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Brazil records its deadliest day of the pandemic so far

April 6, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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TOPSHOT - A coffin is buried at the Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on March 31, 2021, amid the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. - Brazil closed out its deadliest month of the coronavirus pandemic by far on Wednesday as a surge of COVID-19 patients overwhelmed hospitals, forcing doctors to make agonizing decisions over whom to give life-saving care. (Photo by Miguel SCHINCARIOL / AFP) (Photo by MIGUEL SCHINCARIOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Brazil recorded its deadliest day of the pandemic so far by reporting more than 4,000 deaths in a single day, health ministry data shows.

On Tuesday, Brazil reported at least 4,195 new Covid-19 deaths over the past 24 hours —the first time the country had an increase in deaths above the 4,000 figure, according to official data.

Additionally, at least 86,979 new Covid-19 cases were reported across the country, raising the tally of cases to at least 13,100,580, according to the health ministry.

India administered more than 4. 3 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines in the last 24 hours — the country's highest one-day total so far, its health ministry said in a statement Tuesday.

Eleven out of the country's total 28 states and nine union territories constitute for over 80% of the new Covid-19 cases, Indian Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Tuesday.

And today, in advance of that new national full eligibility date, I want to make a direct appeal to our seniors and everyone who cares about them,” Biden said during remarks at the White House on Tuesday.

That's why we're ramping up transportation to vaccination centers and deploying more mobile units and pop-up clinics in the places close to where people live,” Biden said.

President Biden offered the first rough administration timeline for sharing excess vaccine doses with countries who have been clamoring for shots, saying Tuesday he is eyeing the end of summer as a time when the US can begin shipping some of its surplus.

The Dominican Republic received its first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from the international vaccine-sharing initiative COVAX early Tuesday, a statement from the country’s health ministry said.

As of Tuesday, at least 1,187,599 people have received a Covid-19 vaccine shot in the country, including 320,893 people being fully vaccinated after receiving their second dose.

Nearly 80% of teachers, school staff and child care workers have been given at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

“On March 2, President Biden directed all states to make Pre-K-12 teachers, school staff, and childcare workers eligible for vaccination and prioritized vaccinations for them within the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program during the month of March,” CDC said in the statement.

Canadian public health officials say the B. 1. 1. 7 variant has now likely replaced the original Covid-19 virus in many parts of the country, adding that new variants are making younger people sicker and sending more to the hospital.

“With increasing rates of infection we are seeing a greater number of younger adults with COVID-19 being treated in hospital,” Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer said.

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