COVID-19: Here's what you need to know todayMonday, June 14, 2021
KINGSTON, Jamaica — More than 175.8 million coronavirus infections have been confirmed worldwide, with over 3.8 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 79 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, and 14 deaths, bringing the country's infection total to 49,356 and the total number of deaths to 1,011.
— The G7's vow to share a billion COVID vaccine doses with poorer nations is too little too late, according to the WHO and global health leaders, as experts warned Monday more than 11 billion shots are needed.
— Britain was on Monday widely expected to delay the full lifting of coronavirus restrictions due to a surge of infections caused by the Delta variant.
— Novavax's COVID-19 jab is more than 90 per cent effective, including against coronavirus variants, the vaccine maker said Monday after a large-scale US study.
— The United States is the worst-affected country with 599,769 deaths, followed by Brazil with 487,401, India 374,305, Mexico 230,150, and Peru 188,708.
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