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MLB records 29 positive virus tests – Australian Associated Press

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Major League Baseball says 0.2 per cent of COVID-19 tests taken in its opening week have been positive, with fears the outbreak could endanger the season. 

Of 11,895 samples collected through July 30, there were 29 positive tests, consisting of 20 players and nine staff, the governing body and MLB Players’ Association said in a joint statement on Friday.

Miami Marlins accounted for 21 of the positive results, including 18 from players.

Of the 29 remaining…



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vaccine would be shared – Australian Associated Press

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US Health Secretary Alex Azar says any US vaccine or treatment for COVID-19 would be shared fairly with the rest of the world, once the US need has been satisfied.

There are more than 200 COVID-19 vaccine candidates in development around the world, including more than 20 in human clinical trials.

US President Donald Trump has vowed to have a shot ready before year’s end, though they typically take several years to develop and test for safety and…



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Call to hospitalise residents with virus – Australian Associated Press

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The NSW government must promise to automatically hospitalise coronavirus-infected aged care residents to avoid the fatal outbreaks seen in Victorian facilities, aged care providers say.

In Victoria, the number of deaths linked to aged care homes has climbed to more than 170, while nationally more than 68 per cent of all COVID-19 deaths to date relate to people in residential aged care.

Among those numbers are 23 people who died in outbreaks in two NSW aged…



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Latest ABS figures shows dire situation for employment on Sunshine Coast

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Francis Witsenhuysen – Noosa Online News

LATEST data from The Australian Bureau of Statistics show payroll jobs numbers on the Sunshine Coast topple by 1.2 per cent during a single week in early July.

While the region’s figure is one dire representation of the economic impacts of Covid 19, outside of Victoria, the worst recorded job losses were for the Richmond -Tweed region in NSW – tumbling 2 per cent during the same week (July 4-11).

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