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COVID-19 in Montana (Sunday October 18) – KRTV Great Falls News

There are 331 current hospitalizations, and a cumulative total of 1,010 hospitalizations.

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GREAT FALLS There were 588 new cases and one new death added to the total on the Montana COVID-19 tracking site
on Sunday morning. The data below is from the official Montana website on October 18:

  • TOTAL CASES & RECOVERIES: There have been 22,821 cumulative cases statewide, with 13,441 people recovered.
  • HOSPITALIZATIONS: There are 331 current hospitalizations, and a cumulative total of 1,010 hospitalizations.
  • DEATHS: The cumulative number of deaths in Montana is at…

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Superbug may be spreading in hospitals overrun with COVID-19 – Live Science

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As COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to surge around the world, another dangerous infection may also be sickening patients: a drug-resistant superbug called Candida auris, National Geographic reported
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The superbug is a yeast
that can infect the ears and open wounds, and it can also enter the bloodstream to trigger severe infection throughout the body, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC). The yeast clings to surfaces and spreads easily in health care settings,…

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Majority of people sickened by latest Listeria outbreak are from Mass., CDC says – WCVB Boston

The CDC reports that 7 of 10 people who recently fell ill after eating deli meat are from Massachusetts.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning of a multi-state Listeria outbreak that is linked to deli meat, and the majority of those sickened are from Massachusetts.
Of the 10 people who have fallen ill to Listeria, seven of them are Massachusetts residents, according to the CDC.
Two people from New York were also sickened in connection with the outbreak, while a Florida resident has died of Listeria.
The CDC says nine of the 10 people reported that they had eaten prepackaged…

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U.S. sets single-day record with over 83,000 new coronavirus infections – CBS News

There were more than 83,000 confirmed cases reported Friday, marking a new single-day record high in the country.

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There are new signs that the nation’s monthslong battle against the coronavirus is moving in a dangerous direction. There were more than 83,000 confirmed cases reported Friday, marking a new record high for a single day in the country.
The outbreak is also more widespread. The latest surge is pushing the number of infections to more than 8.4 million and increasing the death toll past 223,000 people, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Another dire warning Friday from Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s…

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