Brazil surpasses 250,000 COVID deaths, a year after first case

The South American country has the world’s second-highest death toll after the United States. One year after the first confirmed case of the coronavirus in Brazil, Latin America’s biggest country has recorded more than 250,000 deaths from COVID-19, with the virus still spreading as a national vaccination drive struggles to gain momentum. President Jair Bolsonaro, […]

Covid-19 Live Updates: Deaths in California Surpass 50,000

Here’s what you need to know: A Covid-19 victim being placed in a hearse in El Cajon, Calif., in January.Credit…Mario Tama/Getty Images California surpassed 50,000 known coronavirus deaths on Wednesday, the first state to reach that chilling milestone. The news comes as a bleak reminder that the recent progress the state has made against the […]

Timeline: How the US reached 500,000 COVID-19 deaths

Unfathomable one year ago, the United States has passed the grim mark of 500,000 deaths from COVID-19. On Monday, President Joe Biden led Americans in observing a moment of silence to commemorate the grisly milestone, urging Americans to set aside partisan differences and fight the pandemic together. Here is a look back over the past […]

Covid-19 Live Updates: U.S. Surpasses 500,000 Covid-19 Deaths, a Monumental Loss

Here’s what you need to know: The Biden inauguration’s memorial for the 400,000 lives lost to the coronavirus in the United States. On the day after his inauguration, President Biden said that the memorial would not be the country’s last and projected that “the death toll will likely top 500,000” in February.Credit…Todd Heisler/The New York […]

‘Almost unbelievable’: US surpasses 500,000 COVID deaths

More than 500,000 people in the United States with coronavirus have died, according to Johns Hopkins University data, the highest death toll by far of any country in the world. The country reached the harrowing tally on Monday, just about a year after the first known death was reported in the state of California. US […]

US nears 500,000 COVID-19 deaths as vaccine drives gather momentum

Businesses shut in Myanmar on Monday in a general strike called to oppose the military coup and thousands of protesters gathered in towns and cities despite a chilling message from the junta that confrontation would cost more lives.On Sunday, hundreds of people attended the funeral in the capital Naypyitaw of Mya Thwate Thawte Khaing, a […]

A Ripple Effect of Loss: U.S. Covid Deaths Approach 500,000

“I can still see him there,” said Mr. Jones, the pastor. “It never goes away.” There is a street corner in Plano, Texas, that was occupied by Bob Manus, a veteran crossing guard who shepherded children to school for 16 years, until he fell ill in December. In the Twin Cities of Minnesota, LiHong Burdick, […]

After deaths, WHO urges Tanzania to share COVID data, take action

Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus appeals to authorities to take measures against the pandemic and to prepare for vaccinations. The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has urged Tanzania’s authorities to take “robust action” against the coronavirus pandemic amid increasing warnings that the country is witnessing a deadly resurgence in infections. President John Magufuli has […]

Africa COVID deaths surpass 100,000 amid second wave

South Africa, where a more contagious COVID-19 variant has been identified, accounts for nearly half of continent’s deaths. Africa’s reported COVID-19 death toll has surpassed 100,000, a fraction of those reported on other continents but rising fast as the second wave of infections overwhelms hospitals. The continent’s reported deaths, at 100,354 on Friday, are less […]

Covid-19 Live Updates: Cuomo Admits Mistake on Nursing-Home Deaths Data

Here’s what you need to know: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York conceded on Monday that his administration’s lack of transparency about coronavirus-related deaths in nursing homes in the state had been a mistake.Credit…Hans Pennink/Associated Press Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York wrote the book on pandemic leadership, literally. He won an International […]

Guinea sees first Ebola deaths since 2016

Four deaths from Ebola hemorrhagic fever occurred in the southeastern region of Nzerekore, officials say. Four people have died of Ebola in Guinea’s southeastern region of Nzerekore, the first resurgence of the disease in five years. One of the victims in Guinea was a nurse who fell ill in late January and was buried on […]

