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More than 20, 5 million cases have tested positive for the coronavirus pandemic worldwide. 266,121 new cases were recorded yesterday. In terms of recoveries, 13,441,913 have recovered and this bring the recovery rate to 61%.
The United States is the worst-hit country with 167,749 deaths from 5,305,957 cases. At least 2,755,348 people have been declared recovered.
The highest daily increase was recorded by India as 61,252 cases were confirmed and this brings the total tally to 2,328,405.Toal deaths are now at 46,188.
Mexico identified 926 new deaths from the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, taking the total number of fatalities to 53,929, the country’s Health Ministry reported. The country holds the third-highest coronavirus death toll in the world, after the United States and Brazil, according to Johns Hopkins University’s tally.
AFP reports that New Zealand’s dream run of 102 days without locally transmitted coronavirus ended Tuesday, prompting a stay-at-home lockdown order for the country’s largest city. Until Tuesday, the World Health Organisation had hailed New Zealand as an example to others for having “successfully eliminated community transmission”.
In South Africa, the Covid-19 death toll has hit 10 751, while the number of cases now sits at 566 109. The total number of recoveries is now 426 125 – a recovery rate of 75%. The country has continued to witness a decline in the number of cases, which according to a report, has been attributed to prioritised testing.
The provincial breakdown of the latest fatalities is as follows: 57 in the Eastern Cape, 39 in Gauteng, 11 in KwaZulu-Natal, 64 in the Free State, 10 in Mpumalanga, 30 in the Western Cape and two in the Northern Cape. In South Africa, Gauteng remains the province with the highest number of recorded cases.
South Africa is consolidating its place in the race for a Covid vaccine with it’s participation starting from next month in two new international trials of vaccine candidates.
Zimbabwe recorded 70 new cases to bring the total number of cases to 4, 818. No new deaths were recorded for the second day running hence the death toll remained at 104. 1,524 recoveries have been recorded so far.
Mozambique recorded 70 new deaths to bring the total number of cases to 2,481. No new deaths were recorded hence the death toll remains at 17. Recovered cases amount to 910.
Covid-19: WHO wants to review safety data of Russia’s vaccine
The World Health Organisation says any WHO stamp of approval on a
Covid-19 vaccine candidate would require a rigorous safety data review, after
Russia announced on Tuesday it had approved a vaccine.
In a stunning move on Tuesday, President Vladimir Putin said Russia had become the first country to approve a vaccine offering “sustainable immunity” against the new coronavirus.
“We are in close contact with the Russian health authorities and discussions are ongoing with respect to possible WHO pre-qualification of the vaccine,” the United Nations health agency’s spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic told reporters in Geneva at an online press briefing.
Its President, Vladimir Putin, said he had given his daughter a shot of vaccine, and assured the public that it has passed all necessary checks. Meanwhile, AFP reports that global preorders of various vaccines have topped 5 billion.
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