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‘You can be killing people without knowing’ | Local officials beg Houstonians to get tested for COVID-19 as testing numbers decline – KHOU.com

Medical officials said you should get tested for COVID-19 even if you’re not showing symptoms.

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HOUSTON Houston’s elected officials are begging people to get tested for COVID-19 as the city saw four consecutive days of increased daily new cases.
The Houston Health Department reported 1,456 new cases and 14 newly reported coronavirus deaths on Saturday, making it the fourth-straight day of at least 1,000 new cases. 
From July 17 to July 23, the city was averaging 820 new reported cases a day.
Houston Health Authority Dr. David Persse said Friday that fewer people were going to get tested…

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India coronavirus cases cross 2.5 million: Live updates – Al Jazeera English

The average daily reported cases jumped from around 15,000 in the first week of July to more than 50,000 in August.

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  • The French health ministry reported more than 2,500 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, setting a new post-lockdown daily high for the third day in a row, and taking the country’s cumulative total of cases to 249,611. 
  • An Australian inquiry into the virus-infected Ruby Princess cruise ship said health officials made a “serious and material error” in allowing passengers to disembark from the vessel. 
  • Worldwide coronavirus cases surpassed 21 million, acco…

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Study Says Obesity Raises Risk of Death from Covid-19 Among Men – The New York Times

Obesity is not an independent risk for women, according to a new study, perhaps because their fat is distributed differently.

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To figure out whether obesity, in and of itself, was associated with a higher death risk, the researchers tried to factor out conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes, which are known to be associated with more severe forms of Covid-19, as well as heart, kidney and chronic lung disease.
The scientists also wanted to know whether demographic factors, like age, sex and race or ethnicity, played a role.
While Black and Latino populations have been disproportionately stricken by the virus,…

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Hidalgo County child dies from COVID-19 – Monitor

Hidalgo County reported its first child death among the 20 residents who died of COVID-19 on Friday. The child, a girl from Pharr, is listed as being between the ages of 0 and 19 as the county declined to disclose more details citing state and federal privacy…

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Hidalgo County reported its first child death among the 20 residents who died of COVID-19 on Friday.
The child, a girl from Pharr, is listed as being between the ages of 0 and 19 as the county declined to disclose more details citing state and federal privacy laws.
The death of this child reaffirms that children and no age group are not immune from the devastating impact of this deadly virus, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez stated in a news release. It is imperative for us to all work t…

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