2021-06-18

Many states in the U.S. relax or lift epidemic prevention measures, WHO says cases in Africa surge

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(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) Many states in the United States relax or lift epidemic prevention measures. The WHO says that the number of cases in Africa has surged.

China News Service, Beijing, June 18, Comprehensive news: The latest data from the World Health Organization website shows that as of At 17:14 on the 17th Central European Time (23:14 Beijing time), the number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia worldwide increased by 382,341 from the previous day, reaching a total of 176,693,988; death cases increased by 1,097, reaching a total of 38,30,304.

According to the latest statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of 10:22 on the 18th, Beijing time, there were a total of 177363051 confirmed cases worldwide and a total of 3840426 deaths.

Many states in the U.S. relax or lift epidemic prevention measures, WHO says cases in Africa surge

Americas: More than 600,000 deaths from the new crown in the United States

The latest statistics from Johns Hopkins University show that the cumulative number of confirmed cases in the United States exceeds 33.5 million, reaching 33,508,737, including more than 600,000 deaths , For 600937 cases.

On the 17th, many states in the United States announced the relaxation or lifting of epidemic prevention measures. California Governor Newsom signed an executive order on the same day that people who have completed the new crown vaccination will not need to wear a mask in the workplace.

Ohio Governor Devin stated at a press conference on the 17th that the state has “basically cancelled almost all orders due to the new crown epidemic” and the current state of emergency will end on the 18th. Devin said that “decreased hospitalization rates, fewer cases, and lower positive rates” are driven by vaccinated people, and people who have not been vaccinated still have a very high risk.

Michigan Governor Whitmer said on the 17th that the state will be fully open next Tuesday (22nd) and will no longer limit the number of people or require masks on indoor or outdoor occasions. Relevant data shows that half of the residents of the state have been vaccinated, and more than 60% of the residents have been vaccinated at least once.

According to data released by the Ministry of Health of Brazil on the evening of the 17th, the country has 74,042 new confirmed cases in a single day, with a total of more than 17.7 million confirmed cases, reaching 17,702,630; and 2311 new deaths in a single day, accumulatively There were nearly 500,000 deaths, 496,004 cases.

Europe: German experts warned that the Delta strain may cause a new wave of epidemics

Moscow Mayor Sobyanin said at a meeting of the Russian Epidemic Prevention Command on the 17th that Moscow in recent days The number of newly confirmed cases in a single day has increased from more than 3,000 to more than 7,000. This situation has not occurred during previous waves of the epidemic. Sobyanin said that after more than 60% of citizens have gained immunity, the trend of such an epidemic is unexpected, and it is very likely that new and more infectious mutant strains will appear.

French Health Minister Vilan said on the 17th that the French epidemic is currently under control, and the average number of new confirmed cases per day has dropped to about 3,000. The average number of new confirmed cases per day has continued in recent weeks. cut back. However, Weilan warned that the new crown epidemic is still not over, and patients with new crowns are still admitted to hospital every day, and there are still mutated viruses that continue to spread, especially the mutated viruses found in India. He called on the public to continue to be cautious and actively vaccinate against the new crown.

Disney Paris resumed its opening on the 17th after being closed for nearly 8 months due to the epidemic. After opening, visitors must maintain a social distance of 1 meter; visitors over 6 years old must wear masks.

Although the new crown epidemic in Germany continues to slow down, the data released by the disease control department on the 17th shows that the proportion of new confirmed cases infected with the Delta mutant strain in the past week has risen from 3.7% in the previous week to 6.2 %. German public health experts warned that the Delta strain may trigger a new wave of epidemics in the country this fall.

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p >Asia: The Prime Minister of Japan announced that the state of emergency will be lifted in many places

In view of the continued decline in the number of new confirmed cases of new crowns in many places since mid-May, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced on the 17th that Tokyo, Osaka, etc. The state of emergency will be lifted from 9 prefectures at 0:00 on the 21st of this month. Only Okinawa prefecture with tight medical resources will maintain the state of emergency until July 11, but most areas will be controlled after the state of emergency is lifted. Slightly less powerful “key measures such as spread prevention.”

Suga Yoshihide also announced on the same day that the upper limit of the number of spectators previously set for large-scale domestic events is also applicable to the Tokyo Olympics, and all on-site spectators are required to wear masks. This means that during the Olympics, each stadium where events are held can only accommodate up to 10,000 spectators at a time.

According to the data released by the Ministry of Health of Mongolia on the 17th, there were 2,642 newly confirmed cases in the country in the past 24 hours, setting a record for 8 consecutive days, with a total of 85,770 confirmed cases. In order to effectively prevent the new crown epidemic, Mongolia has banned catering service establishments from providing dine-in services for one week from the 17th, while requiring tourism, leisure, and recuperation bases to suspend business for one week.

According to data released by the Indonesian Ministry of Health on the 17th, Indonesia has newly confirmed 12624 cases in the past 24 hours, a record high since January 30 this year. As of that day, the total number of confirmed cases in Indonesia exceeded 1.95 million, and the cumulative number of deaths exceeded 50,000.

Africa: The WHO says that the number of cases in Africa has surged

The latest data from the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the region has confirmed more than 5.1 million confirmed cases, reaching 5,108,888, and the cumulative number of deaths is 1,300,30 The total number of recovered cases was 4,558,432.

WHO Africa Regional Office announced on the 17th that confirmed cases in Africa are increasing rapidly. According to the news, the African continent is in the third wave of full-scale outbreaks of the new crown epidemic, and the number of new confirmed cases each week is about to reach the peak of the first wave of epidemics in July 2020. 14 African countries reported the occurrence of Delta mutant strains, and more than 25 African countries showed Alpha and Beta mutant strains. (End)