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Italy reports a daily surge in Covid cases – latest update

Covid-19 has infected more than 300 million people worldwide and killed more than 5.4 million people. Here are some of the latest developments related to coronavirus:

Covid’s approximately 1.14 million tests in Italy were run on the final day compared to the previous 1.09 million. (AP)

Friday, January 7, 2022

Italy reports the best Covid cases every day

Italy has recorded a record high daily surge in Covid-19 cases with 219,441 infections diagnosed in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health announced.

According to the ministry, more than 1.13 million coronavirus tests have been conducted since yesterday.

The total number of cases in the country exceeds 6.97 million, and the number of coronavirus patients is close to 1.6 million, of which 1,467 are currently being treated in the hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU).

French National Assembly approves vaccine pass bill

After fierce debate and fierce opposition, the French National Assembly has adopted a bill to convert a health pass into a vaccination pass that seeks to ban unvaccinated people from entering public places.

Parliamentarians approved the bill with 214 votes in favor, 93 votes against, and 27 abstentions. It will head to the Senate next week before seeking final approval from Congress.

Omicron dents UK retail recovery

The restrictions imposed following the Omicron coronavirus variant have “cleaned up” much of the recent recovery enjoyed by UK retailers, the UK retail consortium revealed on Friday.

According to the BRC, the number of shoppers visiting stores in the UK fell by 18.6% in December compared to two years ago or before the coronavirus pandemic.

The UK is already one of the most devastated countries in Europe due to a pandemic of nearly 150,000 virus deaths, with a surge in cases due to the arrival of a variant of Omicron in late November. increase.

Mexico reports another 128 Covid deaths

According to health ministry data, Mexico has registered an additional 128 Covid-19 deaths, with deaths reaching 299,933.

Argentina breaks Covid-19 case record

In Argentina, a record number of Covid-19 cases were reported on Thursday at about 110,000 for the third consecutive day, as a highly infectious variant of Omicron is causing the third pandemic wave in South America. increase.

The Governor says the record aggregate of 109,608, which has a tourist center full of tourists in the middle of the Southern Hemisphere summer vacation season, has not been converted into a similar exponential increase in a total of 40 Covid-related deaths. I did.

Argentina has accelerated its vaccine campaign in recent months, starting with the Sputnik V vaccine and adding AstraZeneca and China Farm, and later CanSino, Pfizer and Modana.

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