Over 40 New Monkeypox Cases Have Been Detected in Europe, Health Officials Report

Over 40 New Monkeypox Cases Have Been Detected in Europe, Health Officials Report

Spain and Portugal have detected over 40 suspected cases of monkeypox, a viral infection rarely seen in Europe, with both outbreaks concentrated in the Madrid and Lisbon areas, officials said Wednesday. The announcement came just days after the British health authorities said they had detected seven cases so far this month, with the World Health … Read more

Victorian schools hit with staff shortages amid COVID-19 and flu outbreaks

Victoria’s Education Minister has ruled out a widespread return to remote learning as schools deal with unprecedented staff shortages related to COVID-19 and flu outbreaks. Key points: One government and one private school have had to return to remote learning because of staff shortages Some schools have experienced a doubling in absenteeism among students because … Read more

Severe Hepatitis Spike in Children ‘Linked’ to Dogs, But Here Are The Facts

The recent spike in cases of sudden, severe hepatitis in children around the world has been widely reported. Recently, several news outlets have highlighted a possible link between cases and contacts with pet dogs. However, the data suggesting this link is extremely weak – in fact, probably a lot weaker than most of the alternative … Read more

Growing proportion of COVID-19 deaths are ‘breakthrough cases’

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South Australia records 4,696 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths

South Australia has reported another seven deaths of people with COVID-19, as well as 4,696 new infections. Key points: There are 23,183 known active cases in South Australia The number of people in hospital has dropped to 210 Three women and four men who tested positive for the virus have died, SA Health said SA … Read more

South Australia records surge in COVID cases and hospitalizations, as authorities warn of flu risk

South Australia has recorded a surge in new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, while eight people who tested positive have died. Key points: SA has recorded 4,299 new COVID-19 cases, while eight people who tested positive to the virus have died There are 232 people in hospital, including seven in intensive care Health authorities have urged … Read more

South Australia records 3,591 COVID-19 cases as death toll jumps by a dozen

South Australia’s COVID-19 death toll has jumped by 12, after SA Health retrospectively included previously unrecorded deaths that occurred over the past three weeks. Key points: The 12 deaths take the toll since the start of the pandemic to 366 There are 22,821 current active cases The 221 hospitalized cases include 11 people in intensive … Read more

COVID variants detected in SA for first time as health authorities also prepare for flu

South Australia’s public health chief has issued a warning to parents about reduced flu immunity ahead of winter, as new COVID variants are detected in the state. Key points: SA has recorded its first detections of the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron variants Authorities said there was no current indication they were more transmissible But they … Read more

South Australia records two COVID-linked deaths and 3,070 cases, but hospital number falls

Two men who tested positive for COVID-19 have died in South Australia, where the number of patients in hospital with the virus has fallen. Key points: The two men who died were aged in their 40s and 50s The number of known active cases is 24,792 There are 16 COVID patients in intensive care and … Read more

Three people with COVID-19 die in South Australia as state tops 400,000 cases since start of pandemic

Three people with COVID-19 have died in South Australia and another 3,924 new cases have been recorded. Key points: Almost a quarter of South Australia’s population has now had COVID-19 The number of hospitalizations has fallen Close contacts do not have to isolate from tomorrow Those who died were a woman in her 80s, a … Read more