Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Medicare enrollees to get free COVID-19 tests at drug stores

Amid worries that the latest coronavirus variant could spark another rise in cases, Medicare announced Monday that millions of enrollees will finally have access to free over-the-counter COVID-19 tests at drug stores.

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Hong Kong leader says city 'overwhelmed' by Omicron wave

Hong Kong's health facilities have been overloaded by an "onslaught" of COVID-19 infections, its leader said, even as authorities cling to a "zero-COVID" policy despite an unprecedented rise in cases fuelled by the Omicron ...

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Russia breaks COVID case record for third day

Russia reported a new daily high of COVID-19 cases on Sunday, breaking its national record for the third day running as the highly contagious Omicron variants spurs surging infections.

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New Zealand adds new COVID restrictions as omicron spreads

New Zealanders are set to face new COVID-19 restrictions after nine cases of the omicron variant were detected in a single family that flew to Auckland for a wedding earlier this month, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced ...

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US Omicron cases receding in New York, major cities: data

The United States' Omicron wave is beginning to recede in New York and other major cities, official data showed this week, even as COVID-19 hospitalizations, a lagging indicator, reached new highs.

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China detects more Omicron cases as cities tighten restrictions

China reported more cases of the highly transmissible Omicron coronavirus variant on Monday, with authorities on high alert over flare-ups in major cities just weeks ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics.

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