Canada Surpasses Two Million COVID-19 Cases

Canada on Dec. 27 surpassed two million COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic despite many provinces and territories not reporting numbers over the holiday weekend. The COVID-19 Tracker by CTV News showed that Canada reached 2,035,831 cases, 168,431 …

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English Premier League Reports Record 103 COVID-19 Cases Over Christmas

The English Premier League reported a record 103 COVID-19 cases among club players and staff over the Christmas period. In a statement, the League announced that out of the 15,186 COVID-19 tests administered between Dec. 20 and Dec. 26 on …

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Paraguay Reports Its First Three Cases of Omicron COVID-19 Variant

Paraguay confirmed on Dec. 27 that it detected its first three cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant. The Ministry of Public Health in Paraguay announced in a statement that three young tourists with an average age of 18 years from …

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Philippines Detects Fourth Case of Omicron COVID-19 Variant

The Philippines detected its fourth case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant on Dec. 27. The Department of Health (DOH) announced in a press briefing that the fourth case was a 38-year-old female who traveled from the United States. DOH Undersecretary …

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New South Wales Reports Its First Omicron Death

The Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) reported its first death linked to the Omicron COVID-19 variant on Dec. 27. At a press briefing, Dr. Christine Selvey of the NSW Health announced that the state’s first Omicron death involved …

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U.S. Representative James Clyburn Tests Positive for COVID-19

United States House Majority Whip James Clyburn tested positive for COVID-19 in a breakthrough case on Dec. 23. Clyburn said on Twitter that he is asymptomatic. “America is in a new phase of this pandemic, No one is immune. I …

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U.S. FDA Authorizes First Antiviral Pill to Treat COVID-19 for Emergency Use

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized on Dec. 22 Pfizer’s Paxlovid for emergency use, becoming the first antiviral pill to treat COVID-19 in the country. FDA granted emergency use authorization for Paxlovid to treat adults and children …

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Palestine Confirms Two More Omicron Variant, In Total Six Cases

Palestine health officials said Tuesday that with two more Omicron variants of COVID-19, after detecting four earlier.  Kamal Shakhra, a spokesman for the Health Ministry said the two new cases were discovered for arrivals from abroad in the cities of …

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