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Westbrook HS switches to distance learning through Wednesday after coronavirus case


WESTBROOK — Westbrook High School will be closed through Wednesday after a member of the school community tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a letter from the district.

In the letter, Zachary Faiella, director of health in Westbrook, and Interim Superintendent Patricia Charles said they became aware of the positive test on Sunday afternoon.

“The Westbrook Health Director, Zachary Faiella, has determined that the Westbrook High School facility needs to be closed for three days, September 14, 15, and 16,.” the officials said in the release. “These three days will enable the school to be thoroughly cleaned and to conduct the necessary contact tracing. The students will participate in distance learning during this period.”




“Pending further information on this investigation, students and staff who have not been identified as either being close contacts or in the same class

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Dentist discharged in Dr Maha death case till final report – Pakistan

KARACHI: A local court on Tuesday discharged a suspect in a case pertaining to the death of Dr Maha Shah till the filing of the final investigation report by the investigating officer in the matter.

Initially, the police said that the young female doctor practicing at a private hospital in Clifton had allegedly committed suicide by shooting herself at her home in Defence on Aug 18.

Later, the police booked her friends — including Junaid Khan, Waqas Hasan, Dr Irfan Qureshi along with two others — under relevant sections of the law.

When the matter came up before the judicial magistrate (South), the IO produced detained suspect Dr Irfan Qureshi to seek his physical remand.

The IO informed that two other suspects Waqas Hasan and Junaid Khan were still absconding and requested for time to complete the investigation since the fleeing suspects were yet to be tracked down.

The defence

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First Case of COVID-19 Reinfection Confirmed

A 33-year-old man in Hong Kong may represent the first confirmed case of reinfection, researchers in Hong Kong said.

The man was diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 26, hospitalized, then recovered. He tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 again on August 15, and whole genome sequencing of viral isolates from the two episodes indicated they were from different clades, reported Kwok-Yung Yuen, MD, of the University of Hong Kong, and colleagues in a manuscript they said had been accepted for publication in Clinical Infectious Diseases, but not yet published.

That is almost unassailable evidence that the man was infected a second time, and another indication, albeit far from definitive, that immunity to SARS-CoV-2 may not last very long.

Interestingly, the patient was asymptomatic during his second infection, the authors said.

Reinfection was suspected in a few previous cases of COVID-19, but never documented. Many experts believed what appeared to be reinfection

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First Case Of Coronavirus Reinfection Reported By Researchers In Hong Kong

The first confirmed case of reinfection of the coronavirus has been identified by a group of University of Hong Kong researchers.

In an article that was accepted for publication in the journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases, the researchers revealed a second infection of COVID-19 in a 33-year-old man, who was first diagnosed with the virus four and half months earlier, The New York Times reported.

In his first bout with COVID-19, the apparently healthy man had only mild symptoms the first time around and no symptoms when reinfected with the virus, the article said. The reinfection of COVID-19 was discovered during an airport screening when the man returned from a trip to Spain.

This is “the world’s first documentation of a patient who recovered from Covid-19, but got another episode of COVID-19 afterwards,” the researchers told Bloomberg in an emailed statement.

The article from the researchers may suggest that immunity

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Hong Kong scientists report 1st case of COVID-19 reinfection

Aug. 24 (UPI) — Researchers in Hong Kong said Monday they have confirmed the world’s first documented case of a patient becoming reinfected with COVID-19 following recovery.

Scientists at the University of Hong Kong said the coronavirus disease was found in a 33-year-old man who’d initially tested positive in April, and was subsequently cleared.

The researchers said the findings indicate that, for some patients, antibody immunity may only last for a short period of time.

“SARS-CoV-2 may persist in the global human population as is the case for other common cold-associated human coronaviruses, even if patients have acquired immunity via natural infection,” they wrote in a report.

The researchers said they ruled out the possibility that the man may have been a “persistent carrier” from his earlier infection by sequencing the virus. They said the two strains were “clearly different.”

While most patients are able to mount an immune response

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‘We can’t take our eye off the ball for a second,’ Ford says as Ontario posts record COVID-19 case decline

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Currently, there are more than 115,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and nearly 8,800 deaths.

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July 29

‘We can’t take our eye off the ball for a second’: Ontario continues to reopen

On Wednesday, Toronto and

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