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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Today’s coronavirus news: Longer COVID risk appears higher after catching Delta Edition vs Omicron, say researchers

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5:44 PM: Quebec is reporting a 68-person drop in the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19.

There are now 1,926 people in hospital compared to 1,994 on Saturday, according to data published today on the province’s Open Data website.

There are 66 people in intensive care, which is an increase of two.

The numbers show that there were two additional virus-linked deaths in the province in the past 24 hours.

After crossing the 15,000 mark on April 30, Quebec has now recorded 15,139 deaths due to COVID-19.

The data also shows that 822 new cases have been detected with the PCR test, which is reserved for certain high-risk groups.

4:26 PM: New York Gov. Kathy Hochul tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, saying she would isolate and work remotely this week.

“Thankfully, I have been vaccinated and boosted, and am asymptomatic,” Hochul, 63, wrote on Twitter. “A reminder to all New Yorkers: get vaccinated and promoted, get tested, and stay home if you don’t feel well.”

A day earlier, the Democratic governor tweeted a photo from the Olana State Historic Site outside Hudson, New York, that he visited to thank the park’s volunteers.

Hochul’s positive test comes amid rising cases in New York. For weeks, much of New York has been in the high-alert orange zone, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designation that reflects severe community spread.

New York City passed the city’s threshold for “moderate risk” last week, reflecting the wide spread of the subvariant known as Ba.2, which has swept into the state’s northern reaches.

Hochul is also among several US governors to have tested positive in recent months. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and Maine Gov. Janet Mills tested positive in April. New York City Mayor Eric Adams tested positive for COVID-19 on April 10, his 100th day in office.

12:00 PM: Ontario is reporting 10 more deaths linked to COVID-19 today and a further drop in the number of people hospitalized with the virus.

The health ministry says one in 10 deaths is from an earlier date and is part of a data cleanup.

The province says there are 1,167 people hospitalized with the virus, down 396 from 1,563 on Saturday, although not all facilities report data over the weekend.

The number of people in intensive care rose slightly to 207 from 204 the previous day.

Health officials are also reporting 1,938 new infections detected by PCR tests, which are limited to certain groups.

The scientific director of Ontario’s panel of COVID-19 advisors has said multiplying the number of daily cases by 20 will give a more accurate picture.

at 9 am: As the COVID-19 pandemic raged through Los Angeles in 2020 and 2021, infecting thousands of Los Angeles police officers, LAPD officers mandated that officers wear protective masks at work and when interacting with the public.

He also promised to hold those who were not accountable.

However, new data shows that despite hundreds of complaints publicly and within the Department of the Interior, some officials were formally punished for disobeying the directive.

According to the LAPD’s Bureau of Business Standards’ annual report, in 2020 and 2021, only two masked complaints — per year — out of the 268 that were filed had formal punishments for the officers involved, including internal matters.

The reports did not name the disciplined officers, did not describe the underlying circumstances of the complaints or describe how many officers were involved, or “persistent” in the two complaints.

7 in the morning: Your throat feels sore and you are sneezing; Is this the start of seasonal allergies or something more worrisome?

Friends have invited you to dinner at home; You yearn to go, but worry about keeping everyone safe.

Your bustling child no longer has a fever and is bored with the TV; Can you send her back to school now that she is symptom-free?

The pandemic has added layers of uncertainty to what were once easy, everyday decisions. And though people no longer stand in hours-long lines to get a free box, experts say rapid antigen testing is a valuable tool that can help bring some clarity to common COVID-19 questions.

Since January, the province has distributed 128.4 million rapid tests, according to the health ministry, which has confirmed that free kits will be available at pharmacies and grocery stores until at least July 31.

While the province’s COVID wastewater signal is declining, Ontario is still seeing an estimated 60,000 to 85,000 new cases a day. With so much COVID spreading, Star checked in with three experts to see how they use rapid tests in the Omicron era.

Read Megan Ogilvy’s full story here.

5 a.m.: According to a UK analysis, the risk of lingering symptoms after COVID-19 appears to be influenced by the strain of the coronavirus that causes the infection, where an estimated 1.8 million people developed chronic COVID-19 in early April. reported to experience.

Infections caused by Omicron BA.1 variant were 50% less likely to report fatigue, shortness of breath, difficulty concentrating and other persistent symptoms, the Office for National Statistics said in a report Friday. , The difference was found only in adults who had been double vaccinated when they became infected. The difference was not statistically significant among those who had been vaccinated three times.

Among triple vaccinated adults, the likelihood of reporting prolonged COVID-19 was higher after infection with the Omicron BA.2 variant than the BA.1 variant, the analysis found.

According to the Bureau of Statistics, more than two-thirds of the 1.2 million people who self-reported chronic COVID-19 said their symptoms adversely affected their day-to-day activities, and nearly a fifth said that their symptoms have limited them greatly.

Most prolonged COVID symptoms do not seem life-threatening, but things like shortness of breath or fatigue can be disabling. The US Government Accountability Office said in a March report that prolonged COVID could hit the broader economy through a reduction in labor participation and an increased need for the use of Social Security disability insurance or other publicly subsidized insurance.

at 2 o’clock: China’s lockdown to contain COVID-19 has halted activities in the world’s largest port and major cities in Shanghai, affecting supply chains of businesses ranging from Tesla Inc to Apple Inc.

Trading data on Monday will provide clues to the extent of the loss. Chinese export growth likely slowed to its weakest pace since June 2020, while imports probably contracted for a second month, a sign of weak consumer spending as millions of residents in Shanghai and elsewhere were confined to their homes.

As a producer for the world, disruptions in China are weighing on the global economy and adding yet another risk to the inflation picture. In Shanghai, where most of the population has been under some form of lockdown for more than five weeks, the government is trying to get production back on track. Yet many foreign businesses say they are still unable to resume operations.

The early indicators for trading are not promising. South Korean exports, a barometer of worldwide demand, grew double digits in April, yet shipments to China declined, suggesting China’s slowdown is a product of its own COVID restrictions.

Elsewhere, the US could see another elevated inflation figure, UK GDP data for the first quarter already indicating a halt to growth, and the prospect of Mexico’s central bank raising interest rates again. Is.

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