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Illinois Health Director Cries While Giving Update On COVID Deaths

Illinois and most other states are seeing record spikes of coronavirus cases

The Illinois Director of the Department of Public Health, Dr. Ngozi Ezike, broke down during Friday afternoon’s press briefing while talking about the growing number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the state.

Ezike was talking about the number of new deaths and cases that took place the day prior and had to hold back tears to continue to update viewers on the state’s outlook. “Since yesterday we have lost an additional 31 lives, for a total of 9,418 deaths,” she said. “These are people who started with us in 2020 and who won’t be with us at the Thanksgiving table. Today, we are reporting 3,874 new cases, for a total of 364,033 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic.”

 

“Excuse me, please,” Ezike then said, pausing several times. Someone brought her a box of tissues and

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Number of cases

There are 138,691 total confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Maryland as of Oct. 23. See below for a breakdown by county, according to the state health department, and go here to see charts and maps of the makeup of confirmed cases in the state.

Allegany: 614

Anne Arundel: 11,568

Baltimore City: 17,181

Baltimore County: 19,980

Calvert: 1,153

Caroline: 726

Carroll: 2,175

Cecil: 1,307

Charles: 3,078

Dorchester: 742

Frederick: 4,610

Garrett: 117

Harford: 3,492

Howard: 5,716

Kent: 338

Montgomery: 24,877

Prince George’s: 31,999

Queen Anne’s: 758

St. Mary’s: 1,429

Somerset: 404

Talbot: 636

Washington: 2,182

Wicomico: 2,418

Worcester: 1,191

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Illinois Health Official Breaks Down Crying While Giving Update on State’s Rising COVID-19 Deaths

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The Illinois Director of the Department of Public Health broke down in tears during Friday afternoon’s press briefing on the coronavirus in the state.

While updating the public on the state’s rising numbers of COVID-19 deaths, Dr. Ngozi Ezike took a moment to herself, turning away from the podium as she was unable to hold back her tears.

“Since yesterday we have lost an additional 31 lives, for a total of 9,418 deaths. These are people who started with us in 2020 and who won’t be with us at the Thanksgiving table,” she said. “Today, we are reporting 3,874 new cases, for a total of 364,033 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic.”

“Excuse me, please,” Ezike said as she paused to compose herself before someone brought over a box of tissues. “I’m sorry.”

Gov. JB Pritzker/Twitter Dr. Ezike

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Key coronavirus model predicts nearly 80 percent rise in deaths by February

A key model foresees approximately 171,000 more coronavirus related deaths by February 2021, a number that would represent a spike of 78 percent.

The model from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington School of Medicine suggests there will be roughly 389,087 deaths by Feb. 1.

If all Americans use face masks, the model’s best-case scenario projects 314,000 deaths by that date. The model, however, foresees more than 477,000 deaths if mask mandates are eased.

“We expect deaths to stop declining and begin increasing in the next one to two weeks,” researchers said, according to CNN. “The winter surge appears to have begun somewhat later than the surge in Europe. Daily deaths will reach over 2,000 a day in January even with many states reimposing mandates before the end of the year.”

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Warning of extra cancer deaths after more than 25m GP appointments lost during pandemic

The Care Quality Commission said access to family doctors remains worse than it was before lockdown - Anthony Devlin/PA
The Care Quality Commission said access to family doctors remains worse than it was before lockdown – Anthony Devlin/PA

More than 25 million GP appointments have been lost to the coronavirus pandemic, with the NHS watchdog warning that the crisis could fuel cancer deaths. 

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said access to family doctors remains worse than it was before lockdown, raising concerns that people with worrying health problems were struggling to see a physician. 

Cancer Research UK said that, since March, more than 350,000 people who would normally have been urgently referred to hospital with suspected cancer have not been.

It said too many patients had been left struggling to get an appointment or had been scared off seeing their GP for fear of being a burden on the health service or catching Covid-19.

It follows studies suggesting that delays in diagnosis this year could mean an extra 35,000

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Department of Health: 1,276 new positive cases of COVID-19 in PA; 27 new deaths

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported as of 12 a.m. October 14th that there were 1,276 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 175,922.

The department also reported 27 new deaths, bringing the statewide total to 8,411 deaths.

The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between October 7 and October 13 is 239,891 with 9,403 positive cases. There were 29,347 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., October 13.

Yesterday, Oct. 13th, the department reported 1,342 new positive cases of COVID-19 and 16 new deaths.

Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Pennsylvanians are urged to download the COVID Alert PA app.

There are 1,395 cases who have a positive viral antigen

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Why did deaths from dementia surge this summer?

Deaths from dementia during the summer of 2020 were nearly 20% higher than the number of dementia-related deaths during that time in previous years, and experts don’t yet know why. An estimated 61,000 people have died from dementia, which is 11,000 more than usual within that period.

“There’s something wrong, there’s something going on and it needs to be sorted out,” Robert Anderson, chief of mortality statistics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a recent interview with Politico. “This is highly unusual.”

As a geriatrician, I find this statistic sad but not shocking. I care for dementia patients in my clinical practice. I see firsthand how the isolation caused by the pandemic has changed their lives, whether they’re home alone, living with a caregiver, or in a long-term care facility.

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Montgomery County’s COVID-related deaths now 143

Montgomery County logged its 143rd COVID-19-related death Monday.

The death is a Spring woman in her 60s who died at the hospital. The woman had other health conditions in addition to testing positive for COVID-19.

The county’s total number of cases is now 12,365. Of those total cases, 1,914 are active, an increase of 177, according to the Montgomery County Public Health District.

Total hospitalizations, both county and noncounty residents, increased by 15 to 71 with 14 of those patients in ICU.

The reason for the difference in the new cases and active cases is the Montgomery County Public Health District is continuing to process cases that were reported to the Department of State Health Services directly by health care providers and entered into the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System.

Online registration is still available for COVID-19 testing in Montgomery County.


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Department of Health: 1,380 new positive cases of COVID-19; 9 new deaths

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported as of 12 a.m. October 9th that there were 1,380 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 169,308.

Philadelphia is reporting an increase of 135 cases.

The department also reported 9 new deaths, bringing the statewide total to 8,308 deaths.

The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between October 2 and October 8 is 211,544 with 7,805 positive cases. There were 34,228 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., October 8.

Yesterday, the department reported 1,376 new positive cases of COVID-19 and 27 new deaths.

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Department of Health: 1,376 new positive cases of COVID-19 in PA; 27 new deaths

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported as of 12 a.m. October 8th that there were 1,376 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 167,928.

Allegheny is reporting an increase of 128 cases and Philadelphia is reporting an increase of 122 cases.

The department also reported 27 new deaths, bringing the statewide total to 8,299 total deaths.

The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between October 1st and October 7th is 210,227 with 7,585 positive cases. There were 32,653 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., October 7th.

Yesterday, Oct. 7th, the department reported 1,309 new positive cases of COVID-19 and 28 new deaths.

Pennsylvanians are urged to download the COVID Alert PA app.

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