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U.S. reverses COVID-19 testing guidance again: exposed without symptoms need tests

(Reuters) - The Trump administration reversed guidance Friday on COVID-19 testing for a second time, urging those exposed to people with the virus to get tested even if they are not displaying symptoms. Learn More


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Explainer: When will COVID-19 vaccines be generally available in the U.S.?

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week disagreed about when a COVID-19 vaccine would become widely available. Trump said on Friday that enough vaccine would be available for every American by April, while the CDC director said vaccines were likely to reach the general public around mid-2021, an assessment more in line with most experts. More »


France reports new daily record in COVID-19 cases

PARIS (Reuters) - France reported 13,498 new confirmed COVID-19 cases over the previous 24 hours, setting another record in daily additional infections since the start of the epidemic. More »


UK risks new lockdown as COVID cases hit highest since May

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is likely to need to reintroduce some national coronavirus lockdown measures sooner rather than later, a leading epidemiologist said on Saturday, as new cases rose to their highest level since early May. More »


UK reports biggest increase in COVID cases since May 8

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom reported 4,422 new daily cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, 100 more new cases than on Friday and the highest daily total since May 8. More »


Ontario cracks down on parties amid COVID-19 resurgence

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's most populous province is cracking down on private social gatherings as COVID-19 cases surge, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said in a surprise news conference called on Saturday. More »


Jump in France's daily COVID death toll tied to unreported hospital cases

PARIS (Reuters) - A sudden jump in France's daily death toll from COVID-19 stems from previously unreported cases in one hospital near Paris, according to statements by health authorities. More »


U.S. CDC reports 198,099 deaths from coronavirus

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Saturday reported 6,706,374 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 49,575 cases from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 983 to 198,099. More »


Iran's coronavirus death toll exceeds 24,000 - health ministry

(Reuters) - Around half of all coronavirus patients being treated in Iran’s intensive care units are dying, a government health specialist said on Saturday. The death toll among those on ventilators is 90%. More »


Indonesia reports its biggest daily rise in coronavirus infections

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia reported its biggest daily rise in coronavirus infections, with 4,168 new cases on Saturday, taking the total to 240,687, data from the country's health ministry showed. More »


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