The bar of 200,000 new infections in 24 hours had already been crossed three times in the last month, with a peak of more than 210,000 between Wednesday and Thursday. The United States also recorded 2,607 deaths Friday. The global death toll from COVID-19 stands at 1,535,038. "I think we're past the breaking point", Dr Adolphe Edward, CEO of El Centro Regional Medical Center in Southern California told CNN.
This could change as more vaccines are approved by Health Canada . The PM said the pricing of the vaccine would be finalised keeping public health interests in mind and after deliberations with state governments. He said that despite its relatively low case load, the fatality rate due to COVID-19 was higher in Punjab, which thus needed a special dispensation in the allocation of the vaccine.
The Indonesian government has appointed three new spokespersons for COVID-19 procurement and vaccination affairs following the arrival on Sunday of 1.2 million doses of a candidate vaccine from Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech Ltd.
They stated, "COVAXIN clinical trials are based on a two-dose schedule, given 28 days apart". The news of him testing positive after administering a trial dose has raised questions about Bharat Biotech's vaccine's effectiveness. Bharat Biotech added the Phase-III trials are double-blinded and randomised, where 50 per cent of subjects will receive the vaccine and 50 per cent will receive placebo .
Last week, the United Kingdom approved Pfizer and BioNTech's mRNA vaccine, BNT162b2, against Covid-19. With a COVID-19 vaccine set to make its debut in the USA amid a surge in cases, the City of Lubbock may actually be one of the first places to receive it.
Numerous recent cases have been centred in Seoul, which yesterday launched unprecedented curfews, shuttering most establishments at 9pm for two weeks and cutting back public transportation by 30% in the evenings. A shift to level three would result in a suspension on gatherings of more than 10 and all sporting events. South Korea confirmed 631 new cases on Sunday - the highest in nine months - with the majority in the greater Seoul region, according to the Korea Disease Control and ...