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The number of new cases increased again in 50% of the US states, the COVID-19 syndrome lasted more than 4 months with 49% of people infected

More than 505.53 million people worldwide have contracted the SARS-CoV-2 virus. (Photo: AP)

The country most affected by the epidemic COVID-19 still America with over 82.39 million cases and nearly 1,016 million deaths. In the past day, the US recorded more than 17,500 people SARS-CoV-2 virus infection.

According to the latest data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of new cases of COVID-19 is increasing in more than half of the country’s states due to the spread of the BA.2 sub-lineage of the US. Omicron variant. The US currently records an average of 35,000 new cases of COVID-19 per day, up 19% from last week and 42% from 2 weeks ago. The number of deaths and hospitalizations from COVID-19 per day is 370 and 1,400 respectively. Experts say that the actual number of new cases may be higher because many cases have tested positive at home but did not report it to health authorities.

As SARS-CoV-2 virus infections continue to increase in the US along with the spread of variant BA.2, two locations in the North of the US, the states of Illinois and Vermont, are becoming regions. leading rate of new COVID-19 cases.

According to data from the US CDC, as of April 18, about 218 million people, or 65.9% of the US population, have completed the basic dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The US CDC has removed about 90 countries and territories around the world from the list of recommended do not travel related to the COVID-19 epidemic. With this decision, the US no longer ranks any country and territory on the highest alert level in its 4-level warning scale.

Level 4 warning is originally applied to countries and territories where the number of new COVID-19 cases spikes, a worrying new variant appears, or the health system is overwhelmed. Currently, the US is applying a “Level 3: High risk of spreading COVID-19” warning level to about 120 countries. These are places where there are more than 100 new cases per 100,000 people within 28 days.

At the world’s second largest COVID-19 epidemic center Indiaon April 19, the country recorded a total of over 43.04 million people with COVID-19, including nearly 522,000 deaths from COVID-19 in this South Asian country.

Brazil Currently, it is the world’s 3rd largest epidemic hotspot with more than 662,000 COVID-19 patients not dying out of a total of over 30.26 million infected people in this country.

A specialist clinic has been established in Canberra’s capital city Australia to help patients overcome the post-COVID-19 symptoms severe and prolonged. According to medical experts, there are about 200 symptoms associated with the post-COVID-19 syndrome, especially in patients who have undergone intensive care treatment.

Research results show that 33% – 76% of patients may experience post-COVID-19 symptoms lasting at least 6 months after infection, 20% of patients have to be re-hospitalised; 80% of patients must be monitored at a primary care facility within 2 months of discharge.

This condition can cause long-term deterioration in a person’s health, having a serious impact on their ability to return to work or participate in social life. Post-COVID-19 symptoms affect physical mental health and can have significant economic consequences for individuals, families, and society.

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On April 19, Australia recorded 39,091 new cases of COVID-19 and 18 deaths. (Photo: AP)

On April 19, the press Laos Reportedly, after 5 days (April 13 – 17) of the traditional Tet holiday with many crowded activities, the Lao Ministry of Health has recommended that people need to monitor their health and symptoms such as fever, cough. , shortness of breath … to promptly detect whether you have COVID-19 or not. People with symptoms or concerns that may have COVID-19 should be tested at local public health facilities or rapid self-test at home. If there is a positive result, people should notify the authorities for support and advice.

Laos’ traditional Tet holiday has seen many bustling travel activities between provinces as well as large gatherings to welcome the new year, which has raised concerns among Lao health officials about a COVID-19 outbreak. -19 in the context that the number of infections with the Omicron variant is believed to account for more than 90% of all infections in Laos.

On the same day, the Lao Ministry of Health said that in the past 24 hours, the country recorded 958 new cases and 5 deaths from COVID-19. Up to now, Laos has recorded a total of 201,460 cases, of which 727 deaths.

In an updated notice on April 19, officials Malaysia The country recorded 7,140 new cases on April 19, bringing the total number of infected people across the country to more than 4.39 million cases. Currently, the total number of deaths from COVID-19 in Malaysia has also increased to 35,437 patients after 16 more people died during the same period.

