Global confirmed cases of Covid-19 passes 579 million: Data

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Baltimore: Confirmed cases of Covid-19 have passed 578.2 million globally, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The number of confirmed deaths has now passed 6.4 million.
More than 12.35 billion vaccination doses have been administered globally, according to Our World in Data.
The US government has announced a deal with Moderna for 66 million doses of a Covid-19 vaccine to be updated for Omicron.
Pfizer and BioNTech have started a mid-stage study of a modified version of their Covid-19 vaccine targeting the original strain as well as the BA.2 Omicron subvariant.
The BA.5 Omicron subvariant was estimated to make up more than 80 per cent of circulating Covid-19 variants in the United States in the week ending July 23.
Confirmed infections are falling in the United Kingdom, dropping by more than half a million in just one week to stand at 3.2 million, according to data from the office for national statistics.
Pan American health organization director, Carissa Etienne, warned that countries needed to remain vigilant to Covid-19 and other diseases, including monkeypox.
“Being healthy and safe is an action, not a guarantee.”
Confirmed Covid-19 cases have also decreased in the US for the first time in five weeks but despite an overall drop in confirmed cases, numbers still remained high.
The BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron sublineages are becoming dominant.
Vaccine coverage remains much lower in the Americas than elsewhere. – ourworldindata.comBaltimore: Confirmed cases of Covid-19 have passed 578.2 million globally, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The number of confirmed deaths has now passed 6.4 million.
More than 12.35 billion vaccination doses have been administered globally, according to Our World in Data.
The US government has announced a deal with Moderna for 66 million doses of a Covid-19 vaccine to be updated for Omicron.
Pfizer and BioNTech have started a mid-stage study of a modified version of their Covid-19 vaccine targeting the original strain as well as the BA.2 Omicron subvariant.
The BA.5 Omicron subvariant was estimated to make up more than 80 per cent of circulating Covid-19 variants in the United States in the week ending July 23.
Confirmed infections are falling in the United Kingdom, dropping by more than half a million in just one week to stand at 3.2 million, according to data from the office for national statistics.
Pan American health organization director, Carissa Etienne, warned that countries needed to remain vigilant to Covid-19 and other diseases, including monkeypox.
“Being healthy and safe is an action, not a guarantee.”
Confirmed Covid-19 cases have also decreased in the US for the first time in five weeks but despite an overall drop in confirmed cases, numbers still remained high.
The BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron sublineages are becoming dominant.
Vaccine coverage remains much lower in the Americas than elsewhere.

– ourworldindata.com

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