Delta variant continues to spread, over 195 million confirmed cases worldwide
(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) The delta variant continues to spread over 195 million confirmed cases worldwide
China News Service, Beijing, July 29, Comprehensive news: The latest data on the official website of the World Health Organization shows that as of Europe At 18:10 on the 28th, Central Time, a total of 195,266,156 confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, and a total of 4,180,161 deaths.
WHO said on the 28th that in the past week, 8 more countries and regions have discovered a delta mutant strain, and the virus has spread to 132 countries and regions.
WHO also pointed out that in the past week, the number of new confirmed cases worldwide increased by 8% compared to the previous week, and the number of new deaths in all regions except Europe increased. If the growth trend continues, the cumulative number of cases reported globally in the next two weeks may exceed 200 million.
America: The United States has over 500,000 new cases in the past week, tightening the indoor “mask order”
WHO said on the 28th that the United States reported the world’s most new confirmed cases in the past week, exceeding 50 10,000 cases, an increase of 131%. Statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States on the 28th showed that there were 70,740 new confirmed cases of new crown in the United States in a single day, with a total of more than 34.66 million confirmed cases and a total of more than 610,000 deaths.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has made major adjustments to the mask guidelines. It is recommended that people who have been vaccinated should also wear masks indoors in areas where the epidemic is high and potentially high. According to US media reports, groups including some governors have set off an upsurge of “anti-mask” protests, believing that this will have an impact on the plan to resume work. CDC adjusted its mask guidelines in May to allow people who have been vaccinated to not wear masks in public places.
Canada’s health and infectious disease experts warned that the country’s lower vaccination rate in Alberta has seen a significant increase in the number of confirmed cases of new crowns, and the fourth wave of epidemics is coming. According to the official epidemic data released by Alberta, there were 134 new confirmed cases of new crown virus in the province on the 27th, and the basic infection number R value reached 1.48, which means that every 100 people infected with the new crown virus can infect 148 people. Canadian health and infectious disease experts warned that although the number of new cases is not high, the speed of transmission is unprecedented, and there is “absolutely the possibility of a sudden increase in cases” in the next few weeks.
According to data released by the Ministry of Health of Brazil on the 28th, there were 48,013 new confirmed cases and 1,344 new deaths in the country in a single day. The cumulative number of confirmed cases is close to 19.98 million, and the cumulative number of deaths exceeds 550,000. .
Data released by the Ministry of Health of Chile on the 28th showed that the country had 828 new confirmed cases in a single day, a total of 1611917 confirmed cases, and a total of 35,176 deaths.
The Ministry of Health of Chile announced that starting next week, it will recognize the validity of the new crown vaccine for residents of this country. Residents who have completed the vaccination abroad can apply for a “travel permit” online with a certificate of vaccination. The recognized new crown vaccines include China’s Sinopharm, Kexing, and Cansino vaccines, the United States’ Pfizer and Modena vaccines, and Russia’s “satellite V” vaccines.
Europe: Delta strain rages in Europe and the epidemic is coming back
Data published on the UK government website on the 28th showed that in the past 24 hours, there were 27,734 new confirmed cases in the UK, compared with the previous day An increase of 4223 cases, ending the previous 7-day continuous decline, a total of 5,770,928 confirmed cases and a total of 129,394 deaths.
When the British Minister of Health was asked on the 28th “whether the United Kingdom has passed the worst of the pandemic”, he said that “no one knows when the epidemic will eventually end” and the public needs to “be vigilant.” The British government announced on the same day that travelers who have been fully vaccinated against the new crown in the European Union and the United States will be exempt from the quarantine policy in the United Kingdom, with the exception of France. This measure will take effect at 4 a.m. local time on August 2nd.
Data released by the French Ministry of Health on the 28th showed that in the past 24 hours, there were 27,934 new confirmed cases in France, a new high since April 30. The cumulative number of confirmed cases exceeded 6.05 million, and the cumulative number of deaths exceeded 110,000 cases.
