Coronavirus West Berkshire: Confirmed cases as of February 13

Cheryl Sanders
February 14, 2021

"This person subsequently returned a positive result for Covid-19 following their admission".

The Sinopharm announcement comes as COVID-19 cases surge in the country of around 15 million people.

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said: "On behalf of New Zealanders, I want to recognise this family's loss".

"To reopen economic sectors, rebuild livelihoods and position Malaysia as a safe and responsible destination for investors, tourists and other countries, we need to ensure that the Covid-19 strategy such as rolling out the Covid-19 vaccines includes everyone, leaving no one behind".

"This is a time for us all to offer our deep sympathy, while also respecting the family's privacy".

However, in San Luis Obispo County, only healthcare workers and people age 65 and older are eligible to sign up for COVID-19 vaccine appointments right now, and in Santa Barbara County, appointments are limited to healthcare workers and people age 75 and older.

Waitematā District Health Board referred all queries to the Ministry of Health.

Further information would be provided about this on Monday.

There is now no breakdown for vaccination numbers by NHS Trust.

Although children are generally at less risk of severe disease after contracting the coronavirus, a pediatrician and clinician-scientist at the Oxford Vaccine Group said that it was important to test the vaccine on children due to the negative effect of the pandemic on their education and emotional wellbeing.

After the launch of the trial funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and AstraZeneca this week, the first vaccinations are expected during the course of this month.

The next group to be vaccinated will be border workers' household contacts, as they have high chance contracting the virus.

The general population is expected to begin receiving vaccinations in the second half of the year.

The first clinical trial to test the effectiveness of a Covid-19 vaccine in children has been announced in the United Kingdom.

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