India exceeded 400,000 cases a day for the first time

Update on the COVID-19 situation by the end of June 21: There are 102 countries and territories recording new cases


According to statistics site worldometers.info, by the end of June 21, the world recorded about 240,934 new cases of COVID-19 and 4,679 deaths within just 24 hours, thereby bringing the total number of infected people from At the beginning of the epidemic, there were about 179,240,934 cases, of which about 3,884,679 people died.

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On June 21, the world had 102 countries and territories recorded new COVID-19 cases; 91 countries/territories have deaths from the pandemic. Compared to the past days, the number of deaths and new cases in many countries around the world recorded in the past 24 hours increased slightly.

The COVID-19 epidemic has complicated developments in many countries such as the US, India and Brazil, and has spread widely, with a high number of cases in many countries. Worrying waves of disease have re-emerged in some parts of the world, after a series of countries faced new outbreaks and discovered new strains of the corona virus.

The most seriously affected country is still the US with 34,417,467 cases and 617,411 deaths. On June 21, the White House announced a plan to provide the remaining 55 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine out of the total 80 million doses of the vaccine that the US has committed to help other countries around the world, including: there is Vietnam.

The White House said about 41 million of the 55 million doses of the vaccine, or 75%, will be distributed to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Africa through the vaccine-sharing program. -apply globally for COVAX, while the remaining 14 million doses (or 25%) will be shared among “priority areas”, including Colombia, Argentina, Iraq, Ukraine, the West Bank and Gaza.

Specifically, about 14 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed to Latin America and the Caribbean, including Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay, Bolivia, Uruguay, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Haiti and the countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dominican Republic, Panama and Costa Rica.

Approximately 16 million doses for Asia, including India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Maldives, Bhutan, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Papua New Guinea, Taiwan, Cambodia and Pacific Islands. The Africa region will receive 10 million doses of the vaccine and countries will be selected in coordination with the African Union (AU).

Asia is considered the region with the highest number of cases in the world. With 75,858 new cases in the past 24 hours, Asia has recorded a total of 54,555,314 cases, including 768,590 deaths. Europe ranked second with 47,481,947 cases and 1,093,080 deaths. North America ranks third with 40,342,355 cases and 911,855 deaths.

In India, in order to strengthen the vaccination program in the country, the government decided to vaccinate all adults free of charge. Accordingly, health officials announced that they have expanded the vaccination program to include adults under 45 years of age from May 1, but state and private hospitals must purchase vaccines themselves. this group of young people, leading to mayhem and vaccine shortages. However, after that, the authorities announced that they would buy 75% of the vaccine and distribute the vaccine to the states to give it to the people for free.

On June 21, the Indian state of Maharashtra recorded 20 cases of infection with a new variant of the corona virus called B.1.617.2.1, which is a new variant of the variant previously discovered in India. According to information from local health officials, this variant may be one of the causes of the second wave of COVID-19 epidemics in India.

In recent months, the rate of COVID-19 vaccination in India has slowed significantly due to a lack of vaccines and people’s anxiety despite the country struggling to cope with a huge wave of disease outbreaks. in April and May last year.

To date, the South Asian country has administered 275 million doses of the vaccine, with only 4% of the population receiving the full dose. The government aims to vaccinate all nearly 1.1 billion adults by the end of this year.

India’s neighbor Nepal has decided to extend the blockade order for a week until June 28 to prevent the spread of the disease, although there has been a significant easing of some regulations. Under the new rules, personal vehicles will be allowed to circulate according to the even-odd number rule and most shops will be open on different days of the week, with large department stores, middle Shopping centers, shops selling sportswear, apparel, shoes, cosmetics, gifts, will be reopened every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

India injected 8.5 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on June 21, the highest level ever in a single day since the country launched the vaccination campaign in mid-January 2021.

India’s Ministry of Health said that this spike occurred on the first day of India rolling out the new universalization phase of a COVID-19 vaccine starting from June 21. Accordingly, the government will buy 75% of the vaccine from manufacturers and distribute it to the states for free injection for all adults. Previously, the Indian government only provided free vaccines to people aged 45 and over and frontline workers.

The revised vaccination policy came after the number of daily doses of the vaccine started to decline in May. From May 11-20, an average of only 1.57 million doses of vaccine were administered per day. . The vaccination rate has increased to 3.4 million doses/day between June 11-20. However, if India is to achieve its goal of fully immunizing all adults by the end of 2021, it needs to inject 8.21 million doses a day.

To date, 17.1% of India’s nearly 1.4 billion population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 3.7% of the population has received the full dose. Currently, the number of new COVID-19 cases in India is declining sharply, with only 53,256 new infections on June 21, the lowest level in nearly 3 months.

As of 23:59 on June 21, countries in the bloc ASEAN recorded 29,711 more cases of COVID-19 compared to 1 day ago, while the total number of deaths increased to over 88,400 people.

In the past 24 hours, the ASEAN association has 6 member countries that recorded new deaths from COVID-19: Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia and Myanmar.

Phan Anh (general)

See more:

  • Update on the COVID-19 situation by the end of June 20: The world recorded nearly 180 million infections

  • Update on COVID-19 in ASEAN by the end of June 19: 6 countries have recorded new deaths

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