Wesley Healthcare adjusting visitor policy as COVID-19 infection rate rises

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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – Due to COVID-19 infection rates rising across Kansas, Wesley Healthcare is adjusting its visitor policy. As of 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, Wesley will only allow one visitor per patient.

“This change will allow Wesley hospitals to limit the number of people entering its facilities without reinstating ‘no visitor’ policies,” the company said.

Wesley Healthcare said only one visitor per adult patient will be allowed at a time, both in the hospital and in the ER. Visitors will need to sign in upon entry.

“While we understand how difficult it can be for patients and families,

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Green spaces reduce COVID-19 infection rates – study

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Proximity to natural green spaces such as forests were found to significantly decrease SARS-CoV-2 infections, according to a study published this month in medRxiv.

The year-long pre-print study, which was conducted in over 3,000 counties in the United States, found that people who live near green spaces are less likely to contract SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes the COVID-19 disease. 

The study also found urban areas are much more efficient than green spaces in exposing humans to COVID-19. This could be due to less air circulation and open spaces in urban areas relative to the open green spaces.

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Massive New Analysis Confirms Just How Many COVID-19 Cases Are Truly Asymptomatic

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Within months of SARS-CoV-2’s emergence as a global catastrophe it was becoming clear that many who spread the disease did so unwittingly, experiencing not so much as a tickle in their throat to alert them of the danger within.

 

Distinguishing those who are truly asymptomatic from those who are simply yet to show signs of the virus has made it hard to calculate a precise figure on the risks of succumbing to the illness.

Now an analysis by a group of US medical researchers on more than 350 studies has found just over 35 percent of all COVID-19 infections don’t

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Florida COVID-19 deaths rise as delta variant spreads; CVOID infections hit 21,600 a day

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Florida continues to see record COVID-19 infections across the state. Now, deaths are rising too.

The state reported 151,415 infections from Aug. 6-12, according to the state Department of Health. That’s an average of more than 21,600 cases a day. It’s the third week in a row that the Sunshine State set a record for weekly cases. Only Louisiana saw more infections per capita.

Florida also reported 1,071 deaths, a 74 percent increase from the previous week. Two children are among the dead.

More than 500,000 Floridians have been infected since June 19, when cases began climbing again. The more

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SARS-CoV-2 infection and mortality during the first epidemic wave in Madurai, south India: a prospective, active surveillance study

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 RT-PCR testing

Tamil Nadu exclusively authorised RT-PCR testing for SARS-CoV-2 during the pandemic, facilitating centralised monitoring by the state’s Department of Health and Family Welfare of all tests administered and results processed by both public-sector and private-sector laboratories. Consistent with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) guidelines,
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Strategy for COVID-19 testing in India.

testing was indicated for all patients who presented to health-care facilities and met the WHO case definitions for influenza-like illness (fever of ≥38°C and cough with onset within 10 days) or severe acute respiratory illness (cases meeting criteria for influenza-like

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