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Almost half of Israel's population vaccinated against COVID - Developments internationally

The proportion of the population vaccinated for the new coronavirus in Israel is 48.4%, with more than 4.5 million people vaccinated as of December 20, 2020, although the incidence and death toll has risen so much in that country. as well as in others.

The Israeli Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday that 4,329 cases of SARS-CoV-2 had been confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of people infected with the new coronavirus in the country to 758,810. Another 38 deaths from COVID-19 patients during the same period increased the pandemic toll to 5,631 deaths to date. Patients in serious condition were reduced to 793 (-8 from the previous) out of a total of 1,258 people admitted to hospitals.

The Brazilian Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday that in the previous 24 hours another 1,386 patients with COVID-19 died, while 62,715 cases of SARS-CoV-2 were confirmed. The largest Latin American country has so far recorded 248,529 deaths out of a total of 10,257,875 new coronavirus infections, according to official data.

This is the second heaviest death toll and the third highest number of cases on the planet. According to the Ministry of Health, in 204 of the cases reported yesterday, patients were infected with mutated strains of the new coronavirus, 184 were infected with what was first identified in Brazil itself, and the remaining 20 with what was first identified in the United States. Kingdom.

To date, no case of the South African mutation has been identified. The mutant strains of the new coronavirus are characterized as much more contagious after numerous mutations, at least one of which, originally identified in Britain, is considered more deadly.

The Mexican Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday that 8,634 cases of SARS-CoV-2 had been confirmed in the past 24 hours, while another 1,273 patients with COVID-19 had died. The pandemic of the new coronavirus in the Latin American country as of this stage has reached 181,809 deaths out of a total of 2,052,266 infections.

The third heaviest pandemic in the world in absolute terms may be underestimated: Ministry of Health officials acknowledge that in reality, both the death toll and the incidence are probably much higher than officially recorded.

The Cuban Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday that 836 cases of SARS-CoV-2 had been confirmed in the past 24 hours, while 4 patients with COVID-19 had succumbed. The outbreak of the new coronavirus pandemic on the Caribbean island so far amounts to 304 deaths out of a total of 46,197 infections since March 2020. 824 of the cases announced yesterday were due to transmission to the community.

Confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 in Germany rose 8,007 in the past 24 hours to 2,402,818, according to data collected Wednesday by the Robert Koch Institute, the country's epidemiological watchdog. At the same time, another 422 patients with COVID-19 succumbed, with the death toll from the new coronavirus pandemic reaching 68,740 so far, according to the same source.

The number of victims of the pandemic of the new coronavirus in Romania exceeded the limit of twenty thousand yesterday, Tuesday. In the past 24 hours, 119 patients with COVID-19 died, raising the pandemic toll to 20,013, while 3,382 cases of SARS-CoV-2 were confirmed during the same period, with the total number of infected people reaching 784,711, according to official figures. The crisis has escalated in Romania in the first two months of 2021, as cases fell from 7,800 a day in November to an average of about 2,400 in February. However, the curfew and other measures imposed on November 9 have been extended and are still in force.

The Turkish Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday that 9,107 cases of SARS-CoV-2 had been confirmed in the past 24 hours, while another 75 patients with COVID-19 had died. The pandemic of the new coronavirus since it broke out in Turkey on March 11, 2020 has reached 28,213 deaths out of a total of 2,655,996 infections, according to official data. According to the Ministry, 1,185 patients in serious condition are being treated in the country's hospitals.

The mass immunization campaign began in Turkey on January 14th, following authorization for the urgent use of the Chinese CoronaVac vaccine by the relevant regulatory body. As of yesterday, more than 6,231,000 people had been vaccinated against the new coronavirus.

The Federal Ministry of Health of India announced on Wednesday that 13,742 cases of SARS-CoV-2 have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, with the number of people infected with the new coronavirus in the country reaching 11,030,176. At the same time, the deaths of another 104 patients with COVID-19 have increased the pandemic to 156,567 to date. The selected active cases decreased to 146,907 (-399 from the previous one). To date, nearly 12.2 million people have been vaccinated against the new coronavirus since Jan. 16, when the immunization campaign began.

Source: politis.com.cy

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