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Coronavirus

Scant testing in US migration system risks spreading virus

April 24, 2020

By Sonia Perez D., Nomaan Merchant, Ben Fox and Michael Weissenstein ASSOCIATED PRESS  GUATEMALA CITY  — The Trump administration’s failure to test all but a small percentage of detained immigrants for the novel coronavirus may be helping it spread through the United States’ sprawling system of detention centers and then to Central America and elsewhere…

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Racial toll of virus on African Americans grows even starker as more data emerges

April 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Registered medical assistant Elaine Lomax handles a nasal swab specimen after it was collected at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site Thursday, April 16, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Kat Stafford, Meghan Hoyer And Aaron Morrison ASSOCIATED PRESS  As a clearer picture emerges of COVID-19’s decidedly deadly toll on Black Americans,…

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Senators urge anti-bias police training over mask fears

April 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this April 7, 2020, photo, a subway rider wears a mask and a bandana to protect himself against COVID-19 in New York. As the coronavirus tightened its grip across the country, it is cutting a particularly devastating swath through an already vulnerable population, black Americans. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) By Aaron Morrison ASSOCIATED…

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Apr. 22, COVID-19 Philly: 10,643 test positive, 423 total deaths

April 22, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health Tuesday announced 615 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 10,643. The Department of Public Health again noted clusters of positive cases in congregate settings, including nursing homes, behavioral health facilities, and the Department of Prisons. Five…

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COVID-19, 4/20/20: City of Philadelphia Daily Briefing, Liacouras Center receives first hospital overflow patient

April 20, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 339 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 9,553. This large increase over Sunday’s total is partially attributed to a backlog in lab testing; some labs do not report results over the weekend, and…

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Gov. Wolf Extends Statewide Stay-at-Home Order Until May 8

April 20, 2020

Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced that the statewide stay-at-home orders issued on April 1 to protect Pennsylvanians and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 will be extended until Friday, May 8 at 12:01 AM. The initial order was set to expire on April 30. “It is clear that our early…

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Fears of ‘Wild West’ as COVID-19 blood tests hit the market

April 17, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: A scientist presents an antibody test for coronavirus in a laboratory of the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (Leibniz IPHT) at the InfectoGnostics research campus in Jena, Germany, Friday, April 3, 2020. An international team of researchers with the participation of the Jena Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (Leibniz IPHT) has developed a…

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