Medical responders wheel an elderly patient into the emergency room at Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York. File/AP
Gulf Today Report
More than 70.52 million people have been reported be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,598,967 have died.
According to the reports on Sunday, the global death toll approached 1.6 million as the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine was set to begin leaving the company's Michigan factory on Sunday, ready to be injected into the arms of millions of the most vulnerable Americans.
Doses will be shipped out in boxes containing dry ice that are capable of staying at -70 degrees Celsius (-94 degrees Fahrenheit), the frigid temperature needed to preserve the drug.
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With 295,786 deaths and over 15.9 million confirmed cases, the United States tops the list of twenty countries with the highest recorded infections and deaths in the world.
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.
Russia confirmed 28,080 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours on Sunday, including 6,425 in Moscow, pushing the national tally to 2,653,928 since the pandemic began.
Authorities said 488 people had died overnight, taking the official death toll to 46,941.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 20,200 to 1,320,716, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Sunday.The reported death toll rose by 321 to 21,787, the tally showed.
The milestone comes more than 13 months into a vaccination drive that has been beset by misinformation and political and legal strife, though the shots have proved safe and highly effective at preventing serious illness and death.
A record daily increase of 370 according to a Reuters tabulation of official data. Worldwide, confirmed cases rose above 593,000 with 27,198 deaths, the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center reported.
The US has led the world in the number of infections since the end of March. With more than a third of all officially declared cases globally, it threatens to overtake Europe, which has recorded more than 850,000 cases.
People are clear we want the UK to be part of that, we want the UK to rejoin the European Union. We are still with you, we love you and we want you back.”
In an interview with AP, Kakar said it’s the Election Commission of Pakistan that is going to conduct the vote, not the military, and Imran appointed the commission’s chief at the time, so "why would he turn in any sense of the word against him?”
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan have sent messages of congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on the occasion of the Kingdom's 93rd National Day.