4,500 deaths in the US, the highest ever
Record daily deaths in the United States and Mexico. Brazil confirms: "The strain found in Japan circulates here." WHO: "English variant already in more than 50 countries."
New record of deaths in the US: 4,500 in one day
The death toll from Covid-19 in the United States has reached a new daily high of nearly 4,500 deaths. Johns Hopkins University notes this. As the health crisis rages in the US, the first time the death toll in the country most affected by the pandemic exceeded 4,000 deaths in 24 hours. The United States has recorded over 235,000 new cases of coronavirus infection and 4,470 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins tally.
Brazil confirms: new variant of the coronavirus from the Amazon
The Brazilian state foundation Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz), the largest medical research center in Latin America, has confirmed the identification and circulation of a new strain of the coronavirus originating in the state of Amazonas. It is the same variant that arrived in Japan after four Japanese travelers visited the Brazilian Amazon region. According to Felipe Naveca, deputy director of research at Fiocruz Amazonìa, the new strain has a number of new mutations. A technical note released on Tuesday indicates that the samples analyzed have accumulated an "unusual" number of genetic alterations, in addition to those observed in the so-called Spike protein, and that "resemble the observed pattern" in the variants identified in the UK and South Africa. "
WHO: "The English variant arrived in more than 50 countries"
According to reports from CNN, the so-called English variant of the coronavirus has been detected so far in at least 50 countries in addition to Hong Kong and Taiwan: the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced. "Since it was first detected on 14 December 2020, VOC 202012/01 has been identified in 50 countries, territories and areas in five of the six WHO regions. In England, the variant has been identified in all regions and in almost all municipalities ", stressed WHO in its weekly report on the pandemic.
In Mexico never so many victims, hopefully in the Russian vaccine
Mexico has recorded 1,314 new deaths from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, the highest number since the start of the pandemic, and almost 136,000 deaths as reported by the Ministry of Health. In addition, 14,395 new coronavirus infections were recorded, the second-highest figure, for a total of 1,556,028 confirmed cases. With these data, Mexico remains the fourth country in the world with the highest number of deaths, behind the United States, Brazil, and India, and is the thirteenth country for the number of infections. The country's health authorities want to speed up the approval of the Russian Sputnik vaccine. The green light has instead arrived for Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca.
Germany, nearly two million cases: 19,600 in 24 hours
More than 19,600 new coronavirus cases have been registered in Germany in the last 24 hours, and 1,060 people have lost their lives due to infection-related complications, as announced by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). RKI is the agency commissioned by the Berlin government to monitor the progress of the pandemic in Germany. Thus, the total of positives in Germany rises to 1,953,426, where 42,637 people died.