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California coronavirus case count tops 600,000 | TheHill – The Hill

California’s coronavirus case count topped 600,000 on Thursday, t…

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Californias coronavirus case count topped 600,000 on Thursday, the first state to reach the grim milestone, according to data collected by The New York Times. 
The Golden State also has the third highest death toll in the U.S. with 10,800 COVID-19 fatalities, behind New York and New Jersey, which were hit hard by the disease early in on in the pandemic. 
California is among the states that experienced surges in cases in July, along with Texas, Florida and Arizona. 
As the most populous state …

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244 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Massachusetts, 7 additional deaths – WCVB Boston

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has released the latest COVID-19 case numbers for the state.

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BOSTON —The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported an additional 244 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the statewide total to 125,723.
There were 10,823 new molecular tests conducted, with a 2.25% daily positive rate.
State health officials also confirmed seven new COVID-19-related deaths across Massachusetts, bringing the state’s confirmed coronavirus death toll to 9,107.
About 3.43 million molecular tests for COVID-19 have now been administered in the state to mor…

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T cell shortage linked to severe COVID-19 in elderly; antiseptic spray may limit virus spread – KSL.com

The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.
Shortage of ‘naive’ T cells raises COVID-19 risk in elderly
A lower supply of a certain type of immune cell in older people that is critical to fighting foreign invaders may help explain their vulnerability to severe COVID-19, scientists say. When germs enter the body, the initial “innate” im…

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CDC abruptly removes guidance about airborne COVID-19 transmission, says update ‘was posted in error’ – KOCO Oklahoma City

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday abruptly reverted to its previous guidance about how coronavirus is transmitted, removing language about airborne transmission it had posted just days earlier.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday abruptly reverted to its previous guidance about how coronavirus is transmitted, removing language about airborne transmission it had posted just days earlier.
“A draft version of proposed changes to these recommendations was posted in error to the agency’s official website. CDC is currently updating its recommendations regarding airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). Once this process has been complete…

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