Houston-area hospital system CEO confident it has capacity to respond to coronavirus surge

Dr. David Callender, CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston, told CNBC on Friday that its hospitals continue to have adequate capacity despite Texas’ growing coronavirus outbreak.  “We actually still think we have plenty of capacity to meet the demand for Covid, as well as non-Covid patients” Callender said on “The Exchange.” “We’re always busy […]


Coronavirus live updates: China reports 22 new cases; Mexico infections surge by 1,223

This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. This blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks. Global cases: At least 3,113,447. Global deaths: At least 216,930. Most cases reported: United States (1,011,877), Spain (232,128), Italy (201,505), France (169,053), and United Kingdom (162,350).  The data above was compiled by Johns […]


UN Chief Condemns ‘Horrifying Global Surge’ In Domestic Violence Amid Pandemic

As countries around the world try to slow the spread of COVID-19 with lockdowns, quarantines and stay-at-home orders, forcing most people into prolonged home confinement, those with abusive partners and family members face a greater danger of domestic abuse. The United Nations secretary-general on Sunday warned that “we have seen a horrifying global surge in domestic […]

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CDC Raises Travel Advisory For South Korea To Highest Level As Coronavirus Cases Surge

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raised its travel advisory for South Korea to the highest level, urging Americans to avoid all nonessential travel to the country as cases of the novel coronavirus surge around the globe. “CDC recommends avoiding nonessential travel to South Korea,” the agency said in its warning on Monday. […]