Washington - The United States reported nearly 173,000 new COVID-19 cases and over 2,100 deaths Tuesday, the deadliest day in more than six months. Hospitalizations are at an all-time high at nearly 90,000. The U.S. death toll is now approaching 260,000.
In California, COVID-19 hospitalizations have gone up over 80% in the past two weeks, with ICU hospitalizations increasing by over 50%. Much of California imposed a curfew over the weekend in hopes of slowing a surge that health officials fear will only get worse due to Thanksgiving travel and gatherings.
According to health officials, eleven states -- many in the U.S. Midwest -- have recorded more deaths in the past week than in any other week since the pandemic began.
Havana - Renowned Cuban film director and screenwriter Juan Carlos Tabío died in the early hours of Monday, January 18, 2021, in Havana.
His remains will be cremated, and authorities said they will inform the public later about his funeral.Read More
Havana - Spanish-French academic and journalist Ignacio Ramonet termed as 'cynical' the decision by the outgoing administration of US President Donald Trump to designate Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism.Read More
Havana - The sixth annual edition of the Salsa Festival in Cuba, scheduled for February 23-28, was postponed due to the emerging epidemiological situation the island is facing due to Covid-19, according to organizers.Read More