One year since first reported death, 90 million Covid-19 cases milestone reached

A lab worker at Ethiopia’s National Influenza and Arbovirus Laboratory on 11 February 2020. The lab started testing for COVID-19 on 7 February 2020..“The test is not complicated. We now have the reagents and the necessary documentation. Once the samples are submitted we provide results within the same day. Currently we receive up to four samples a day for testing, but we anticipate that this will increase,” says Adamu Tayachew, who heads an eight-member technician team at the National Influenza and Arbovirus Laboratory. ..Ethiopia is strengthening surveillance, diagnostics and medical care and public health information in readiness for a potential coronavirus outbreak. The country is a major African airline gateway. Its national airline operates 34 flights a week to China. ..For more see: https://www.afro.who.int/news/ethiopia-stepping-readiness-coronavirus-disease-outbreak.Photo: WHO/Otto Bakano. .
A lab worker at Ethiopia’s National Influenza and Arbovirus Laboratory on 11 February 2020. The lab started testing for COVID-19 on 7 February 2020..“The test is not complicated. We now have the reagents and the necessary documentation. Once the samples are submitted we provide results within the same day. Currently we receive up to four samples a day for testing, but we anticipate that this will increase,” says Adamu Tayachew, who heads an eight-member technician team at the National Influenza and Arbovirus Laboratory. ..Ethiopia is strengthening surveillance, diagnostics and medical care and public health information in readiness for a potential coronavirus outbreak. The country is a major African airline gateway. Its national airline operates 34 flights a week to China. ..For more see: https://www.afro.who.int/news/ethiopia-stepping-readiness-coronavirus-disease-outbreak.Photo: WHO/Otto Bakano. .

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The number of coronavirus cases surpassed 90 million on Monday, according to a tally issued by Reuters. 

This grim milestone was reached on the first anniversary since China confirmed its first death from Covid-19, a 61-year-old man who was a regular at the now-notorious Wuhan wet market. 

As the world is still coming to terms with the original version of Covid-19, with the roll-out of the vaccine, some countries are still trying their best to procure vaccines and continue with the extension or in some cases the reinstatement of lockdowns to fight new variants of coronavirus.

The United States, remains the world’s worst affected country, reported its highest death toll on Wednesday, with over 4,000 fatalities in a single day.

The UK has more new Covid-19 cases per capita than any other major country in the world, the latest data reveals.

In Malta, as on Sunday 10th January, there were 14,396, of which 11,841 recovered. The Covid-19 death toll in Malta is 233. On Monday night, Malta was the first EU country to recieve the consignment of the Moderna vaccine. 

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