COVID-19 cases rise in the Americas, nations must also monitor other viruses: PAHO

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COVID-19 cases rise in the Americas, nations must also monitor other viruses: PAHO

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COVID-19 cases rise in the Americas, nations must also monitor other viruses: PAHO

SAO PAULO: COVID-19 cases in the Americas increased 10.4 per cent last week from the previous one, but countries must also pay attention to a rise in other respiratory viruses in the region, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Wednesday (Jun 1). The Americas saw 1,087,390 new COVID-19 cases

SAO PAULO: COVID-19 cases in the Americas increased 10.4 per cent last week from the previous one, but countries must also pay attention to a rise in other respiratory viruses in the region, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Wednesday (Jun 1).

The Americas saw 1,087,390 new COVID-19 cases and 4,155 deaths last week.Cases in South America rose 43.1 per cent, the biggest jump in the region, while the highest increase in COVID-related deaths was in Central America at 21.3 per cent, PAHO said in a news conference, adding that cases in the region have been growing for the past six weeks.

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LinkedIn SAO PAULO: COVID-19 cases in the Americas increased 10.Copy to clipboard https://str.Risk of blood clots in lungs doubled for Covid-19 survivors: US study Of the new local cases, 429 were detected through polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests.Most of Shanghai's 25 million residents can now freely leave home, return to work, use public transport and drive their cars — a moment that for many in China's largest and most cosmopolitan city felt like it would never arrive.

4 per cent last week from the previous one, but countries must also pay attention to a rise in other respiratory viruses in the region, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Wednesday (Jun 1). The Americas saw 1,087,390 new COVID-19 cases and 4,155 deaths last week. This was more than double the 2,389 cases reported on Monday (May 30), but lower than last Tuesday's (May cases, where 5,727 were reported. Cases in South America rose 43. The weekly Covid-19 infection growth rate stood at 0.1 per cent, the biggest jump in the region, while the highest increase in COVID-related deaths was in Central America at 21. There were 330 hospitalised Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, with 11 patients in intensive care and 38 requiring oxygen support.3 per cent, PAHO said in a news conference, adding that cases in the region have been growing for the past six weeks. They used a Chinese expression that also means"ban" that city officials have avoided.

Other respiratory viruses, such as influenza, Monkeypox and viral hepatitis, are also surging, and nations need to pay close attention to these diseases too, PAHO Director Dr Carissa Etienne said. There were 4,774 new locally transmitted cases. The rate refers to the ratio of community cases for the past week over those of the week before. "The flu virus is circulating again and not just during traditional flu season," she said."Countries should expand surveillance to monitor other respiratory viruses, not just COVID. Another 4,345 cases were detected through antigen rapid tests (ART), which means the patients displayed no symptoms or their symptoms were mild." Mexico and Peru have seen higher numbers of influenza cases than expected, and Argentina, Chile and Uruguay have reported more hospitalisations than usual due to the virus. Get The New Paper on your phone with the free TNP app. PAHO warned that many places could face the double threat of an influenza surge alongside a rise in COVID-19 cases,"which will put healthcare workers, the elderly and pregnant women at additional risk. The weekly Covid-19 infection growth rate stood at 0. The lack of a roadmap to exit from an approach that is increasingly challenged by the highly contagious Omicron variant has rattled investors and frustrated businesses.

" The rise of extreme weather events, like hurricanes, heavy rains and floods in many parts of the Americas is another pressure for health services in the region, Etienne said. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Central America Integration System expect to see more storms than average this year, PAHO said, especially in the Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.95 the day before. "This is concerning as it only takes one massive storm to destroy people’s livelihoods, cripple our health systems and lead to countless lives lost," Etienne said. "We must prepare early so we aren’t caught off guard. A rate of more than 1 shows that the number of new weekly Covid-19 cases is increasing." . On the eve of the school year I was full of expectations for the new semester but I feel a little uneasy in my heart," wrote one user of the Twitter-like Weibo.