06.26The US passes the first covid-19 test for home self-diagnosisThe US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in charge of giving the green light to the commercialization of drugs, authorized this Wednesday the first covid-19 test for self-diagnosis at home, the result of which can be known in a maximum of 30 minutes. The US manufacturer Lucira Health’s test received an authorization for emergency use, the FDA said in a statement, where it stressed that it is for single use and is “intended to detect the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that causes covid-19. “. The test, which can be accessed with a prescription, can be used at home for people over 14 years of age suspected of having contracted the disease; or in healthcare facilities, such as doctor’s offices, hospitals, first aid clinics, and emergency rooms.
06.20The United States exceeds a quarter of a million deaths from the pandemicThe United States reached a quarter of a million (250,029) deaths from covid-19 this Wednesday, while infections are close to 11.5 million, according to the independent count from Johns Hopkins University. The United States remains the country hardest hit by the pandemic with 18.57% of deaths worldwide and 20.47% of cases. The United States is followed by Brazil with 166,699 deaths; India with 130,993 and Mexico with 99,026. In number of cases, India is second, after the US, with 8.9 million infections; Brazil is third with 5.9 million, and France fourth with 2.1 million. New York, which was the global epicenter of the pandemic in April, is still the state with the most deaths in the United States with 34,173 deaths, followed by Texas (20,147), California (18,402), Florida (17,731) and New Jersey (16,655).06.12Brazil touches 6 million infections due to covid-19
Brazil added 34,091 new cases of covid-19 in the last 24 hours and the total number of infections is already close to 6 million, at a time when the country has begun to register an acceleration of the pandemic curve after several months down , reported this Thursday the Ministry of Health. Brazil, one of the countries most affected by the pandemic in the world along with the United States and India, registered 756 new deaths from coronavirus in the last day, so the accumulated number of deaths reaches 167,455, according to the latest bulletin from the Ministry of Health.