As of April 18, 84.6% of the Malaysian population had been vaccinated with at least 1 dose of COVID-19 vaccine, of which 80.5% had received the full basic dose and 48.9% had received a booster dose. .

April 19, Shanghai city of China recorded 7 more deaths from COVID-19 in the context that this city is still under lockdown due to the rapidly increasing number of cases. The Shanghai Health Commission confirmed that the deaths were between the ages of 60 and 110 and all had underlying medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, etc. All of these patients had severe symptoms after being hospitalized.

Thus, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Shanghai is 10 people. Shanghai recorded 20,000 new cases of COVID-19 on April 19, most of which were asymptomatic.

A flexible no-COVID policy is still the best anti-epidemic option for China. This is the confirmation of the Chinese epidemiologist on April 19. Speaking to the press, the head of the epidemiology team at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention said that the country does not pursue an absolute policy of no infections, but instead manages and prevents infections. outbreak. According to experts, the no-COVID policy is flexible in line with China’s actual conditions, and achieves maximum social efficiency with minimal cost.

Government Hong Kong (China) said that the amount of disposable waste in this special administrative region has increased significantly since the outbreak of COVID-19. Since the beginning of the year, Hong Kong has isolated tens of thousands of people in isolation facilities under the “Zero COVID” policy.

At the quarantine locations, you can see a lot of single-use plastic items or items wrapped in plastic or plastic bags everywhere. The staff working here are also equipped with personal protective equipment such as gowns, gloves, boots, hats… All items such as remote controls or pillows are covered with plastic. All meals are packed in plastic bags and food is served with plastic cutlery. Hong Kong will have to process more than 2,300 tons of plastic waste per day, of which the recycling rate is just over 1/10, the rest will be buried.

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The amount of plastic waste in Hong Kong increased sharply after the COVID-19 epidemic. (Photo: AP)

Ministry of Health Japan approved the use of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by US pharmaceutical company Novavax for people 18 years of age and older. With this decision, Novavax’s vaccine will be the fourth COVID-19 vaccine to be circulated in Japan alongside the three vaccines of Pfizer Inc., Moderna Inc. and AstraZeneca Plc.

The Japanese Ministry of Health hopes that Novavax’s vaccine can be used for people who are likely to have an allergic reaction to the mRNA technology vaccine in the context that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is still not under control in Japan. Minister of Health Shigeyuki Goto said that Novavax’s vaccine is manufactured based on protein technology and is considered safe and effective, thereby helping to attract many people who have not been vaccinated because of concerns about side effects.

Seoul City Government of Korea will open an outdoor library at Seoul Plaza in front of City Hall this weekend, after all social distancing regulations are lifted. This will be the first outdoor event held at Seoul Plaza after 2 years of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On April 19, the government of Seoul, South Korea said that the Open Air Library in Seoul will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Friday and Saturday, from this week to the end of October. The library will be closed during the rainy season, i.e. July and August. Visitors to the open-air library will have the opportunity to read about 3,000 titles or books borrowed from the Seoul City Library. Bean bags, umbrellas and picnic mats will be prepared for guests.

About 49% of cases prolonged COVID-19 syndrome (long COVID) will experience persistent symptoms for more than 4 months after diagnosis. This is according to the findings of a meta-analysis of 50 studies carried out globally.

In a report published last week in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, University of Michigan researchers found that the prevalence of COVID syndrome cases persists. about 1 month was 37%, whereas in 25% of cases, this period lasted 2 months and 32% of cases lasted 3 months.

The results of the meta-analysis also showed that the proportion of women with persistent COVID syndrome was higher than that of men (49% compared with 37%), in which congenital asthma is an easy factor leading to the risk of developing the disease. this syndrome.

The results of a new international study published in the journal Clinical & Translational Immunology show that vaccination with the COVID-19 vaccine after infection and recovery produces a significantly stronger immune response than those vaccinated before sick. The results showed that the immune response in people who received the COVID-19 vaccine after recovering from the disease was much stronger than in those who received the vaccine but did not have a history of the disease.

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