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Global cases of the virus are now over 41 million cases and the death toll is 1,12million.
There are at least 8,5 cases of coronavirus in the US, and at least 226,000 people have died from the virus. More than half of US states are reporting a rise in new infections in what experts say is the dreaded fall surge.
The US’ seven-day average of new daily cases was above 58,300 as of yesterday — a level not seen since the first week of August. In about a week, the United States may see a “rapid acceleration” in Covid-19 cases, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, predicted on Monday.
Canada continues to battle a second wave of Covid-19 as total cases top 200,000 and deaths near the grim milestone of 10,000 victims since the pandemic began. Alarmingly, public health officials say hospitalizations continue to rise as the positivity rate nationally during the last week is now above 3%, and higher than that in hotspots like Montreal and Toronto.
India reported fewer than 50,000 new Covid-19 cases for the first time in three months, according to a statement issued by the country’s health ministry on Tuesday. A total of at least 46,790 new cases were reported over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide total to at least 7,597,063 cases.
The last time the country reported figures in that range was on July 28, with 47,703 new cases. The number of active cases has fallen below 10% at about 748,538, while the number of recovered cases stands at 6,733,328 with the national recovery rate rising to 88.63%.
Russia reported another daily record of 16,319 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, according to the country’s coronavirus response center. The center reported 269 deaths in the past 24 hours, and added that the current growth rate in the infections is 1.2%. It said the number of new cases in Moscow — Russia’s most affected city — had decreased slightly, falling below 5,000 for the first time in days.
Spain has also reached 1 million cases making it the fifth country after US, India, Brazil and Russia. The country now has 1,029,668 total cases after 13,873 new cases were recorded. The death toll is now at 34,210 after 218 deaths were recorded.
Argentina has topped 1 million total known cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, according to the country’s health ministry. Argentina is the sixth country to report more than 1 million known coronavirus cases, following the US, India, Brazil, Russia and Spain, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The health ministry reported 16,337 new cases in the past 24 hours, bringing Argentina’s total number of known cases to 1,018,999. The country also reported 384 new fatalities from the virus, bringing the country’s known coronavirus death toll to 27,100.
South Africa recorded 1 050 new coronavirus cases. This brings the total number of cases to 706 304. The country recorded 164 new COVID-19 related fatalities, bringing the total number of deaths to 18 656. Recoveries now stand at 639 568 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%.
In Zimbabwe, a total of 8,187 cases have been recorded after 28 cases were reported. 1 new death was recorded in Zimbabwe to bring the total number of deaths to 233.Recoveries recorded are now at 7692 which is a 94% recovery rate.
UK signs contract to conduct first coronavirus human challenge trials
The United Kingdom government has signed a contract with Open Orphan allowing the Irish pharmaceutical services company to conduct the first human challenge studies for the novel coronavirus, in which healthy volunteers are deliberately infected with the virus in a controlled setting. Some participants will receive an experimental vaccine.
If approved by regulators and an ethics committee, the studies will start in January with results expected by May 2021, the government said. Using controlled doses of the virus, the aim of the research team will initially be to discover the smallest amount of virus it takes to cause COVID-19 infection in small groups of healthy young people, aged between 18 and 30, who are at the lowest risk of harm, the scientists leading the studies said in a statement. BBC
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