CRISPR Therapeutics to Present at the Wells Fargo 2020 Virtual Healthcare Conference – Yahoo Finance UK

Posted: September 3, 2020 at 8:58 pm

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(Bloomberg) -- As Covid-19 cases surge on U.S. campuses, a New York state university sent students home for the semester and Indiana University warned of uncontrolled spread at fraternities and sororities.Australias hotspot Victoria state recorded 81 new virus cases overnight, after warning against easing lockdown measures too quickly.Brazil passed 4 million cases. Globally, the Latin American nation now lags only the U.S. in both cases and deaths from the disease.Key Developments:Global Tracker: Cases surpass 26 million; deaths exceed 866,000Mexico sees more than 500 new deaths from coronavirusChina reports 25 new cases, says all are importedDozens of new infections in Australias Victoria stateBrazil passes 4 million cases; now trails only U.S.Frontrunning Covid vaccines will soon have their moment of truthVaccine tracker: Where are we in the race for protection?Subscribe to a daily update on the virus from Bloombergs Prognosis team here. Click CVID on the terminal for global data on coronavirus cases and deaths.Mexico Reports Hundreds More Deaths (8:12 a.m.)The hard-hit country reported 5,937 more virus cases -- bringing its total to 616,894 -- according to data released by the Health Ministry Thursday night. There were 513 new deaths.Outbreak Continues in North and South Dakota (7:10 a.m. HK)The surge of cases in North and South Dakota showed no sign of easing, as each state reported a daily increase of cases with numbers significantly higher than two months ago.North Dakota reported 360 cases, up from 267 the day before and the second highest on record. South Dakota reported 334 cases, up from 254 the day before and more than triple the worst day in July.South Dakota reported Thursday that 118 people in the state were infected because of the Sturgis motorcycle rally Aug. 7-16, the Rapid City Journal reported. They are among several hundred cases reported in about a dozen other states. On Wednesday, Minnesota reported the first virus death from a person who attended the rally.Brazil Passes Four Million Cases (6:10 a.m. HK)Brazil reached the mark of 4 million confirmed coronavirus cases, doubling the infection count in two months as large parts of the Latin American nation emerge from isolation.The country reported 43,773 new cases on Thursday, pushing the toll to 4,041,638. Deaths rose by 834 to 124,614, according to data from the Health Ministry.Indiana University Raises Warning on Frats (5:20 p.m. NY)Indiana University urged students at fraternities and sororities to re-evaluate living there after outbreaks in Greek housing showed positive-test rates as high as 87%.IUs team of public health experts is extremely concerned that Greek houses are seeing uncontrolled spread of Covid-19, the university said in a statement. This poses a significant risk to the nearly 2,600 students currently living in Greek or other communal housing organizations, as well as to the other 42,000 IU Bloomington students.Fraternities and sororities are privately owned and the university does not have the authority to close them, the statement said.Texas Double Counted Inmate Cases as Hurricane Loomed (5:14 p.m. NY)Texas double counted almost 300 prisoners with the virus after they were transferred to another county as Hurricane Laura approached last week.When the 281 inmates were shuttled 140 miles (225 kilometers) inland from coastal Jefferson County to Walker County, they were entered into the Texas database as new Walker County diagnoses, the state health department said in a footnote on its website on Thursday. They have since been deleted from Walker Countys tally.Statewide, Texas added 3,899 new cases on Thursday, bringing the cumulative total to 625,347, health department data showed. Hospitalizations continued their downward trend, dipping to 4,075, the lowest since June 22.Low Chance of Vaccine by November: U.S. Official (4:33 p.m. NY)Authorization of a Covid-19 vaccine by Nov. 1 when U.S. health officials have told states to be prepared to distribute shots is extremely unlikely but not impossible, Moncef Slaoui, chief scientific adviser to Operation Warp Speed told NPRs All Things Considered on Thursday.There is a very, very low chance that the trials that are running as we speak could read before the end of October, Slaoui said, referring to when data on a vaccines safety and effectiveness could be available.He also said there will likely be about 15 million to 20 million vaccine doses available by the end of the year and enough to immunize the U.S. population by the middle of 2021.U.S. Cases Rise 0.7% (4 p.m. NY)Coronavirus cases in the U.S. increased 0.7% as compared with the same time Wednesday to 6.13 million, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University and Bloomberg News. The increase matched the average daily gain over the past week. Deaths rose by 0.8% to 186,293.Florida reported 637,013 cases, up 0.6% from a day earlier, in line with the average increase in the previous seven days. Deaths reached 11,650, an increase of 149, or 1.3%.Arizona reported 1,091 new cases, the biggest one-day tally since Aug. 13. The 0.5% spike, bringing the states total cases to 203,953. Deaths rose by 65 for a total of 5,130.Hawaii experienced a 3.9% increase in the number of cases from the same time yesterday, bringing the total to 8,991, according to the Johns Hopkins and Bloomberg News data.SUNY Oneonta Sends Students Home (2:30 p.m. NY)The State University of New York at Oneonta plans to send on-campus students home and cease all in-person classes for the rest of the fall semester after a Covid-19 outbreak. The college in upstate New York had 389 confirmed cases since the start of the semester Aug. 24.The college had begun a two-week pause period on Aug. 30 in order to focus on testing while limiting the spread of COVID-19.California Cases Up; Hospitalizations Drop (2:30 p.m. NY)California reported 5,125 new cases, a 0.7% increase and roughly in line with its 14-day average. The state recorded 164 new deaths, exceeding the two-week average of 117, for a total of 13,327 virus fatalities.Still, there were more signs of improvement in the states outbreak, with hospitalizations dropping 4.5% to 3,604 patients, the lowest in almost 11 weeks.French Cases Continue to Surge (1:30 p.m. NY)France registered 7,157 new cases over 24 hours, the third time in a week that its reported more than 7,000 new cases. The seven-day rolling average has been climbing for more than two weeks, rising to the highest since the start of the outbreak.The virus is spreading exponentially in France, and increased testing doesnt explain the surge in infections, the Health Ministry said. While testing has more than doubled since early July, new cases have increased by a factor of 12. Its spreading in particular among young adults, who arent sticking to preventive measures as well as the elderly have.Pentagon Picks AstraZeneca Trial Sites (12:50 p.m. NY)The U.S. Department of Defense said that five sites have been selected for Phase 3 trials of a vaccine candidate under from AstraZeneca as part of Operation Warp Speed.Now that vaccines have passed the first phases of testing for safety, dosing and response, we are ready to move into the next phase where volunteers are needed to join large clinical studies, Assistant Secretrary of Defense for Health Affairs Tom McCaffery said in a statement. The sites include Naval Medical Center San Diego; Joint Base San Antonio Brooke Army Medical Center; Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center; Walter Reed Medical Center; and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.2020 Bloomberg L.P.

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