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Coronavirus Morning News Brief – July 17: BA.5 variant ‘hypercontiguous’, Italy 7th country has 20 million cases

Coronavirus Morning News Brief - July 17: Ba.5 Variant 'Hypercontiguous', Italy 7Th Country Has 20 Million CasesGood Morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now on the 828th day of the epidemic, news of the epidemic is coming from all over the world.

In the news we cover today, a new study found that the new BA.5 variant is “hypercontagious” and four times as resistant to current vaccines as prior strains, and Italy has become the seventh country to begin Since then there are more than 20 million coronavirus cases. from the mark of an epidemic,

Here’s a look at what’s happened in the last 24 hours.

United States of america

The Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group released a study showing that the latest Omicron variant, BA.5, is considered “hypercontagious” and is four times as resistant to current vaccines as earlier variants.

Nevertheless, non-vaccinated individuals are about five times more likely to contract the virus than those vaccinated and promoted, while 7.5 times more likely to be hospitalized and 14 to 15 times more likely to die, Doctor. According to Gregory Poland, head of the study group.

Many casinos in Las Vegas that were closed in the spring of 2020 amid some of the darkest days of the pandemic will not reopen. Red Rock Resorts, which owns several casinos off the Strip, said Texas Station, Fiesta Rancho and Fiesta Henderson will remain closed.


Macau’s government said in a statement that it would extend the current lockdown of casinos and other businesses until at least Friday, as health and government officials try to stop the spread of COVID-19, believed to be the world’s largest gambling centre. .

today’s figures

Now here are the daily figures for Sunday, July 17th.

As of Sunday morning, the world has recorded 567.4 million COVID-19 cases, an increase of 0.7 million new cases in the past 24-hour period, and 6.39 million deaths, according to Worldometer, a service that tracks such information. . In addition, 538.4 million people worldwide have recovered from the virus, an increase of 0.5 million.

Worldwide, the number of active coronavirus cases stands at 22,544,290 as of Sunday, an increase of 135,000. Of that figure, 99.8%, or 22,505,235, is considered mild, and 0.2%, or 39,055, is listed as significant. The percentage of cases considered serious remains unchanged over 24 hours.

The United States recorded 21,041 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, compared to 166,772 on Saturday, 136,289 on Friday, 191,735 on Thursday and 183,322 on Wednesday, according to data from the US Department of Health and Human Services. The 7-day event rate remains over 100,000 and is now 128,601. Weekday figures (reported the next day) are typically 30% to 60% of those posted on weekdays due to the small number of tests being done.

The average daily number of new coronavirus cases in the United States over the past 14 days is 130,073, a 15% increase based on data from the Department of Health and Human Services, among other sources. The average daily death rate for the same period is 420, an increase of 8% over the same period, while the average number of hospitalizations for the period was 40,650, an increase of 20%.

In addition, since the start of the pandemic as of Sunday in the United States, 91.3 million cases have been reported, more than any other country, and 1.05 million have died. India has the second highest number of officially recorded cases in the world, at around 43.8 million, and has reported 525,709 deaths.

New data from Russia’s Rosstat State Statistics Service showed at the end of May that the number of covid or covid-related deaths since the start of the pandemic in April 2020 is now 812,890, making the country the world’s second-highest pandemic-related death toll. is giving. , after the United States. Rosstat reported that 11,583 people died of coronavirus or related causes in April, up from 35,584 in March and 43,543 in February.

Meanwhile, Brazil has now recorded the third-highest number of 675,353, and 33.3 million cases as a result of the virus.

France ranks fourth in total cases with more than 32.9 million cases, and Germany is fifth with 29.7 million. The United Kingdom, with 23.1 million cases, now ranks sixth and as of Sunday was the only other country in the world with the total number of cases exceeding 20 million, while Italy passed that milestone on Saturday and now There are about 20.1 million cases.

Vaccination Spotlight

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that, as of Sunday, more than 260.7 million people in the United States – or 78.5% – have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Of that population, 67.1%, or 222.7 million people, have received two doses of the vaccine, and the total number of doses distributed in the United States is now 596.2 million. Breaking this down further, 89.8% of the population over the age of 18 – or 231.8 million people – have received at least the first vaccination and 77% of the same group – or 198.8 million people – have been fully vaccinated. In addition, 51.3% of that population, or 102 million people, have already received a third, or booster, dose of the vaccine.

Beginning June 13, 2022, CDC began updating vaccine data on a weekly basis and published it as of 8 p.m. EDT on Sunday, a statement on the agency’s website said.

More than 66.8% of the world’s population has received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine as of Sunday, according to Data in Our World, an online scientific publication that tracks such information. So far 12.22 billion doses of vaccine have been given globally and now 5.74 million doses are being given every day.

Meanwhile, only 19.4% of people in low-income countries have received a dose, while in countries such as Canada, China, Denmark, France, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States, at least 75% of the population has received it. At least one dose of the vaccine.

Only a few of the world’s poorest countries – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia and Nepal – have reached the 70% mark in vaccination. However, many countries are below 20% and in countries such as Haiti, Senegal and Tanzania, for example, vaccination rates remain in the single digits, if not lower.

In addition, North Korea and Eritrea are now the only two countries in the world that have not vaccinated.

Paul Riegler contributed to this story.

(Photo: Acura Media Group)

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