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Kuwait has reported 1,482 COVID cases.US sets record at 1 million

Kuwait: Kuwait yesterday, data from the Ministry of Health showed that 1,482 people have been COVID-19 positive in the last 24 hours and the total number of cases in the country is 420,796. According to Dr. Abdullah al-Sanad, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health, an additional 201 people have recovered from the virus, for a total of 412,274. He added that the recovery to the positive case rate was 98 percent. He told KUNA that the death toll from the pandemic remained unchanged at 2,468, with 38 hospitalized for the virus and nine of them in the intensive care unit. Approximately 22,159 swab tests have been performed in the past day, for a total of 6,047,491 tests.

Meanwhile, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, the United States reported more than one million new COVID-19 cases on Monday after a long New Year’s weekend, as the Omicron variant spreads at a blazing pace. There are 1,080,211 new cases in the country, which is a world record, but the number of cases reported on Monday is usually other, especially after such a three-day holiday weekend, due to the delay in counting weekends. It will be more than the day of.

Still, this number is twice the number of daily cases compared to the previous Monday. The university said the seven-day moving average, which experts see as reliable, was 486,000 per day as of Monday night. The new numbers are the day after Anthony Fauci, a top US pandemic adviser, said the country was experiencing a “nearly vertical increase” in cases of COVID-19, peaking just a few weeks away. I add that it may be.

According to a government model, the most contagious strain of Omicron to date, which accounts for about 59% of US cases in the week leading up to December 25, has undergone a major mutation. According to Fauci, the experience in South Africa was first detected in late November, peaked quickly, and then subsided almost as quickly, with some hope.

Mortality and hospitalization rates in the United States have been lower in recent weeks than in previous COVID surges. Over the past seven days, 9,382 people have died, and the number of deaths nationwide is declining by 10% each week. In the last seven days, the country has recorded 3.4 million cases, according to Johns Hopkins data. The US record during the previous wave was 258,000 per day for the week of January 5-11, 2021.

On Monday, the US Food and Drug Administration approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 booster shot for children up to the age of 12 prior to reopening school after vacation. COVID-19 has killed at least 5,441,446 people worldwide since the outbreak occurred in December 2019, according to AFP aggregates edited from official sources on Monday. Taking into account the excess mortality rate associated with COVID-19, the World Health Organization estimates that the overall death toll could be two to three times higher.

Cyprus authorities also met yesterday to consider new limits to keep the per capita COVID infection rate at the highest level in the world. Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades meets with a scientific adviser to meet with a church rally when the start of a new semester is delayed and the island is preparing to mark Epiphany, an important date in the Greek Orthodox religious calendar tomorrow. It was decided to discuss measures such as restrictions on.

Like other European countries, the Mediterranean islands have been hit by a surge in the case of highly contagious Omicron variants of the coronavirus. Cyprus has recorded the world’s highest COVID infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days, according to AFP figures. Denmark (2,117), Ireland (1,946), Greece (1,762) and France (1,680) were the top with 2,505 cases per 100,000 population. Last week, Cyprus hit a record high for the fifth time in a row, with a population of about 1 million and a surge of 5,048 on New Year’s Eve. Monday’s 5,024 case loads approached that record. -agency

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