WHO: Global COVID-19 cases surpass 600 million

People wait for COVID-19 testing in the Queens borough of New York, the United States, Dec 29, 2021. (PHOTO/XINHUA) GENEVA - The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed 600 million, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO). As of Thursday, WHO reported that there have...

US daily COVID-19 cases remain close to 130,000

Masked patrons wait to order at a food stand inside Grand Central Market on July 13, 2022, in Los Angeles. (MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ / AP) WASHINGTON / LIMA - Newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases in the United States remain close to 130,000 daily, the highest level since February, MarketWatch reported on Wednesday....

Experts warn COVID-19 pandemic not yet over

In this file photo taken on February 25, 2021 a worker wearing a protective suit and carrying an umbrella walks past the graves of COVID-19 victims at the Nossa Senhora Aparecida cemetery, in Manaus, Brazil. (MICHAEL DANTAS / AFP) BEIJING / ADDIS ABABA / ALGIERS - In a statement released...

Omicron outbreak claims over 5,000 lives

The cumulative death toll in the latest Omicron outbreak in Hong Kong surged past 5,000 on Friday as the total caseload crossed the milestone of one million.   For the day, the number of new Covid cases dropped further to 20,082 – 7,966 of which were confirmed by PCR tests while...

HK sees a record daily high of 249 Covid deaths

Hong Kong on Monday reported 249 Covid-19 deaths – the highest daily figure so far – pushing the cumulative death toll in the Omicron outbreak past 4,000. This came as the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) reported 26,908 new coronavirus infections – 12,040 confirmed by laboratories and 14,868 declared by...

WHO: Global COVID-19 deaths near 6m

A picture taken on May 8, 2021 shows a sign of the World Health Organization at the entrance of their headquarters in Geneva amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. (FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP) GENEVA / ADDIS ABABA / KIGALI - The number of COVID-19 deaths worldwide is close to 6 million,...

Two fall to their deaths as gambling den raided

Police say two men fell to their deaths following a raid on a suspected illegal gambling establishment in Kwun Tong on Tuesday evening. Police say the men, a 46-year-old surnamed Wong and a 58-year-old surnamed Choi, were climbing on the outer wall of the building, when they apparently slipped and...