WASHINGTON: Hundreds of children contracted the coronavirus at a summer camp in the US state of Georgia last month, health authorities said Friday, adding to a growing body of evidence that minors are both susceptible to infection and vectors of transmission. The virus infected at least 260 of the 597 attendees, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, adding that the true number was probably higher since test results were only available for 58 percent of the group. The camp ignored the CDC's advice that all participants in summer camps wear cloth masks -- requiring them only for staff. It did however adhere to a state executive order requiring all participants to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test
WASHINGTON: The United States recorded 63,262 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, according to a tally by the Johns Hopkins University on Tuesday. The total number of cases recorded in the country since the start of the pandemic now exceeds 3.42 million, according to the Baltimore-based university. COVID-19 also claimed 850 new victims in the United States in the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 136,432, according to the institution's tracker at 8.30 pm Tuesday (0030 GMT Wednesday). The world's wealthiest country has in recent weeks seen a surge in infections, mainly in its south and west, which have kept it by far the most affected nation. In Florida, which was one of the first
WASHINGTON: The United States on Monday confirmed 59,222 new coronavirus cases in the previous 24 hours, Johns Hopkins University reported in its real-time tally. That put the total number of cases in the US, the nation hardest-hit by the global pandemic, at more than 3.36 million, the Baltimore-based university said at 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Tuesday). Another 411 deaths were reported, bringing that total toll to 135,582. The country has seen a resurgence of cases in the so-called Sun Belt, stretching across the south from Florida to California. That uptick has prompted some states to backtrack on loosening their anti-virus restrictions -- or to reinstate tougher measures. On Monday, California's Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom ordered the closure of indoor restaurants,
WASHINGTON: The United States, the country hardest hit by the coronavirus, on Tuesday posted 60,209 new cases, a record for a 24-hour period, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University. The country was just shy of three million cases, at 2,991,351, the Baltimore-based university said in its latest data as of 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Wednesday). The death toll stood at 131,362, with 1,114 additional deaths counted.