China: Government documents show first #coronavirus case was found November 17th 2019

The first case of someone in China suffering from Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, can be traced back to November 17th [2019], according to government data seen by the South China Morning Post.  According to the government data seen by the Post, a 55 year-old from Hubei province could have been the first person to have contracted Covid-19 on November 17. From that date onwards, one to five new cases were reported each day. By December 15, the total number of infections stood at 27 – the first double-digit daily rise was reported on December 17 – and by December 20, the total number of confirmed cases had reached 60.

South China Morning Post report on 13th March 2020



Nepal: new #coronavirus daily case rate still closely tied to India’s outbreak

Nepal’s daily coronavirus case is still closely tracking that of its neighbour India, Nepal may also be in need of assistance with medical supplies and equipment to alleviate suffering within the next 7 days.

“Nepal Health Ministry says situation unmanageable as hospitals run out of beds The country’s health system cracks as coronavirus cases surge, crossing the 5,000 mark.” Kathmandu Post Report

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Nepal: rise in #coronavirus cases has similar trajectory to India driven by B117 and B1617


India: Maharashtra records 61,695 new #coronavirus cases, 349 deaths; over 8000 cases in Mumbai

Maharashtra on Thursday reported 61,695 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the tally to 36,39,855, while 349 new fatalities pushed the toll to 59,153, the state health department said. The COVID-19 case tally is the second-highest single-day count so far after 63,294 infections were reported in the state on April 11.

Mumbai recorded 8,209 new cases and 50 fatalities, taking the tally to 5,53,404 and the toll to 12,197. With 2,34,452 new tests, the number of samples examined so far in Maharashtra rose to 2,30,36,652, the department added.

India saw it’s overall case rate climb to 2,00,739 COVID-19 cases in one day, with 1,038 deaths. report


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Breton variant: 13 cases of the new #coronavirus strain confirmed

Public Health France has indicated that the Breton variant is limited to “a town in Côtes-d’Armor and the distribution of the 20C/H655Y variant therefore seems to be currently limited to this geographical area”. The geographical area is the city of Lannion.

Among the 13 confirmed cases, 11 come from the epidemic focus at the Lannion hospital center , another in the population (which is currently in strict confinement) and another in the Paris region, detected within the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital.

Of these 13 confirmed cases, the ARS also confirms 7 deaths, including 5 contaminations with the Breton variant were detected by post-mortem samples. The remaining 6 are hospitalized. “Nothing indicates for the moment that this variant would be more contagious and more severe”, wishes to underline the ARS. report


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Lithuania: reports about serious, unexpected, unwanted thromboembolic cases in patients who were given the AstraZeneca #coronavirus vaccine

Lithuania is the latest to suspend use of AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine as “a precaution” until the European Medicines Agency gives a final evaluation of its safety, the country’s health minister Arturas Dulkys has said.

“We are taking the decision now, because over the previous few hours we have received three reports about serious, unexpected, unwanted thromboembolic cases in patients who were given the AstraZeneca vaccine in Lithuania”, the head of the country’s medicine authority Gytis Andrulionis said. “We do not have proof whether this is a coincidence or due to the vaccine.”

Guardian report


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The #Coronavirus Global Case Fatality Rate is rising after falling continuously since May 1st 2020

The Covid-19 global case fatality rate is now ticking upwards after falling continuously since May 1st 2020.

The case fatality rate measures the percentage of people who die of Covid-19 after being confirmed infected by a test using historical data supplied by John Hopkins University.


Data courtesy of JHU



100 Million #Coronavirus Cases, 2 Million #Covid19 Deaths

100 Million #Coronavirus Cases, 2 Million Deaths

The world has now surpassed 100 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus. It’s a figure that seemed almost unimaginable 12 months ago, when the first case had only just been confirmed on US soil.


Image & data courtesy John Hopkins University