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Bulletin on Covid-19 (II)


Havana, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba today exceeded one million people confirmed to have been infected with the Covid-19 virus since 2020 (1 million and 449 cases), reporting three thousand 306 new cases on this day.

According to the television report of the public health authorities, in the first 16 days of January, 32,720 people were reported infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the disease.

The National Director of Epidemiology, Francisco Duran, confirmed at a press conference that the increase in the number of infections is mainly due to the transmission of the Omicron virus. . , Artemisa, Las Tunas and Pinar del Rio, the regions with the highest numbers in recent days.

South Africa

Pretoria, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) As of today, South Africa has accumulated 3559,230 cases of Covid-19, recorded since March 2020, after 2,597 people were diagnosed with SARS-CoV in the past 24 hours.

This increase represents a positivity rate of 10.6 percent of the samples tested.

For comparison, according to the Ministry of Health, the number of people infected with the disease increased by an average of 4,739 per day during the past week.


HANOI, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese health authorities are keeping the number of people infected with the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus at less than 100, but today the number of Covid-19 cases remains high in the country and in this capital.

The Ministry of Health reported that another 16,378 people were infected with the disease (the maximum number is 17,017, 12 days ago), which has accumulated since the beginning of the pandemic nearly two years ago to two million 45 thousand 290 fifths. The highest number among Southeast Asian countries.

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The epidemiological situation remains complex in Hanoi, which since mid-December has recorded the highest numbers among more than 60 cities and provinces affected by the disease.


BRUSSELS, Jan 17 (Prinsa Latina) Several countries in the European Union have announced mandatory immunization against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes Covid-19, due to the outbreak affecting the region today and the expansion of the alternative Omicron.

Today, the national press reported that about 300,000 people over the age of 60 will pay a fine of 50 euros for refusing to receive immunity in Greece.

Another law will come into effect on February 1, according to which a Hellenic Covid passport will expire after seven months if the carrier has not injected the booster dose.

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