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AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine trial volunteer that has been given placebo dies
João Pedro Feitosa
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A volunteer in the clinical trial of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University has died on October 15 in Brazil, the Brazilian health authority (Anvisa) announced.

The volunteer, João Pedro R. Feitosa, has died due to complications from Covid-19. Still, according to the Brazilian newspaper, O Globo Feitosa has been given a placebo and not the trial vaccine.

Oxford confirmed the clinical trial would not be paused, stating that after careful assessment "there have been no concerns about the safety of the clinical trial."

Regional News • Americas • South America
Argentina surpasses one million Covid-19 cases
Buenos Aires during the Covid-19 lockdown
Buenos Aires during the Covid-19 lockdown Credit: Rodrigo Paredes (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

Argentina's Health Ministry announced Monday that the country surpassed the barrier of one million infections of Covid-19. The South American country has been in lockdown for the past 7 months.

The Government reported that in the last day, 12,982 people tested positive, and the total number of infected reached 1,002,662. Also, 451 deaths were entered into the National Health Surveillance System (SNVS) and the total number of deaths recorded nationwide reached 26,716.

Regional News • Europe
Italy registers a record of 10,925 new daily Covid-19 cases
Rome during the Covid-19 lockdown
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The health ministry of Italy announced Saturday the country had 10,925 new Covid-19 infections over the past 24 hours. There were also 47 coronavirus-related deaths during the same period.

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US surpasses 8m Covid-19 cases; 220,000 virus related deaths
US surpasses 8m Covid-19 cases; 220,000 virus related deaths
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On Friday, the United States have surpassed 8 million confirmed Covid-19 cases, and almost 220,000 people have died from the virus, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. President Donald Trump has insisted that the virus would "peter out" and that the country was "rounding the turn."

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First death from Covid-19 reinfection reported by Dutch researchers
First death from Covid-19 reinfection reported by Dutch researchers
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Researchers from the Netherlands have reported the death of a woman, aged 88 years, that has died from a reinfection of Covid-19. After her first hospitalization due to Covid-19 early in 2020 the woman had tested positive again nearly two months later and subsequently died to the sympthoms.

The woman is the first known patient to die from a reinfection of Covid-19.

Regional News • Europe • France
France sets a new daily record with more than 26,000 new Covid-19 cases
France sets a new daily record with more than 26,000 new Covid-19 cases
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France's ministry of health reported Saturday 26,896 new Covid-19 infections, the biggest daily number since the start of the outbreak. The ministry also reported 54 deaths in the same period.

The cumulative number of cases in the country is 718,873, with a death toll of 32,684.

Regional News • Americas • Brazil
Brazil reaches 5 million Covid-19 cases, 150,000 deaths
Brazil reaches 5 million Covid-19 cases, 150,000 deaths
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The consortium of Brazilian media companies, compiling data from state health authorities, announced Saturday the country had 5,073,483 Covid-19 cases and a total of 150,023 deaths since the beginning of the outbreak.

Regional News • Europe
Italy reports 5,372 new Covid-19 cases
Rome during the Covid-19 lockdown
Rome during the Covid-19 lockdown Credit: Camelia.boban (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

For the first time since March 29, Italy registered more than 5,000 cases in a day with 5,372 Covid-19 infections. There were also 28 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Even with the high numbers, Italy is still recording significantly fewer daily cases than other large European countries, such as France, Spain and Britain.

Arts, Entertainment, Culture • Fashion
The Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada has died after contracting Covid-19
Kenzo Takada
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Japanese designer Kenzo Takada, creator of the clothing and perfume brand "Kenzo", died Sunday, aged 81, a victim of the Covid-19. The information was announced by his spokesman.

First Japanese stylist to be successful in Paris, where he developed his entire career and made his name famous, he died at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine.

Kenzo was famous not only for his clothes but went on to create a global brand of perfume and skin products. At the time of his death, he was acting honorary president of the Asian Couture Federation.

Regional News • Europe • Spain
53,000 Spanish flags have been placed on Valencia beach to honor the dead from Covid-19
53,000 Spanish flags have been placed on Valencia beach to honor the dead from Covid-19
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The Spanish National Association of Victims and Affected by Coronavirus has placed 53,000 Spanish flags on the beach of Patacona de Alboraia in Valencia.