The pressure on French hospitals continues to increase. Within 24 hours, the number of hospitalized patients increased by 490 and the number of severely ill patients increased by 91. The French islands of Guadeloupe, St. Martin and St. Barthelemy in the Caribbean region declared a health emergency at midnight on the 28th. A French government spokesperson said that hospitals in these places may soon be in a state of high tension, and all necessary measures will be taken to protect local hospitals.
The director of the Robert Koch Institute, the German Federal Agency for Disease Control, warned that the “7-day infection rate”, an important indicator of the severity of the epidemic, continues to rise, and the fourth wave of the epidemic in Germany has begun. The governor of Bavaria, Germany, revealed on the 28th that the German federal government has decided to implement new entry restrictions from August 1st, requiring all entrants to provide a negative virus test certificate.
German Minister of Health, Spahn, announced on social media on the 28th that “another milestone: more than half of Germans have completed the new crown vaccination.” He said, “The more people vaccinated now, the safer the autumn and winter.”
According to the data released by the Italian Ministry of Health on the 28th, the country has 5,696 new confirmed cases in a single day. The cumulative number of confirmed cases exceeds 4.33 million, and the cumulative number of deaths is close to 130,000. The Italian Minister of Health stated that the spread of the new coronavirus variant has made the epidemic more complicated and completely different from the previous situation. The highest level of vigilance must be maintained.
p >Asia: Japan’s new confirmed cases hit a new high
According to the statistics of Japan’s NHK TV station, Japan’s newly confirmed cases of 9576 on the 28th, exceeding 9000 for the first time, a record high since the epidemic, with a total of 892,628 confirmed cases, cumulative There were 15,161 deaths.
NHK TV reported that the number of newly diagnosed people in Tokyo exceeded 3,000 in a single day for the first time. At present, the infection situation in Tokyo is “unstoppably expanding”, and the epidemic situation in Kanagawa and Chiba prefectures near Tokyo is also getting worse. . Epidemiologists warned that the delta strain may cause a surge in confirmed cases, and the number of new confirmed cases in a single day in Japan may reach its peak on August 3.
According to data released by the Ministry of Health of India on the 28th, in the past 24 hours, India has newly confirmed 43,654 cases, with a total of more than 31.48 million confirmed cases and a total of more than 420,000 deaths. According to Indian media reports on the 27th, there have been more than 62,000 confirmed cases of the new crown of the Indian Navy, Army and Air Force, with 184 deaths.
According to the information released by the Ministry of Health of Vietnam on the 28th, there were 6,559 newly confirmed cases in Vietnam, and the total number of confirmed cases exceeded 120,000. According to Vietnamese media reports, Hanoi began to implement a 15-day “closure” plan from the 24th. The Hanoi government issued “market coupons” to residents that can be used during the “closure” period. Each family can go to the market with the coupon every week. 4 times and stay in the market for 1 hour.
Myanmar’s Ministry of Health and Sports announced on the evening of the 28th that among the 13,763 samples tested that day, 4,980 confirmed cases of new crown were found, with a diagnosis rate of 36%. The country has a total of 284,099 confirmed cases. There were 8210 deaths.
Local media reported that continuous rainfall in Myanmar has caused many epidemic prevention and isolation treatment centers to be besieged by floods, and a large number of patients were forced to move, which greatly affected the epidemic prevention work. The epidemic has worsened and epidemic prevention work has been trapped, resulting in the death of a large number of patients.
Africa: The cumulative number of confirmed cases in South Africa exceeds 2.4 million
The data released by the South African Ministry of Health on the 28th showed that there were 17,351 newly confirmed cases in the country that day, and a total of 2,408,525 confirmed cases. The cumulative number of deaths exceeds 70,000.
The South African Union Conference emphasized on the 28th that although the Union Conference encourages all employees to be vaccinated against the new crown, employers have no right to dismiss employees who do not want to be vaccinated. It is recommended that employers take other measures, such as reducing unvaccinated employees. Contact with other employees, requiring unvaccinated employees to wear masks to work, etc. (End)