Mexico confirms first three cases of coronavirus, linked to Italy

first_imgSenior health ministry official Hugo Lopez-Gatell told a separate news conference that one of the men, a 35-year-old in the capital, “has a mild, mild illness” with symptoms “similar to that of a cold”.”He is a young individual and so he is at very low risk,” he said.The patient and five members of his family have been isolated at the National Institute of Respiratory Diseases, Lopez-Gatell added.The second case, a 41-year-old man who returned from Bergamo in Italy, is in isolation at a hotel in Sinaloa after being tested by regional authorities, officials said. Topics : Mexico’s health ministry said the country has confirmed three cases of the coronavirus, becoming the second Latin American nation reached by the global outbreak.The three men — two in Mexico City and one in the northern state of Sinaloa — are all believed to have visited northern Italy, the epicenter of the virus in Europe.”Probably all three were infected from the same source. All three are imported cases,” Jose Luis Alomia, general director of epidemiology at the Ministry of Health, said at a press conference Friday.center_img A 59-year-old man in Mexico City who also visited northern Italy is the third case but authorities did not say whether he had been hospitalized.Italy has recorded 650 cases of the coronavirus and 17 deaths across cities in the north.In Mexico, two more, suspected cases are under analysis in the central state of Guanajuato and one in northwestern Durango.”It is not a national or health emergency,” Lopez-Gatell said, urging Mexicans to remain calm and not panic-buy protective items such as masks.Mexico is the second Latin American nation to confirm coronavirus infections after Brazil said it had a case on Wednesday. More than 50 countries have now reported cases worldwide.The virus has infected more than 85,000 people and over 2,900 have died — mostly in China where the epidemic started.last_img read more

13 new cases locally of COVID-19

first_imgStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health has reported that 630 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 as of Wednesday. A total of 64,299 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus. To date, 724,238 tests have been reported to ISDH at an 8.9% positive rate and 8 new deaths were reported for a total of 2,733 Hoosiers have died to date.Locally Dearborn County has a total of 423 cases and 27 deaths reported (up 2 new cases), Decatur County has a total of 290 positive cases and 32 deaths (up 5 new cases), Franklin County has 181 positive cases and 8 deaths (up 6 new cases), and Ripley County has 179 positive cases and 7 deaths. This is an increase of 13 new positive cases locally.last_img read more

Picture special: Catriona Devine joins Finn Valley AC Hall of Fame

first_imgCatriona McGranaghan was inducted into the Finn Valley AC Hall of Fame last night.Finn Valley’s women won eight senior cross-country titles in a row from ’93 to ’00 and McGranaghan scored on six of them.In all, she won 12 Irish Cross-Country titles. “It’s a special moment for my family,” Catriona said after becoming only the second female to join an elite list, one that includes her father, Peadar, a founder member of Finn Valley AC.“They’ve been through everything with me. I missed a lot of family events because of my running, but they always understood and supported me.“I was very fortunate to walk onto the path my family led for me.“It set me up for life. Athletics was very good for me and discipline was one of the best things I took. “At a very young age I was competitive. I didn’t always win at juvenile level.“Coming into junior level I got the hunger for success. Being second and third wasn’t an option any more.”Kay Byrne scored in all eight of those famous Finn Valley teams and goes back a long way for her memories of the young McGranaghan, at Porter’s Field just behind their home at Hillhead in Castlefin.“She couldn’t have been more than four or five when she came out of the hedge at her house,” Byrne recalled.“We used to train there with Peadar. We’d be up running around and this wee doll came out with wellingtons on and was a flier then! “Catriona really deserves it. She has achieved so much and was a fabulous junior athlete. She was way ahead of anything else.“She was an athlete we had to hold back. She trained with seniors before she was a senior and she would have run ‘til she dropped.”Picture special: Catriona Devine joins Finn Valley AC Hall of Fame was last modified: December 10th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more