France has detected the country’s first confirmed case of the new coronavirus variant initially identified in the United Kingdom, health officials said Friday.
South Korea detected 1,132 cases of Covid-19 on Friday, the country’s Disease Control and Prevention Agency reported Saturday.
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has received his first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, state-run SPA news reported Friday.
Duke University’s women’s basketball team will not play the remainder of the 2020-2021 season, citing health and safety concerns stemming from Covid-19, the school announced Friday.
Los Angeles County public health officials reported 148 new Covid-19 deaths on Thursday, the second day in a row that the county reported its highest number of new deaths.
According to the Department of Public Health’s Thursday news release, there are about 6,500 people hospitalized with Covid-19 in the county, 20% of whom are in intensive care units — a pandemic high.
A Boston health care worker with a history of allergies developed an allergic reaction after receiving a Moderna Covid-19 vaccine on Christmas Eve. This is the first known case of allergic reaction from a Moderna coronavirus vaccine, though there have been at least six reported cases of allergic reaction in the US associated with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.