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Brazil, Mexico Record Hundreds of New Covid Deaths – Latest Updates

Covid-19 infected more than 427 million people worldwide and killed more than 5.9 million. Here are some of the latest developments related to coronavirus:

Mexico has reported more than 5.4 million confirmed Covid cases since the start of the pandemic. (AFP archive)

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Mexico, Brazil report hundreds of new deaths

According to health ministry data, Mexico has registered 18,309 new confirmed cases and 706 deaths from Covid-19, bringing the number of confirmed cases across the country to 5,436,566 and the death toll to 316,492. I did.

Meanwhile, Brazil reported 105,776 new cases of the new coronavirus and 816 deaths from Covid-19, the Ministry of Health said.

According to provincial data, South American countries have currently enrolled 28,351,327 cases since the outbreak of the pandemic, but official deaths have risen to 645,420.

South Korea breaks another daily case record

South Korea reported 171,452 new cases of coronavirus. This is a record of the day, a sharp increase from 99,573 the day before.

Singapore reaches a new daily record of cases

Singapore has reported a record 26,032 Covid-19 infections, stating that the current transmission wave peaks and can take weeks to subside.

“The number of patients in need of oxygen supplementation and intensive care unit (ICU) care is not high, but the demand for beds is primarily for the recovery of patients with underlying chronic illness,” the Ministry of Health said in a statement. Is on the rise. “

Those who were mild or asymptomatic and tested positive reiterated that self-healing at home should be considered to reduce pressure on health care workers.

About 91% of Singapore’s 5.5 million population is fully vaccinated and an additional 66% are booster jabs.

Vaccination that is unlikely to cause rare inflammation in children

According to analysis of US government data, the Covid-19 vaccine is unlikely to cause the rare inflammatory conditions associated with coronavirus infection in children.

Formally known as pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome, this condition is associated with fever and symptoms that affect at least two organs, often including abdominal pain, skin rashes, and red eye. This is a rare complication in children who have been infected with Covid-19 and rarely affects adults. This condition often leads to hospitalization, but most patients recover.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 6,800 cases have been reported in the United States since February 2020.

As part of the safety monitoring of the Covid-19 vaccine, the CDC and the US Food and Drug Administration have added this condition to the list of some potential adverse events of particular interest.

Some cases reported in people with no detectable evidence of coronavirus infection prompted researchers at the CDC and elsewhere to perform new analyzes. It was published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.

Source: TRT World and distributors

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