06.46China detects 17 positives for coronavirus, 3 of them for local contagionThe National Health Commission of China reported today that the Asian country diagnosed 17 new cases of covid-19 this Saturday, 14 of them from abroad and 3 due to local contagion. Local infections were recorded in the Inner Mongolia region (north, 2) and in the city of Shanghai (east, 1). On the other hand, the imported ones were detected in Shanghai (3), Beijing (1) and in the provinces of Fujian (southeast, 4), Shaanxi (north, 2), Tianjin (northeast, 1), Sichuan (center, 1) , Zhejiang (southeast, 1) and Guangxi (southeast, 1). With the sum of the 11 asymptomatic patients announced today at the national level (all of them, cases from outside the Chinese borders), the total of people in this circumstance under observation remains at 365, of which 361 are “imported”.06.35US authorizes use of Regeneron’s drug used by Trump against COVIDThe US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted this Saturday an emergency authorization to the biotechnology company Regeneron for the use in the country against covid-19 of the treatment with monoclonal antibodies that the president received in October American Donald Trump to treat the disease. The authorization limits the use of the drug to people over the age of 12 who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are at risk of developing a severe case of the disease, FDA chief scientist Denise M. Hinton explained in a letter sent to the company. The drug is a cocktail of two powerful antibodies that, in preliminary studies, have shown promising results in containing the infection, especially when given during the early stages of the disease.06.27Brazil registers 376 deaths and 32,622 covid cases in the last 24 hoursBrazil registered 32,622 new confirmed cases and 376 deaths related to covid-19 in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health in its most recent epidemiological bulletin. The official report indicated that between Friday and Saturday the South American nation, one of the three most affected in the world by the pandemic along with the United States and India in absolute numbers, was on the verge of 169,000 deaths. Since the first contagion, on February 26, and the first death, on March 12, both in Sao Paulo, the country now has 6,052,786 confirmed cases and totals 168,989 deaths. According to the report, in the nation of just over 210 million inhabitants, 5,429,158 patients from the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus have been recovered, representing 89.6% of the total infected.
06.16USA exceeds 12 million cases of Covid-19The United States reached 12,051,253 confirmed cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus on Saturday and 255,588 deaths from the covid-19 disease, according to the independent count from Johns Hopkins University.
This balance just before 20.00 local time (01.00 GMT on Sunday) represents 155,377 new infections and 1,291 additional deaths compared to Friday. The barrier of 12 million cases was exceeded just six days after the United States reached 11 million infections, and only twelve days after it reached 10 million, in a sign of the strong rebound in infections that the country lives. On Thursday, the United States set an absolute record for new infections, with 200,146 more cases than on Wednesday and also the highest number of deaths in 24 hours -2,239- since the beginning of May, in the middle of the explosion of the pandemic.
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