Nearly 2 million people worldwide die from COVID-19

Nearly 2 million people worldwide die from COVID-19


The country most severely affected remains the United States with 381,497 deaths out of a total of 22,702,350 infections. India ranks second in the world in terms of cases, with 10,452,919 cases, while the number of deaths is 151,070 – third in the world. With 202,657 deaths out of 8,075,998 patients, Brazil ranks third in the world in number of cases but second in the world in number of deaths.

In terms of regions, Europe is still the center of the world when the number of deaths caused by COVID-19 has reached more than 587,500 – the highest in the world – out of a total of more than 25.8 million cases. Meanwhile, North America is the region with the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world with more than 25.9 million cases, including more than 381,000 deaths – ranking second in the world. Ranked third in the number of cases is Asia with more than 21.4 million cases, including more than 347,900 deaths.

Despite the accelerated COVID-19 vaccination program, the epidemic seems to show no signs of improvement as European countries continue to record a sharp increase in cases and deaths. On 10/1, Robert Koch Epidemiology Institute (RKI) of Germany announced since the outbreak to date, the country has recorded more than 40,000 deaths.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that the coming weeks will be “the most difficult period of the pandemic”, when many doctors and medical staff are overworked. She pledged to accelerate the vaccination against COVID-19 nationwide.

Almost 2 million people worldwide have died with COVID-19
A COVID-19 vaccine site in Cologne, Germany, on December 27, 2020. Photo: THX

Russia also announced on the same day that there were 22,851 new cases of COVID-19, including 4,216 cases in the capital of Moscow, bringing the total number of cases in this country to 3,401,954, the fourth highest in the world. In addition, the country also recorded 456 more COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the number of cases that did not survive to 61,837.

In Asia, the COVID-19 epidemic is still complicated in Southeast Asia when Indonesia announced on January 10 that the country had 9,640 new cases, bringing the total number of cases across the country to 828,026; The number of deaths also increased by 182 to 24,129 cases that did not survive.

Thailand is facing the worst outbreak of COVID-19 with more than 200 new cases reported every day, mainly infecting the community. Of the 245 new cases recorded on January 10, there were 224 infections in the community, while another 21 involved people returning from abroad. To date, Thailand has recorded 10,298 cases, with 8,157 cases of infection in the community and 2,141 cases of entry; the number of deaths is still 67 cases.

Japan announced the same day that it recorded 7,790 new cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases across the country to 283,385. Among them were 827 serious cases and 59 more deaths, bringing the total number of deaths caused by COVID-19 in Japan to 4,035 cases.

Notably, Japan had 1,000 more deaths in just 18 days since the “third wave” broke out, many times higher than the 158-day initial period. In the context of complicated developments in the country, local leaders such as Osaka, Hyogo, and Kyoto together petitioned the government to declare a state of emergency here.

China is worried about an outbreak in Hebei

On 10/1, China announced 69 new cases of COVID-19, more than double the number of 33 cases recorded a day earlier. Currently, China has recorded a total of 87,433 cases, of which 4,634 deaths.

Out of 48 infections in the community, up to 46 cases were recorded in Hebei province, where an outbreak was found during a wedding in Shijiazhuang City. The local government takes “wartime” measures to prevent the epidemic from spreading to the capital, Beijing.

According to new Beijing rules, passengers using taxis or services like Didi (similar to Uber) must scan a health report. Authorities previously discovered that a Didi driver infected with SARS-CoV-2 but showed no symptoms.

A test was then conducted with the driver’s wing. As a result, 96 people were fined a total of more than 1 million yuan for not applying anti-epidemic measures, such as wearing masks.

The Beijing government is particularly interested in Hebei province because it is located close to the capital. During a government meeting on January 8, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang warned that actions to conceal the epidemic would not be tolerated.

“One of the keys to pandemic prevention and prevention is transparency and openness in sharing information, finding the truth and absolutely never hiding data,” Mr. Li stressed.

Mr. Shi Jian, director of the Hebei Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said there was still no clear turning point in stopping the wave of infections. This taste said the process of genetic encoding showed that the corona virus variant in Shijiazhuang is similar to the European variant.

Shijiazhuang government on January 10 confirmed the completion of sampling to test 13 million residents of the city. Currently, the capital of Hebei province is still being blocked, people are banned from leaving residence.

Authorities in several other provinces of China have recommended that people “wherever they are, should stay there” to avoid spreading the disease. Only a month to start the “spring prosperity” – the time when hundreds of millions of Chinese people flock to their homeland to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

According to Reuters, the outbreak of outbreaks raises concerns that the government will apply tightening travel measures right on the occasion of Tet to avoid a “breakout” like Wuhan last year.

In order to prevent the spread of a new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus discovered in the UK, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) announced that it would continue to suspend flights to and from the European country. This Europe.

Pope Francis and Queen Elizabeth get the COVID-19 vaccine

Pope Francis and Queen Elizabeth are the latest world influencers to have joined and responded to the vaccination, a global effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many countries around the world also have a large-scale vaccination campaign with vaccines that are licensed by the authorities of the firms Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna as well as the vaccine developed by China and Russia.

According to UK Health Minister Matt Hancock, the country has already vaccinated COVID-19 for 200,000 people / day and is aiming to vaccinate 2 million people / week. He also said this week the UK will open its mass immunization centers.

Meanwhile, Canada has launched Moderna’s pilot vaccination in federal prisons, where the first 40 inmates have been vaccinated. According to the Canadian Corrections Agency (CSC), in the first vaccination series, prisons selected as a place to hold priority inmates will receive vaccines – specifically the elderly and the most vulnerable. health. In addition to these prisons, the COVID-19 vaccine will soon be distributed to other prisons.

In India, the country will begin its COVID-19 vaccination program on January 16, following festivals such as Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Magh Bihu, which give priority to about 30 million employees. medical and frontline staff. India’s COVID-19 vaccination program will prioritize health care workers and frontline staff, an estimated 30 million people, followed by those over 50 years old and populations under 50 with medical conditions. background, about 270 million people.

Vietnam: In BN1440, 8 tests were still positive for Covid-19

According to the National Steering Committee for the Prevention and Control of COVID-19, as of 6pm on January 10, Vietnam had a total of 693 cases of COVID-19 due to domestic infections, of which the number of new cases was calculated from July 25 to present is 553 cases. The number of deaths was 35. Number of cured cases is: 1,361 cases.

Currently, the total number of people in close contact and entry from the epidemic area undergoing health monitoring (quarantine) is 17,634 people, of which 146 people are concentrated in the hospital, concentrated isolation at other facilities is 15,875. people, isolated at home, at residence is 1,613 people.

Notably, on the evening of January 10, Tuoi Tre newspaper quoted Dr. Van Cong Minh, Director of the Department of Health of Vinh Long Province – said patient 1440 (name L.Th.T., 32 years old, living in Phu Thanh hamlet B, Nhon Phu commune, Mang Thit district, Vinh Long province) had 8 tests that showed positive results for COVID-19.

“The last test, although the patient had absolutely no symptoms of infection, normal health, but the result is still positive for COVID-19. This is the 8th time this patient has been sampled and given a sample. Positive results after 16 days of treatment “, Mr. Minh said.

Dr. Minh added that this is also normal because a patient infected with COVID-19 is still positive for more than 2 months.

“Due to the high virulence of the virus in a 1440 patient, there is no specific treatment, so he is currently receiving symptomatic treatment and health promotion. When the treatment is negative, he will move to the quarantine for 14 days according to regulations. “, he added.

Minh Thai (Synthetic)

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