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Covid: Brazil has more than 4,000 deaths in 24 hours for first time

Covid: Brazil has more than 4,000 deaths in 24 hours for first time

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EPABrazil has recorded more than 4,000 Covid-related deaths in 24 hours for the first time, as a more contagious variant fuels a surge in cases.Hospitals are overcrowded, with people dying as they wait for treatment in some cities, and the health system is on the brink of collapse in many areas. The country's total death toll is now almost 337,000, second only to the US.But President Jair Bolsonaro continues to oppose any lockdown measures to curb the outbreak.He argues that the damage to the economy would be worse than the effects of the virus itself, and has tried to reverse some of the restrictions imposed by local authorities in the courts. Covid vaccines: How fast is worldwide progress?What is the Brazil variant and do vaccines work against it?Political crisis and Covid surge rock Bra...
Covid-19: Seven UK blood clot deaths after AstraZeneca vaccine

Covid-19: Seven UK blood clot deaths after AstraZeneca vaccine

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EPASeven people have died from unusual blood clots after getting the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in the UK, the medicines regulator has confirmed to the BBC. In total, 30 people out of 18 million vaccinated by 24 March had these clots.It is still not clear if they are just a coincidence or a genuine side effect of the vaccine.The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency says the benefits continue to outweigh any risk. However, concern has led to other countries including Germany, France, the Netherlands and Canada to restrict the vaccine's use only to older people. The data released by the MHRA on Friday showed 22 cases of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) which is a type of blood clot in the brain. These were accompanied by low levels of platelets, which help form blood cl...
Covid deaths: ‘Hard to compute sorrow’ of 100,000 milestone – PM

Covid deaths: ‘Hard to compute sorrow’ of 100,000 milestone – PM

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More than 100,000 people have died with Covid-19 in the UK, after 1,631 deaths within 28 days of a positive test were recorded in the daily figures.Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he took "full responsibility" for the government's actions, saying: "We truly did everything we could.""I'm deeply sorry for every life lost," he said.A total of 100,162 deaths have been recorded in the UK, the first European nation to pass the landmark.Earlier, figures from the ONS, which are based on death certificates, showed there had been nearly 104,000 deaths since the pandemic began.The government's daily figures rely on positive tests and are slightly lower.Why is the UK's death toll so bad?Kuenssberg: Grim milestone in an abnormal yearUK deaths likely to come down slowly, Whitty warnsMr Johnson told Tu...
Covid: UK virus deaths top 100,000 since pandemic began

Covid: UK virus deaths top 100,000 since pandemic began

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PA MediaThe UK death toll from Covid has topped 100,000.The data from the UK's national statisticians show there have been nearly 104,000 deaths since the pandemic began.The figures, which go up to 15 January, are based on death certificates. The government's daily figures rely on positive tests and are slightly lower.It comes after a surge of cases in December, leaving the UK with one of the highest Covid death rates globally.The Office for National Statistics and its counterparts in Scotland and Northern Ireland registered 7,776 deaths involving Covid in the most recent week.That total is the third highest of the epidemic. Last April, there were two weeks with more than 9,000 Covid deaths registered across the UK, but there have been no other weeks with more than 7,000 deaths registered....
Record deaths, cases In Mexico strain health resources; world toll 2.1M

Record deaths, cases In Mexico strain health resources; world toll 2.1M

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Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The coronavirus pandemic has been surging to record daily deaths and cases in Mexico, straining the resources of hospitals and morgues despite a nationwide vaccination plan. Mexico is among the nations grappling with a pandemic that has reached 2,134,449 deaths and is just shy of 100 million cases at 99,538,884 cases worldwide, according to tracking by Worldometers.info. Advertisement Cases and deaths are surging despite the beginning stages of vaccine distribution as well as restrictions, including lockdowns. Many nations have issued a travel ban, including Israel which on Sunday vote to ban all international passenger travel to and from its airports starting at midnight Monday. That includes Ben Gurion in Lod, near Tel Aviv, which handled 24.8 million passengers in 2019...