Coronavirus cases by community in Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County health officials reported five more fatalities due to the coronavirus Friday, bringing the county’s death toll to 26, the highest of any county in the state. All five of the victims reported Friday were older than 60, and four were men, officials said. The number of confirmed cases rose to 1,482, a…

U.S. ventilator makers pull out all stops to fight coronavirus

(Reuters) – As U.S. demand for ventilators skyrockets during the coronavirus pandemic, smaller medical device makers are simplifying their designs and pushing other work aside to make more of the devices. Technicians assemble coronavirus test kits at Evolve manufacturing facility, where they will be manufacturing ventilators, in Fremont, California, U.S. March 26, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton…

European stocks drop as record stimulus deal fails to stop coronavirus anxiety

European shares fell on Thursday after gaining for two straight sessions, as the still rapidly spreading coronavirus and fears of a deep global recession overshadowed optimism from a historic $2 trillion U.S. fiscal stimulus deal. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 2% at 0803 GMT, with German shares down 1.8% as a survey showed…

Italy death toll rises by 743 : Live coronavirus updates | News

The death toll in Italy from the coronavirus pandemic rose by 743 in one day to 6,820, reversing a declining trend in fatalities observed over the last two days. In India, 1.3 billion people will go under “total lockdown” from midnight (1830 GMT) on Tuesday for 21 days to combat the spread of the contagion. Spain’s deaths surged…

Iceland’s Coronavirus Testing Strategy Could Help All Of Us

As countries around the world scramble to fight back the spread of the coronavirus, Iceland is doing things a little differently from the rest — and the approach could have a much larger impact on our understanding of the virus. The small island nation of 364,000 is carrying out large-scale testing among its general population,…

Casetify launches genius UV sanitiser case to kill all the smartphone germs

In the era of coronavirus, a key germ battleground is your smartphone. A study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Queen Mary a few years ago found that one in six smartphones is contaminated with bacteria, including faecal matter. Not good. We should all be cleaning our phones daily to help prevent…

Rand Paul Becomes First Senator Known To Test Positive For Coronavirus

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, his office announced Sunday. He is the first senator known to have tested positive for the virus. “Senator Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19. He is feeling fine and is in quarantine,” said a tweet sent from his account….