WHO says Delta will become the world’s main epidemic strain, Singapore will tighten prevention and control measures
(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) WHO said that Delta will become the world’s major epidemic strain, Singapore will tighten prevention and control measures
China News Service, Beijing, July 21st, comprehensive news: WHO website update Data show that as of 18:42 on the 20th Central European Time (0:42 on the 21st, Beijing time), the number of confirmed cases worldwide increased by 390,026 compared with the previous day, reaching 190,671,330; and the number of deaths increased by 6,424, reaching 4,098,758.
The analysis of the World Health Organization’s weekly global epidemic report released on the 20th shows that in view of the advantages of the delta strain of the new crown mutant virus in spreading, it is expected that this strain will soon surpass other mutant strains in the future. It has become a major epidemic strain in the world for several months.
America: Delta strain infections account for 83% of new coronavirus cases in the United States
The White House and the Office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively confirmed on the 20th that an official from the White House and a spokesperson for the Office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives The virus test result was positive, and both of them had completed two doses of COVID-19 vaccination before.
According to the data of Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of 21.00 on the 20th, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of new crown in the United States has exceeded 34.17 million, and the number of deaths reached 609,000. When attending a Senate hearing on the 20th local time, Director Valensky of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the current Delta strain infection accounts for 83% of the new cases of new coronary pneumonia in the United States.
While the increase in infection cases in all 50 states across the country is increasing, the increase in vaccination rates in the United States has almost stagnated. Data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the 20th showed that the population who completed two doses of new crown vaccination accounted for 48.7% of the total population.
Europe: The Prime Minister of France warns that the country will face a difficult time
According to the epidemic data released by the French government on the evening of the 20th, France added 18,181 confirmed cases in a single day on the 20th, and the total number of confirmed cases There are now 5,890,62 cases. The cumulative number of deaths in France is now 111,525, with 33 new deaths.
French Prime Minister Castel delivered a speech at the National Assembly on the 20th, warning that the country will face a difficult time. The French government submitted the latest bill to respond to the epidemic to the National Assembly for deliberation on the same day. The relevant bills include expanding the use of health passes and compulsory isolation of patients who have tested positive for the virus.
French Health Minister Vilan stated at the National Assembly meeting that the rapid spread of the delta strain has worsened the situation of the new crown epidemic in France. He called on the French people to actively vaccinate, because “vaccine is the weapon to defeat the epidemic, and the only way to get rid of the epidemic.”
The recent epidemic in Malta, a southern European country, has rebounded significantly, rapidly rising from a single-digit increase to three-digit numbers in a single day. According to data released by the Maltese Ministry of Health on the 20th, there were 217 new confirmed cases in the country that day, and a total of 32,833 confirmed cases. In order to prevent and control the epidemic, Malta opened fixed and mobile vaccination sites that can provide new crown vaccination services without making an appointment on the 19th.
p >Asia: Iran’s number of new confirmed cases in a single day hits a record high. Singapore will tighten COVID-19 prevention and control measures.
According to data released by the Iranian Ministry of Health on the 20th, the country has 27,444 new confirmed cases compared with the previous day , The highest record since the outbreak, with a total of 3,576,148 confirmed cases. At present, the delta strain has become the dominant new crown virus circulating in Iran and is spreading in all provinces of Iran.
Iranian government spokesperson Ali Rabie announced on the 19th that according to the decision of the National Epidemic Prevention Command, all government agencies in Tehran Province and Alborz Province will suspend their operations from July 20 to 25. Private cars travel in and out of these two provinces.
Affected by the group infection that occurred in Jurong Fishing Port and many KTV venues a week ago, Singapore’s new crown infection has recently increased significantly. The country’s anti-epidemic inter-agency working group announced on the 20th that Singapore will start from July 22 The prevention and control measures will be tightened starting today, such as not allowing dine-in at restaurants, and reducing the limit on the number of people at social gatherings from a maximum of 5 to 2 people.
It is reported that this wave of epidemics that broke out a week ago has caused the Singapore community to increase the number of confirmed cases of new crowns from single digits to 195 on the 20th. As of noon on the 20th, Singapore has a total of 63,440 confirmed cases of new crown.
On July 20, local time, the Philippine Secretary of the Interior, Eduardo Año, announced that so far, a total of 36 cases of Delta strain infection have been found in the country, of which 2 patients have died. Eduardo Año stated that the Philippines will strengthen border controls, especially at international airports and seaports; local government chiefs will actively promote large-scale vaccination, speed up testing, contact tracing, and quarantine people infected with the virus; increase quarantine and quarantine. Number of health care facilities. The local government and the police will implement all relevant laws, regulations and the comprehensive guidelines of the Philippine’s new infectious disease management inter-agency working group and community isolation policy to ensure public safety.
Sri Jayawardenapura University in Sri Lanka released a research result on the 19th, pointing out that 95% of people in the country who received two doses of China’s Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine developed antibodies . Moreover, this vaccine is “very effective” against the Delta strain.
Africa: A total of nearly 6.27 million confirmed cases in Africa
According to the latest data released by the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the 20th, there are a total of 6,267,776 confirmed cases and 158,697 deaths in the region. (End)