1 MILLION COVID-19 cases recorded worldwide in 5 days!

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WHO has sounded a global alert as worldwide coronavirus cases ascend to over 13 million in a period of mere 5 days, after recording 12 million cases on July 8.

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is of the opinion that, for a long time to come, there will be no comeback of the old normal, with an excessive number of nations headed off course.

Coronavirus infections crossed the 13 million mark around the world on Monday, as per a Reuters tally, moving by one million in only five days in a pandemic that has killed the greater part a million people.

“The virus remains public enemy number one,” he said in a virtual briefing from WHO central command in Geneva.

“In the event that basics are not followed, the only way this pandemic is going to go, it is going to get worse and worse and worse. However, it doesn’t need to be like this.”

 

Around the World

The Reuters worldwide count, which depends on governmental reports and findings, shows that the situation is accelerating the quickest in Latin America. The Americas represent over half of the world’s infections and half of the deaths.

Portions of the world, particularly the United States, with more than 3.3 million affirmed cases, are as yet observing immense increments in the first influx of COVID-19 infections, while others “flatten the curves” and lift shutdowns.

A few places, for example, the Australian city of Melbourne and Leicester in England, are executing the second round of lockdowns. Chinese-governed Hong Kong, yet with a low number of 1,522 cases, will be tightening its social distancing norms again in the midst of developing stress over a third wave of the virus.

The pandemic might deteriorate if all countries don’t hold fast to essential healthcare safeguards, the World Health Organization (WHO) has cautioned. The pandemic has caused an “education crisis” with 9.7 million kids in danger of never returning to class, as indicated by a report published by a human rights watch, Save the Children.

The United States announced its daily worldwide record of a new high, this time around 69,070 new cases were active on July 10. In Brazil, 1.86 million individuals have been infected, including President Jair Bolsonaro, and over 72,000 individuals have succumbed to the illness. The U.S. state of Florida announced a record increment of over 15,000 new cases in 24 hours on Sunday, more than South Korea’s total since the ailment was first found at the end of last year. Florida recorded 12,624 new cases on Monday.

As per a Reuters investigation of cases for as long as about the last fourteen days contrasted with the earlier fourteen days, coronavirus contaminations have been recorded to be ascending in around 40 U.S. states. However, U.S. President Donald Trump and White House authorities have more than once said the infection has leveled out and that schools must reopen in the next semester.

On CNN’s “State of the Union” programme, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said,

“Mr. President and him government are playing with our kids lives. We as a whole need our kids to return to class, guardians do and youngsters do too. Be that as it may, they must return safely.”

 

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Remain AT HOME

Hungary has forced new limitations on cross-border travel as of next Wednesday so as to forestall the spread of the coronavirus after a flood in new cases in a handful of nations, Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s head of staff said on Sunday.

The leader of Catalonia, a Spanish region, urged the inhabitants of his territory, that has seen a flood in coronavirus cases, to remain at home in spite of a decision by an appointed judge who tossed out an obligatory lockdown request for the region of 160,000 individuals.

Spain, which has been one of the most worst-hit European nations by the coronavirus, lifted lockdowns across the nation a month ago, when the pandemic appeared to have been under control.

Since the first few cases were accounted for in China around the new year, it took three months to arrive at one million cases. It has taken only five days to move to 13 million cases from the 12 million recorded on July 8.

 

New Delhi, Apr 14 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi wearing homemade face mask addresses the nation over Coronavirus, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

Across the country

India, the nation with the third-most number of infections, has been recording a new normal of 23,000 new infections every day since the start of July. According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India’s recovery rate of the COVID-19 virus has improved to 62.93%. The number of active cases is less than the number of recoveries by 2,42,362. There is 2,92,258 number of active infections in the country. It has been recorded that 19 states have posted a higher recovery rate than the national average of 63%.

While India is one of those nations with constrained testing limits, hence case numbers reflect just a little extent of the total number of infections. Specialists state official information likely under-speaks to both infections and passings.

According to today’s data, the number of active cases of coronavirus in the world is over 8.7 lakh with 28,701 new infections. The toll currently stands at 23,174, after 500 deaths recorded over the last 24 hours.

Many states on Sunday recorded their biggest increase in a single day. Amongst them is Gujarat, where the count increased to 41,897 by a number of 879. According to a newsletter provided by the State Health Department, West Bengal’s COVID-19 cases surpassed the 30 000-mark with record 1,560 new cases registered from different parts of the state. A fresh daily high of 1,933 cases increased Andhra Pradesh’s coronavirus count to 29,168 Sunday.

After cases spiking up in almost all major cities, and even small towns, many local governments have already imposed partial or full lockdowns in their states, like last weekend’s lockdown in UP. Though, Pune and Bengaluru have imposed complete lockdown.

After the first registered case recorded towards the beginning of January, it took three months to arrive at one million cases. It has taken only five days to move to 13 million cases. The quantity of cases is around triple that of serious flu sicknesses recorded every year, as indicated by the World Health Organization.

Over 568,500 passings have occurred connected to the coronavirus up until this point, within a similar range as the number of yearly flu deaths announced around the world. The principal death was accounted for on Jan. 10 in Wuhan, China, before contaminations and fatalities flooded Europe and afterward the United States of America.

Some hard-hit nations are lifting implosive lockdowns set up to slow the spread of COVID-19. One out of three South Korean patients genuinely sick with COVID-19 indicated an improvement in their condition in the wake of being given the antiviral medication remdesivir, health specialists have said. More than 12.98 million individuals around the globe have been determined to be affected by COVID-19 and more than 570,000 have succumbed to the illness, as per a count by the Johns Hopkins University. More than 7.1 million patients have recouped though. It’s not certain if the coronavirus will end, s with many WHO members saying it could end up becoming an endemic like HIV, AIDS, or even as common as the cold and flu affecting millions every year. Though something that is certain is that CORONAVIRUS IS HERE TO STAY.

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