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    15th of January, 2022. Guyana, South America

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    Despite aggressive worldwide vaccination campaigns, and just when humans thought they were on the verge of beating the Covid-19 virus, the sudden surge in Covid-19 infections and death in the first few days of 2022 is a clear and worrying sign that the finish line in the race against the elusive and deadly virus is nowhere in sight.

    While the Christmas and New Year celebrations may have served as a catalyst for Covid-19, the fact that very healthy and also vaccinated people are falling gravely ill from the virus is troubling. Nevertheless, the recovery rate for all strains of Covid-19 is still relatively high. At the same time, we must remember that the virus is unpredictable. It may cause mild symptoms in one person while killing another of the same health status. Therefore, it is advisable to all people take precautions against the virus.

    In the United States, Covid-19 infections spiked to an all time high of 933,249 new cases yesterday, 14th of January, 2022 with a 7-day average of 807,563. There were 2980 Covid-19 deaths in the USA yesterday. 63% of the US population is fully vaccinated and 76% received at least one dose of the vaccine.

    Yesterday, 14th of January, 2022, Brazil recorded a staggering 111,112 new cases and 233 deaths. More than 68% of the Brazilian population is fully vaccinated and more than 78% received at least one dose.

    Guyana, South America, with a population of less than 1 million, recorded a staggering 865 new cases yesterday with a 7-day average of 832. There were 6 Covid-19 deaths in Guyana yesterday. More than 52% of the Guyanese population is fully vaccinated while more than 37% received at least one dose.

    On the 10th of January, 2022, Canada recorded 33,483 new Covid-19 cases and 76 Covid-19 deaths. More than 78% of the Canadian population is fully vaccinated while more than 84% received at least one dose.

    The United Kingdom recorded more 98,578 new Covid-19 cases yesterday, 14th of January, 2022 with a 7-day average of 124,738 new cases per day. More than 71% of the UK population is fully vaccinated and more than 77% received at least one dose. There were 270 Covid-19 deaths in the UK yesterday.

    India recorded a staggering 533,035 Covid-19 cases yesterday, 14th of January, 2022 with a 7-day average of 211,799 cases per day. There were 621 Covid-19 deaths in India yesterday. More than 46% of India’s population is fully vaccinated and more than 65% received at least one dose.

    Team Guyana, South America urges everyone reading this article to practice social distancing, wear a mask when interacting with people, use immune boosting foods, and do everything else possible to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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