8 new COVID-19 deaths, 1,276 new cases in Minn.; state unveils new hospital data

A revised dashboard with a daily count of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Minnesota was unveiled Thursday to inform hospital leaders about bed availability and the public about the spread of the coronavirus behind the pandemic.

The dashboard showed on Thursday that 139 patients with COVID-19 were in intensive care units in Minnesota hospitals and another 939 patients with non-COVID medical problems were in ICU beds in the state. Another 318 patients with COVID-19 are in non-ICU beds in Minnesota hospitals and 6,639 patients are admitted to such beds for other medical needs.

Hospital leaders said they were blindsided last month when the Minnesota Department of Health removed similar data from its COVID-19 situation page, which they used to assess local beds and staffing needs. They welcomed the new dashboard information.

“It is important that we have a line of sight into what is occurring throughout the state, regionally and on a

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NGO transplants tree from govt. hospital in Tiruppur

Amid the construction works at Tiruppur Government Medical College Hospital, members of an NGO stepped in to transplant a decades old peepal tree from its premises on Thursday.

Estimated to be around 75 years old, the tree was initially planned to be felled for the construction purposes, said J. Gnanavelan, co-founder of the NGO Green ‘n’ Clean. Upon hearing this, he and founder A. Senthilkumar met with the hospital’s Dean Valli Sathyamoorthy in September requesting to not cut the tree and allow the organisation to help with the transplantation, he said.

After receiving the no-objection certificate (NOC) from the hospital, the team from the NGO proceeded to commence the transplantation process. Mr. Gnanavelan said that its branches were cut off and the trunk with the roots was lifted using an earthmover, which was transported to a private land in the Tiruppur Corporation limits on Thursday night for transplantation. “We have

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Penalty king Panenka in serious condition at Czech hospital: club statement

PRAGUE (Reuters) – Czech footballer Antonin Panenka, whose cheeky winning penalty technique against Germany in the 1976 European Championship has been copied by some of the game’s greatest players, is in intensive care at a hospital, his former club said on Wednesday.

Antonin Panenka wearing a suit and tie: Euro 2016 draw

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Euro 2016 draw

Panenka, 71, led the Czechoslovak national team to their only international title after he lofted the decisive penalty past a surprised and sprawling German goalkeeper Sepp Maier in the shoot-out of the final.

The shot — now called a Panenka — is a simple technique in which the player gently chips the ball down the centre of the goal assuming the keeper will dive to the right or left.

“Antonin Panenka was taken to an intensive care unit today, in a serious condition. We will not comment more on his state. Tonda, let’s go!” Bohemians 1905 club said on Twitter.

The club

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Spicer: Trump campaign ‘will move forward’ while president in hospital

This is a rush transcript from “The Story with Martha MacCallum” October 2, 2020. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

MARTHA MACCALLUM, FOX NEWS ANCHOR: Good evening, everyone. I’m Martha MacCallum. And tonight, this is “The Story” in America.

That was what we all watched together just moments ago, a site that you don’t see very often, the President of the United States, leaving the White House and heading to the hospital. He’ll check in there for a few days. The president boarded Marine One bound for Walter Reed Medical Center, one of the finest medical facilities in the world. The White House says that this action is out of an abundance of caution.

The first lady did not accompany him. She is also COVID positive and is said to have a mild cough and a headache. We, obviously, send all of our

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Hospital Giant HCA To Return $6 Billion In CARES Act Money

The large hospital operator HCA Healthcare Thursday said it will “return, or repay early” about $6 billion in federal stimulus money from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, known as CARES.

HCA, one of the nation’s biggest hospital operators, has been performing well financially and earlier this year reported a profit of more than $800 million in its second quarter thanks to CARES Act funds.

The CARES Act was designed to provide relief to providers of medical care who gain reimbursement even if patients have no health insurance coverage. Congress said the money can be used for costs related to treating Covid-19 patients or providers can use it to reimburse for lost revenue related to the pandemic.

