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Jun 30, 2020

Jun 30, 2020
Woman with mask and cell phone at train station

EU travel list excludes US, other COVID-19 hot spots

Also, the Recovery trial announces that a review showed no COVID benefit for a well-known HIV treatment.

Jun 24, 2020

Jun 24, 2020
oxygen port

COVID-19 demands intensify efforts to ease oxygen shortages

COVID-19 cases are rising by 1 million a week, exceeding oxygen supplies in a market in which most concentrators are produced by a few companies.

Jun 18, 2020

Jun 18, 2020
Street washing in Brazil

Beijing COVID-19 total grows; Latin America, Mideast face more cases

The global total climbs to 8,410,682 cases and 450,835 deaths.

Jun 16, 2020

Jun 16, 2020
COVID-19 researchers in Brazil

World coronavirus total tops 8 million cases

Of the total, 3.8 million COVID-19 cases have been reported in the Americas, where the pandemic is accelerating.

Jun 15, 2020

Jun 15, 2020

News Scan for Jun 15, 2020

More DRC Ebola cases
Malaria control amid a pandemic
Dengue in the Americas

Jun 10, 2020

Jun 10, 2020
Hurricane Dorian

New World COVID-19 hot spots eye upcoming flu, hurricane seasons

"It's fair to say that this microscopic virus has humbled all of us": WHO director-general.

Jun 02, 2020

Jun 02, 2020
Sanitizing buildings in Mexico

Latin America carries rising burden of global COVID-19 cases

About 250,000 of 732,000 recent global cases were in Latin America.

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020
Brazil researcher

Tough weeks ahead for South America's COVID-19 hot spots

Worries are also rising about the pandemic's impact on the healthcare of Latin Americans who have noncommunicable diseases, who make up 25% of the population.

May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020
Distrubuting masks in Brazil

As COVID-19 cases near 5 million, WHO sees long road ahead

The head of PAHO says, "We are increasingly worried about the poor and other vulnerable groups."

May 13, 2020

May 13, 2020
Brazilian senators wearing masks

Russia, South America emerge as major COVID-19 hot spots

Brazil reports 881 new COVID-19 deaths, its highest daily fatality count.

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