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'Hardest day' - New York's Cuomo sees virus slowing despite record death toll

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Even as medical teams struggled to save an onslaught of gravely ill coronavirus patients and deaths hit new highs, the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations seemed to be leveling off in New York state, the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday. Learn More


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CDC removes unusual guidance to doctors about drug favored by Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has removed from its website highly unusual guidance informing doctors on how to prescribe hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, drugs recommended by President Donald Trump to treat the coronavirus. More »


Special Report: How federal snafus slowed testing at a top U.S. hospital

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia (Reuters) - The lab directors at the University of Virginia Medical Center felt powerless. More »


New York suffers deadliest day in coronavirus crisis

(Reuters) - New York has suffered its deadliest day in the novel coronavirus pandemic, with 731 fatalities in the last 24 hours, although Governor Andrew Cuomo said hospitalizations were reaching a plateau in a promising sign for the hardest-hit state. More »


At-home COVID-19 deaths may be significantly undercounted in New York City

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The daily tally of New York City residents who died at home with coronavirus-like¬†symptoms exploded from 45¬†on March 20 to 241 on April 5, according to Fire Department of New York data - suggesting the city may be significantly undercounting COVID-19 deaths. More »


Amazon testing disinfectant fog at New York warehouse after coronavirus protests

(Reuters) - Inc is testing the use of disinfectant fog at a warehouse in Staten Island, New York starting on Tuesday, the company told Reuters, following worker protests over the risk of coronavirus infection at the site. More »


UK PM Johnson, battling coronavirus, set for second night in intensive care

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was set to spend a second night in intensive care on Tuesday to help his fight against a coronavirus infection, as his designated deputy said he would pull through because "he's a fighter". More »


China's new coronavirus cases double as imported infections surge

BEIJING (Reuters) - Mainland China's new coronavirus cases doubled in 24 hours as the number of infected overseas travellers surged, and new asymptomatic infections more than quadrupled, pressuring authorities to tighten measures to stem local transmissions. More »


Disney might check visitors' temperatures when theme parks reopen, chairman says

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co might require theme park visitors to have their temperatures checked when they reopen after coronavirus restrictions on public gatherings are lifted, Executive Chairman Bob Iger said in an interview published on Tuesday. More »


Two Peruvian women diagnosed with COVID-19 give birth to healthy babies - doctor

LIMA (Reuters) - Two pregnant women diagnosed with the new coronavirus in Peru have given birth to babies who have tested negative for the disease, a hospital in the capital Lima said on Tuesday. More »


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