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Former Bushenyi-Ishaka Municipality MP succumbs to COVID-19

Bushenyi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gordon Arinda, the former Bushenyi-Ishaka Municipality Member of Parliament has succumbed to COVID-19. Arinda breathed his last at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital on Sunday where he was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit on Friday. Mary Karooro Okurut, the former  General Duties Minister confirmed Arinda’s …

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Brazil registers 1st Omicron death

Brasilia, Brazil, | Xinhua | Brazil recorded the first death from the Omicron variant of COVID-19 Thursday in the city of Aparecida de Goiania of Goias state. The municipality reported that the victim was a 68-year-old man with high blood pressure suffering from “chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,” who was admitted …

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Global COVID-19 cases surpass 300 million

New York, U.S. | Xinhua | Global COVID-19 cases topped 300 million on Thursday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The United States reported 58,449,898 cases and 833,957 deaths, both the highest counts around the world, accounting for more than 19 percent of the …

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Peru reports first “flurona” death

Lima, Peru | Xinhua | Peru’s Health Ministry on Thursday reported the country’s first fatal case of “flurona” (a simultaneous infection of flu and COVID-19), involving an 87-year-old patient with comorbidities who was not vaccinated against the coronavirus. The deceased was one of three cases of flurona detected in northern Peru’s …

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