This action, "in tribute to those killed by the pandemic" of the coronavirus has generated a controversy in the city as it was not authorized and opened a new front of division between the parties on the right and left.

The signs have been placed during the early morning by volunteers from the National Association of Victims and Affected by Coronavirus (Anvac), based in Madrid, and will remain on the beach until Sunday at 19.00, as reported by this group in a statement.

Regional News • Americas • Brazil
After 14 days, Brazil has more than 1,000 Covid-19 deaths in a day
After 14 days, Brazil has more than 1,000 Covid-19 deaths in a day
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For the first time since September 15, Brazil had more than 1,000 deaths in a day. According to data provided by the Brazilian Ministry of Health, 1,031 people died with Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of victims to 143,952 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The total number of cases is now 4,810,935, after the daily 33,413 new infections.

Regional News • Americas • Brazil
Brazil close to 143,000 Covid-19 deaths
Brazil close to 143,000 Covid-19 deaths
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The Brazilian Ministry of Health announced Tuesday that it accounted for 863 new deaths from Covid-19 across the country in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of victims to 142,921 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The country also crossed the mark of 4.7 million infected cases, as the Ministry announced 32,058 new infections -- with a total of 4,777,522 confirmed cases.

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Covid-19: More than 1 million people worldwide have died
Covid-19: More than 1 million people worldwide have died
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As of Monday, 1,000,555 people worldwide have died from Covid-19, according to Johns Hopkins University's data.

The first coronavirus-related death recorded was on January 9, the world reached half a million deaths 24 weeks later, and 13 weeks after it reached 1 million.

Johns Hopkins' tally shows the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico account for more than 50% of the deaths worldwide.

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The U.S. surpasses 7 million Covid-19 cases
The U.S. surpasses 7 million Covid-19 cases
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The United States have surpassed seven million Covid-19 cases on Friday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, and over 200,000 people have lost their lives to the virus. The U.S. has been averaging around 40,000 daily new cases, resulting in an increase of 1 million cases since August 31.

Regional News • Europe • France
France reports daily record of Covid-19 cases
Paris Place Charles de Gaulle  during the Covid-19 lockdown
Paris Place Charles de Gaulle during the Covid-19 lockdown Credit: ERIC SALARD (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

The French health authorities reported 13,498 new confirmed Covid-19 cases Saturday, a new record for daily cases. Since the beginning of the outbreak 442,194 were infected in the country.

France also reported 29 deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 31,274.

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Global Covid-19 cases surpass 30m
Global Covid-19 cases surpass 30m
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According to data from the John Hopkins University, there have now been over 30 million confirmed Covid-19 cases globally since the first case was detected in China in December. Over 942,000 people have lost their lives to the new virus worldwide.

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WHO reports highest single-day increase in reported Covid-19 cases to date
WHO reports highest single-day increase in reported Covid-19 cases to date
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With 307,930 newly reported Covid-19 cases on Sunday, the increase has never been higher in a single day. The leading countries in the increase were India, the United States and Brazil.

In addition, the reported deaths have increased by 5,537 to a total number of 917,417 since the beginning of the pandemic.

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India: 90,632 new Coronavirus cases
COVID-19 antigen testing centre Warora, Maharashtra, India.
COVID-19 antigen testing centre Warora, Maharashtra, India. Credit: Ganesh Dhamodkar / Wikimedia Commons (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

India has reported 90,632 Coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours; the highest single-day count. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 4,113,811 confirmed cases. 70,626 people have died.

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Coronavirus: New Zealand records first death in 3 months
Coronavirus: New Zealand records first death in 3 months
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New Zealand registered Friday its first Covid-19 death since May 24. Health officials said the man was part of the second wave of infections discovered in Auckland last month.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has extended coronavirus-related restrictions until at least mid-September.

Regional News • Americas • Brazil
Brazil reaches 120,000 Covid-19 deaths
Brazil reaches 120,000 Covid-19 deaths
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The consortium of Brazilian media companies, compiling data from state health authorities, announced Saturday 904 deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, reaching a total of 120,498 deaths

The country recorded 38,302 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total cases to 3,846,965 since the beginning of the outbreak.