Russia reports 14,185 new COVID-19 cases, 430 deaths in past 24 hours

Making the cut: New Delhi orders eateries to display slaughter style or lose license NEW DELHI: Officials from the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) said on Saturday that restaurants in the district risk losing their licenses if they fail to display the method of slaughter used for animal meat served at their eateries, even as […]

Outrage as report claims Cuomo ‘hid’ COVID-19 nursing home deaths

A top aide for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo privately apologised for hiding the number of COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes, according to a leaked video conference call first reported by the New York Post and confirmed by the New York Times, prompting outrage from state officials. The Post reported on Thursday that Secretary to […]

Roche’s tocilizumab cuts deaths in hospitalized COVID-19 patients — study

Author:  Reuters article author:  Reuters ID:  1613066839949941800 Thu, 2021-02-11 15:00 LONDON: Roche’s arthritis drug tocilizumab cuts the risk of death among patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19, also shortening the time to recovery and reducing the need for mechanical ventilation, results of a large trial showed on Thursday. The findings — from the RECOVERY trial, which […]

DRC confirms two Ebola deaths in resurgence of outbreak

The WHO is working with the DRC gov’t to control the outbreak, with more than 100 contacts of the deceased traced so far. A second person has died of Ebola this week in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s North Kivu province, the health ministry and the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement. […]

Russia reports 15,916 new coronavirus cases, 407 deaths

article author:  Reuters Author:  Reuters ID:  1612769673989415200 Mon, 2021-02-08 07:30 MOSCOW: Russia on Monday reported 15,916 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, including 1,728 in Moscow, taking the national tally to 3,983,197. Authorities also reported an additional 407 deaths, raising the official total to 77,068. Main category:  World . Source link

Continued increase in COVID cases and deaths in LatAm: PAHO

Officials said the new Brazil variant, as well as two others, have spread to 20 countries in the Americas. While coronavirus infections are finally decreasing in the United States and Canada after weeks of unrelenting rise, cases and deaths continue to increase in Latin American countries, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Wednesday. […]

UK tops grim milestone of 100,000 COVID-19 deaths

Health department says 100,162 people have died after testing positive, the fifth highest toll in the world. The United Kingdom has become the first country in Europe to record more than 100,000 coronavirus-related deaths, according to official figures by the health department. The UK has the fifth highest toll globally – after the United States, […]

Portugal’s COVID surge: Record cases, deaths raise alarm

As little as nine months ago, Portugal was considered a model of success in the battle against COVID-19, particularly in comparison to neighbouring Spain. But in early 2021, with the country’s rate of new cases reaching the highest in the world in proportion to its population last week, and ambulances queueing outside Lisbon hospitals as […]

Covid-19 Live Updates: Biden Predicts More Than 600,000 U.S. Deaths

Here’s what you need to know: A man placing flags at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City on Tuesday. The flags represent the area residents who died of coronavirus.Credit…Charlie Riedel/Associated Press President Biden, by predicting on Friday that the coronavirus-related U.S. death toll would eventually be well over 600,000, could […]

People-smugglers jailed in UK for Vietnamese truck deaths

The judge says the defendants will serve at least two-thirds of their terms in custody, instead of the usual half. Four people-smugglers convicted of killing 39 people from Vietnam – who died in the back of a container truck as it was shipped to England – have been sentenced to between 13 and 27 years […]

Lebanon extends hard lockdown as COVID deaths soar

Beirut, Lebanon – Lebanon has extended a hard lockdown by two weeks amid record-breaking numbers of COVID-related deaths and an unabated surge in the number of new cases that have stretched the country’s healthcare system to its limits. Meanwhile, a top health official has announced plans for a roll-out of vaccinations in the crisis-hit country […]

‘Appalling’: Record UK COVID deaths for second day in a row

Britain reported a record 1,820 deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday exceeding a record set only the day before, as scientists warned that the lockdown that began earlier this month was having little effect on the prevalence of the illness. Government data showed there was also a rise in new cases, climbing to 38,905 compared with  […]