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China reports first Covid-19 related death in 8 months

January 14, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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China has reported its first Covid-19 related death in 242 days as daily new infections reached the highest levels since July, according to health authorities.

China has reported its first Covid-19 related death in 242 days as daily new infections reached the highest levels since July, according to health authorities.

China’s National Health Commission (NHC) reported 138 new Covid-19 infections for Wednesday, including 14 imported cases.

Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine, an international team of researchers who tested the vaccine in around 800 volunteers said the early stage trials showed it was safe and probably should work.

As Covid-19 case numbers continue rising globally, Dr. Mike Ryan, director of the World Health Organization’s Health Emergencies Programme, on Wednesday called upon wealthy nations to help bridge a global vaccine inequity gap.

Ryan added there have been 5 million new cases of Covid-19 and 85,000 deaths linked to the virus globally in the past week.

The US reported its highest number of Covid-19 deaths in one day Tuesday: 4,327, according to Johns Hopkins University.

A leading Chinese Covid-19 vaccine developed by Sinovac Biotech was just 50. 38% effective in late-stage trials in Brazil, significantly lower than earlier results showed, according to a statement published by the government of Sao Paulo Tuesday.

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