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More than 45,8 million Covid-19 cases have been recorded worldwide since the pandemic began and deaths recorded are over 1,19 million.
The US has surpassed 9 million coronavirus cases. The country reported 91,075 Covid-19 cases on Friday — the highest single-day total in in the country yet and at least 235,097 people have died in the country from coronavirus with experts warning that death rates could triple by mid-January. The US added 1 million new Covid-19 cases only 14 days after the nation hit 8 million cases and multiple states continue reporting their highest daily case counts since the pandemic began, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. This is the fastest the country has added 1 million new cases since the pandemic began.
Globally, India holds the record for new cases in a single day at 97 894 infections on September 17. For the third time in October, more than 1 000 people died of the virus in a single day on Thursday. Over 229 000 people have died from COVID-19 in the United States, the world’s highest death toll. The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients has risen over 50% in October to 46 000, the highest since mid-August.
The number of coronavirus cases in Europe has exceeded the 10 million mark since the beginning of the pandemic, with more than 1.5 million cases confirmed last week alone, the World Health Organization’s Europe director Dr. Hans Kluge said Thursday. Kluge warned that hospitalizations have risen to “levels unseen since the spring,” with cases moving from 7 million to 9 million in the past two weeks and deaths rising by 32% across the region last week. Testing systems have not kept up with “very high-speed transmission,” and test positivity rates have reached new highs in most European countries.
Against sharply rising coronavirus infections, hospital admissions and deaths, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced Friday that strict new lockdown measures will be imposed on the country for six weeks starting Sunday night. Belgium reported a record number of daily hospital admissions for Covid-19 on Thursday, according to the country’s health authority. The Belgian Health Authority said 6,187 patients were admitted on Thursday, while 1,057 people are currently in intensive care. Belgium recorded a peak of 1,285 intensive care patients at the height of its first Covid-19 wave in April.
The European Union has earmarked 220 million euros ($257 million) to fund the transfer of Covid-19 patients across its borders to prevent the buckling. Europe has become the world’s epicenter of the virus for the second time since the pandemic began, forcing several countries to reimpose national lockdowns as a second wave envelops the region and infection cases surpass 10 million.
Russia reported 18,283 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, the highest single-day increase in infections since the pandemic began. It also reported 355 new virus-related deaths. The previous daily record had been on Thursday, according to the country’s coronavirus response center. Friday’s figures bring Russia’s total to 1,599,976 cases and 27,656 deaths.
1,912 new cases were recorded in South Africa to bring the total number of cases to 723,682. 66 new deaths were recorded and the total death toll is now at 19,230.
There were 13 new cases of the virus recorded in Zimbabwe, this brings the total number of cases to 8,362. No new death was recorded. Recovered cases of the virus are now at 7,884 which translates to a recovery rate of 94%.
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