Tag Archives: Confirmed

Becerra confirmed as HHS secretary

Xavier Becerra was confirmed as HHS secretary Thursday afternoon by a razor-thin margin. The former California attorney general now takes the helm as the country attempts to improve the distribution of coronavirus vaccines and the Biden administration works on building up the Affordable Care Act. The 50-49 vote in the Senate was almost entirely along… Read More »

Coronavirus latest news: US overtakes China with most confirmed cases

By Sam Wong , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool New York has been badly affected by the coronavirus pandemicMarcus Santos/ZUMA Wire/Shutterstock Latest coronavirus updates as of 5.30PM on 27 March US overtakes China with highest number of casesThe US now has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases of any country with… Read More »

Confirmed Coronavirus may force Americans to avoid crowds and cancel cruises; U.S. cases near 550

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Older Americans, especially those with chronic medical concerns, should probably avoid big social gatherings and airline flights, given the rapid spread of coronavirus, a top U.S. health official said on Sunday, as investors braced for another volatile week in financial markets. Anthony Fauci, the head of the infectious diseases unit at… Read More »

Countries where coronavirus has been confirmed

Coronavirus is jumping borders, with at least 67 countries having now confirmed at least one case of infection. Stock markets around the world have been savaged, and countries are scrambling to prevent the spread of the deadly virus, implementing emergency plans and travel restrictions on the worst-affected places. “We are in uncharted territory,” World Health… Read More »

Fifth virus case confirmed in Queensland

A fifth case of the deadly coronavirus has been confirmed in Queensland, bringing the nation’s total to 15. A 37-year-old Chinese national, who was travelling as part of a tour group in Australia, has tested positive for the virus and is in isolation at the Gold Coast University Hospital, Queensland Health said in a statement.… Read More »

Coronavirus live updates: China says death toll hits 361 as confirmed cases rise to 17,205

A woman wears a protective mask to prevent the spread of the SARS-like virus as she walks outside of the Forbidden city (back) after a snowfall in Beijing on February 2, 2020. Nicolas Asfouri | AFP | Getty Images This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. All times below in Beijing time.… Read More »