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The coronavirus pandemic is hitting doctors, nurses and other health care personnel in the U.S., with 10–20% infected, a new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows.

Why it matters: Medical workers are on the front lines, consistently coming in close contact with coronavirus patients. Due to supply shortages, these workers also may not have gloves or face masks to adequately protect themselves.

By the numbers: The data, out Tuesday, zoomed in on about 49,000 people who tested positive for the coronavirus and specified whether they worked in health care.

  • About 9,300, or 19%, were medical professionals, including 27 who were confirmed dead.
  • Health care professionals were also hospitalized less than the overall population of people researched. About 10% of the health care workers were hospitalized with symptoms, compared to 21–31% of overall cases.
  • Some states were better at reporting if their cases were medical personnel than others, making data limited for researchers.

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Taiwan reaches a record 200 days with no local coronavirus cases

Catholics go through containment protocols including body-temperature measurement and hands-sanitisation before entering the Saint Christopher Parish Church, Taipei City, Taiwan, in July. Photo: Ceng Shou Yi/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Taiwan on Thursday marked no locally transmitted coronavirus cases for 200 days, as the island of 23 million people's total number of infections reported stands at 550 and the COVID-19 death toll at seven.

Why it matters: Nowhere else in the world has reached such a milestone. While COVID-19 cases surge across the U.S. and Europe, Taiwan's last locally transmitted case was on April 12. Experts credit tightly regulated travel, early border closure, "rigorous contact tracing, technology-enforced quarantine and universal mask wearing," along with the island state's previous experience with the SARS virus, per Bloomberg.

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Deadly Hurricane Zeta slams U.S. Gulf Coast

A satellite image of Hurricane Zeta. Photo: National Hurricane Center/NOAA

Hurricane Zeta has killed at least one person after a 55-year-old man was "electrocuted by a downed power line" in Louisiana as the storm caused widespread power outages Wednesday night, per AP.

What's happening: Zeta made landfall south of New Orleans as a Category 2 hurricane earlier Wednesday before weakening to Category 1. But it was still "battering southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi with life-threatening storm surge, high winds, and heavy rain" late Wednesday, per the National Hurricane Center.