Global Covid-19 cases exceed 91 million, WHO continues to call for vaccine sharing

Global Covid-19 cases exceed 91 million, WHO continues to call for vaccine sharing 3
Global Covid-19 cases exceed 91 million, WHO continues to call for vaccine sharing 3

The world has recorded 91,252,273 cases of infection and 1,951,508 deaths due to Covid-19, an increase of 599,755 and 9,235 cases respectively compared to 24 hours ago.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is continuing to promote calls to find sources of Covid-19 vaccines for poor countries in the Covax program, with the hope that vaccination programs in these countries can begin.

WHO is concerned that high- and middle-income countries will buy up the entire vaccine supply, leaving 92 low-income countries without vaccines to vaccinate health workers.

American medical staff prepare to receive vaccine doses in New York on January 10.

The US, the largest epidemic region in the world, recorded an additional 208,829 cases of infection and 1,761 deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infected people to 23,109,737, of which 384,947 died.

As of January 11, the US had vaccinated nearly 9 million people, less than half of the goal of vaccinating 20 million people in 2020. The remaining vaccine doses are in freezers at hospitals and clinics across the country.

India, the second largest epidemic area in the world, reported an additional 12,448 cases of infection and 166 deaths, bringing the total number of people infected and dead from Covid-19 to 10,479,879 and 151,364 respectively.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the country will deploy one of the world’s largest Covid-19 vaccination drives from January 16, aiming to reach the goal of 300 million people being vaccinated by July. The vaccine will

The Indian drug regulatory agency on January 3 approved two Covid-19 vaccines for emergency use, one is a vaccine developed by pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca in collaboration with Oxford University, England, and the other is a vaccine developed by pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca in collaboration with Oxford University, England, and the other.

Brazil, the third largest epidemic area in the world, recorded 440 more deaths from Covid-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 203,580.

Experts warn that Brazil has not yet seen a spike in nCoV infections, as a result of people organizing Christmas and New Year gatherings with friends and family.

Russia, the fourth largest epidemic area in the world, recorded an additional 23,315 cases of nCoV infection and 436 deaths, bringing the total number of infections and deaths to 3,425,269 and 62,273 respectively.

Russian officials on January 11 announced that they will conduct clinical trials of the `Sputnik-Light` version with a single dose, saying that this is a temporary solution to increase short-term vaccine supply for countries with high rates of infection.

England, the fifth largest epidemic area in the world, recorded 3,118,518 cases of infection and 81,960 deaths, an increase of 46,169 and 529 cases respectively.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the country is in a `race against time` to deploy the Covid-19 vaccine as the number of deaths continues to set records and hospitals run out of oxygen supplies.

France, the world’s sixth largest epidemic area, recorded an additional 3,582 cases of infection and 310 deaths, bringing infections and deaths to 2,786,838 and 68,060 respectively.

Germany is currently the tenth largest epidemic area in the world with 1,941,119 cases of infection and 42,097 deaths from Covid-19, an increase of 11,765 and 663 cases respectively compared to the previous day.

Mrs. Merkel commented that `the coming winter weeks will be the most difficult period of the pandemic` since the outbreak, when German doctors and medical staff are overworked.

South Korea recorded 69,114 cases of infection and 1,140 deaths, an increase of 450 and 15 cases respectively in the past 24 hours.

The Korean government imposed restrictions such as banning gatherings of more than 4 people and suspending ski resorts and indoor sports facilities until January 17.

In Southeast Asia, Indonesia is the largest epidemic area in the region with 836,718 cases, an increase of 8,692, of which 24,343 people died, an increase of 214.

Indonesia has banned all visitors from the UK and tightened regulations for people from Europe and Australia to limit the spread of virus mutations.

The Philippines reported 489,736 cases of infection and 9,416 deaths, an increase of 2,052 and 11 cases respectively, making it the second largest epidemic area in the region.

Philippine officials said on January 10 that the country had secured 30 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine developed by American pharmaceutical company Novavax.

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