COVID 19 in the World
This Wednesday, October 7, the COVID-19 virus affected 36,239,971 confirmed cases and caused a total of 1,061,846 deaths worldwide. The number of new cases breaks records, mainly in America, where it explodes. The WHO calls for "taking control" of the epidemic. Some countries that contained the pandemic are facing new waves of contamination.
The pandemic of Covid-19 precipitates between 88 and 115 million people in extreme poverty, estimates the World Bank in a report published Wednesday. A third of them live in sub-Saharan Africa.
Before the appearance of the new coronavirus, the organization's forecasts anticipate a reduction in poverty in 2020. The "worst setback in decades, after nearly a quarter century of steady decline in extreme poverty," the World Bank said.
In Morocco, the state of health emergency is, again, extended by one month this Wednesday, September 9, 2020. The country counts this Wednesday, October 7, 2,776 new cases of contamination in 24 hours and 140,024 cases in total. Morocco currently deplores 2,4390 deaths (+29 in 24 hours). "The health crisis has worsened the situation of hospitals in Morocco, abandoned in a material destitution," said Moroccans of the World.
In Italy, there are 3,678 new cases in the last 24 hours. There are 31 more deaths in 24 hours this Wednesday, October 7, 2020. It is now 36,061 in total since the beginning of the epidemic. The total number of recorded cases is 333,940. While the Covid-19 pandemic is progressing in Europe, Italy continues to impress by resisting as best it can to the drastic increase of new contaminations.
Italy decided on Wednesday to make the wearing of masks outdoors mandatory throughout its territory and to extend the state of emergency until January 31 to better fight against the resurgence of the Covid-19 epidemic.
The head of the Italian government Giuseppe Conte stressed Wednesday before journalists that Italy had entered "a new phase with a rise in contagion" with a thousand additional cases of Covid in 24 hours. A situation requiring "more rigor" to protect the country's productive activities. Those who do not put on masks when leaving home risk a fine of up to 1,000 euros, he said. Only children under the age of six, people suffering from diseases incompatible with the wearing of masks, and those involved in sports activities are exempt.
In the United Kingdom, there were 14,162 new cases in 24 hours on Wednesday, October 6, 2020 with a total of 544,275 cases since the beginning of the epidemic. On Wednesday, October 7, 2020, there were 70 deaths in 24 hours, or 42,515 deaths in total. The country most bereaved in Europe by the pandemic, the United Kingdom exceeded on Sunday the bar of 500,000 positive cases to the coronavirus.
On Wednesday, October 7, Spain recorded 10,491 new cases of contamination, including 5,075 in 24 hours, i.e. a total of 835,901 cases. The country counts 74 deaths in 24 hours, i.e. 32,562 in total. Spain is currently experiencing a second wave of coronavirus, with Madrid as epicenter. Madrid is the first European capital to be reconfined.
In the United States, the number of new daily cases is still exploding. It now stands at 41,063 contaminations recorded in the last 24 hours. This Wednesday, October 7, the country counts 7,723,673 cases. The number of deaths today is 745 deaths in 24 hours, or 215,836 deaths in total. Donald Trump says he is "much better" in a new video.
The American pharmaceutical laboratory Eli Lilly announced Wednesday that it had filed an emergency application for approval for a treatment with synthetic antibodies against Covid-19. "Our teams have worked tirelessly for the past seven months to discover and develop these potential antibody therapies," said Eli Lilly's Chief Scientific Officer, Daniel Skovronsky. "Lilly is working diligently with regulators around the world to make these therapies available.
This drug is a competitor to the drug injected into President Donald Trump last week, which is being developed by another company, Regeneron, which has not yet filed for approval and is continuing clinical trials. It is considered promising for stopping the coronavirus in the early stages of infection.
In India, the human toll of the coronavirus epidemic is increasing. On Wednesday, October 7, India recorded 6,756,590 confirmed cases (+72,106 in 24 hours) and 104,599 deaths, including 991 in 24 hours. In India, some districts and cities have unintentionally reached more than 50% of infected people. In shantytowns, the inhabitants seem to cope better than elsewhere with the coronavirus. Some wonder if the population is immune. India officially exceeded 100,000 deaths this weekend.
The balance sheet continues to get heavier in Brazil with always a new high number of new contaminations, 41.906 in 24 hours. It records this Wednesday, October 7, 819 deaths in 24 hours. The country declares 4.969.141 cases registered in total and 147.494 in total, according to the figures given by the government. In Manaus, the much vaunted collective immunity to the coronavirus was short-lived, the city is experiencing an upsurge in the number of cases and deaths.
Despite a slowdown in the number of deaths, experts agree that the situation in the country remains "worrying". Brazil has the third highest number of cases in the world after the United States (7.5 million) and India (6.7 million).
Data as of October 7, 2020 :
In Chile, the country counts 1.134 new cases in 24 hours, this Wednesday, October 7, the country counts 474.440 registered and 13.090 (+20) deaths in total. Last Tuesday, Chile crossed the threshold of 400,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus. Santiago de Chile is almost totally deconfined.
Romania is currently in a state of alert. The country counts to date 2.958 new contaminations in 24 hours with a total of 142.570 and 5.203 (+82) deaths due to COVID-19. For the moment, the number of new daily cases continues to explode. Hungary and Romania recorded their worst quarterly growth since 1989.
Poland currently has 107,319 (+3,003) cases and 2,792 (+75) deaths due to Covid-19. The country has seen a sharp increase in the number of cases of contamination in recent days. In spite of this, the country excludes further containment. Poland bans direct flights from many countries including France.
