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October 29 (GMT)

Updates
  • 3,804 new cases and 45 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 8,293 new cases and 399 new deaths in Iran [source]
Updates
  • 2,431 new cases and 58 new deaths in Peru [source]
  • 667 new cases and 6 new deaths in Ireland. Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 8 cases. The figure of 59434 cases reflects this. [source]
  • 1,879 new cases and 52 new deaths in Tunisia. Today's report by the Ministry of Health of Tunisia included a backlog of 118 deaths. Worldometer has redistributed the backlog over the historical time series [source]
  • 19,765 new cases and 168 new deaths in Spain. Data are provisional and subject to change. Data up to Oct. 16 reflects the latest release of the official "Historical Series of Cases by Autonomous Community" dataset by the Ministry of Health [source]. From Oct. 17 onward, the values for daily new cases are based an analysis of newly reported cases. weekly case figures, and previous revisions provided by the Ministry of Health. Since the validation process takes time to complete, cases are expected to be revised retroactively once the weekly historical dataset is published by the Ministry of Health on Thursday, Oct. 29. [source] [source]
  • 4,043 new cases and 46 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 6,824 new cases and 415 new deaths in Iran [source]
Updates
  • 1,923 new cases and 60 new deaths in Peru [source]
  • 18,418 new cases and 267 new deaths in Spain. Data are provisional and subject to change. Data up to Oct. 16 reflects the latest release of the official "Historical Series of Cases by Autonomous Community" dataset by the Ministry of Health [source]. From Oct. 17 onward, the values for daily new cases are based an analysis of newly reported cases. weekly case figures, and previous revisions provided by the Ministry of Health. Since the validation process takes time to complete, cases are expected to be revised retroactively once the weekly historical dataset is published by the Ministry of Health on Thursday, Oct. 29. [source] [source]
  • 700 new cases and 5 new deaths in Ireland. Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 20 cases. The figure of 58767 cases reflects this. [source]
  • 4,510 new cases and 53 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 6,968 new cases and 346 new deaths in Iran [source]
Updates
  • 1,859 new cases and 48 new deaths in Peru [source]
  • 17,396 new cases and 93 new deaths in Spain. Data are provisional and subject to change. Data up to Oct. 16 reflects the latest release of the official "Historical Series of Cases by Autonomous Community" dataset by the Ministry of Health [source]. From Oct. 17 onward, the values for daily new cases are based an analysis of newly reported cases. weekly case figures, and previous revisions provided by the Ministry of Health. Since the validation process takes time to complete, cases are expected to be revised retroactively once the weekly historical dataset is published by the Ministry of Health on Thursday, Oct. 29. [source]
  • 3,691 new cases and 48 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 5,960 new cases and 337 new deaths in Iran [source]
  • 1,418 new cases and 65 new deaths in Tunisia. Of the 164 newly reported deaths today, 58 are new deaths while 106 deaths represent a backlog from February 25 to October 25, which Worldometer has redistributed over the time series. From the Tunisia Ministry of Health: "After updating the data with the authorities and verifying the number of deaths, the total number of deaths reported from February 25 to October 25 reached 983[source]
Updates
  • 2,501 new cases and 54 new deaths in Peru [source]
  • 1,020 new cases in Ireland. Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 2 cases. The figure of 57128 cases reflects this. [source]
  • 2,554 new cases and 55 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 6,191 new cases and 296 new deaths in Iran [source]
  • 1,095 new cases and 27 new deaths in Oman [source]
Updates
  • 3,098 new cases and 62 new deaths in Peru [source]
  • 3,204 new cases and 55 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 5,814 new cases and 335 new deaths in Iran [source]
Updates
  • 3,240 new cases and 49 new deaths in Peru [source]
  • 785 new cases and 7 new deaths in Ireland. Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 8 cases. The figure of 55261 cases reflects this. [source]
  • 19,851 new cases and 231 new deaths in Spain. Data are provisional and subject to change. Data up to Oct. 16 reflects the latest release of the official "Historical Series of Cases by Autonomous Community" dataset by the Ministry of Health [source]. From Oct. 17 onward, the values for daily new cases are based an analysis of newly reported cases. weekly case figures, and previous revisions provided by the Ministry of Health. Since the validation process takes time to complete, cases are expected to be revised retroactively once the weekly historical dataset is published by the Ministry of Health on Thursday, Oct. 29. [source] [source]
  • 3,785 new cases and 48 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 6,134 new cases and 335 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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