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Wisconsin passed 1 million negative tests on COVID-19

MADISON, Wis .. The state received 8,167 test results in the past 24-hour period, continuing a trend of fewer than 10,000 test results on Sunday and Monday. Of those, 6.21% were positive, the second straight day the percentage dropped. Health officials want to see the percentage below 5% – and ideally below 3% – as an indicator that the spread …

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Florida reported the number of COVID-19 hospitals

Florida broke its record for weekly hospitalization, making it one of the largest coronavirus hot spots in the country. Some 3,355 people were admitted to hospitals in Florida from Sunday, August 2, to Monday, the state of the COVID-19 dashboard showed. On Wednesday alone, 621 people were admitted to hospitals, The Orlando Sentinel reported. In total, 30,785 people have been …

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LDH announces 4th MIS-C-related death associated with COVID-19

The Louisiana Department of Health reports a fourth death related to Multisystem Inflamothing Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19. MIS-C is a serious health condition in adolescents under 21 years of age in which various organs of the body can become swollen and fail, according to LDH. These include the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes or gastrointestinal organs. …

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Why the window of America’s chance to defeat COVID-19 is closing

This story originally appeared STAT, a health and medicine website that provides ambitious coronavirus coverage. Go here for more stories on the virus. Try it STAT More for an exclusive review of biotech, pharma, and life sciences. And look at STAT’s COVID-19 tracker. The good news: The United States has a window of opportunity to defeat Covid-19 before getting much, …

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Duke examines which masks work best to stop coronavirus

DURHAM Eric Westman helps a nonprofit organization Durham provide free masks to people who need them when he decides he should know if masks can actually prevent the spread of coronavirus. But it’s not just a matter of searching online to see which masks worked best. It was April, and at that time researchers had not tested the various homemade …

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