The number of coronavirus infections 19 officially registered in the world since the beginning of the pandemic has exceeded 93 million as announced by the American University Johns Hopkins, which also reports 1.99 million total deaths related to the new coronavirus. The most affected country in the world in absolute terms by Covid-19 is the United States, with 23.6 million infections and almost 394,000 deaths. India and Brazil follow.
Health Alert, there could be Two Variants in Brazil
There is growing concern among British and other scientists about the possible virulence related to the further mutation of the coronavirus recently found in Brazil. With the UK government imposing the temporary precautionary closure of the borders from today to travel from all of South America and Portugal, the Brazilian variant is actually more than one, explained Professor Wendy Barclay, head of the G2P-UK National Virology Consortium.
Meanwhile, the pandemic accelerates in Brazil, one of the countries most affected by the pandemic in the world. For the third consecutive day, there have been over a thousand deaths: in the last 24 hours, there have been over 1,100 deaths for a total of 207,000 victims, as reported by the Ministry of Health and the Daily Mail. There are almost 68,000 new cases, the second-highest number since December 17 (69,830). A new variant of the coronavirus has been identified in the country. Great Britain has decided to prevent flights from all over South America, Cape Verde, and Portugal. The Minister of Health has instead made it known that the Chinese vaccine Sinovac has no problems of efficacy and it will be part of the national vaccination plan if the authorities give approval.