D.C.’s Mayor Mourned Covid’s Unequal Toll. Her Sister Is the Latest Victim.

“People who could not speak for themselves, she was their microphone,” said Daniel W. Thomas, a chef in Washington. He would know. More than 30 years ago, when Mr. Thomas was about 1, social workers rescued him from a troubled home, he said. Ms. Bowser, who was working at Catholic Charities, saw him and immediately […]

Ecuador increases death toll in prison riots to 79

The number of inmates killed in riots at three separate prisons in Ecuador this week has increased to 79, authorities said on Wednesday, after they regained control of the facilities. Hundreds of police officers and military personnel were deployed after coordinated fights between rival gangs broke out in the prisons’ maximum-security wings on Monday night. […]

Death toll rises as severe winter storm sweeps US

Millions are without power as a winter storm grips the southern and central United States, with the death toll rising to 20 from record-breaking cold weather. More than 20 storm-related deaths have been registered by Tuesday, as storm warnings were issued in parts of Oklahoma, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas and the hardest-hit state of Texas. More […]

Guinea Ebola death toll rises to five as vaccine roll-out begins

Five people have now died from Ebola in Guinea as the government launched an urgent contact-tracing search after the disease’s latest reappearance. Guinea announced the outbreak on Saturday – the first in West Africa since a 2013-2016 epidemic that left more than 11,300 dead in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. According to an epidemiological report […]

New Allegations of Cover-Up by Cuomo Over Nursing Home Virus Toll

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and his top aides were facing new allegations on Friday that they covered up the scope of the death toll in the state’s nursing homes from the coronavirus, after admissions that they withheld data in an effort to forestall potential investigations into state misconduct. The latest revelations came […]

Treasury secretary warns of COVID’s lasting toll on Black America

Economic crises hit people of colour harder and longer, United States Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Friday. United States Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Friday that economic crises hit people of colour harder and longer, and the current crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic would have a lasting impact on Black Americans unless […]

Covid-19 Live Updates: Mexico’s Death Toll Grows to World’s Third Highest

Here’s what you need to know: A Covid-19 victim being cremated in Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Mexico.Credit…Pedro Pardo/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Mexico’s confirmed coronavirus death toll surpassed India’s on Thursday to become the world’s third-highest, after months in which President Andrés Manuel López Obrador downplayed the virus as his government scrambled to control it. As of […]

Mexico’s death toll becomes the world’s third highest, surpassing India’s.

Mexico’s confirmed coronavirus death toll surpassed India’s on Thursday to become the world’s third-highest, after months in which President Andrés Manuel López Obrador had downplayed the coronavirus as his government scrambled to control it. As of Friday morning, Mexico had recorded 155,145 coronavirus deaths during the pandemic, 1,135 more than India, according to a New […]

Limited Testing in Mississippi Prisons May Be Obscuring Virus’s Toll

“We believe that while testing may have made it appear we were being proactive, testing is not a substitute for taking actual, immediate and continued action to keep inmates safe,” he said. “We believe that the available data nearly a year into the pandemic shows that our decision was the right one. Mississippi’s Covid-related inmate […]

Biden: US COVID death toll ‘likely’ to top 500,000 next month

President Joe Biden has warned Americans that there are difficult days ahead regarding the coronavirus pandemic and predicted the US death toll will surpass half a million next month. “Things are going to continue to get worse before they get better,” Biden said at the White House on Thursday. “The death toll will likely top […]

UK COVID death toll reaches 94,580, hits daily vaccination record

LONDON: A mosque is among dozens of new vaccination hubs that have opened in the UK to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to the nation’s most vulnerable people. By partnering with the National Health Service (NHS) and local pharmacies, the Al-Abbas Islamic Centre in Birmingham has become the first mosque in the UK to provide its premises […]

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The virus death toll in the U.S. has passed 400,000.

More than 400,000 people in the United States who had the coronavirus have died, according to data compiled by The New York Times on Tuesday, as the anniversary of the country’s first known death in the pandemic approaches. The pace at which Americans have been dying accelerated through the fall and into the winter, exploding […]

Rescue efforts stepped up as toll from Indonesia quake rises

Rescue workers have stepped up efforts to find people buried beneath the rubble more than three days after an earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, as medical workers battled exhaustion and the risk of COVID-19 to treat the injured. At least 81 people have been confirmed dead and more than 250 seriously injured in […]

Indonesia quake toll hits 56 as rescuers race to find survivors

The death toll from a powerful earthquake on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island has jumped to 56, authorities said on Sunday, with thousands left homeless as rescuers raced to find anyone still alive under mountains of rubble. More than 820 people were injured and about 15,000 left their homes after the 6.2-magnitude quake struck in the early […]

UK coronavirus cases top 3 million as death toll passes 80,000

COVID-19 infections and related deaths pass grim milestones amid growing risk of British hospitals being overwhelmed. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases recorded in the United Kingdom has now surpassed three million, as the human cost of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to mount amid growing fears about the fast-spreading new variants of the virus. UK […]

US virus death toll hits 350,000; surge feared

Author:  By Associated Press article author:  AP ID:  1609688664583243200 Sun, 2021-01-03 15:24 BALTIMORE, M.D.: The COVID-19 death toll in the United States has surpassed 350,000 as experts anticipate another surge in coronavirus cases and deaths stemming from holiday gatherings over Christmas and New Year’s. Data compiled by Johns Hopkins University shows the US passed the […]

Turkey’s coronavirus death toll rises by 239 – ministry

LONDON: The UK has committed to donate an additional £47m ($64m) in humanitarian aid during 2021, following warnings that the coming year will see dramatic rises in food insecurity, malnutrition and starvation. The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) said on Wednesday that the additional money would be divided between 11 countries facing acute crises, […]

Chronic kidney disease taking a growing toll on Malaysia

article author:  Ushar Daniele Wed, 2020-12-30 23:15 KUALA LUMPUR: Kidney disease is on the rise in Malaysia, where at least 15 percent of the population are affected, with many unaware of their condition, officials and health experts have warned. A recent study by Malaysia’s Ministry of Health showed that the prevalence of chronic kidney disease […]

New Data Triples Russia’s Covid-19 Death Toll

MOSCOW — After months of questions over the true scale of the coronavirus pandemic in Russia and the efficacy of a Russian-developed vaccine, the state statistical agency in Moscow has announced new figures indicating that the death toll from Covid-19 is more than three times as high as officially reported. From the start of the […]

Russia admits COVID death toll third-worst in the world

Russia on Monday said its coronavirus death toll was more than three times higher than it had previously reported, making it the country with the third-largest number of fatalities in the world. For months President Vladimir Putin has boasted about Russia’s low death rate from the virus, saying earlier this month that it had done […]

Death toll in western Ethiopia ‘massacre’ reaches 207: Red Cross

PM Abiy Ahmed described Wednesday’s attack on a village in the western Benishangul-Gumuz region as a ‘massacre’. The death toll from a Wednesday attack in the western Benishangul-Gumuz region of Ethiopia has risen to 207 people, a volunteer from the country’s Red Cross said. “Yesterday we buried 207 people who are the victims and 15 […]