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17 new confirmed deaths, 290 cases due to COVID-19 in Massachusetts, state reports Saturday – The Boston Globe

The death toll due to the coronavirus grew by 17 Saturday, the state reported, bringing the total confirmed dead in Massachusetts to 8,406.

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The death toll due to the coronavirus grew by 17 Saturday, the state reported, bringing the total confirmed dead in Massachusetts to 8,406. Confirmed cases of the disease also grew by 290, and reached a total of 110,077.
A total of 1,193,200 people have been given molecular tests for the virus, including 12,595 new people tested as of Saturday, the state reported.
The seven-day weighted average positive rate for the molecular tests was 2.1 percent Friday. After remaining below percent for much…

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NJ woman, 107, has survived coronavirus and Spanish flu in her lifetime: report – Fox News

A 107-year-old New Jersey woman who survived the Spanish Flu, has reportedly defied the odds once again by surviving the coronavirus.

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A 107-year-old New Jersey woman, who survived the Spanish Flu, has reportedly defied the odds once again by surviving the coronavirus.
Anna Del Priore was diagnosed with COVID-19 in May and recovered in June, the Asbury Park Press reported.
Not only has she kicked the virus, but is still on her feet and continuing to stay active by walking and dancing, according to the staff at Brighton Gardens, an assisted living facility in Middletown, N.J.
Anna Del Priore staying active at 107. 
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First new insect repellent approved in 11 years smells like grapefruit – NBC News

Nootkatone has been registered by the EPA as an insect repellent for bug spray to repel mosquitoes and ticks. Nootkatone comes from grapefruit, smells like grapefruit.

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A new type of insect repellent will be making its way to drugstore shelves and it smells like grapefruit.
Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it had approved a new ingredient, called nootkatone, that repels and kills mosquitoes and ticks. The naturally occurring ingredient which is responsible for the characteristic scent of grapefruit was discovered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and developed into an insecticide. Its also found in Alaska yellow cedar …

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Coronavirus: 15 dead at Sterling Oaks rehab in Katy as part of outbreak – KTRK-TV

Sterling Oaks, a rehabilitation facility in Katy, Texas, has had 15 deaths in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak, Harris County Public Health said.

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KATY, Texas (KTRK) — Health officials have counted 15 people dead at a rehabilitation facility in Katy that is being investigated for a COVID-19 outbreak.Harris County Public Health released information on the Sterling Oaks Rehabilitation Facility, where, as of Tuesday, six of the deaths were confirmed stemming from the coronavirus. The remaining nine are pending medical record review, the agency added.
According to HCPH, officials began looking into the facility located on Lakecrest Manor Dri…

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