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South Carolina announces latest COVID-19 update (October 18, 2020) – WYFF4 Greenville

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 157,394 and confirmed deaths to 3,439.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. —The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 722 new confirmed cases and 20 new probable cases of COVID-19, 12 additional confirmed deaths and 1 new probable death.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 157,394, probable cases to 6,596, confirmed deaths to 3,439, and 211 probable deaths.
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Volunteers to Be Infected With Coronavirus in Vaccine-Effectiveness Trials in U.K. – The Wall Street Journal

Controversial ‘human challenge’ trial would require injecting healthy humans with virus to gauge effectiveness of vaccines

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LONDONU.K. researchers plan to start infecting healthy volunteers with tightly controlled doses of the coronavirus in early 2021 in what they called a first-of-its-kind effort to more rapidly gauge the effectiveness of multiple vaccines against Covid-19.The plans for so-called human-challenge trials target 18- to 30-year-olds who have been free of Covid-19 symptoms and show no other risk factors such as heart disease or diabetes, said the researchers, led by infectious-disease experts at Imperia…

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Texan Plane Passenger In Her 30s Reportedly Died Of Coronavirus While On Tarmac – HuffPost

Local officials were only recently informed of her cause of death, with a Dallas County judge noting, “There is no age restriction in COVID.”

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A woman in her 30s from Garland, Texas, died of COVID-19 in a plane that was about to fly from Arizona to Texas on July 25, local health officials said over the weekend.
The woman died while the plane was still on the tarmac after reportedly experiencing severe breathing difficulties, according to local news station KXAS-TV and a report by Buzzfeed News. She was administered oxygen before she died and had underlying high-risk health conditions, per a press release from Dallas County Health and …

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Coronavirus outbreak linked to Maine church that held a fellowship rally – NBC News

Maine health officials are investigating a coronavirus outbreak at a church that held a fellowship rally earlier this month.

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Maine health officials are investigating a coronavirus outbreak at a church that held a fellowship rally earlier this month.
The state’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday that 17 cases of the coronavirus were linked to Brooks Pentecostal Church in Waldo County.
By Monday that number had climbed to 32, according to the Portland Press Herald.
Brooks Pentecostal Church in Brooks, Maine.Google Maps
The Maine CDC said in a press release on Saturday that the church in Brooks,…

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