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Australia expands fourth COVID dose rollout amid fresh Omicron threat

Australia said on Thursday it would expand the rollout of the fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccines from next week as it battles a steady rise in hospital admissions fuelled by the highly transmissible new...

CECC predicts drop in COVID cases starting next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) official on Thursday (June 16) predicted an "obvious decrease" in COVID cases starting next week. During a press conf...

Taiwan's COVID curve could start decline by Friday: CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head on Sunday (June 5) said that the country's COVID curve could start a downward trend by Friday (June 10). Wh...

Taiwan's COVID curve 'really similar' to Singapore: CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head on Thursday (June 2) said that Taiwan's COVID epidemic curve is "really similar" to that of Singapore and tha...

Taiwan reports 80,835 local COVID cases, record 127 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan announced 80,835 local COVID-19 infections Saturday (May 28) and a record number of 127 deaths, with 46 imported cases, according to the Central Epidemic Command Ce...

Taiwan's COVID cases could peak in early June: CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) predicts that COVID cases will peak in early June and drop off significantly by July, but new surges are possible in the near te...

CECC predicts Taiwan's COVID cases will peak next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (May 18) predicted that Taiwan's COVID cases will likely peak next week. After reporting around 60,000 COVID...

Taiwan warns of NT$3 million fine for reporting wrong COVID case numbers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the number of daily local COVID-19 infections rises to record levels, reporting false numbers can be punished by fines of up to NT$3 million (US$101,600), the Central E...

For New Orleans, a 6th Final Four is bounce-back moment

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A seat at the 182-year-old French Quarter restaurant that invented Oysters Rockefeller and mastered Baked Alaska is virtually impossible to get this week as the first NCAA men's Fin...

Governors in 4 states plan for end to school mask mandates

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The governors of four states announced plans Monday to lift statewide mask requirements in schools by the end of February or March, citing the rapid easing of COVID-19′s omicron s...

Australia's COVID numbers surge amid Djokovic fallout

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia saw another day of rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations on Thursday amid fears that changes to testing requirements could mask the full scale of the outbreak. ...

Hits 'keep coming': Hospitals struggle as COVID beds fill

DETROIT (AP) — Hospitals across the country are struggling to cope with burnout among doctors, nurses and other workers, already buffeted by a crush of patients from the ongoing surge of the COVID-19 ...

These EU countries have managed to keep COVID numbers down

For the first time during the coronavirus pandemic, Germany's nationwide seven-day incidence rate has crossed the 200 threshold. On Monday, it stood at 201.1. The rate, which indicates the number ...

Idaho's COVID numbers drop slightly, crisis standards remain

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The rate of COVID-19 hospitalizations and newly confirmed coronavirus cases has been dropping in Idaho, but the numbers are still high enough to leave hospitals overtaxed, Idaho Di...

Boo! Thousands crowd New Orleans streets for 1st parade

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The high school bands played, the costumed marching groups danced and float riders threw Moon Pies and beads to the thousands of people who turned out Saturday for New Orleans' firs...