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September 29 (GMT)

Updates
  • 3,677 new cases and 207 new deaths in Iran [source]
Updates
  • 11,807 new cases and 364 new deaths in Argentina. NOTE: Of the total deaths reported by the province of Buenos Aires today (12,723), 3,194 cases are pending loading in the National Surveillance System of the Health (SNVS).  [source]
  • 3,412 new cases and 62 new deaths in Peru [source]
  • 2,425 new cases and 59 new deaths in Spain. Data are provisional and subject to change. From Sept. 23 onward, figures for daily new cases only include cases already validated by the Ministry of Health in the daily PDF report. Since the validation process takes time to complete, additional cases are expected to be added retroactively once the weekly historical dataset revision is released by the Ministry of Health on Friday, Oct. 2. Data up to Sept. 23 reflects the latest release of the official "Historical Series of Cases by Autonomous Community" dataset released by the Ministry of Health. [source] [source] [source]
  • 387 new cases in Ireland. Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 3 cases. The figure of 35377 total cases reflects this. [source]
  • 263 new cases and 4 new deaths in Greece. The total number of confirmed cases has been revised by the Government after checking the data. The figure of 17707 confirmed cases reflects this. [source]
  • 4,116 new cases and 62 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 3,512 new cases and 190 new deaths in Iran [source]
Updates
  • 5,160 new cases and 120 new deaths in Peru [source]
  • 8,841 new cases and 206 new deaths in Argentina. NOTE: "The province of Buenos Aires reported on 09/25 that it registered 3,523 deceased cases without reporting in the National Health Surveillance System (SNVS). To date, the difference in deaths reported by the province and those charged to the SNVS is 3,309." [source]
  • 216 new cases and 3 new deaths in Greece. The total number of confirmed cases has been revised by the Government after checking the data. The figure of 17444 confirmed cases reflects this. [source]
  • 3,481 new cases and 55 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 3,362 new cases and 195 new deaths in Iran [source]
  • 1,543 new cases and 24 new deaths in Oman [source]
Updates
  • 5,558 new cases and 105 new deaths in Peru [source]
  • 245 new cases and 5 new deaths in Ireland. Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 3 cases. The figure of 34560 total cases reflects this. [source]
  • 4,270 new cases and 68 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 3,204 new cases and 172 new deaths in Iran [source]
Updates
  • 5,654 new cases and 99 new deaths in Peru [source]
  • 4,122 new cases and 114 new deaths in SpainData are provisional and subject to change. From Sept. 23 onward, figures for daily new cases only include cases already validated by the Ministry of Health in the daily PDF report. Since the validation process takes time to complete, additional cases are expected to be added retroactively once the weekly historical dataset revision is released by the Ministry of Health on Friday, Oct. 2. Data up to Sept. 23 reflects the latest release of the official "Historical Series of Cases by Autonomous Community" dataset released by the Ministry of Health.  [source] [source]
  • 320 new cases in Ireland. Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 6 cases. The figure of 34315 total cases reflects this. [source]
  • 4,593 new cases and 68 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 3,563 new cases and 207 new deaths in Iran [source]
Updates
  • 6,235 new cases and 68 new deaths in Peru [source]
  • 319 new cases and 3 new deaths in Ireland. Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 6 cases. The figure of 33994 total cases reflects this. [source]
  • 3,471 new cases and 84 new deaths in Spain of which 3471 cases already validated by the Ministry of Health. Data are provisional and subject to change. For Sept. 16, 17, 18, and 21: figures for daily new cases only include cases already validated by the Ministry of Health in the daily PDF report. Since the validation process takes time to complete, additional cases are expected to be added retroactively once the weekly historical dataset revision is released by the Ministry of Health on Friday, Sept. 25. Data up to Sept. 15 reflects the latest release of the official "Historical Series of Cases by Autonomous Community" dataset released by the Ministry of Health. [source] [source]
  • 4,471 new cases and 45 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 3,521 new cases and 175 new deaths in Iran [source]
Updates
  • 6,149 new cases and 98 new deaths in Peru [source]
  • 4,143 new cases and 130 new deaths in Spain, of which 4,143 cases already validated by the Ministry of Health. Data are provisional and subject to change. For Sept. 16, 17, 18, and 21: figures for daily new cases only include cases already validated by the Ministry of Health in the daily PDF report. Since the validation process takes time to complete, additional cases are expected to be added retroactively once the weekly historical dataset revision is released by the Ministry of Health on Friday, Sept. 25. Data up to Sept. 15 reflects the latest release of the official "Historical Series of Cases by Autonomous Community" dataset released by the Ministry of Health. [source] [source]
  • 232 new cases and 2 new deaths in Ireland. Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 3 cases. The figure of 33675 total cases reflects this. [source]
  • 5,055 new cases and 72 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 554 new cases and 2 new deaths in Sweden
  • 3,605 new cases and 184 new deaths in Iran [source]
News
  • 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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