Coronavirus second wave: Which countries in Europe are experiencing a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases?

Some countries — such as Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Montenegro, North Macedonia — are seeing higher case numbers in August than they did earlier in the year. Belgium, Italy and the UK — among Europe’s worst-hit countries — are seeing Read More …

US coronavirus deaths surpass 200,000, with cases once again rising

The US death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, by far the highest in the world, hitting the once-unimaginable threshold six weeks before an election that is certain to be a referendum in part on President Donald Trump’s handling Read More …

COVID-19: The UK could see 50,000 new coronavirus cases a day by mid-October without further action

The UK could see 50,000 new coronavirus cases a day by mid-October without further action, the government’s chief scientific adviser has warned. Sir Patrick Vallance said that “would be expected to lead to about 200 deaths per day” a month Read More …

Coronavirus: Oxford University vaccine trial paused after participant falls ill

Final clinical trials for a coronavirus vaccine, developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, have been put on hold after a participant had a suspected adverse reaction in the UK. AstraZeneca described it as a “routine” pause in the case of Read More …

Hong Kong reports ‘first case’ of COVID-19 reinfection

Hong Kong scientists are reporting the case of a healthy man in his 30s who became reinfected with coronavirus four and a half months after his first bout. They say genome sequencing shows the two strains of the virus are Read More …

Billions in coronavirus testing funds have yet to be spent, report

Months after Congress allocated roughly 25 billion dollars in federal aid to bolster coronavirus testing across the U.S., billions of dollars still remain unspent, according to an analysis of the Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) data by The Read More …