Saturday, 19 June, 2021


Johns Hopkins: Global COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses 3 Million

A man is consoled by his relative as he sees the body of his father who died from the coronavirus disease, before his burial at a graveyard in New Delhi India Indian man dey cry for im papa burial for New Delhi India
Hannah Rogers | 17 April, 2021, 22:56

The U.S. has administered more than 202 million coronavirus vaccine doses since the start of its inoculation campaign, with almost 4 million vaccinations reported on Friday alone, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Meanwhile, the United States has now recorded more than 32 million coronavirus cases, making it the worst-hit country in the world.

Coronavirus preparations are being made for another global sporting showcase-the World Cup in Qatar next year.

The virus continues to impact events elsewhere in the world.

On Friday, the World Health Organisation warned the world was "approaching the highest rate of infection" so far.

The CDC said in its first public accounting of breakthrough cases, that of those 5,800 people, there were 74 deaths among people who became seriously ill, and that 396 - 7% - of the breakthrough cases required hospitalization, the report cited.

A graphic noting the number of deaths and cases globally

A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking direction to provide Covid-19 vaccine to people in the age group of 18 and above, citing exponential rise in Covid cases in the country.

But there was better news in Europe, where some countries are easing their lockdowns in response to not only fatigue, but falling infection numbers and progress with vaccinations. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi announced Friday the country will begin easing some of its stricter COVID-19 restrictions April 26.

Italy will also allow up to a thousand spectators at outdoor events from May 1, when it eases its stadium fan ban in regions less affected by the coronavirus.

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