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07/01/2020 - The Dominion Post
CHARLESTON, WV - An investigation, ordered by Gov. Jim Justice last week after the number of active COVID-19 cases in Randolph County were found to be much lower than shown on the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ (DHHR) COVID-19 dashboard, has found that the DHHR electronic case surveillance system was not updated with recovered case data from the local health departments and DHHR did not follow up with local health departments to routinely verify recovered cases of COVID-19.

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06/30/2020 - Modern Healthcare by: Rachel Cohrs
WASHINGTON, DC - HHS spokesperson Michael Caputo on Monday tweeted that HHS intends to extend the COVID-19 public health emergency that is set to expire on July 25.

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06/30/2020 - Politico by: Brianna Ehley
WASHINGTON, DC - Top Trump administration officials say drug overdose deaths are surging amid the coronavirus pandemic, driven by increased substance use due to anxiety, social isolation and depression.

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06/30/2020 - The Hill by: Reid Wilson
WASHINGTON, DC - Six months after the World Health Organization (WHO) first identified a cluster of atypical pneumonia cases at a hospital in Wuhan, China, the number of people newly infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is rising rapidly.

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06/30/2020 - Modern Healthcare by: Rachel Cohrs
WASHINGTON, DC - Hospitals will be able to buy predetermined amounts of the promising coronavirus treatment remdesivir through September for up to $3,200 per five-day treatment course, HHS said Monday.

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06/30/2020 - The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, DC - At least 285 U.S. children have developed a serious inflammatory condition linked to the coronavirus and while most recovered, the potential for long-term or permanent damage is unknown, two new studies suggest.

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06/30/2020 - The Herald-Dispatch by: Fred Pace
HUNTINGTON, WV - New national research by ReviveHealth found more than a third of patients do not feel comfortable seeking medical care due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, those delays could cause serious harm to patients, hospital officials say.

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