Coronavirus Updates on January 14, 2021

Coronavirus Updates on January 14, 2021

Germany sets a new coronavirus record with 1,244 deaths in the last twenty-four hours... China reports its first death after eight months. The Asian country also registers 138 new cases, the highest since March... Research in Britain posits that reveals those who overcome Covid are immune for five months but could still transmit the virus...

The number of global coronavirus cases recorded since the beginning of the pandemic has exceeded 92 million, with over 50 million cured cases according to data from Johns Hopkins. The number of coronavirus-related deaths has neared almost 2 million (1,974,091). The United States remains the most affected country globally in absolute terms by Covid-19, with over 23 million infections and over 384,000 deaths. India and Brazil follow.

The first death in China after eight months

China has announced the first coronavirus death in the past eight months. The country recorded 138 new cases of Covid-19 yesterday, reaching the highest since March 2020. According to the National Health Commission, there were 124 domestic infections and 14 imported ones. The new domestic infections are concentrated mainly in the Hebei province ( 81) and in the northern one of Heilongjiang (43), which has been in a state of emergency since yesterday. Meanwhile, a team of 10 WHO international experts has arrived in Wuhan and will have to work together with Chinese scientists to reconstruct the origin of the virus.

US cases exceed 23 million. Deaths reach almost 385,000

The overall toll of coronavirus cases in the United States since the beginning of the pandemic has exceeded 23 million: this is what emerges from the counts of Johns Hopkins University. According to the American university, there are currently 23,071,895 infections in the country, including 384,653 deaths.

Research from Britain: "You remain cured of Covid for at least 5 months"

Healthcare workers who have recovered from Covid-19 are amply protected against getting sick again for at least five months. A British study supports this even though researchers warn that some people could still carry and transmit the virus. Researchers from Public Health England's Siren study found 44 potential reinfections out of 6,614 participants who had already tested positive for antibodies over five months between June and November 2020. In their first published report - which has not yet been subjected to peer review, the authors stated that this represents an 83% protection rate from reinfection. But they warned that although antibodies may confer some protection from getting sick with Covid-19,

Germany registers a new coronavirus record with 1,244 deaths

New record of coronavirus deaths in Germany: 1,244 deaths have been recorded in the last 24 hours, surpassing the previous record of Friday (1,188). There were 25,164 new cases. The Robert Koch Institute reported this.

WHO experts arrived in Wuhan to investigate origin

The team of international experts from the World Health Organization (WHO), which will have to investigate the origin of the Covid-19 pandemic, has arrived in Wuhan, China, from Singapore. The Chinese media reported it. After the landing, the group underwent the swab and serological test for coronavirus, and now it is a period of quarantine waiting for them before being able to begin field investigations together with their Chinese colleagues. During the isolation, as reported yesterday by the Chinese National Health Commission, WHO experts will communicate via video link with Chinese colleagues.

Japan prepares to extend the state of emergency

Japan is preparing to extend the state of emergency: beyond the Tokyo metropolitan area, seven other regions will be included, including the country's main cities (Osaka and Kyoto). The tightening of border restrictions is also expected. "We continue to see a serious situation," underlined Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, defending "indispensable" measures. The number of coronavirus cases in the Land of the Rising Sun remains relatively low. Still, the pressure on hospitals is worrying, struggling with peaks of infections in the areas most affected by the epidemic.

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