Brazil records the highest death toll since mid-September
Brazil The Ministry of Health announced, on Tuesday, that 58,718 additional confirmed cases of coronavirus were recorded during the past 24 hours, in addition to 1111 deaths.
This is the worst daily death toll announced by the ministry since September 15, which increases fears of the growing second wave of infections in the largest country in Latin America.
Brazil has recorded nearly 7.6 million cases of the virus since the start of the epidemic, while the official number of deaths rose to 192681, according to the ministry’s data.
The first study of the safety and efficacy of a coronavirus vaccine Iran It started on Tuesday, state television reported, and it is set to receive dozens of domestically developed footage even as details about its production remain scant.
The vaccine, the first in the country to reach human trials, was produced by Shifa Farmid, which is part of a state-owned drug group known as Barakat.
The company’s website describes it as being involved in the production of antibiotics and penicillin on a large scale, without providing any details about coronavirus research, results of animal experiments or previous vaccine development since its founding in 1995.
Iran is struggling to stop the worst outbreak of the virus in the region, which has infected more than 1.2 million people and killed nearly 55,000.
The study, the first phase of a clinical trial, will enroll a total of 56 volunteers to receive two doses of the Iranian vaccine within two weeks, according to Hamid Hosseini, director of clinical trials.
The results will be announced approximately a month after the second shot. Three people received their first injections on Tuesday at a ceremony at a Tehran hotel attended by the country’s health minister.
State television announced that none of the injections had so far caused any “fever” or “physical trauma.”
“I am happy that the scientific process went properly,” said Taiba Mukhber, the daughter of the head of the Setad Foundation, who was the first to be stabbed. “I hope the result is healthy for our people.”
The Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has returned to his country after being treated for the Covid-19 virus in Germany, state television reported on Tuesday.
Tebboune’s absence since the end of October has sparked speculation about whether he will end his first term.
French Health Minister Olivier Ferrand said that the government may soon impose an early curfew starting at 6 pm instead of 8 pm in eastern regions due to the spread of the Coronavirus.
Ferrand added that there are currently no plans to impose a third lockdown, although the number of daily Covid-19 cases is more than twice the government’s target of less than 5,000.
Germany The nation’s health minister, Jens Spahn, said a third vaccine from Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca or CureVac could offer coronavirus vaccines to everyone who wants them by summer if it gets European Union approval.
Spahn was questioned during an interview broadcast live on the website of the mass-circulation newspaper Bild about media reports that Germany has so far received only 4 million doses of Pfizer Inc and BioNTech vaccines compared to 5 million shots obtained by Israel, which has a population One-tenth of the population. Germany.
“We didn’t ask for enough,” Span said. “We expect, in total, about 130 million doses of Moderna and BioNTech, which will be sufficient to provide the vaccine to anyone who wants to get the vaccine.”
In response to a question about when the country will be in a position to make the vaccine available to all who wish to receive it, Span said: “It depends on us getting more approvals, and that means Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, and Corivac. If one or two additional vaccines get approved. I think we will reach this point by summer. “
At the weekend, Germany launched the BioNTech / Pfizer vaccine developed by the German biotechnology company with its partner in the United States, starting in care homes where the death rates are high.
Denmark extends its lockdown for two weeks
Denmark The strict lockdown has been extended by two weeks, until January 17, to curb the spread of Covid-19, after a sharp spike in new infections over the past month, the country’s prime minister said on Tuesday.
Mette Frederiksen said in a press briefing that the situation with regard to infection rates, hospitalizations and deaths is now more dangerous than it was in the spring.
Frederiksen said the current nationwide extension of restrictions announced on Dec.16 will keep schools, malls, restaurants, bars and other non-essential stores closed.
The Scandinavian country performed relatively well during the pandemic through December, when the number of new infections more than doubled compared to the previous month. “The scenario we feared in the spring may become a reality in the coming weeks and months if we do not act now,” Fredericksen said. Denmark on Tuesday reported 2,621 new cases among its population of 5.8 million in the past 24 hours, while the number of new hospitalization cases rose by 28 to a record high of 900, near the maximum capacity for Covid-19 wards.
France has recorded a rise in the number of people hospitalized due to Covid-19
The French Health Ministry reported 11,395 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours on Tuesday, jumping above the 10,000 mark for the first time in four days.
France, which launched its gradual vaccination campaign on Sunday, saw the number of people hospitalized with illness rise for the fourth consecutive day, an invisible sequence since November 13.
The cumulative total of cases in France now stands at 2,574,041, the fifth highest in the world.
The seven-day moving average for new infections, which averages weekly data on violations, is 11871, more than twice the government’s target of less than 5,000.
The Covid-19 death toll rose by 969, at 64,078, versus the seven-day moving average of 339.
A man accused of two counts was killed in the death of a couple in the United States who died of complications from Covid-19 while in custody pending trial.
Craig Pennington, 56, died at Norton Healthcare in Louisville, the head of security for Marion County Detention Center, Irvine Mann, told news outlets.
Mann said Pennington was hospitalized on December 11 due to shortness of breath and was confirmed to be infected with the Covid-19 virus.
Pennington was charged in July 2016 with the murder of 38-year-old Robert Kay Jones and 35-year-old Crystal J Warner.
Warner and Jones, both from Florence, disappeared on July 3, and their bodies were later found in different provinces.
Pennington had pleaded not guilty to the murder and other charges, and was due to take place at a preliminary hearing on January 15, according to court records.
Mann said ten of the roughly 215 inmates in the prison had contracted Covid-19 as of Tuesday morning.
Ireland has the highest daily case tally
Ireland The highest cases of COVID-19 were recorded in a single day Tuesday, with 1,546 infections, up from the previous record of 1,296 on Saturday.
The government is due to meet on Wednesday to consider additional restrictions in an effort to control the boom that began after relaxing public health measures in early December when Ireland had the lowest infection rate in the European Union.
Nigeria Health authorities said oxygen supplies were facing challenges in treating coronavirus patients in parts of the country and unacceptable delays in laboratories as case numbers rose to the highest recorded level in one week.
Officials’ warnings come as the virus is spreading in most parts of the world, leading to an increase in the number of cases and hospitalizations.
Boss Mustafa, head of the Nigerian Coronavirus Task Force, said there is an ongoing review of the medical oxygen supply chain for our medical facilities across the country, describing the capital Abuja as an area of concern.
“Labs’ inability to function optimally has led to unacceptable levels of delay in receiving results,” he added, calling on Nigerian state governments to reopen all laboratories, ensure prompt testing and keep treatment centers open.
“This is not helping our national response.”
Nigeria has recorded fewer cases of coronavirus compared to other countries on the continent.
Since the start of the pandemic, officials have counted 84,811 until Tuesday evening, with 1,264 deaths.
A senior US public health official said on Tuesday that the coronavirus test the United States is now requesting from travelers Britain Perhaps it should extend to other countries as well.
“I think it will likely spread to other countries,” the US Assistant Secretary of Health said Brett Gerwier He told MSNBC.
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