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Child recovering after being attacked by rabid raccoon in Massachusetts community – MassLive.com

The child is expected to be fine.

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The attack on a young child by a raccoon last week has prompted officials in one Massachusetts community to remind people to keep a close eye on children and pets.
The warning came as Arlington Police Chief Julie Flaherty and Director of Health and Human Services Christine Bongiorno announced the raccoon tested positive for rabies.
Police were called to a home on Fountain Road on Oct. 14 around 4:15 p.m. for a report that a young child had been bitten by an animal, police said.
When officers …

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986 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Massachusetts, 30 additional deaths – WCVB Boston

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has released the latest COVID-19 case numbers for the state.

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BOSTON —The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported an additional 986 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 143,927.
There were 17,966 new molecular tests conducted, with an approximately 5.49% daily positive rate.
State health officials also confirmed 30 new COVID-19-related deaths across Massachusetts, bringing the state’s confirmed coronavirus death toll to 9,589.
More than 5.4 million molecular tests for COVID-19 have now been administered in the…

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Reynolds says hospitals have enough resources to handle COVID-19 spike – KCCI Des Moines

Gov. Kim Reynolds on Thursday said hospitals are telling her they have enough resources to handle the influx of patients as the state reported a new record this…

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DES MOINES, Iowa —Gov. Kim Reynolds on Thursday said hospitals are telling her they have enough resources to handle the influx of coronavirus patients as the state reported a new record this week.
There are currently 530 Iowans hospitalized with the virus, down from a record of 535 reported the previous day.
Reynolds said statewide, about 10% of people in Iowa hospitals are there for coronavirus.
Our overall goal, obviously, is to bring that number down, make sure we have the resources, the beds,…

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Study reveals factors that could lead to long-term COVID-19 issues – New York Post

COVID-19 patients who experience at least five symptoms early on are more likely to suffer from lingering issues from the virus, researchers said. Researchers at…

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COVID-19 patients who experience at least five symptoms early on are more likely to suffer from lingering issues from the virus, researchers said.
Researchers at King’s College London published a pre-print paper Wednesday in which they looked at the factors that could determine whether someone will still experience symptoms after they recover from the virus, the BBC reported.
The study — which hasn’t been peer-reviewed — looked at self-reported data from 4,182 users of the COVID Symptom Study app…

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