3 more COVID-19 cases linked to Australian Open, total is 10

3 more COVID-19 cases linked to Australian Open, total is 10

MELBOURNE – Three more people linked to the Australian Open have tested positive for COVID-19 in Melbourne, increasing to 10 those associated with the Grand Slam tennis tournament which begins Feb. 8. Victoria state Emergency Services Minister Lisa Neville confirmed the new cases had been detected on Wednesday,…
China builds hospital in 5 days after surge in virus cases

China builds hospital in 5 days after surge in virus cases

BEIJING – China on Saturday finished building a 1,500-room hospital for COVID-19 patients to fight a surge in infections the government said are harder to contain and that it blamed on infected people or goods from abroad. The hospital is one of six with a total of 6,500…
Germany passes 2 million mark for COVID cases

Germany passes 2 million mark for COVID cases

BERLIN — Germany has passed the mark of 2 million confirmed COVID infections since the start of the pandemic. The country’s disease control agency said Friday that there were 22,368 newly confirmed cases over the past 24-hour period, taking the total to 2,000,958. The Robert Koch Institute said…
Japan widens virus emergency for 7 more areas as cases surge

Japan widens virus emergency for 7 more areas as cases surge

TOKYO – Japan expanded a coronavirus state of emergency for seven more prefectures Wednesday, affecting more than half the population amid a surge in infections across the country. Prime Minister Yoshide Suga also said Japan will suspend fast-track entry exceptions for business visitors or others with residency permits,…
China reports 360 cases south of Beijing

China reports 360 cases south of Beijing

BEIJING – More than 360 people have tested positive in a growing COVID-19 outbreak south of Beijing in neighboring Hebei province. China’s National Health Commission reported Sunday that 69 new cases had been confirmed in the latest 24-hour period, including 46 in Hebei. The outbreak has raised particular…
Leaders report 1,301 new COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

Leaders report 1,301 new COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District reported 130,447 total COVID-19 cases and 1,593 total deaths in Bexar County, an increase of 1,301 new cases as of Saturday. One new death was reported today. City officials also reported that 1,399 patients are hospitalized, 381 are in…
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