In Iran, the epidemic continues. The country recorded 239 deaths in 24 hours, or 27,658 in total. The country now counts 483,844 (+4,019 in 24 hours) reported cases. Iran is preparing new containment measures: Iranian President Hassan Rohani last Saturday authorized the country's provinces to impose containment measures whenever necessary to stem the rapid increase in the number of cases of infection with the new coronavirus.
In Portugal, 944 new cases of infection were reported on Wednesday, October 7, for a total of 81,256 cases and 2,040 deaths (+8). The Portuguese government has extended on Thursday until mid-October the restrictions on gathering and opening of businesses to fight the epidemic due to the new coronavirus, while the country is facing, as everywhere in Europe, an increase in new daily cases of contamination.
In Japan, COVID continues to rise, with 496 new cases of contamination in 24 hours. A total of 86,543 cases and 1,605 (+3 in 24 hours) deaths were reported on Wednesday, October 7. Japan determined to host the Olympic Games in 2021. The creator Kenzo Takada died at the age of 81 years from the consequences of the Coronavirus.
The Japanese organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, postponed to the summer of 2021 due to the pandemic, announced Wednesday that they are aiming for 30 billion yen (241 million euros) in savings through various "simplification" and "optimization" measures already established to reduce the event's canopy and comply with the new health standards applied throughout the mode.
On the program: a less flashy and less ambitious Olympic Games with, in particular, a reduction in the number of free tickets, fewer official guests, the elimination of certain ceremonies and savings on decorations, mascots and pyrotechnics. "Tokyo 2020 believes that this work will help create a model for future world events, including future Games, within the new normality where we live now," the organizers said in a statement. An updated budget, taking into account the additional costs and cost of countermeasures related to Covid-19, will be presented by the end of the year.
Russia reports 11,115 new cases this Wednesday, October 7. Authorities report 1,248,619 cases detected for 21,865 (+202 deaths). Russia says it has completed phase II trials of a second vaccine. The daily toll of coronavirus infections in Russia on Monday reached its highest level since May 12.
In Germany, the number of new cases is still high today (+1,751 in 24 hours). On Wednesday, October 7, 306,711 cases and 9,708 deaths (+16) were reported in Germany. The country is experiencing a resurgence of the epidemic imposing new restrictions to limit the number of participants in public and private parties. Anti-masks" protest against the restrictions in Germany.
The epidemic is growing in Africa and continues to escalate. South Africa is the cradle of the pandemic on the African continent. The country has 683,242 (+1,027) cases registered this Wednesday, October 7 and 17,103 (+87) deaths. South Africa announces the partial reopening of its borders. Travellers, who will only be able to arrive in three airports, will have to present a negative Covid-19 test dating less than 72 hours.
In Egypt, the number of cases of coronavirus contamination is increasing. The country currently has a total of 103,902 cases (+117) and 6,001 deaths, including 11 in the last 24 hours. Plasma treatment is raising hopes in Egypt.
Peru is still in a worrying situation with 2,930 new cases to date. The country counts 832,929 cases of contamination and 32,914 (+80) deaths. The country has passed the 20,000 dead mark. More than 3,000 volunteers are testing the Chinese vaccine in Peru.
South Korea reported 110 new cases of infection, 24,353 cases and 425 deaths (+3 in 24 hours) on Wednesday, October 7. South Korea offers to cooperate with Russia to develop vaccines against covid.
The number of new cases is rising in China, which reports 7 new Covid-19 contaminations in 24 hours. The country counts 85,489 in total and 4,634 (+0 in 4 months) dead this Wednesday, October 7. China is on vacation. It is the first week of vacation since the beginning of the pandemic for 1.3 billion Chinese. These vacations are considered as a barometer for the local economy.
In Belgium, there are 2,088 new cases of contamination in 24 hours making a total of 134,291 cases this Wednesday, October 7. There have been 14 new deaths in the last 24 hours, making a total of 10,092 deaths. The curve of cases and hospitalizations is flattening, not yet that of deaths. The tests used in Belgium are very sensitive and can therefore detect the presence of the virus up to 83 days after infection.
In Mexico, the epidemic is still progressing with 2,074 deaths reported in 24 hours, but this figure is believed to be underestimated. The country has 877,849 (+18,416 in 24 hours) cases and 86,871 deaths in total. Mexico has surpassed Spain, France, Italy and the United Kingdom in the number of deaths. It is the fourth most bereaved country in the world, behind Brazil and the United States. Diabetes affects 10.4% of Mexicans according to the World Health Organization, a co-morbidity factor of coronavirus. In Mexico, two-thirds of deaths were due to diabetes.
Venezuela recorded 679 new cases in 24 hours, for a total of 79,796. The country, which counts 7 deaths in 24 hours with a total of 665 deaths related to coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic, orders a strict quarantine throughout the country. The first Russian vaccine arrived in Venezuela on October 2, 2020.
In Ukraine, there are more than 4753 deaths and more than 239 337 contaminations.
Ukraine, deprived of three of its goalkeepers tested positive at Covid-19, announced Wednesday that it has integrated into its group its goalkeeper coach Oleksandr Shovkovskiy for the friendly match against France in Saint-Denis this Wednesday at 21:10 on TF1.
The national selection having remained "with only one goalkeeper in good health, the coaching staff of the Bleu-Jaune decided to add to the squad Oleksandr Shovkovskiy", announced team spokesman Oleksandre Glyvinsky on Facebook. Oleksandr Shovkovskiy will enter the field only if the test of the only goalkeeper still available, Georgiy Bushchan (Dynamo Kiev, 0 selection), proves positive or if he is injured during the game, he said.