• The Latest: Japan's virus cases hit record for fourth day

    8 days ago - By Stl Today

    TOKYO - The daily tally of reported COVID-19 cases in Japan hit a record for the fourth day in a row, with 2,508 people confirmed infected, the health ministry said Sunday.
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  • Asia Today: Cases in Japan hit record amid holiday travel

    Asia Today: Cases in Japan hit record amid holiday travel

    8 days ago - By Chron

    TOKYO - The daily tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Japan hit a record for the fourth day at 2,508, the Health Ministry said Sunday.
    Japan has had fewer than 2,000 coronavirus-related deaths so far, avoiding the toll of harder hit nations. But fears are growing about another surge. A flurry of criticism from opposition legislators and the public has slammed the government for being too slow in halting its “GoTo” tourism campaign, which encouraged travel and dining out with discounts.
    Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Saturday scrapped the campaign, but only after many people had already...
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  • November 21 COVID-19 Test Results; Record Hospitalizations

    November 21 COVID-19 Test Results; Record Hospitalizations

    8 days ago - By Calculated Risk

    Note: Week-over-week case growth is slowing, so maybe cases per day will peak soon (A virtual Thanksgiving is recommended by the CDC). Stay Safe!!!
    The US is now averaging over 1 million tests per day. Based on the experience of other countries, for adequate test-and-trace to reduce infections, the percent positive needs to be well under 5% , so the US still needs to increase the number of tests per day significantly (or take actions to push down the number of new infections).
    There were 1,604,859 test results reported over the last 24 hours.
    There were 178,309 positive tests.
    Almost...
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