COVID-19: Here's what you need to know todaySaturday, June 19, 2021
KINGSTON, Jamaica — More than 177.3 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 and are inoculating citizens as economies begin to recover.
— Jamaica recorded 43 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths yesterday bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 49,607 and the death toll to 1,031.
— Coronavirus cases continued to soar in Africa for a fifth week in a row, bucking an improvement in most of the rest of the world which started in early May.
— The head of Cuba’s Centre for State Control of Medicines, Equipment and Medical Devices (CECMED), says a clinical trial on a COVID-19 vaccination for children is currently underway and is progressing satisfactorily.
— Afghanistan's is racing to ramp up supplies of oxygen as a deadly third surge of COVID-19 worsens, a senior health official told The Associated Press in an interview Saturday.
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