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Coronavirus updates: Trump says increase of cases is ‘great news’

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 520,000 people worldwide. Over 10.8 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due …

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Loans in coronavirus mortgage bailouts see largest weekly decline yet

Signage stands outside the Freddie Mac headquarters in McLean, Virginia, U.S., on Monday, May 11, 2020. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images The number of borrowers in government and private sector coronavirus-related mortgage bailouts just fell by the largest weekly volume since these plans were put in place. There are, however, warning signs that the programs could swell again. …

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Trump claims the ‘coronavirus death rate is down’ despite startling data that it’s RISING again

Donald Trump boldly claimed the coronavirus death rate is ‘down’ in the US, even though startling data, including a record-breaking rise in infections and hospitalizations, points toward another surge in fatalities.  The president took to Twitter late Thursday to claim that the staggering rise in COVID-19 cases is due to ‘massive’ testing measures, despite previously admitting he told officials to …

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LifeSouth encourages those with coronavirus antibodies to donate convalescent plasma

As the number of people hospitalized for coronavirus continues to increase around the state, blood banks are encouraging those with antibodies to donate convalescent plasma. LifeSouth said they’ve received a growing demand for the plasma from physicians and hospitals around north Alabama. District Director Kelley McPhail said the demand is due to doctors using more of the plasma in treating …

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Coronavirus in North Korea: Kim Jong-un claims ‘shining success’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption State media said Kim warned against a hasty relaxing of restrictions North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has hailed his country’s “shining success” in dealing with Covid-19, according to state news agency KCNA. Speaking at a politburo meeting, Mr Kim said the country had “prevented the inroad of the malignant virus and maintained a stable …

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U.S. coronavirus cases soar by more than 50,600 in record single-day jump

The U.S. reported more than 50,600 additional coronavirus cases on Wednesday, the largest single-day increase since the beginning of the outbreak, according to Johns Hopkins University data.  Cases were growing by 5% or more, based on the change in average new cases compared with last week, in 40 states across the country, including California, Florida, Louisiana, Texas and Nevada, according …

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