The number of coronavirus cases across the world continue to increase globally as there are now over 34 million cases recorded so far.
Total fatalities registered are now at 1,032,261million.
The United States recorded 48,202 new Covid-19 infections and 801 new deaths on Thursday, according to Johns Hopkins University.
At least 7,546,122 Covid-19 cases, including 213,461 virus-related fatalities, have now been reported in the US since the start of the pandemic.
The totals include cases from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and other US territories, as well as repatriated cases.
The total number of cases in Russia rose by 9,412, the highest number of cases in one day since May 23, to 1,194,643, according to the country’s anti-coronavirus center. The national death toll is at 21,077.
Africa has recorded 1,505,976 cases with 8,913 new cases and 36,288 total deaths.
South Africa has the highest recorded number of total cases and reported deaths in Africa, and the tenth highest number of cases in the world.
Daily reported numbers and hospital admissions have been falling for close on two months. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 677 833, the total number of deaths is 16 909 and the total number of recoveries is 611 044.
8 new cases were recorded in Zimbabwe to bring the total number of cases to 7,858. No new fatalities were recorded hence the death toll still stands at 228. The national recovery is at 80%.
WHO provides a guiding light for Burkina Faso’s COVID-19 pandemic response
Burkina Faso was already facing a complex humanitarian and security crisis for the five years at least when COVID-19 arrived in the country, with the first case notified on March 9, 2020.
Growing violence and insecurity due to mounting insurgent armed groups have affected 2,2 million people and the displacement of over one million civilians. As populations have fled conflict-affected areas, the demand for health services has continued to grow while attacks have decreased the number of functioning health facilities.
In September 2020, 95 health facilities were closed which represents 8,5% of the infrastructure in the 6 regions affected by insecurity. The provision of quality health services has been hindered by a weak health system marked with poor data and low-quality comprehensive emergency health service including COVID-19 response.
Despite these major challenges, the country has cautiously slowed down on drastic measures including opened back schools and airports after lockdown and border closure measures to slow the spread of COVID-19.(WHO)
Trump moves to Walter Reed after COVID-19 diagnosis
US President Donald Trump has arrived at a military hospital for treatment after being diagnosed with COVID-19, a move the White House said would last for a “few days” and was taken “out of an abundance of caution”.
Roughly 17 hours after he announced he had tested positive for the coronavirus, Trump on Friday walked slowly from the White House to a waiting helicopter to be taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
“I think I’m doing very well, but we’re going to make sure that things work out,” Trump said in a brief video that was taped before leaving for Walter Reed and posted on Twitter.
Trump will work in a special suite at the hospital for the next few days as a precautionary measure, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said.
She said he remains “in good spirits, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day” and added: “Out of an abundance of caution, and at the recommendation of his physician and medical experts, the president will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed for the next few days.”
Trump, 74, has a mild fever, nasal congestion and a cough, the New York Times reported, citing two people close to him.
White House doctor Sean P Conley said the president is being treated with an experimental drug cocktail and is “fatigued but in good spirits”.(CNN)
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