India holds another world record with 386,452 corona virus cases daily.
The country’s health ministry also recorded 3,498 deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 208,330. Experts believe both figures are a calculation, but it is not clear how much.
India’s epidemic response has been distorted by insufficient data.
An online appeal – signed by more than 350 scientists on Friday afternoon – called on the government to release data on the sequence of viral variants, testing, recovery of patients and how people responded to vaccines.
The appeal states that the “granular” data related to the test is inaccessible to NGOs and some government experts.
India has set a daily world record for more than a week with an average of 350,000 infections. Daily deaths have nearly tripled in the past three weeks, reflecting the severity of the recent upsurge.
India has reported more than 18.7 million cases since the outbreak, second only to the United States. Globally, it ranks fourth in total deaths.
From the Associated Press and Reuters, last updated at 11:50 p.m.
What’s going on across Canada
Statistics Canada reported Friday Canada’s economy expands at 6.5 percent In the first three months of 2021.
Canada’s GDP grew 0.4 percent in February alone, the company said. Preliminary data for March showed a growth of 0.9 percent, bringing Canada’s overall healthy growth for the quarter, although some parts of the country implemented corona virus controls in April.
Retail sales rose 4.5 percent following a two-month contraction in December and January, and the food and accommodation sector expanded 3.5 percent as locks resumed. On the other hand, production contracted for the second month in a row, this time 0.9 percent.
Nova Scotia Health officials said 67 new Govt-19 cases were reported in Atlantic Canada as the first province to provide updated information on Friday.
As of 11:15 a.m. Friday, Canada had reported 1,215,054 confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which 83,149 are thought to be active. The death toll from a CBC was 24,190.
In Quebec, Health officials on Friday reported 1,041 new Govt-19 cases and 13 additional deaths.
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In Ontario, Prime Minister Doug Ford said on Friday that he would deliver his province’s first dose of the Govt-19 vaccine to 40 percent of its adult population by the end of the day.
The announcement of the progress of the vaccination initiative came one day in Canada’s most populous province 3,887 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported And 21 additional deaths.
COVID-19 hospital admissions dropped by 47 from the last report, for a total of 2,201. 883 patients in the ICU due to COVID-related illness had no change in intensive care numbers.
Thursday across the Prairie, Manitoba 230 new cases and two additional deaths have been reported. The update comes as Premier Brian Polyester announced that teachers in the province will be able to get their vaccine – In North Dakota.
In Saskatchewan, Health officials said 205 new cases COVID-19 and an additional death.
Alberta Targets COVID-19 Hot spots with tight controls This includes learning at home for junior and senior high school students and a ban on indoor exercise and sports. There are 2,048 new cases and three additional deaths reported in Alberta.
In British Columbia, Health officials said 853 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday and an additional death. There were 503 COVID-19 hospitals, with 178 patients in intensive care.
Across the North, Nunavut Eleven new cases of COVID-19 were reported Friday.
Health officials said no new cases were reported Thursday Yukon Or Northwest Territories.
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-From the CBC News and The Canadian Press, last updated at 12:30 p.m.
What is happening around the world
As of 11:15 a.m. Friday, more than 150.6 million COVID-19 cases had been reported worldwide, according to a corona virus surveillance database maintained by Johns Hopkins University. The global death toll stands at more than 3.1 million.
In United States, Mexican President Andr மானs Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday that the United States expects to send another five million doses of the Astrogenega Covit-19 vaccine to the United States to help its efforts to contain the population.
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In Brazil, Health Minister Marcelo Guerrero told a World Health Organization conference that countries should share spare vaccine levels with his country, including the spread of new strains, to help the global fight against COVID-19.
Brazil has delivered 41 million vaccine doses, but Kuroka said additional supplies are needed to reach the target of 2.4 million doses per day. Countries should provide spare levels as soon as possible “so we can expand our vaccination campaign and prevent the spread of new strains at this critical time.”
In Asia Pacific In the region, the number of critically ill COVID-19 patients is increasing rapidly and the next few weeks will be crucial, Pakistan’s Minister of Planning and Development warned. Azad Omar, who oversees Pakistan’s response to the corona virus, said 5,360 Kovit-19 patients are on oxygen support in hospitals.
Residents in the Cambodian capital gathered to demand food from the government and were outraged that adequate aid was being distributed during a severe lockout that prevented people from leaving their homes.
In Europe, Italy is approaching the target of delivering half a million COVID-19 vaccines a day.
In Africa, Uganda has found discrepancies related to India, raising fears that cases could re-emerge when the East African country erupts, a senior health official said.
In Middle East, The number of COVID-19 cases is approaching 2.5 million, with more than 71,300 deaths reported.
From the Associated Press and Reuters, last updated at 11:30 p.m.
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