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August 11 (GMT)

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  • 2,873 new cases and 73 new deaths in Spain. Of the cases reported today, 1486 are new for the last 24 hours, the others are cases not previously registered.  'Total Cases' is the sum of total cases detected by PRC and antibodies tests. [source]
  • 56 new cases in IrelandValidation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 confirmed case. The figure of 26,768 reflects this. [source]
  • 3,484 new cases and 72 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 2,132 new cases and 189 new deaths in Iran [source]
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  • 7,012 new cases and 228 new deaths in Peru [source]
  • 1,182 new cases and 15 new deaths in Turkey
  • 2,726 new cases and 82 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 2,020 new cases and 163 new deaths in Iran [source]
  • 7,012 new cases and 228 new deaths in Peru [source]
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  • 174 new cases in IrelandValidation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 death. The figure of 1,772 reflects this. [source]
  • 3,325 new cases and 74 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 2,125 new cases and 132 new deaths in Iran [source]
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  • 4,507 new cases and 3 new deaths in Spain. Of the cases reported today, 1895 are new for the last 24 hours, the others are cases not previously registered.  'Total Cases' is the sum of total cases detected by PRC and antibodies tests [source] [source]
  • 3,461 new cases and 75 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 2,450 new cases and 156 new deaths in Iran [source]
  • 8,466 new cases and 225 new deaths in Peru [source]
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  • 69 new cases and 5 new deaths in Ireland. "The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has been notified of 5 additional deaths from COVID-19 (4 of these deaths are late notifications of deaths that occurred in April and June)." [source]
  • 4,088 new cases and 1 new death in Spain.  Of the cases reported today, 1683 are new for the last 24 hours, the others are cases not previously registered .'Total Cases' is the sum of total cases detected by PRC and antibodies tests. [source] [source]
  • 145 new cases in GreeceThe total number of confirmed cases has been revised by the Government after checking the data. The figure of 5123 confirmed cases reflects this. [source]
  • 401 new cases and 6 new deaths in ItalyThe Emilia Romagna Region has revised its data and decreased its total number of cases by 1. [source]
  • 3,047 new cases and 67 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 2,634 new cases and 174 new deaths in Iran [source]
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  • 7,734 new cases and 221 new deaths in Peru [source]
  • 585 new cases and 6 new deaths in Oman
  • 1,283 new cases and 18 new deaths in Morocco
  • 2,953 new cases and 1 new death in Spain. 'Total Cases' is the sum of total cases detected by PRC and antibodies tests. [source]
  • 139 new cases and 6 new deaths in Albania
  • 891 new cases and 65 new deaths in the United Kingdom. Today’s cumulative number of positive cases for Wales has been revised downwards by 1 due to the removal of a quality control sample, so the cumulative number of positive cases today is 1 lower than if you added the daily cases to yesterday’s total. [source]
  • 2,834 new cases and 77 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 2,697 new cases and 185 new deaths in Iran [source]
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  • United States President Trump: Mobilizing military to 'rapidly' distribute coronavirus vaccine when it’s ready [source]. The announcement comes as the Department of Defense has awarded a contract for prefilled syringes for future COVID-19 vaccine: more than 100 million syringes for distribution across the United States by year-end 2020, with the "ultimate production goal of over 500 million prefilled syringes (doses) in 2021." [source
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  • A 5-year-old died in New York City on Thursday from what appeared to be a rare syndrome linked to the coronavirus that causes life-threatening inflammation in children [learn more] [study], New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said [source] This is at least the second death reported worldwide so far after that of a 14-year-old boy in England, according to a study published on May 7 in the journal Lancet [source]. On April 27, the UK NHS had alerted about the new illness, with at least 12 children in the UK requiring intensive care, and an estimated "4.5 cases for every 100,000 children under the age of 18 in the UK" [source]. One of the first reported cases of the illness in the US, a healthy 12-yea-old in Louisiana, almost died a few weeks ago [source]. Between  April 17 and May 1, 15 children were hospitalized in New Yor City for the new illness [source]
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The Future of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned from Pandemic Influenza, by Moore, Lipsitch, Barry, Osterholm - COVID-19: The CIDRAP Viewpoint, April 30, 2020: [source pdf] [about]
  • The length of the pandemic will likely be 18 to 24 months
  • Given the transmissibility of SARS-CoV-2, 60% to 70% of the population may need to be immune to reach a critical threshold of herd immunity to halt the pandemic
  • This may be complicated by the fact that we don’t yet know the duration of immunity to natural SARS-CoV-2 infection. Based on seasonal coronaviruses, we can anticipate that even if immunity declines after exposure, there may still be some protection against disease severity and reduced contagiousness, but this remains to be assessed for SARS-CoV-2.
3 Scenarios following the first wave of COVID-19 in spring 2020:
  • Scenario 1: a series of repetitive smaller waves that occur through the summer and then consistently over a 1-to 2-year period, gradually diminishing sometime in 2021
  • Scenario 2:  a larger wave in the fall or winter of 2020 and one or more smaller subsequent waves in 2021
  • Scenario 3:  a “slow burn” of ongoing transmission and case occurrence, but without a clear wave pattern.
Whichever scenario the pandemic follows (assuming at least some level of ongoing mitigation measures), we must be prepared for at least another 18 to 24 months of significant COVID-19 activity
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Archived: February 2020 Coronavirus News Updates

Age and conditions of Coronavirus cases

Patient who died in the Philippines was a 44-year old male

The patient who died in the Philippines on February 2, in what was the first death occurring outside of China, was a 44-year-old Chinese man from Wuhan who was admitted on Jan. 25 after experiencing fever, cough, and sore throat, before developing severe pneumonia. In the last few days, “the patient was stable and showed signs of improvement, however, the condition of the patient deteriorated within his last 24 hours resulting in his demise." according to the Philippine Department of Health.

Serious Cases of 30 year old patients in France

Age and Sex of the first deaths as reported by the China National Health Commission (NHC)

WHO Risk Assessment: Global Emergency

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