AMALFI, ITALY - For tourists planning a trip to Italy, the Amalfi Coast has been a dream destination. For decades, visitors from around the world have come to this beach resort to enjoy the view from its spectacular coastline and crystal blue waters, its picturesque towns that dot the coast, the friendliness of the locals and the exquisite food. In the last year, though, the Italian economy has been hard hit by the COVID-19 outbreak with the country’s gross domestic product falling by about $178 million, a drop of 8.9%, according to a report by Legacoop, an association of more than 10,000 companies present throughout the country with activities in all sectors. The report described 2020 “the most catastrophic year in times of peace,” not only for Italy but for the entire world. The World Tourism Organization said the COVID-19 pandemic brought global tourism to a near-complete standstill, estimating a decline in international tourism of more than 70% in 2020, taking it back to the … [Read more...] about Amalfi Coast Suffers Economic Losses Due to COVID-19
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NEW DELHI - India has become the global hotspot for the COVID-19 pandemic, counting the world’s highest numbers of daily new infections in recent days as it grapples with a second wave of the pandemic weeks after witnessing a dramatic decline. The impact of the swift surge in the virus, in the world’s biggest vaccine maker, will be felt far beyond its shores as India slows vaccine shipments to other countries. Health experts blame many people in the vast populous country for virtually abandoning COVID protocols as cases tumbled earlier this year. Sorry, but your browser cannot support embedded video of this type, you can download this video to view it offline. Download File 360p | 10 MB 480p | 13 MB 540p | 18 MB 720p | 38 MB 1080p | 74 MB Original | 430 MB Embed Copy Download Audio Huge crowds, mostly without masks, have been jostling at massive political rallies being held in five states holding local … [Read more...] about Hit with Second Wave, India Becomes COVID-19 Hotspot
By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 372 new Coronavirus cases and six additional deaths. Of the newly reported cases, the Health Department says 350 are confirmed and 22 are probable cases. The Health Department says new cases range in age from six months to 93 years with a median age of 35 years. The dates of death range from December 14, 2020 through April 7, 2021, and three of the deaths having happened in April. Three of the deaths were associated with a long-term care facility. The COVID-19 related deaths include one person in their 60s, two people in their 80s and three people in their 90s. There have been 6,175 total hospitalizations and 89,917 total coronavirus cases in Allegheny County since the pandemic started. The county-wide death toll stands at 1,813. More information on the Coronavirus pandemic: CDC Coronavirus Information CDC Global Map of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Pennsylvania … [Read more...] about COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Reports 372 New Coronavirus Cases, Bringing County Total To 89,917
The state of Michigan was locked down for months, and then in March it started opening up in the midst of a new surge of coronavirus cases. Michigan's experience, and other outbreaks across the country involving new foreign strains, once more raise questions and debates about whether we should close our borders to travelers from some countries, impose new restrictions in some areas, or both. But more on those questions in a minute. Unfortunately, when you suddenly give people their treasured freedom back, they are more likely to take fewer precautions than if you reopened gradually. On top of this, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky Rochelle Walensky Overnight Health Care: White House rebuffs call to send more vaccine doses to certain states | White House warns states to expect low weekly J&J vaccine shipments Watch live: White House COVID-19 response team briefing CDC data shows rise in Brazil variant detected in US … [Read more...] about Would closing the borders limit deadly foreign strains of COVID-19?
By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 4,882 new Coronavirus cases and 40 additional deaths. This brings the statewide total to 1,068,974 cases and 25,402 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began. There are 2,439 people across the state in the hospital with COVID-19 and 496 patients are in ICUs. The state says 6,233,317 vaccine doses have been administered so far, and 2,299,256 people are fully vaccinated. The state Health Department has also announced that all Pennsylvanians will be eligible to schedule vaccination appointments by April 19. If you have concerns about the virus, you can check out the state’s COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard There are 4,220,187 individuals who have tested negative for COVID-19 to date. There have been 69,805 cases among residents and 14,458 cases among employees of licensed nursing and personal care homes statewide. Out of all total deaths, … [Read more...] about COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Health Department Reports 4,882 New Coronavirus Cases, 40 More Deaths