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Minnesota health officials hoping for COVID-19 wake-up call – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Officials said the latest figures suggest an actual increase in viral spread with an increase in socializing. And temps will soon drive more Minnesotans indoors…

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State health officials hope a sobering week of COVID-19 growth in Minnesota will shake people out of the “mitigation fatigue” that has some people ditching masks, gathering close for happy hour, and increasing their risk of viral transmission.
In the seven-day period ending Friday, the state Department of Health reported more than 8,500 new lab-confirmed infections and a tally of 91 COVID-19 deaths — a mortality figure the state hasn’t seen since the end of the pandemic’s first surge in June.

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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 in Oregon: 373 new cases reported, with 11 deaths – OregonLive

The Oregon Health Authority announced 373 new confirmed or presumptive cases of COVID-19 Thursday, as the daily case count remained elevated during Oregon’s second…

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The Oregon Health Authority announced 373 new confirmed or presumptive cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, as the daily case count remained elevated during Oregons second peak of the virus.
Weekly averages have exceeded 300 new cases a day since Oct. 7.
On Thursday, 11 more deaths from associated withCOVID-19 were announced, bringing the total from the virus to 646.
It was the fourth day since the beginning of the pandemic with 11 reported deaths. Only one day — July 28, when 13 deaths were announced…

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