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COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations surging in Oregon – KGW.com

“We need people to make a lasting change in their individual behavior and that lasting change is going to need to be with us for months,” OHA Dir. Pat Allen sai…

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PORTLAND, Ore Almost 39,000 Oregonians have been diagnosed with COVID-19.     
On Friday, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported 418 new cases. Six more people have died, meaning the virus has now claimed 617 lives in the state.
OHA called the trends a “reversal of the encouraging landscape” from just six weeks ago. 
After the unusual year we’ve had you may feel tempted to celebrate Halloween the way you usually do. But, unfortunately, state health officials urge you to skip bigger social…

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986 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Massachusetts, 30 additional deaths – WCVB Boston

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has released the latest COVID-19 case numbers for the state.

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BOSTON —The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported an additional 986 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 143,927.
There were 17,966 new molecular tests conducted, with an approximately 5.49% daily positive rate.
State health officials also confirmed 30 new COVID-19-related deaths across Massachusetts, bringing the state’s confirmed coronavirus death toll to 9,589.
More than 5.4 million molecular tests for COVID-19 have now been administered in the…

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Can mouthwash protect against coronavirus? Experts discuss results of viral study – Fox News

Before you stockpile Listerine, take the findings of a recent study with a grain of salt — at least until the results are replicated in a human clinical trial,…

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Before you stockpile Listerine, take the findings of a recent study with a grain of salt — at least until the results are replicated in a human clinical trial, several experts told Fox News. 
A new study conducted by researchers with Penn State College of Medicine and recently published in the Journal of Medical Virology found that mouthwash and oral rinses can “inactivate” human coronaviruses, with the study authors hypothesizing that these common dental hygiene products could possibly help to…

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Coronavirus outbreak worsens at Yolo County nursing home – KCRA Sacramento

A coronavirus outbreak at a Yolo County nursing home has worsened as more than 70 cases have been confirmed and four people have died, according to county officials….

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WOODLAND, Calif. —A coronavirus outbreak at a Yolo County nursing home has worsened as more than 70 cases have been confirmed and four people have died, according to county officials.
As of Wednesday, 58 residents and 16 staff at Alderson Convalescent Hospital in Woodland had tested positive for the virus, according to data from Yolo County. More than 360 people have been tested.
Yolo County announced the outbreak at the Woodland facility Oct. 14. At the time, there were 18 confirmed cases. When…

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