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13 July 2022 Security News

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COVID-19 Pandemic News

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COVID-19 Pandemic News

  • Weekly epidemiological update on COVID-19 - 13 Jul 2022
  • United States

  • DAF COVID-19 Statistics - July 12, 2022 US Air Force 13 Jul 2022 -- Below are current coronavirus disease 2019 statistics for Department of the Air Force personnel.
  • Undercounted COVID-19 cases leave U.S. with blind spot as BA.5 variant becomes dominant: CNN People's Daily 13 Jul 2022 -- Official COVID-19 case metrics severely undercount the true number of infections, leaving the United States with a critical blind spot as the most transmissible coronavirus variant yet takes hold, reported CNN on Monday.
  • As BA.5 variant spreads, risk of coronavirus reinfection grows in U.S.: report People's Daily 13 Jul 2022 -- The latest Omicron offshoot, BA.5, has quickly become dominant in the United States, and thanks to its elusiveness when encountering the human immune system, is driving a wave of cases across the country, reported The Washington Post on Sunday.
  • China

  • Several Chinese cities temporarily seal off residential compounds amid COVID flare-ups Global Times 13 Jul 2022 -- Anti-epidemic staff check travelers' health code at the entrance of Zhengzhou East railway station on May 4th, 2022. Photo: VCG
    Several Chinese cities have temporarily sealed off parts of city areas to curb the spread of the latest COVID-19 flare-ups, including Lanzhou in Northwest China's Gansu Province and multiple cities in Central China's Henan Province. Other regions, in face of the new round of virus spike especially the Omicron subvariant BA.5, rolled out targeted measures including the suspension of off-line school activities.
  • 143 new COVID cases reported: NW China's Lanzhou enters a 7-day lockdown Global Times 13 Jul 2022 -- Lanzhou in Northwest China's Gansu Province has sealed off its four city districts in downtown area for seven days to curb the spread of the latest COVID-19 flare-up, which started from last Friday.
  • Chinese local govts redress too strict anti-epidemic policies amid central govt, public supervision Global Times 13 Jul 2022 -- Chinese local governments are redressing some local policies, which were deemed as being too strict or discriminatory against recovered COVID-19 patients, after the central government urged local governments to rectify such regulations amid continued efforts to balance epidemic control and maintain normal life.
  • COVID-19 pandemic "nowhere near over":WHO People's Daily 13 Jul 2022 -- The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is "nowhere near over" as the number of new cases worldwide has risen by 30 percent in the last two weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.
  • Chinese mainland reports 57 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 13 Jul 2022 -- The Chinese mainland Tuesday reported 57 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 16 in Guangdong and eight in Gansu, the National Health Commission said Wednesday.
  • Hong Kong keeps tracing COVID-19 through sewage surveillance People's Daily 13 Jul 2022 -- The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said on Tuesday that it will distribute 290,000 COVID-19 rapid antigen test (RAT) kits as part of a follow-up on the recent detection of the COVID-19 virus in sewage samples.
  • India

  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 199.12 Cr India PIB 13 Jul 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 199.12 Cr (1,99,12,79,010) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,61,58,303 sessions.
  • COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 544 India PIB 13 Jul 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 199.25 Crore (1,99,25,57,373) today. More than 11 lakh (11,76,456) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 13 Jul 2022 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 13 Jul 2022
  • Iran

  • 5 Iranians die due to COVID-19 in past 24 hours IRNA 13 Jul 2022 -- The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran increased to 141,456 with 5 more Iranians killed by the deadly disease over the past 24 hours, Iran's Health Ministry announced on Wednesday.
  • Taiwan

  • Taiwan reports 29,911 new COVID-19 cases, 49 deaths CNA 13 Jul 2022 -- Taiwan reported 29,911 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, all but 62 of which were domestic infections, and 49 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
  • North Korea

  • Building of Scientific and Advanced Anti-epidemic Foundation Brisk in DPRK KCNA 13 Jul 2022 -- Initiative and scientific measures to maintain and tighten the stable phase in the current anti-epidemic situation continue to be taken on a nationwide scale.
  • Epidemic Spread and Treatment Results in DPRK KCNA 13 Jul 2022 -- According to information of the state emergency epidemic prevention headquarters, more than 770 fever cases, with over 1 050 recoveries, were reported from 18:00 of July 11 to 18:00 of July 12 throughout the country.

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