Hong Kong records 13 new Covid-19 cases as health authorities set up more than 100 booths for mass testing

Hong Kong confirmed 13 new coronavirus cases on Friday as health authorities revealed the locations of more than 100 community Covid-19 screening centres and said they would soon launch the online registration process.

Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the Centre for Health Protection’s communicable disease branch, reported that all but three of the new cases were locally transmitted, while three infections were without a known source.

The news came as the government began to relax some social-distancing measures, including the reopening of cinemas and beauty parlours, and resuming evening dining at restaurants until 9pm.

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Friday’s figures represent the city’s second-lowest daily total since July 3. Just nine cases were reported on Monday. Hong Kong’s coronavirus infection tally now stands at 4,768.

Among the newly infected was another resident of Hong Chi Lei

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‘We don’t have children’: All students at Oakville child care centre inside school in self-isolation and classrooms closed due to multiple COVID cases

At least two cases of COVID-19 at an Oakville elementary school have led to at least a dozen students being told to self-isolate, according to a child care centre connected to the school.

Kyle Barber, president and CEO of YMCA Oakville, said there are 12 students who go to the before and after school program at Sunningdale Public School and they have all been told to self-isolate due to two positive COVID-19 cases at the school. The self-isolation started Sept. 15, he said.

Two classrooms at the school have also been closed, according to the Halton District School Board website.


While Barber fell short of saying the YMCA program at the school is closed, he added that there are currently no parents or children utilizing the program due to the self-isolation requirements.

“We don’t have children currently,” he said in an interview Wednesday, Sept. 23. “I can verify some staff

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Overnight Health Care: New wave of COVID-19 cases builds in US | Florida to lift all coronavirus restrictions on restaurants, bars

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a person sitting in a parking lot: Overnight Health Care: New wave of COVID-19 cases builds in US | Florida to lift all coronavirus restrictions on restaurants, bars | Trump stirs questions with $200 drug coupon plan


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Overnight Health Care: New wave of COVID-19 cases builds in US | Florida to lift all coronavirus restrictions on restaurants, bars | Trump stirs questions with $200 drug coupon plan

COVID-19 infections are on the rise, even as many Americans are back at work and school. Florida is letting restaurants and bars open without restrictions, and Trump’s sudden interest in sending seniors drug coupons is raising all sorts of questions.

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We’ll start with the coronavirus big picture:

New wave of COVID-19 cases builds in US

The U.S. has never gotten control over the coronavirus. The pandemic has killed more than 200,000 people in America, but efforts that could slow the spread and truly lower the case count have never been fully embraced. So here we are.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases are rising again in the United States, building a new

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UK medical advisor: COVID cases could rise exponentially

Britain’s top medical adviser says the country has, in a “very bad sense,” turned a corner on COVID-19 infection rates, with figures suggesting there will be an exponential growth in the disease unless action is taken

LONDON — Britain’s top medical adviser says the country has, in a “very bad sense,” turned a corner on COVID-19 infection rates, with figures suggesting there will be an exponential growth in the disease unless action is taken.

Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty told the public on Monday that rates are going in the “wrong direction” amid expectations the government is preparing to announce new measures to control the pandemic.

He says “we have in a very bad sense, literally turned a corner,” after weeks of increasing infection rates.

Prime Minister

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AHS declares COVID-19 outbreak at Calgary’s Foothills Medical Centre after 12 cases confirmed



a bedroom with a bed and desk in a room: A look inside the ICU isolation room at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary.


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A look inside the ICU isolation room at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary.

Alberta Health Services has declared a COVID-19 outbreak on three units at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary after 10 patients and two staff members tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

AHS said the outbreak was initially declared on one unit on Saturday but had grown to include three units by Sunday.

Officials said outbreak control measures have been implemented on the three units.

“All at-risk patients on the units are being offered testing,” AHS said in a statement to Global News. “Contact tracing for anyone potentially exposed to these individuals is ongoing.”

Read more: AHS declares COVID-19 outbreak at Calgary’s Peter Lougheed Centre

“We anticipate this situation will continue to evolve as test results come in and we will provide daily updates,” AHS communications manager Melissa Ballantyne said.

