WHO: Virus is just ‘one wave’, not seasonal

GENEVA – The coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is neither seasonal, nor does it occur in waves, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday. WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris said in answer to questions at the twice-weekly UN press briefing held virtually in Geneva that the Covid-19 virus likes all weathers unlike influenza, even though many people … Read More

Brazil’s Covid-19 death toll tops 87K

SAO PAULO – Brazil’s Covid-19 death toll climbed to 87,004 on Sunday after 555 more patients died from the disease in the previous 24 hours.In the same period, tests detected 24,578 new cases of infection, bringing the total caseload since the start of the national outbreak to 2,419,091. According to the Health Ministry’s latest pandemic report, … Read More

North Korea reports 1st suspected Covid-19 infection

TOKYO – North Korea on Sunday registered its first suspected case of novel coronavirus, according to Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). An individual who illegally entered the country last week through the border city of Kaesong was suspected of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) and taken under observation, reported KCNA. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held an … Read More

US exceeds 4M coronavirus cases: Johns Hopkins

WASHINGTON – The US on Thursday surpassed four million coronavirus cases as the number of cases spiked, according to a running tally compiled by Johns Hopkins University. In all, the Maryland-based university recorded 4,007,859 positive tests, and 143,846 Covid-19-related deaths. It reported 1,210,849 recoveries. The US remains the country hardest-hit by the pandemic with the highest … Read More