April 19, 2021

Lonnie Listonsmith

Experienced Health Expert


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RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Here are the latest updates about COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in North Carolina.

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Ontario’s premier has retracted restrictions that banned playgrounds and allowed police to require anyone not at home to explain why they’re out and provide their address after a backlash from police forces, health officials and the public, The Associated Press reported. The pandemic restrictions imposed by Canada’s most populous province immediately ran into opposition on Saturday as police departments insisted they wouldn’t use new powers to randomly stop pedestrians or motorists and health experts complained the

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Florida reported 5,244 coronavirus cases and 85 deaths Saturday, bringing the total number of reported statewide deaths to 32,829.

The state has seen 1,973,109 cases of COVID-19 through the year-long pandemic.

On average, the Florida Department of Health has reported about 4,487 infections and 90 deaths per day this week. It can take officials up to two weeks to confirm and report a coronavirus-related death, meaning the number of deaths added does not necessarily reflect the number of people who died the previous day.

The health department processed more than 94,922 tests on Friday, with a daily positivity rate of

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CHICAGO (WLS) — Illinois Department of Public Health officials reported 1,675 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 23 deaths on Saturday

IDPH reported a total of 1,207,847 COVID-19 cases, including 20,924 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

As of Friday night, 1,082 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 235 patients were in the ICU and 195 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

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Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 77,505 specimens for a

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTRF) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday that 70 healthcare facilities across the state have not reported some COVID-19 deaths.

“This is totally unacceptable in every way,” the governor said. “How in the world could we have 168 great West Virginians that we just passed by. It’s awful. It’s just plain awful.”

State Health Officer Dr. Ayne Amjad, M.D., said the facilities span across 30 counties.

“How can we

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More than one million Hoosiers have received their first dose of the vaccine and nearly 17,000 are being vaccinated this weekend at IMS.

INDIANAPOLIS — Sunday’s latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic, including the latest news on COVID-19 vaccinations and testing in Indiana. Registrations for the vaccine are now open for select groups through Indiana State Department of Health. This story will be updated over the course of the day with more news on the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ISDH update

The state is reporting 748 new COVID-19 cases. That brings

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The Louisiana Department of Health reported 1,143 more confirmed coronavirus cases and 19 more confirmed deaths in its noon update Monday.

“On 2/8/21 LDH is reporting two-day totals for cases and tests,” the Louisiana Department of Health wrote on its dashboard. “The previously reported server issue has been corrected.”

The number of hospitalizations decreased by 22, and the number of patients in need of ventilators increased by six.

There are also 54,994 total “probable” coronavirus cases in Louisiana, according to the agency’s dashboard.

Andre Monceret remembers the horror he felt as he helplessly watched a camera feed that showed his

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