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Coronavirus deaths on rise in France

The numbers of deaths in France of people diagnosed with COVID-19 is trending upwards for the first time since the end of its lockdown, the public health agency said Friday, warning that all coronavirus indicators were now worsening. While a recent surge of infections mostly affected the young, infections are also growing fast among the […]

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Latin America is now region with most COVID-19 deaths

Latin America and the Caribbean surpassed Europe on Friday to become the region with the most COVID-19 deaths, according to an AFP count based on official data. The world’s worst-hit region has recorded 213,120 fatal cases, 460 more than Europe, according to the tally registered at 1700 GMT. Over the last week, 44 percent of […]

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Coronavirus deaths take a long-expected turn for the worse

A long-expected upturn in U.S. coronavirus deaths has begun, driven by fatalities in states in the South and West, according to data on the pandemic. The number of deaths per day from the virus had been falling for months, and even remained down as states like Florida and Texas saw explosions in cases and hospitalizations—and […]

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Safe injection sites may curb opioid deaths, report suggests

A safe haven in the U.S. where people can give themselves heroin and other drugs has observed more than 10,500 injections over five years and treated 33 overdoses with none proving fatal, researchers reported Wednesday. The injection site is unsanctioned and its location hasn’t been revealed. The researchers say the results, published in the New […]