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Coronavirus: Italy sees one-day death toll of nearly 800

Coronavirus: Italy sees one-day death toll of nearly 800

World
March 21 (UPI) -- Italy again set a one-day death toll record from COVID-19, reporting another 793 deaths Saturday. Italy's Civil Protection Department said the country's overall coronavirus death toll reached 4,825, with 53,578 confirmed cases. Some 6,000 people have recovered from the disease. Most of the cases are centered in the Lombardy region -- 17,370. A strict nationwide lockdown, including restrictions on travel and closure of most stores, had been in place for 11 days in Italy, but the number of known coronavirus cases continued to rise about 15 percent every day, overwhelming hospitals. Meanwhile, new figures released Saturday show that the number of coronavirus cases in Spain jumped 25 percent in 24 hours. The number of cases increased by almost 5,000 in one day and more tha...
Navy awards nearly $320M to Pratt & Whitney to produce F-35 engines

Navy awards nearly $320M to Pratt & Whitney to produce F-35 engines

Business
March 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has awarded United Technologies' Pratt & Whitney a nearly $ 320 million contract to produce 32 propulsion systems for the F-35 fighter planes for the Navy, Air Force and Japan. The The $ 319.7 million contract, announced Monday by the Department of Defense, exercises an option for production and delivery of 20 F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Navy, six F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the U.S. Air Force and six F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the government of Japan. Pratt & Whitney's F135 propulsion system powers all three variants of the F-35, the fifth generation fighter aircraft developed by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. military. The F-35 is the Department of Defense's "most ambitious and costly weapon system in history," according t...
Nearly 200 evacuees to leave coronavirus quarantine in US

Nearly 200 evacuees to leave coronavirus quarantine in US

Health
A group of 195 evacuees was cleared Tuesday to end a two-week quarantine at a Southern California military base after flying out of China during a deadly viral outbreakBy AMY TAXIN and JOHN ANTCZAK Associated PressFebruary 11, 2020, 10:05 PM4 min readRIVERSIDE, Calif. -- A group of 195 evacuees was cleared Tuesday to end a two-week quarantine at a Southern California military base after flying out of China during a deadly viral outbreak, officials said. After everyone at March Air Reserve Base passed their final health screenings, they threw their face masks into the air and hugged, said Dr. Nancy Knight of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “These individuals have completed their quarantine. They pose no health risk to themselves, to their families, to their pla
Urban cooperative banks report nearly 1,000 frauds worth over Rs 220 crore in past five fiscals: RBI

Urban cooperative banks report nearly 1,000 frauds worth over Rs 220 crore in past five fiscals: RBI

Finance
Urban cooperative banks (UCBs) have reported nearly 1,000 cases of fraud worth more than Rs 220 crore in the last five fiscals, according to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Responding to an RTI query, the central bank said a total of 181 fraud cases involving Rs 127.7 crore were noticed during 2018-19. A total of 99 and 27 such cases involving Rs 46.9 crore and Rs 9.3 crore were reported during 2017-18 and 2016-16 respectively, it said. As many as 187 cases of fraud involving Rs 17.3 crore were reported in 2015-16 as against 478 such cases involving Rs 19.8 crore during 2014-15, the RBI said. During 2014-15 and 2018-19, a total of 972 cases of bank fraud worth Rs 221 crore were reported by the UCBs, it said. "Cases of frauds reported to RBI are required to be filed by banks as criminal co...
Nearly 10 million Americans have had the flu so far this winter

Nearly 10 million Americans have had the flu so far this winter

Health
Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Nearly 10 million Americans have been sickened by the flu virus so far this winter, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In its weekly FluView report, released Friday, noted that the bug has resulted in approximately 87,000 hospitalizations and led to 4,800 deaths. In all, 5.8 percent of all deaths nationwide during the week ending January 4 were caused by pneumonia- and flu-related illnesses. And, across the country, 32 children have died from the flu. "Urgent care and primary care offices in our area are packed with patients across the lifespan with flu-like symptoms," Libby Richards, an associate professor at the Purdue School of Nursing and a registered nurse, told UPI. The CDC estimates that 9.7 million people ha...