In HCA’s

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Jacob Blake released from hospital, enters rehab center

Jacob Blake has been released from the hospital, well over a month after he was shot seven times in the back at point-blank range by Kenosha, Wis., police.

a person lying on a bed: Jacob Blake released from hospital, enters rehab center

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Jacob Blake released from hospital, enters rehab center

Blake attorney Patrick Cafferty told CNN that the 29-year-old had been transferred to “a spinal injury rehabilitation center in Chicago” but declined to give additional details as to how long Blake is expected be at the rehab facility.

On Aug. 23, Blake was critically wounded after being shot by police as he attempted to enter his car to join his three children.

Police had initially been called to the scene over a reported domestic incident. Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who has helped represent the Blake family in the aftermath of the shooting, has said that Blake, who is Black, was trying to break up a fight between two women.


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Malaysia’s king discharged from hospital: state news agency

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s King Al-Sultan Abdullah was discharged from hospital on Friday after treatment for food poisoning and sports injuries, state news agency Bernama reported.

a group of people wearing military uniforms: FILE PHOTO: Malaysia's King, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, inspects an honour guard during the 62nd Merdeka Day (Independence Day) celebrations in Putrajaya.

FILE PHOTO: Malaysia’s King, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, inspects an honour guard during the 62nd Merdeka Day (Independence Day) celebrations in Putrajaya.

The king has recovered and will continue resting at the palace, Bernama reported, citing the palace comptroller Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin.

The king’s return to the palace could result in some movement in a power struggle over the country’s premiership, after opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim sought a meeting with him to replace Muhyiddin Yassin as prime minister.

Anwar said last week that he had secured a “strong, formidable” majority from lawmakers in parliament to oust Muhyiddin. But he has to convince the king that he has the numbers to form a government.

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Trump, stricken by COVID-19, flown to military hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stricken by COVID-19, a feverish and fatigued President Donald Trump was flown to a military hospital Friday night after being injected with an experimental drug combination in treatment at the White House.

President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he leaves the White House to go to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after he tested positive for COVID-19, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he leaves the White House to go to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after he tested positive for COVID-19, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

In a day of whipsaw events, the president who has spent months downplaying the threat of the virus was forced to cancel all campaign events a month before the election as he fought a virus that has killed more than 205,000 Americans and is hitting others in his orbit as well.

The White House said Trump’s expected stay of “a few days” at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center was precautionary and that he

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Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital discusses COVID-19 in virtual town hall

During a virtual community town hall presented from Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital on Thursday, Sept. 10, the hospital’s CEO and two of its physicians discussed the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chris Siebenaler, regional senior vice president and CEO; Dr. Sarfraz Aly, infectious diseases physician; and Kabir Rezvankhoo, critical care and emergency medicine physician, each offered insight into how the pandemic has played out across the nation, Texas, Fort Bend County and Houston Methodist hospitals.

Siebenaler said he had worked closely with Aly and Rezvankhoo to manage the pandemic’s impact at the hospital and keep the community healthy. He said Texas has experienced high case volumes, but the death rates have been less than expected. Nationally, he said of around 330 million people in the United States, there have been around 189,000 deaths from COVID-19.

“I highlight that because while there are things that we’re doing, washing our hands, potentially wearing a

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Derriford Hospital trust ‘failed in duty of candour’ to relatives

Elsie Woodfield

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image captionElsie Woodfield died after her oesophagus was perforated at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth

A hospital trust failed in its duty to properly inform relatives of a 91-year-old who died from complications during a routine procedure.

Elsie Woodfield’s oesophagus was perforated during an endoscopy at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth.

The hospital trust initially concluded no significant harm had been caused during the procedure in December 2017.

But the Care Quality Commission (CQC) disagreed and found it may have caused her death.

A CQC expert said the error would have caused significant harm “at best” but may have been what caused Mrs Woodfield’s death.

‘Impossible to grieve’

At Plymouth Magistrates’ Court, University Hospitals Plymouth (UHP) NHS Trust pleaded guilty to failing in its duty of candour.

District Judge Jo Matson noted Mrs Woodfield’s daughter Anna Davidson had found it “impossible to properly

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