The number of deaths in the world related to the coronavirus has exceeded 930,000, according to data from the American University Johns Hopkins. Total infections are over 29.4 million. The most affected country in the world in absolute terms remains the United States, with 195,500 deaths and nearly 6.6 million cases. India and Brazil follow. 4000 cases in the UK, Johnson v. Lockdown bis.
New record of infections in Israel: in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Ministry of Health, 5,523 have been compared to an increase in swabs which have reached 55,734 tests. The infection rate stands at 9.9%. There are currently 42,862 active cases with 535 serious patients and 138 of these on ventilation. The victims remain at 1,147. Today is the last day of school, as the government has established, while the 3-week national lockdown will start from 2 pm on Friday.
India has passed the threshold of five million cases of coronavirus, with the pandemic spreading at an ever faster rate across the Asian country. The second most populous nation on the planet, which registered one million new infections in just eleven days, now has 5.02 million cases, just behind the United States which has 6.6 million.
The Robert Koch Institut in Berlin has included the Austrian capital Vienna among the coronavirus risk areas. The same institute announced it on its web page tonight. The criterion for inserting a locality among the areas at risk is the exceeding of 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants. In Vienna, there were 113 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, reports Faz. This is the reason for the listing, which also includes Budapest.
Coronavirus infections surge to almost 4,000 more in the last 24 hours in the UK, a record since early May against the backdrop of a daily test level over 220,000. This is certified by the data released today by the government, also reporting an increase in daily deaths (20) and a slight but constant increase in hospitalizations in the ward or in intensive care (900 and 115 total patients, at the moment, in the entire country). Data in front of which Prime Minister Boris Johnson, during a hearing before the coordination of parliamentary committees in Westminster, assures however that “everything in our power” will be done to avoid a second national lockdown potentially “disastrous for the economy. “.
The surge of coronavirus infections in Malta appears unabated. The superintendent for public health, Charmaine Gauci, for the first time spoke of a “serious situation” as reported by the Times of Malta because the virus has entered some homes for the elderly, but above all there are more and more ‘isolated cases’ , a sign that containment is not working. In the last 24 hours a new all-time record has been reached, with 106 positives out of 2,470 tests in a population of just half a million inhabitants (1/120 of Italy). The two main teachers’ unions (MTU and Upe) have asked for the postponement of the physical reopening of schools scheduled for 28 September and are threatening strikes.
Strong increase in infections in Slovenia, where in the last 24 hours there have been 123 coronavirus cases, a new daily record since the beginning of the epidemic. Evidently contributing to this is the progressive increase in the number of tests carried out, which since yesterday were 3,123. The total number of positive cases has so far stood at 3,945, while the number of deaths has stood at 135, and there have been no victims for covid-19 for a couple of weeks. There are 61 patients in hospital to date, 11 of whom are in intensive care.
There are 2,981 coronavirus cases recorded in the last 24 hours in Iran, the highest since the beginning of June. The figure brings the total of confirmed infections in the country to 410,334. There are 179 new victims, for a total of 23,632 confirmed deaths. The patients admitted to intensive care amounted to 3,827, while those recovered grew to 352,019. The total tests carried out are 3,641,581. The spokeswoman for the Iranian Ministry of Health Sima Lari reported this in her daily bulletin, specifying that 13 out of 31 provinces remain classified as “red”, ie at high risk of infection, including Tehran.
Imperial College London reported coronavirus contagiousness rate dropped to 0.9 in Brazil, which today confirms General Eduardo Pazuello as Minister of Health, who had held the interim position since May. According to the renowned British university, in the South American country, 90 people are now infected with Covid-19, which means that the Rt index has dropped to its lowest level since April, when it was 1.81. According to the latest bulletin released yesterday by the state health secretariats, there are currently 4,382,683 confirmed cases and 113,119 deaths in Brazil. Meanwhile, the government of Jair Bolsonaro has decided to increase the number of volunteers who will test with the vaccine of the University of Oxford from five thousand to ten thousand.
In the US, at least seven people have died in connection with a coronavirus epidemic erupted after a wedding reception in Maine. This was reported by the Associated Press agency. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that over 175 infections are linked to the party, which took place in August, and six of the deceased did not even attend the wedding. The state authorities, which have registered less than 5,000 cases of coronavirus since March, have drawn the line of infections and concluded that the virus has traveled hundreds of kilometers from the reception at the Big Moose Inn in Millinocke.
The coronavirus vaccine could be ready within three to four weeks: US President Donald Trump said in a town hall in Philadelphia. If so, the vaccine would arrive before the US elections on November 3.