Reuters: Global COVID-19 infections up for first time in seven weeks, WHO says
ZURICH (Reuters) – The number of new coronavirus infections globally rose last week for the first time in seven weeks, the World Health Organization said on Monday.
“We need to have a stern warning for all of us: that this virus will rebound if we let it,” Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO technical lead for COVID-19, told a briefing.
"And we cannot let it.” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the rise in cases was “disappointing but not surprising” and urged countries not to relax measures to fight the disease.
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Update: Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 114 million and U.S. death toll above 513,000 (Market Watch)
WNU Editor: The U.S. continues to make progress in its vaccination program …. Johnson & Johnson is already working on a booster shot to defend against super-Covid variants as its CEO says the first doses of the one-shot vaccine 'will be in arms in 24-48 HOURS' and US vaccinations rise to over 75 million (Daily Mail), but the daily death toll is still very high (see graph below). Update #2: The pandemic is out of control in the Caribbean …. As pandemic eases elsewhere, some Caribbean states face worst outbreaks yet (Reuters).
Update #3: Finland is locking down …. Finland declares state of emergency as COVID-19 cases rise (Reuters).Original Article
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