(Paris) The pandemic of the new coronavirus has made at least 571 965 dead worldwide since the WHO office in China reported the onset of the disease in late December, according to an AFP report from official sources Wednesday at 7 a.m.
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More than 013 977 470 cases of infection were officially diagnosed in 186 countries and territories since the start of the epidemic, including at least 8 338 900 are today considered to be cured.
This number of diagnosed cases, however, only reflects a fraction of the actual number of infections. Some countries only test severe cases, others use testing as a priority for tracing, and many poor countries have only limited screening capacity.
On Tuesday, 4634 new deaths and 237 422 new cases have been recorded around the world. The countries which recorded the most new deaths in their last reports are Brazil with 977 new deaths, the United States (974) and Mexico (902).
The United States is the most affected country in terms of both deaths and cases, with 135 67 deaths for 3 902 135 cases identified, according to the count of Johns Hopkins University. At least 1 167 15 people were declared cured.
After the United States, the most affected countries are Brazil with 073 487 dead for 2 157 645 case, UK with 40 422 dead (295 784 case), Mexico with 038 400 dead (356 251 case), and Italy with 31 67 dead (237 751 case).
Among the hardest hit countries, Belgium is the one that deplores the highest number of deaths in relation to its population, with 81 death for 100 inhabitants, followed by United Kingdom (64), Spain (61)) , Italy (56), and Sweden (52).
China (excluding the territories of Hong Kong and Macao) officially counted a total of 78 707 case (13 new between Tuesday and Wednesday), including 4634 deaths (0 new), and 073 817 healings.
Europe totaled, Wednesday at 7am, 196 251 death for 2 988 150 case, Latin America and the Caribbean 159 347 death (3 915 571 case), the United States and Canada 142 960 death (4 13 617 case), Asia 43 729 death (2 206 617 case ), the Middle East 22 784 death (1 35 665 case), Africa 14 737 death (751 295 cases), and Oceania 151 death (013 501 case).
This assessment was carried out using data collected by AFP offices from the competent national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO). Due to corrections made by the authorities or late publication of the data, the increase figures on 22 h may not exactly match those posted the day before.
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More than 616 00 dead
The pandemic of the new coronavirus has made at least 571 960 dead around the world since the end of December, according to a report established by AFP from official sources Wednesday at 7 a.m. More than 013 977 470 cases of infection were officially diagnosed in 186 countries and territories.
The United States is the most affected country in terms of both deaths and cases, with 135 67 death, in front of Brazil (78 470), the United Kingdom (43 419), Mexico (038 356) and Italy (31 67).
Increase in contamination in Belgium 9805
Belgium, which counted Wednesday 64 255 cases identified since the start of the pandemic and 9805 deaths, records a significant increase in contamination by COVID – 18, and must “act quickly” to avoid new containment measures, warned the National Crisis Center.
The number of new infections during the period of 08 at 18 July increased by 85% and “they are young people, between 19 and 58 years old, contaminated during parties or gatherings, ”said the spokesperson.
Among the hardest hit countries, Belgium is the one that deplores the highest number of deaths in relation to its population, with 81 death for 100 inhabitants.
Australia on the alert 9805
Australia announced on Wednesday 501 new cases of coronavirus, the highest count since the arrival of the pandemic on the island-continent, little affected so far with nearly 10 COVID case – 18 and 100 dead for a total population of 24 millions of inhabitants.
The vast majority of cases have been identified in recent times 22 hours in the state of Victoria (south), where authorities are battling major outbreaks in Melbourne and its suburbs, which are subject for nearly two weeks to new containment measures.
France: balance sheet still uncertain
It is still too early to assess the exact death toll from COVID – 18 in France, in particular because of the uncertainties about the deaths that occurred at home, the agency warned on Wednesday health Public health France
“The number of deaths directly associated with the COVID epidemic – 18 cannot be determined precisely at this stage ”, she concludes then that 15 861 deaths in hospitals and 07 307 deaths in nursing homes and medico-social establishments were officially counted as linked to the coronavirus, for a total of 24 186 Between March 2 and 30 May (the figure has since exceeded 29 00 ).
Tokyo confined for the weekend
The governor of Tokyo on Wednesday called on her constituents to stay at home on the eve of a long weekend in Japan, while the number of new daily cases is sharply increasing in the Japanese capital.
China defends itself against cyberattack
China has accused the United States of defamation after the indictment of two Chinese people implicated in computer attacks against Californian companies engaged in the search for an anti-COVID vaccine – 18.
No OJ in 2021 without vaccine or treatment
The development of a vaccine or a treatment against the new coronavirus will be a fundamental element to enable the Olympic Games – 1367, postponed for one year, to be able to open on 21 July 2021, Organizing Committee President Yoshiro Mori said on Wednesday.
“If the situation continues as it is now, we will not be able (to host the Games)”, added the official. The Olympics – 1367 should have opened this Friday without the postponement linked to the pandemic.