| 29 February 2024, Thursday |

COVID-19 cases worldwide have topped 110 million

Confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide have topped 110.54 million, with nearly 2,550,870 deaths, according to the latest data from Reuters.

COVID-19 cases have been recorded in more than 210 countries and regions since the first cases detected in December 2019 in China.

Here is the latest:

New Zealand launches vaccination campaign

New Zealand launched, on Saturday, the COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign, but considered it a small achievement in the pandemic fight.

“This is the beginning of a new chapter, but we still have many hard days ahead,” said Ashley Bloomfield, New Zealand’s Chief Health Officer.

I would like to praise our country for limiting the pandemic spread, as it has only recorded 26 deaths out of a population composed of five million.

The campaign kicks off through vaccinating members of the immigration system, Staff of quarantine centers, air transport, and the people mixing with them.

The “Pfizer/BioNTech” vaccine was the first vaccine approved by New Zealand Health Authorities.

The vaccination program, which will gradually expand to include the rest of the population, begins days after the authorities lifted a 3-day lockdown in Auckland.

USA death toll continues to rise

Hospital admissions to receive treatment for the Covid-19 in the United States are still declining, but the daily numbers of new confirmed cases and deaths are still much higher than they were at the first two peaks of the pandemic in the spring and summer of 2020.

With 2,558 new deaths recorded in the past 24 hours, the total number of deaths in the United States rose to 493,098, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

The average virus-related deaths over a 7-day period fell to less than 2,000 for the first time since December 4, and the average death was higher than 3,000 two weeks ago. A sharp drop in daily deaths was recorded in Texas.

In the past 24 hours, 69,172 new cases were recorded in the country, bringing the national total to 27,895,987 cases.

Compared with a nationwide peak of 314,093 cases recorded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on January 8, 2021, the daily number of cases has decreased by about 70%.

Mexico: 857 deaths and 7,829 new confirmed cases

On Friday, the Mexican Ministry of Health announced the registration of 857 new confirmed deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 178,965.

Ministry data says that Mexico has also recorded 7,829 new confirmed cases, bringing the total number to 2,030,491 cases.

Germany: Covid-19 confirmed cases reached 2,378,883 

Data from the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Robert Koch Institute proved, on Saturday, that the number of confirmed cases in Germany rose to 2,378,883 after 9,164 new cases were recorded.

The Institute’s data also indicated that the number of deaths rose to 67,696, after 490 new cases were registered.


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