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Global Coronavirus Cases Surpass 30 Million

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Global Coronavirus Cases Surpass 30 Million

Johns Hopkins University says more than 30 million people around the world have tested positive for coronavirus infection, and more than 20 million of them have recovered.

New Zealand reported no new cases of the coronavirus for the first time in five weeks as Australia’s Victoria City experienced a spike in infections.

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Canada’s top medical officer, dr. Theresa tam, has warned of a resurgence and that the country could lose its ability to manage the pandemic because of a spike in new COVID-19 cases.

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Authorities have also set a new rule, clamping down on parties, and fines for people who hold social gatherings in defiance of new limits.

Meanwhile, the European Medicines Agency has endorsed the use of widely known steroid dexamethasone for the treatment of COVID-19 patients on oxygen or mechanical ventilation.

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NCDC Records 150 New COVID-19 Cases

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NCDC Records 150 New COVID-19 Cases

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, has reported one hundred fifty new cases of the novel coronavirus disease, one hundred fifty-four new recoveries, and two deaths in the country.

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Lagos state posted 89 new cases, followed by rivers with 19 and Ogun reporting 11.  Bayelsa, Kaduna, Plateau, Taraba, Osun and delta states reported cases in single digits.

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So far, sixty-two thousand five hundred twenty-one covid-19 cases have been recorded, and fifty-eight thousand two hundred forty-nine patients have recovered.

Number of fatalities stands at eleven hundred forty-one.

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WHO Reports Kenya Dramatic COVID-19 Rise

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WHO Reports Kenya Dramatic COVID-19 Rise

The World Health Organization (WHO) is reporting an increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Kenya over the last month.

The country reported 4,594 new cases in the past week – up 51% on the previous week. Health minister Mutahi Kagwe recently warned that the country could be headed for a second surge.

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Data show, the proportion of people testing positive has started rising – up from below 5% in mid-September to more than 10% over the past week – and this does not appear to be caused by any changes in testing strategy.

Experts believe the rise follows easing of COVID-19 restrictions, including reopening of schools and bars, removal of a ban on sale of alcohol in restaurants and eateries, and a reduction in overnight curfew hours at the end of September.

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W.H.O. says “it is just shy of its previous peak at the end of July, when there were forty-seven hundred new cases – although deaths have increased at a much lower rate of 9%.

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Over the past week, Kenya recorded the second highest number of new cases in the W.H.O. Africa region excluding Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Djibouti, Sudan and Somalia.

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South Sudan Reports New Vaccine-Derived Polio Outbreak

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South Sudan has announced a new type of polio outbreak in five regional states of the country.

The health ministry says the new outbreak is that of vaccine-derived virus that is linked to low immunization rates.  It says the new cases were spotted after the first sample turned positive last month.

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The ministry has initiated a national response to the new outbreak that will now focus on enhancing surveillance and immunization campaigns.

A ministry official, Dr John Rumunu, told reporters in the capital, juba, that a nationwide immunization campaign, targeting nearly one and a half million children, will be carried out in 45 counties in the 10 states in two phases starting on Sunday.

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In June, the World Health Organization Africa region had declared South Sudan free of the wild polio virus.

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