Tag: Deaths from Covid-19

India’s battle against ‘black fungus’, the highly deadly disease that has caused 12,000 cases in the country
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India’s battle against ‘black fungus’, the highly deadly disease that has caused 12,000 cases in the country

Murcomycosis, known colloquially as 'black fungus', has been a nightmare added to the coronavirus in India for weeks. According to the latest balance made public by the Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Shri Gowda, until last May 26, 11,717 cases of this fungus had been detected in the country which mainly affects diabetics recovered from Covid and has a very high mortality rate if not treated in time.To this problem we must add that the antifungal needed to stop infections, Amphotericin B, is in short supply and the treatments are expensive. According to Gowda, more than 350,000 vials of this drug have been distributed throughout the month of May, but some local doctors report that the ...
The fourth wave slows its fall in Spain: the incidence is only reduced by one point and another 90 deaths are reported
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The fourth wave slows its fall in Spain: the incidence is only reduced by one point and another 90 deaths are reported

The downward trend in which the pandemic has been plunged for almost a month begins to show clear signs of exhaustion. On Monday, Health warned that the rate of decline in infections had "softened", especially in younger population groups that have not yet been vaccinated. This Tuesday, the ministry directed by Carolina Darias has reported 5,359 new infections, 90 deaths and an incidence of 128.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last two weeks. The decrease in incidence compared to the previous day was only 1%, the slightest in the entire month of May.Of the 90 deaths reported this afternoon, 38 come from Madrid and another 27 from the Basque Country. In addition, a massive...
Argentina, the country with the most deaths per million inhabitants
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Argentina, the country with the most deaths per million inhabitants

Another 435 people died and 35,884 were reported with coronavirus in the last 24 hours in Argentina, which adds up to 72,699 deaths officially registered at the national level and 3,447,044 those infected since the start of the pandemic, the Ministry of Health reported yesterday . Relative to population, Argentina now has the highest number of coronavirus deaths per day in the world, with 16.46 covid-19 deaths per million on Tuesday, far surpassing its giant neighbor Brazil, which recorded 11.82. per million. Cases have risen from a daily total of around 5,000 in early March to a record 35,000 this week, while deaths rose from 112 in early March to a record 745 on Tuesday. The figures place the c...
A six-year-old boy dies from covid-19 in the Canary Islands
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A six-year-old boy dies from covid-19 in the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands have registered two deaths from covid-19 in the last 24 hours, one of them from a 6 year old boy in Tenerife and the other that of a 56-year-old man in Gran Canaria, while 107 new infections have occurred. The two deceased had "previous serious pathologies", according to the Ministry of Health.By islands, in Tenerife there have been 64 new infections, in Gran Canaria 33, in Lanzarote 11 and in La Palma 2, while in Fuerteventura 3 cases are discounted due to a statistical adjustment.There are 328 hospitalized patients, of them 71 in intensive care and 252 in the ward.The cumulative incidence is close to 40 per 100,000The incidence of new cases in the last 14 days per 100,000 ...
The WHO reveals the percentage of the population that must be vaccinated so that Spain begins to notice a fall in infections
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The WHO reveals the percentage of the population that must be vaccinated so that Spain begins to notice a fall in infections

The decreases in cases and deaths from COVID-19 thanks to vaccinations will only come when countries have vaccinated around 50% of their populations, said today the chief scientist of the World Health Organization (WHO), Soumya Swaminathan of India.Commenting on the situation in her country, which despite being one of the largest producers of anticovid vaccines and one of those that has vaccinated the most people, experiences a serious wave of infections, the expert pointed out that "only when coverage of 50 % of the population begin to see significant reductions in cases ". "The decline in deaths may be even earlier, given that priority populations are covered first, "said the sc...
Piura: they build more than 500 niches due to the increase in deaths from COVID-19
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Piura: they build more than 500 niches due to the increase in deaths from COVID-19

The pandemic of COVID-19 hit hard at the Piura region. Since the fortnight of March, burials in the San Miguel Arcángel cemetery have increased from four to 14 per day, approximately, the general manager of the Piura Charity, María Guadalupe Arellano Zapata, warned.SIGHT: Bermúdez: "The first batch of vaccines for older adults has already reached all regions"According to the official, in the month of December between 3 or 4 graves were registered per day, of which two to three were due to the new coronavirus. The figure remained in January, February and March, however, in the fortnight of March the number of burials rose between 8 to 10 per day.“The outlook is bleak. One member of the family dies and the following week another relative comes to be buried and three days later another ...
The death toll from covid has been below 100 a day for weeks … despite the fact that Health reports more every day
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The death toll from covid has been below 100 a day for weeks … despite the fact that Health reports more every day

The headline that heads this news may be strange to the reader who is used to finding out about the epidemic data in the national press. How is it possible that we have been more than a month with less than 100 deaths from Covid per day if the figures that are communicated each day speak of 132, 148, 114, 121...?The answer is somewhat complex and has sometimes been tried to explain in these pages. For example, the week in which Catalonia dedicated itself to uploading hundreds of overdue deaths into the system, distorting the picture of actual mortality that was taking place. The key is to differentiate between the concept "deaths reported in one day " and "deaths with date of de...