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  • Germany COVID-19: ‘The current case numbers are far too high’, RKI President says December 4, 2021
    NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Robert Koch Institute reported Friday 74,352 new laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases as well as 390 new deaths associated with COVID-19 in Germany. The national 7-day incidence is 442.1 cases per 100,000 population. The 7-day incidence is highest in Saxony with 1,224.7 cases per 100,000 population. Over the past 28 days, Germany has reported 1,378,605 […]
  • Chinese official: ‘Our initial finding is that they [vaccines] still have marked effects on preventing severe diseases and deaths’ December 4, 2021
    NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews China health officials report rapidly advancing development of COVID-19 vaccines targeting the Omicron variant. The official, Zheng Zhongwei, with the National Health Commission said it is too early to determine if the Omicron variant would diminish the efficacy of existing vaccines. “We think the majority of vaccines remain effective,” he said. “Despite the possibility […]
  • England Omicron cases top 100, More cases in Scotland December 4, 2021
    NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up on the Omicron variant situation in England and Scotland, The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has identified 75 additional cases of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with B.1.1.529 in England, in addition to the previous 29 confirmed cases of the SARS-CoV-2 variant known as B.1.1.529. The total number of confirmed cases in England […]
  • Brazil reports 5 Omicron cases in São Paulo and the Federal District December 4, 2021
    NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Brazilian Ministry of Health has reported five cases of the Ômicron variant to date–three in São Paulo and two in the Federal District. Eight cases are under investigation, one in Minas Gerais, one in Rio de Janeiro and six in the Federal District. As soon as the first signs of the arrival of […]

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