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Brazil shatters daily Covid infection records – latest updates

Covid-19 infected more than 339 million people worldwide and killed more than 5.5 million people. Here are some of the latest developments related to coronavirus:

Brazilian health workers are protesting for better working conditions and the hiring of professionals to combat the coronavirus surge. (Reuters)

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Brazil reports record daily highs

Brazil has reported new confirmed cases of 204,854 coronaviruses in the last 24 hours, breaking the country’s previous record for the second consecutive day, the Ministry of Health said.

The ministry also reported the deaths of 338 new Covid-19s.

The South American country has enrolled 23,416,748 cases since the beginning of the pandemic, but the official death toll has increased to 621,855.

South Africa opens vaccine manufacturing plant

The South African president and US billionaire have opened a new vaccine manufacturing facility in Cape Town. It hopes to produce about 1 billion Covid-19 infections annually by 2025.

Cyril Ramaphosa and South African-born Patrick Sunsion will cut ribbons and manufacture cancer vaccines and other medicines at the new NantSA plant.

The plant is South Africa’s third vaccine production facility, but will be the first in Africa to fully produce the Covid-19 vaccine, rather than producing it from semi-finished batches.

Mexico reports the highest daily record

Official figures show that the new Covid-19 case in Mexico faces a fourth wave of infections associated with the Omicron subspecies, so the daily record is over 60,000.

The Ministry of Health reported 60,552 new coronavirus infections after the total number since the outbreak of the pandemic reached nearly 4.5 million. This is the most common in 24 hours.

Mexico’s official Covid-19 death toll reached 302,112, the fifth highest in the world, up 323 from the previous day.

New Zealand tightens curbs

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that community-based infections of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus would increase restrictions across the country, but the blockade was excluded.

Ardan said at a news conference that within 24-48 hours of Omicron’s arrival in the community, the country would move to a “red” traffic light setting, that is, masks would be required and rallying would be limited.

Currently, there are no cases of Omicron in the community.

Source: TRT World and distributors

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