Global COVID-19 cases surpass 213 million

Confirmed COVID-19 cases have surpassed 213 million globally, with over 4.4 million fatalities and more than 190 million recoveries, according to the latest tally from Worldometer.

Iran PressAmerica: The US administers 363.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines

The United States has administered 363,267,789 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country and distributed 428,528,965 doses, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Those figures are up from the 362,657,771 vaccine doses the CDC said had gone into arms by Sunday out of 428,531,345 doses delivered.

The agency said 201,718,587 people had received at least one dose while 171,088,954 people were fully vaccinated.

Brazil sees 13,103 new coronavirus cases, 321 deaths

Brazil registered 13,103 new coronavirus cases and 321 additional COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, the country's Health Ministry said.

France likely to offer COVID-19 booster shot in September

French senior citizens are likely to be offered a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine starting in September, the health minister said.

Speaking to BFMTV news, Olivier Veran said the Health Ministry is awaiting a final nod from the High Authority for Health, a national body tasked with evaluating healthcare products, on the additional dose. 

He said the third dose is likely to be recommended for “people 65 and over" from the beginning of next month.


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Global COVID-19 cases top 34.1 million

More than 34 million infected by COVID-19 in the world