Medical Health Cluster


COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations, and Deaths Among American Indian or Alaska Native Persons — Alaska, 2020–2021

Summary What is already known about this topic? American Indian or Alaska Native (AI/AN) persons across the United States face substantial health disparities, including a disproportionate incidence of COVID-19 illness. What is added by this report? AI/AN persons living in Alaska are at increased risk for COVID-19 illness, COVID-19–associated hospitalization, […]

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Self-isolation for COVID-19 cases reduced from 10 to 7 days following negative LFD tests

From today, new guidance enables the 10-day self-isolation period for people who have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) to be reduced to 7 days, in most cases. People who receive negative LFD results on day 6 and day 7 of their self-isolation period – with tests taken 24 hours apart – will […]

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South Africa COVID-19 Cases Almost Double in 24 Hours

South Africa’s COVID-19 cases almost doubled within 24 hours, jumping from a reported 4,300 new cases on Tuesday to 8,500 new daily cases on Wednesday, according to the BBC. Health officials have confirmed that the new Omicron variant has become the dominant coronavirus strain in South Africa and is driving a sharp increase […]

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