Deaths jump in Brazil's indigenous tribes as virus spreads
Thursday, 4 June 2020 Coronavirus is spreading fast through Brazil's indigenous populations, with deaths caused by the disease increasing more than five-fold in the past month, according to data collected by a national association of first peoples.
Coronavirus is spreading fast through Brazil's indigenous populations, with deaths caused by the disease increasing more than five-fold in the past month, according to data collected by a national association of first peoples. Lucy Fielder reports.
Despite vaccines in development, the head of the World Health Organization cautioned that the treatments had yet to prove effective and might only convey protection for a short time. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
India now ranks fifth in total coronavirus death count behind US, Brazil, Mexico and United Kingdom. Country recorded highest single-day spike of 57,711 on August 1. 764 people died taking total count to over 36,500. Death count remains highest is United States of America (153,314). Cases continue to surge in Andhra Pradesh (9276) and Maharashtra (9,601). However, recovery rate of India has improved to over 64 percent.
The Government has announced two new tests for coronavirus and flu, which canreturn results in just 90 minutes, are to be deployed in hospitals, care homesand laboratories from next week. The tests have been hailed as a crucialinstrument in the fight against the pandemic, especially as the UK heads intothe colder months. There are two types of test; the swab test and the finger-prick test, used to test if a person has Covid-19 or once had the virus. Thetwo current test available has some setbacks, mainly being the amount of timeit takes to process results, between 24-72 hours to get results. The mainthing with the news test, yet to be introduced, is the speed with which theyare able to detect not just Covid-19, but also other seasonal illnesses. Thiswill be crucial as Britain heads into winter, as will easily identify ifsufferers will need to self-isolate.
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