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Here’s all the news for Thursday, February 11th
6:28 AM | Covid-19: 100,000 deaths were recorded in the Middle East
100,000 people have died due to Covid-19 in the Middle East since the start of the outbreak in December 2019, according to an AFP count Thursday from official reports provided by the authorities.
A total of 100,000 deaths were recorded in the region out of 4991770 cases who tested positive for the disease. In terms of deaths, the Middle East is the fifth worst-affected region in the world, after Europe (789,310 deaths for 35,032,194 cases), Latin America and the Caribbean (628,398,19819222), and the United States / Canada (492,313, 28 095) 746 ) And Asia (245899, 15548576).
During the past seven days, while the number of new daily cases detected in the Middle East increased slightly (25,114 cases per day on average, an increase of 3% compared to the previous week), the trend is clearly declining. Decrease in disease – related deaths, an average of 238 deaths per day, a decrease of 19%.
Iran is the country most affected by the epidemic in the region. 58,686 deaths have been recorded for 1,488,981 cases of COVID-19, making it 11th among countries in terms of recorded deaths. In the Middle East, Iraq records 13,140 deaths for 634,539 positive cases, followed by Saudi Arabia (6,415,371,356) and Israel (5,233,706,416).
6h 24 | The World Health Organization in Europe said on Thursday that despite the downward trend in cases, most European countries remain “vulnerable” to COVID-19, warning of a “false sense of safety” due to the low number of vaccines.
4:15 am | AstraZeneca on Thursday released a net profit group share of more than doubling in 2020 to $ 3.2 billion, in a year marked by the pandemic against which the British pharmaceutical group developed a vaccine with the University of Oxford.
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