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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner warns hospital system close to "overwhelmed" amid COVID spike

Houston mayor warns hospital system close to "overwhelmed". Washington — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner warned Sunday that his city's hospital system is close to becoming "overwhelmed" with patients amid a spike in confirmed coronavirus cases. "If we don't get our hands around this virus quickly, in about two weeks our hospital system could be in serious, serious trouble," Turner said on "Face the Nation.". Texas is one of 40 states that is ... Full story

UK COVID-19 confirmed death toll rises by 22 to 44,220

People are seen eating and drinking in the northern quarter of Manchester after pubs, bars and restaurants reopened following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, Manchester, Britain, July 5, 2020. REUTERS/Molly Darlington. LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s death toll from confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen by 22 to 44,220, the department of health said on Sunday. The number of deaths registered at the weekend is often lower than during the ... Full story

Contact tracing: States make it hard to know if efforts are successful

Welcome to the sprint known as contact tracing, the process of reaching potentially exposed people as fast as possible and persuading them to quarantine. The race is key to controlling the pandemic ahead of a vaccine, experts say. But most places across the United States aren’t making public how fast or well they’re running it, leaving Americans in the dark about how their governments are mitigating the risk. An exception is the District of ... Full story

El Salvador delays next steps in reopening economy as COVID-19 cases rise

FILE PHOTO: A municipality healthcare worker checks the temperature of a resident during a house-to-house medical campaign while conducting contact tracing amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Soyapango, El Salvador, July 3, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas/File Photo. SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador’s presidential office on Sunday postponed the second phase of the economy’s reopening by two weeks, citing a still-rising number of ... Full story

UK applauds NHS on 72nd anniversary

Media player Video. People around the UK are clapping for the NHS, as it celebrates its 72nd anniversary. 2020 has been arguably the most challenging year in its history, with staff treating more than 100,000 patents for Covid-19 in hospitals since the virus arrived in the UK. This live broadcast has ended. MOST WATCHED. Why you can trust BBC News Full story

Bali holds mass prayers for reopening from coronavirus lockdown

People attend mass prayers, expressing gratitude for the handling of the new coronavirus and seeking blessings for the start of a "new normal", at Besakih temple in Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia, July 5, 2020 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Nyoman Hendra Wibowo/ via REUTERS. KARANGASEM, Indonesia (Reuters) - Bali conducted mass prayers on Sunday as the Indonesian resort island prepares to reopen to tourists shut out due to the ... Full story

Gottlieb says U.S. "right back where we were" at earlier peak of coronavirus outbreak

Gottlieb says U.S. "right back where we were" at earlier peak. Washington — Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, warned Sunday that the United States is "right back where we were" when the country experienced its first peak in coronavirus infections earlier this year. "We're right back where we were at the peak of the epidemic during the New York outbreak," Gottlieb said on "Face the Nation." "The ... Full story

French economy probably bouncing back faster than expected: central bank

FILE PHOTO: Francois Villeroy de Galhau, governor of the Bank of France, attends the Group of 20 (G-20) high-level seminar on financial innovation "Our Future in the Digital Age" on the sidelines of the G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Fukuoka, Japan, on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Kiyoshi Ota/Pool via REUTERS. PARIS (Reuters) - The French economy is pulling out of the slump induced by the coronavirus outbreak at least ... Full story

Spain imposes second local coronavirus lockdown in two days

FILE PHOTO: A Police officer checks the documents of people travelling on vehicles at the entrance of Lleida after Catalonia's government imposed new restrictions to control a new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Lleida, Spain, July 4, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce/File Photo. MADRID (Reuters) - The northwestern Spanish region of Galicia imposed restrictions on about 70,000 people on Sunday following a COVID-19 outbreak, a day after ... Full story

Coronavirus surges on Colombia's Caribbean coast, doctors warn deaths underreported

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Coronavirus cases and deaths are surging along Colombia’s Caribbean coast as the region becomes the epicenter of the pandemic in the Andean country, with doctors warning many deaths are going undetected. FILE PHOTO: Doctors and nurses treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the El Tunal hospital, in Bogota, Colombia June 12, 2020. Picture taken June 12, 2020. ... Full story

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