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The record 1,325 deaths eclipsed the previous worst from April during the height of the first wave last year, and brings the total number of fatalities to 79,833. SBS Reports
Sweden, known for its soft-touch response to the coronavirus pandemic, is now battling a severe second wave of the disease. Read more
The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) on Monday reported 718 new coronavirus cases, down from the record daily increase of 1,030 a day earlier. SBS Reports
The University of Queensland (UQ) and biotechnology company CSL on Friday morning announced they won't progress trials of their COVID-19 vaccine candidate into the second and third phases after some participants returned false-positive results for HIV. SBS Reports
Rich countries are putting the developing world at risk by hoarding coronavirus vaccines, aid groups warn.
Amnesty International says recent calculations show nearly 70 poor countries will only be able to vaccinate one in ten people against COVID-19 next year unless urgent action is taken.
Almost a year since the city reported the world's first cases of COVID-19 in a wet market, and even as several other countries remain firmly in the grip of the subsequent pandemic, life in Wuhan has largely returned to normal. Watch here
As Britain begins vaccinating its population for COVID-19, Margaret Keenan felt "so privileged" to receive the shot and saw it as an early present ahead of her 91st birthday. SBS reports
At least 227 people were admitted to a hospital as they have contracted an unknown disease in India's southern Andhra Pradesh state's Eluru town. Watch here
On Friday South Korea recorded 629 new daily infections - its highest rate since the first wave peaked in February and early March. Find out more
Andes virus is carried by wild rodents native to South America, and people can be infected through exposure to infected animals or their droppings. Like other hantaviruses, Andes virus infection can lead to a severe and often fatal respiratory disease in humans, called Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). Importantly, Andes virus is the only hantavirus known to spread person to person. Read more here