“While we appreciate it

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NSW reports 10 new coronavirus cases as Sydney CBD cluster grows

NSW health authorities have reported 10 new cases of coronavirus, including four linked to known clusters.

Three are linked to the CBD cluster, bringing the total to 64 and one is a contact of a previously reported case, a woman in her 30s from southwestern Sydney.

Four of the new cases are overseas travellers in hotel quarantine and two are under investigation. These cases include a man in his 40s from northern Sydney and a child from western Sydney.

Two of the new cases attend Year 7 at Kincoppal Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart and one of today’s new cases attends Lidcombe Public School. Both schools have closed for cleaning.

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Don’t restrict supply of medical oxygen: Centre to states as daily Covid cases surge : The Tribune India

Aditi Tandon

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 11

As COVID-19 in the country cases reached 45,62,414 on Friday with a record 96,551 cases in a day, the Centre asked the states not to restrict the movement of medical oxygen needed to save critical patients.

“It has come to the knowledge of the Health Ministry that some states are trying to curb the free inter-state movement of oxygen supplies by exercising provisions under various Acts and also mandating the manufacturers and suppliers located in the state to restrict their oxygen supplies to only the hospitals of the state. In a letter written to the states and Union Territories, the Union Health Secretary has emphasised that the availability of adequate and uninterrupted supply of medical oxygen is an important pre-requisite for managing moderate and severe cases of COVID-19,” Centre said as recoveries touched 35,42,663 with 70,880 new recoveries in the past

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New cases still emerging in Sabah, health staff told to be wary



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COVID-19 | The number of people infected with Covid-19 in Sabah has continued to grow as a state election campaign is in progress.

According to the Health Ministry, there were 47 new Covid-19 cases detected in the country, of which 31 were found in Sabah alone as of noon today.

While most of the new infections in Sabah were linked to the Benteng LD cluster with 22 cases, there were also cases detected from screenings at health clinics (four), quarantine centres (two) and a police station lock-up (one).

One case in Sabah involved a health worker and another involved someone who sought treatment for influenza-like illnesses.

In Kedah, there were 14 cases, mostly from the Tawar cluster (13) and one from the Sungai cluster.

Two of the cases reported today were imported.

Of the 47 new cases, 19 involved foreigners, including the two imported cases who recently

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Stool testing for coronavirus may be effective in detecting cases in children and infants, report says

Stool tests may detect coronavirus more effectively than respiratory tests in infants and children, according to researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) who said in a report published in the journal Gut that children and infants carry a higher viral load in their stool than adults.

The researchers said stool samples also can carry the coronavirus after it has been cleared from an infected patient’s respiratory tract. This could help identify asymptomatic cases, especially in infants and children who have difficulty undergoing the nasal or throat swab tests, the researchers stated in a press release.

YOUNG CHILDREN WITH CORONAVIRUS MAY CARRY 10 TO 100 TIMES MORE OF VIRUS THAN ADULTS: STUDY

“Stool specimens are more convenient, safe, and non-invasive to collect in the pediatric population and can give accurate results,” Paul Chan, the chairman of CUHK’s Department of Microbiology, said in the press release.

Stool tests may detect coronavirus more effectively than respiratory tests in infants and children, according to researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). (iStock)

Stool tests may

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Two sources were found cause of large number of new COVID-19 cases in Woodbridge, health and fitness centers reopen today


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WOODBRIDGE – The township reported 18 new COVID-19 cases over a three-day period, which brings the total number of cases to 1,919, according to Mayor John McCormac in his coronavirus report on Aug. 31.

Twelve new cases of COVID-19 were reported for Aug. 28, four new cases were reported for Aug. 29, and two new cases were reported for Aug. 30.

McCormac said through contact tracing, township officials were able to find two sources for the large number of cases on Aug. 28.

“First, several cases were from two families who are next door neighbors and who dined together recently,” he said. “Second, several other cases work for the same out-of-town company, which has since been closed down.”

The number of COVID-19 cases include East Jersey State Prison and a number of related state facilities in the Avenel section of the township. The state reported zero new cases from their

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