The number of cases on the planet has exceeded 224 million.
According to the Johns Hopkins University Resource Center, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world as of Sunday was about 224.3 million; about 4.6 million people have died. According to the center, more than 5.7 billion doses of vaccines have been administered worldwide.
It is expected that the UK will announce plans to vaccinate adolescents aged 12 to 15 years in the coming week. The vaccination campaign is likely to start at the end of the month.
According to the Japanese government, more than 50 percent of the Japanese population has received the COVID-19 vaccine. On Sunday, Economic Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said that the vaccination rate is expected to reach 60 percent by the end of September.
Myanmar is struggling with the third wave of COVID-19 amid growing political tensions. According to WHO, more than 400 thousand people were infected with coronavirus in the country; more than 16 thousand people died. Health authorities say, however, that these data are greatly underestimated.
The Times of India newspaper reported that the number of infected people in Mizoram state reached 70 thousand after 1089 new cases was registered there on Sunday, including 245 children.
According to Johns Hopkins University, 33.2 million cases of COVID-19 were registered in India, more than 442,000 people died. Health authorities say that the data on COVID-19 in India is most likely underestimated.
According to the total number of infected people, this country ranks second after the United States. More than 41 million cases of the disease and about 660 thousand deaths have been registered in the United States, the Resource Center reported.
At Miami International Airport, two specially trained dogs sniff the masks of employees to detect the presence of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine-Cava said: “This pandemic has pushed us to innovate to stop the spread.”
The airport said that the dogs working at the checkpoint for employees were trained at Florida International University. The report says that the level of accuracy in detecting COVID-19 reached 96-99 percent during double-blind tests.
If dogs detect the smell of coronavirus, then this person is sent for an express test for COVID-19.
Miami International Airport has announced that it has become the first airport to use COVID-19 scent-detecting dogs.