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TSA reports highest daily travel numbers in year despite COVID-19 variant worries

TSA reports highest daily travel numbers in year despite COVID-19 variant worries

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March 14 (UPI) -- The Transportation Security Administration screened the most passengers in a single day since last year at the end of last week as spring break travel continues despite warnings from health officials. On Friday the TSA screened 1,357,111 travelers, the most since March 15, 2020, less than a week after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Advertisement The TSA reported its lowest travel volume of just 87,500 passengers on April 14, 2020, and air travel in 2020 fell 60% overall from the previous year to 324 million. The record in air travel came just a day before the United States administered 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, fulfilling President Joe Biden's pledge to reach the milestone before the end of his first 100 days in office. However, th...
Covid-19: UK records more than 1,000 daily virus deaths

Covid-19: UK records more than 1,000 daily virus deaths

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Asia Today: Japan, S.Korea set new daily records, mull steps

Asia Today: Japan, S.Korea set new daily records, mull steps

Health
Japan’s daily coronavirus cases have exceeded 3,000 for the first time while the government delays stricter measures for fear of hurting the economy ahead of the holiday seasonByThe Associated PressDecember 13, 2020, 9:59 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleTOKYO -- Japan’s daily coronavirus cases have exceeded 3,000 for the first time while the government delays stricter measures for fear of hurting the economy ahead of the holiday season.The 3,030 new cases, including 621 in Tokyo, took Japan's national tally to 177,287 with 2,562 deaths, the Health Ministry said Sunday.Experts say serious cases are on the rise around the country, putting an extra burden on hospitals and affecting the daily medical treatment for other patients. They urged authorities to take ...
Asia Today: S. Korea reports 950 cases, biggest daily jump

Asia Today: S. Korea reports 950 cases, biggest daily jump

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South Korea has reported another 950 coronavirus cases, its largest daily increase since the emergence of the pandemic, as fears grow about overwhelmed hospitals in the greater capital areaByThe Associated PressDecember 12, 2020, 8:40 AM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleSEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 950 new coronavirus cases, its largest daily increase since the emergence of the pandemic, as fears grow about overwhelmed hospitals in the greater capital area.The figures released Saturday brought the country’s caseload to 41,736, after health officials added more than 8,900 cases in the last 15 days alone. Six COVID-19 patients died in the past 24 hours to bring the death toll to 578.Nearly 680 of the new cases came from the densely populated Seo...
Daily COVID-19 deaths in US reach highest level since May

Daily COVID-19 deaths in US reach highest level since May

Health
The surging coronavirus is taking an increasingly dire toll across the U.S. just as a vaccine appears close at hand, with the country now averaging over 1,300 COVID-19 deaths per day — the highest level since the calamitous spring in and around New York City.The overall U.S. death toll has reached about 254,000, by far the most in the world. Confirmed infections have eclipsed more than 11.8 million, after the biggest one-day gain on record Thursday — almost 188,000. And the number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 hit another all-time high at more than 80,000.With health experts deeply afraid Thanksgiving travel and holiday gatherings next week will fuel the spread of the virus, many states and cities are imposing near-lockdowns or other restrictions. California ordered a 10 p.m.-to ...