COVID-19: Here's what you need to know todaySunday, June 13, 2021
KINGSTON, Jamaica — More than 175.5 million coronavirus infections have been confirmed worldwide, with over 3.7 million people across 196 countries and territories having died. Majority of those infected have recovered.
Many countries have rolled out vaccine campaigns as economies start to recover from the pandemic.
— Jamaica recorded 45 new COVID-19 cases yesterday and one death, bringing the country's total confirmed cases to 49,277 and the death toll to 997.
— Guyana on Friday said it is still considering introducing a COVID-19 travel certificate, as the country continues to work towards curbing transmission of the deadly virus.
— A dozen Venezuela players and coaching staff yesterday tested positive for COVID-19 before their Copa America opener against the host in Brasilia.
— G7 leaders today vowed to start delivering one billion doses of COVID vaccines as they urged China to cooperate with the World Health Organization on a "transparent" second-phase probe into how the global coronavirus pandemic began.
— South Africa, which is struggling to roll out its inoculation programme as it enters a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, today said it will pull two million of doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine following contamination concerns at one of the US drugmaker's sites.
— The United States is the worst-affected country with 599,672 deaths, followed by Brazil with 486,272, India 370,384, Mexico 230,095, and Peru 188,443.
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*Data mined from various sources around the world.
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