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South Carolina announces latest COVID-19 update (October 18, 2020) – WYFF4 Greenville

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 157,394 and confirmed deaths to 3,439.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. —The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 722 new confirmed cases and 20 new probable cases of COVID-19, 12 additional confirmed deaths and 1 new probable death.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 157,394, probable cases to 6,596, confirmed deaths to 3,439, and 211 probable deaths.
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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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Reynolds says hospitals have enough resources to handle COVID-19 spike – KCCI Des Moines

Gov. Kim Reynolds on Thursday said hospitals are telling her they have enough resources to handle the influx of patients as the state reported a new record this…

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DES MOINES, Iowa —Gov. Kim Reynolds on Thursday said hospitals are telling her they have enough resources to handle the influx of coronavirus patients as the state reported a new record this week.
There are currently 530 Iowans hospitalized with the virus, down from a record of 535 reported the previous day.
Reynolds said statewide, about 10% of people in Iowa hospitals are there for coronavirus.
Our overall goal, obviously, is to bring that number down, make sure we have the resources, the beds,…

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