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Coronavirus: Close to 118 million cases worldwide

Coronavirus cases are approaching 118 million worldwide, with pandemic deaths reaching 2.61 million according to the Worldometers website count. At the same time, 93.4 million people have recovered from the disease, while out of the 21.7 million active cases, 99.6% have mild symptoms and only 0.45% are in serious condition. In the last 24, 292,394 new cases and 6,438 new deaths were added to the sad count.

In the USA, which counts a total of 29.7 million cases and 538 thousand deaths, in the last 24 hours 45,116 new cases and 788 new deaths were recorded. In the second country, based on the total number of cases, India, 15,353 new cases and 76 new deaths were diagnosed, with the total since the beginning of the pandemic amounting to 11.24 million cases and 157,966 deaths. In Brazil yesterday, 36,136 new cases and 1,114 new deaths were recorded, with the total number of cases and losses from the disease amounting to 11.05 million and 266,614, respectively.

Of the European countries, Italy recorded the highest number of cases yesterday, with 13,902 new cases and 318 new deaths, with a total of 3.08 million cases and 100,103 deaths. Russia has a total of 4.33 million cases and 89,473 deaths, with 10,253 new cases and 379 new deaths recorded in the last 24 hours.

USA

For the first time in nearly three and a half months, the United States recorded less than 1,000 deaths from COVID-19 on Monday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. In twenty-four hours, 749 patients died due to complications of the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

This number is far from the 4,473 deaths that were recorded in one day on January 12. One has to look at the data of November 2020 to find the number of deaths below the dam of a thousand (822 on the 29th).

The pandemic continues to slow in the United States, which has returned to pre-Halloween levels of deaths and infections, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year, when millions of people were evacuated, followed by an outbreak of SAR. -2.

The vaccination campaign, which began in December, is accelerating as almost 10% of the population – 31.5 million people – have now received both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine doses, or the only dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine required. . With more than 525,000 dead and more than 29 million confirmed cases, the United States is by far the hardest hit by the new coronavirus pandemic on the planet, at least in absolute terms.

GERMANY

Confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 in Germany have risen by 4,252 in the past 24 hours to 2,509,445, according to data released Tuesday by the Robert Koch Institute, the country's epidemiological watchdog. At the same time, 255 patients with COVID-19 succumbed, with the death toll from the new coronavirus pandemic reaching 72,189 dead so far, according to the same source.

ESTONIA

The Estonian government has decided to impose a severe lockdown on the entire territory from the day after Thursday for at least a month due to the rapid spread of the mutated strain of the new coronavirus, which was originally identified in the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Kay said on Monday.

Under government decisions, all educational institutions will now deliver courses only digitally, with the exception of those for students with special needs. Parents were advised to send their children to daycare only when it was an absolute and urgent need.

All retail stores will close except those selling basic necessities, especially food and medicine. The goods can be delivered to customers only outdoors and in strict compliance with personal protection measures. Cafes and restaurants will only be able to make deliveries at home. Indoor sports activities were banned. Citizens are advised to adhere to the chosen social distance when they are outside. The country of 1.3 million people has so far recorded 667 deaths due to COVID-19 out of a total of 76,183 SARS-CoV-2 cases.

CHINA

The Chinese Ministry of Health announced that as of midnight yesterday, Monday, eight cases of SARS-CoV-2 were confirmed, compared to 19 the previous day, without any case being recorded due to transmission to the community. The number of selected asymptomatic carriers identified, which Beijing does not include in the confirmed cases, decreased to 9, from 17 the previous year.

180 patients with COVID-19 are being treated in Chinese hospitals. In February, Beijing brought the January wave of infections under control, averting the risk of a new major health crisis. According to official data, the pandemic report in the country where the new coronavirus first appeared in December 2019 amounts to 4,636 deaths out of a total of 90,002 infections.

Latin America

More than 700,000 deaths due to COVID-19 have been recorded in Latin America and the Caribbean since the outbreak of the pandemic in December 2019, according to the French Agency's count to date at 03:00 (Cyprus time), with on the basis of official reports announced by the health authorities of the countries in the region.

The 34 countries in the region have recorded 700,022 deaths (out of a total of 22,140,444 confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2), behind only Europe (876,511), but ahead of the US and Canada (547,986) and Asia (259,925). ).

The region is the second to surpass it, after Europe, which broke it on January 25th. Brazil and Mexico accounted for two-thirds of the deaths in the region.

Brazil, which has the second heaviest pandemic in the world, reached 266,398 victims yesterday out of a total of 11 million infections.

Mexico counts 190,604 dead out of a total of 2.1 million recorded cases. By country, the country hardest hit by the pandemic is Mexico (148 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants), followed by Peru (145), Panama (137), Brazil (125) and Colombia (119). Worldwide, almost 2.26 million deaths have been recorded so far due to COVID-19 out of a total of 117 million SARS-CoV-2 infections since December 2019.

LEBANON

The Lebanese Ministry of Health announced on Monday that 2,283 cases of SARS-CoV-2 had been confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the number of people infected with the new coronavirus in the country to 397,871. The deaths of another 43 patients with COVID-19 have increased the death toll from the pandemic to 5,089. Although infections remain high, the country's transitional government in crisis is gradually lifting restrictions.

INDONESIA

Indonesia has issued an emergency license for the new coronavirus vaccine developed by the British-Swedish pharmaceutical industry AstraZeneca in collaboration with the University of Oxford, said Penny K. Lukito, head of the Indonesian National Pharmaceutical Association.

More than a million doses of the product arrived in Indonesia late Monday night through the COVAX program, led by the World Health Organization. So far, the Southeast Asian country has received about 38 million doses of the vaccine from Chinese biotechnology company Sinovac Biotech. Indonesia has so far recorded more than 37,200 deaths due to COVID-19 out of a total of 1.38 million SARS-CoV-2 cases.

Source: 24h.com.cy

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