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Clark County tallies 106 new COVID-19 cases, one new fatality over weekend – The Columbian

Clark County Public Health reported 106 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and one new fatality since Friday.

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Clark County Public Health reported 106 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and one new fatality since Friday.
The fatality was a man in his 60s with underlying health conditions, Public Health reported Monday. His death brings the county’s total deaths associated with COVID-19 to 33.
The 106 new cases reported Monday works out to an average of about 35 cases per day on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, according to public health. It brings Clark County’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 1,272 to date.
As of Monday, 26 people were hospitalized at either PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center or Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center with diagnosed COVID-19 cases. Another seven people under investigation for COVID-19 were hospitalized, as well.
The surge in cases has lifted the county’s infection rate over a two-week period to 55.1 per 100,000 population, more than double the level allowed before the county could move to more relaxed Phase 3 reopening restrictions.
As of Saturday, the state of Washington has 40,656 cases and 1,438 deaths. Some 4,700 people are hospitalized.

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Occurrence and transmission potential of asymptomatic and presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections: A living systematic review and meta-analysis – PLoS Blogs

Diana Buitrago-Garcia and co-workers present a systematic review and meta-analysis on asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections.

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Citation: Buitrago-Garcia D, Egli-Gany D, Counotte MJ, Hossmann S, Imeri H, Ipekci AM, et al. (2020) Occurrence and transmission potential of asymptomatic and presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections: A living systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS Med 17(9):
e1003346.
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003346
Academic Editor: Nathan Ford, World Health Organization, SWITZERLAND
Received: June 11, 2020; Accepted: August 18, 2020; Published: September 22, 2020
Copyright: © 2020 Buitrago-Ga…

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Avid gamers before adolescence perform better with working memory tasks years later – News-Medical.Net

A number of studies have shown how playing video games can lead to structural changes in the brain, including increasing the size of some regions, or to functio…

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A number of studies have shown how playing video games can lead to structural changes in the brain, including increasing the size of some regions, or to functional changes, such as activating the areas responsible for attention or visual-spatial skills. New research from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) has gone further to show how cognitive changes can take place even years after people stop playing.
This is one of the conclusions from th…

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Experts warn coronavirus may cause ‘wave’ of neurological conditions including Parkinson’s disease – ABC News

The loss of smell and taste are worrying COVID-19 symptoms because they indicate possible damage to the brain. Researchers are warning the coronavirus pandemic …

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COVID-19 can cause worrying neurological symptoms like a loss of smell and taste, but Australian scientists are warning the damage the virus causes to the brain may also lead to more serious conditions such as Parkinson’s disease.
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  • Researchers are warning some well-known COVID-19 symptoms indicate there may be long-term neurological impacts of the disease
  • There is a fear a “silent wave” of Parkinson’s disease will follow the COVID-19 pandemic, as it did after the Sp…

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