Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 1.77 mln mark


"CDC's recommendations for isolating someone who has COVID-19 or quarantining someone who was in close contact with a person with COVID-19 would not preclude them from exercising their right to vote", the email read.

Sri Lankan health workers take a swab samples to test for COVID-19 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020.

Wyoming has the highest percentage of cumulative child cases with more than 25 percent of all the state's cases among its youngest residents. Although summer didn't bring widespread relief, the connection between the weather and COVID-19 continues to be a hot topic. Transmission was "frequent" from both children and adults. That amounted to a death rate of 1.5 per 1,000 cases among the symptomatic pregnant women, compared with 1.2 per 1,000 cases of symptomatic women who were not pregnant.

The study also highlighted racial and ethnic disparities.

In 2019, 24% of pregnant women were Hispanic and 51% were white.

The findings add to past research showing COVID-19 can increase the risk of pregnancy complications, though the overall risks are still low.

That work, she said, will help discern what puts pregnant women of color at such risk for COVID-19, be it household arrangements, jobs that make physical distancing hard, restricted access to healthcare, something else, or all of the above. And while Black women represented 14% of the pregnant women included in the analysis, nine of 34 deaths were Black women.

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Pregnant women with COVID-19 are more likely to be admitted into the intensive care unit, put on ventilators, need life support, and die than coronavirus patients who aren't pregnant, a CDC report found.

The health agency said pregnant women should be counseled about the importance of seeking prompt medical care if they develop symptoms of coronavirus, and that there should be a strong emphasis on coronavirus prevention for pregnant women at each medical appointment.

For the report, the team looked at almost 4,500 pregnant women diagnosed with the virus between March 29 and October 14.

They are also at a higher risk of suffering from physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, cerebral palsy and visual problems.

A total of 1,449,216 people infected with COVID-19 have recovered across the continent so far, the Africa CDC said.

To date, 6,268 people in Latvia have tested positive for Covid-19.

'However, the risks associated with infection early in pregnancy and long-term infant outcomes remain unclear'.

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None have been imposed yet, as the province reported 272 new cases of COVID-19 and another death the day before Halloween. The IDPH reported 402,401 people in IL have tested positive for COVID-19, while 9,711 people have died statewide.