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Coronavirus cases continue to soar in both Europe and the United States.A record 454 new cases were recorded yesterday to bring the total number of cases to 41, 942,435. Deaths recorded were 5,915 to bring the total number of fatalities recorded to 1,141,612.
The USA recorded the highest number of new cases with 68,626 and also recorded the highest number of deaths globally, recording 875 deaths to bring the total number of deaths to 228,283. This is USA’s highest death toll in more than a month. The toll follows a pattern of other concerning trends across the country, including climbing cases and hospitalizations that are reminiscent of previous surges. Only this time, doctors say Americans will likely see the worst surge yet.An ensemble forecast published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now projects there will be 235,000 to 247,000 coronavirus deaths in the United States by Nov. 14.
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has warned that older people are now becoming infected. According to the ECDC’s latest situation report, at least 13 countries in Europe saw new infection rates among people aged 65 or over rise to what ECDC defines as “high” last week — between 64 per 100,000 in Croatia and 206 per 100,000 in the Netherlands. A sharp increase in infections among older people in recent weeks can be seen in almost all European countries where data is available.
According to the World Health Organization, almost 88% of all deaths in Europe were among the over-65 age group, as of late August. In the Czech Republic, over-65s made up 14% of weekly infections, but 94% of deaths as of October 11.
The United Kingdom recorded 26,688 new coronavirus infections in 24 hours, according to the government’s Covid-19 dashboard Wednesday — the highest daily increase in cases since the pandemic began. A total of nearly 790,000 people have been diagnosed with the disease in the UK. Authorities also reported 191 new Covid-19 fatalities on Wednesday, bringing the nationwide death toll to 58,164. The UK is currently one of many European countries battling a second wave of the pandemic, and it appears to be among the hardest hit. The higher numbers also may be due to the fact that more testing is being carried out now compared to the first wave of the pandemic in the UK.
Spain surpassed 1 million cases Wednesday, the same day both Germany and the UK reported infections. Spain reported a record 20,986 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday evening, the highest daily increase since the pandemic started. The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country is now 1,090,521.
France reported a new record for daily coronavirus infections, with 41,622 new cases in the past 24 hours, according to numbers released by the French Health Agency. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in France to just under one million, currently at 999,043 cases.
Italy reported another daily record with 16,079 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours — up from yesterday’s record of 15,199 new cases, according to Italy’s health ministry.
Ireland went into Europe’s strictest coronavirus lockdown on Thursday for six weeks to deal with the outbreak. It recorded an increase of nearly 2,000 new cases last week over the week before, prompting the government to impose the stringent measures.
The number of coronavirus cases in South Africa has increased to 710 515, with 2 156 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The number of COVID-19 related deaths has increased by 102, bringing the total number to 18 843. The country’s recoveries now stand at 642 560 which translates to a recovery rate of 90,4%. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 633 671.
Zimbabwe recorded 27 new cases to bring the total number of cases to 8,242. No new death was recorded hence the death toll is at 236. Active cases went up to 264 and the total number of recoveries is at 7,742 which is a 94% recovery rate.
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