Health workers take an nCoV sample for a resident in Beijing, China, June 20. Photo: Reuters.
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The number of people dying of corona worldwide is nearly 479,000


The world recorded more than 9.3 million cases and nearly 479,000 deaths due to nCoV, the disease situation in the Americas continues to be complicated.

213 countries and territories recorded 9,334,732 cases and 478,747 deaths from nCoV, an increase of 163,819 and 5,470 in the past 24 hours, respectively. 5,014,146 people recovered.

“The pandemic is accelerating,” said World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at an online health forum hosted by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on June 22.

Health workers take an nCoV sample for a resident in Beijing, China, June 20. Image: Reuters.

America, the world’s largest epidemic region, reported 2,422,671 cases and 123,463 deaths, increasing by 36,144 and 868 cases in 24 hours, respectively. Weeks after easing restrictive measures to prevent nCoV, some US states recorded an unprecedentedly high number of hospital admissions for Covid-19.

Hospitals in Houston, Texas, even witnessed the number of Covid-19 patients increasing to 177% in the past week. At least 6 members in President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign were positive for nCoV.

Officials in the southern states of the United States are warning about an increasing number of young people who are positive for nCoV. This change is recorded in states like Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Texas …

President Donald Trump said that the number of people dying of nCoV in the US “could reach 150,000 and above”, amid a series of new epidemics. According to research published in mid-March by Imperial College London, UK, the US could record 2.2 million deaths if no effort is made to curb the spread of nCoV.

Brazil, the second largest epidemic in the world, reported 34,558 more cases and 1,242 deaths, bringing the total to 1,145,906 and 52,649, respectively.

Researchers worry that the actual number of deaths due to Covid-19 in Brazil is concealed, based on the lack of testing, and the sharp increase in the number of deaths, which means the number of deaths exceeds expectations. based on the same death rate in previous years. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) says Brazil’s health system is still under pressure.

The governors and mayors removed restrictions on trade and other economic activities due to pressure from President Bolsonaro and public discouragement after months of implementing “community isolation”. Health experts warn that limiting relaxation too soon could increase the speed of infection and cause more deaths.

Two other Latin American countries, Peru and Mexico, are also witnessing a serious disease situation.Peru recorded 3,363 cases and 181 deaths, bringing the cases and deaths up to 260,810 and 8,404 respectively, continuing to be the seventh epidemic zone in the world. Schools, restaurants and bars remain closed, only essential stores are operated.

Mexico ranked 14th with 185,122 cases and 22,584 deaths after an additional record of 4,577 and 759. Mexico City was forced to postpone plans to reopen the economy, while health officials warned the number of cases. The risk of infection continues to rise as the flattening process curves.

Russia, the third largest epidemic in the world, reporting an additional 153 deaths, bringing the total death toll to 8,359. The number of infections increased by 7,425, to 599,705. Russia declared the disease under control and the people of Moscow, the region most affected, from last week were visiting museums and open-air restaurants.

Russia said that even though the epidemic had cooled down, it was still preparing a plan to cope with the scenario of a new wave of infection emerging in the fall.

Brother 921 additional infections and 280 deaths were reported, bringing the total to 306,210 and 42,927, respectively. UK officials have lowered the alert on Covid-19 from “pandemic at high risk or exponentially increasing” to “pandemic”.

The country is proceeding with reopening cautiously. Clothing stores were back in operation on June 15, but guests were not allowed to use the fitting room. Bookstores allow skimming, but customers have to leave the books they touch without purchasing them in a “separate” place.

The British Prime Minister on June 23 announced the further relaxation of restrictions to prevent Covid-19, whereby, the venues reopened from July 4 include restaurants, pubs, hotels, motels, campgrounds, movie theaters, museums and galleries.

The rules for spacing of two meters in public places will be reduced to one meter. British families are welcome to meet for the first time since March, while all schools are expected to reopen in September. However, night clubs, gyms and swimming pools remain. close the door.

Spain recorded 248 more infections and one death, bringing the total to 293,832 and 28,325, respectively. The country from June 21 ended its emergency situation after three months of application to fight Covid-19. They also allow foreigners from European Union (EU) countries and the Schengen region to enter without a two-week quarantine. Portugal was the only exception when it decided to continue closing its border with Spain until July 1.

People are forced to wear masks in public spaces, both indoors and outdoors, if unable to keep a distance of 1.5 meters. Each region’s government will determine the maximum number of people allowed to be in public spaces at the same time, such as beaches, swimming pools, theaters, schools and restaurants.

Italy recorded 113 more cases and 18 deaths, bringing the total to 238,833 and 34,675 respectively. All shops, restaurants, bars and public facilities have reopened and people are free to move around the country. However, the school is still closed.

Virtue 546 additional cases and 17 deaths were reported, bringing the total to 192,665 and 8,986, respectively. Along with Belgium, France and Greece, Germany has opened its borders to EU countries since June 15. The country will maintain measures that distance the community until June 29. Chancellor Angela Merkel banned the organization of major events until October.

German health officials are coping with a new outbreak at the Rheda-Wiedenbruck meat processing plant in Gueterloh district, North Rhine-Westphalia, when more than 1,500 cases have been confirmed there. All 6,500 workers and managers and their family members were isolated. The whole district has been cordoned off.

In the Middle East, Iran recorded 2,445 additional cases, bringing the total to 209,970, of which 9,863 deaths, an increase of 121 cases compared to the previous day.

Iranian Ministry of Health spokesman Sima Sadat Lari warned the figures could be even worse if people did not stay home during the upcoming holiday. Iran has allowed all shops, restaurants, bars and public transport to operate, some schools remain closed.

Saudi Arabia recorded 3,139 more infections and 39 deaths, bringing the total to 164,144 and 1,346, respectively. The country began to end its national curfew because of nCoV on June 21, but religious pilgrimages and gathering of more than 50 people or more remain limited.

Officials plan to limit the number of people allowed to participate in the Hajj pilgrimage, scheduled to take place by the end of July, to prevent the virus from spreading.

In South Asia, India is the fourth largest epidemic in the world with 456,062 cases and 14,483 deaths, an increase of 15,612 and 468. Indian health systems are also preparing to deal with seasonal diseases such as dengue and malaria. , is expected to make handling of Covid-19 even more difficult.

However, the country has allowed shops, restaurants and bars to reopen and schools in high-risk areas closed until June 30.

China No figures have been published. The capital, Beijing, is the most serious epidemic in the country since early February, with 249 new cases linked to the Tan Phat Dia food market. The city has raised the alert level to level two in the 4-level emergency response system, while imposing more restrictions on people.

Indonesia It is currently the largest epidemic region in Southeast Asia with 47,896 cases, an increase of 1,051 cases compared to yesterday, of which 2,535 deaths, up 35 cases. The school was closed until July 13, the bar restaurant stopped operating, only the stores selling essential goods were reopened.

Singapore there were 42,432 infected cases, an increase of 119, of which 26 died. The case in Singapore is mostly migrant workers living in dormitories. Singapore allows public transportation, some schools and shops such as school supplies shops to reopen. Restaurants and bars are still not welcome but only serve to bring home or delivery.

Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and East Timor are regional countries that have not recorded deaths due to nCoV.

Vu Hoang (Follow CNN, Reuters, AFP)

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