly in the greater capital area, where authorities have tightened...

South Korea reports 168 new coronavirus cases

SEOUL (AP) — South Korea has reported 168 new cases of the coronavirus, the third consecutive day the daily jump came below 200, possibly...

Coronavirus spreading in S. Korea since May unrelated to initial outbreak: KCDC

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) — The novel coronavirus that has been spreading in recent outbreaks in South Korea mostly belongs to a variant prevalent...
Is the new virus more 'deadly' than flu? Not exactly

Is the new virus more ‘deadly’ than flu? Not exactly

What's more deadly — the flu, SARS or the new coronavirus discovered in China? There are different ways to look at it and even knowledgeable...
US survey finds smaller decline in medical bill worries

US survey finds smaller decline in medical bill worries

The proportion of people in families struggling to pay medical bills is down, but the number isn't dropping like it used to, according to...
Back from Wuhan, Brazil model describes life in quarantine

Back from Wuhan, Brazil model describes life in quarantine

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Adrielly Eger, an 18-year-old Brazilian model, has left behind her budding career in Wuhan, China, and is now spending...
UN experts meet to fast-track drugs, vaccines for new virus

UN experts meet to fast-track drugs, vaccines for new virus

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization convened a group of experts Tuesday to fast-track promising tests, drugs and vaccines to help slow the...
Doctor’s death highlights dangers on front lines of outbreak

Doctor’s death highlights dangers on front lines of outbreak

LONDON (AP) — The death of a doctor who issued an early warning about the new virus in China represents a grim reminder that...
Officials question report of virus spreading before symptoms

Officials question report of virus spreading before symptoms

German health officials have raised questions about a report that suggested the new virus from China could be spread by people who are not...