The coronavirus news of Friday 30 July in real time
July 30, 2021
Tokyo 2020, 27 new cases of covid related to the Games
There are 27 new cases of covid related to the Games recorded in the last 24 hours. Of these three are athletes. The organizers of the event announced this. Starting from 1 July, when monitoring began, there are 225 cases of covid related to the Games.
Springboard: Canadian Rosannagh MacLennan in action at Tokyo 2020 (Reuters)
Vaccines, in Italy over 67.5 million administrations: 58.8% over 12 has 2 doses
According to the government report, updated at 6.10 am on July 30, therefore with more complete data than the bulletin released yesterday, 67,544,883 doses of the anti-Covid vaccine administered in Italy. The total number of people vaccinated with two doses rises to 31,770,746, 58.82% of the population over 12.
Delta variant, US report: “It is more contagious and causes more serious disease”
The Delta variant is much more contagious, is more likely to overcome the protections developed by vaccines, and can cause more serious disease than all other known variants of Covid-19. This is the alarm that emerges from an internal report drawn up by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Cdc). The Delta variant – the American health authorities point out – is more transmissible than the viruses that cause Mers, Sars, Ebola, the common cold, seasonal flu and smallpox, and is as contagious as chickenpox. Furthermore, the latest available data show how immunized people can transmit it like unvaccinated people. The next step in the strategy to counter it, according to the CDC, is for the government to “recognize that the war has changed.”