Corona cases are growing faster than ever in the world

Corona cases are growing faster than ever in the world

In April, the new cases never exceeded 100,000 in one day, but as of May 21, there were only less than 100,000 in five days, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The recently reported cases reached 130,400 on June 3.
The epidemics of different nations followed different trajectories. The number of new cases It has slowed down in many of the countries most affected by the pandemic, such as China, the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and France.
However, in many countries, especially in South America, the Middle East and Africa, the rate of transmission seems to be accelerating, according to a CNN analysis data from Johns Hopkins University.

In Libya, Iraq, Uganda, Mozambique and Haiti, figures show that the number of known cases is doubling every week. In Brazil, India, Chile, Colombia and South Africa, the number doubles every two weeks.

“America continues to represent most cases. For several weeks, the number of cases reported daily in America was higher than in the rest of the world, “said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization. Wednesday.

“We are particularly concerned about Central and South America, where many countries are experiencing accelerated epidemics.”

Dr Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO’s Emergency Health Program, said he did not believe Central and South America had reached their own. peak during transmission.
Its share global deaths It is also growing in South America and the Caribbean.

Brazil recorded more than 30,000 new cases on Thursday, bringing the total to about 615,000, along with 1,473 new deaths, with a total death toll of more than 34,000.

The number of cases is second only to the United States, with less than 1.9 million cases and 108,211 deaths. At its peak, the United States saw an increase of more than 30,000 new cases one day; As of Friday, about 21,000 news items and 942 daily deaths per day with an average of seven days had been recorded.
Since then, many countries have surpassed their original peak – such as South Korea, Germany and China. new clusters infections after relieving movement restrictions, increasing fears of a second wave.

Authorities in 214 countries and territories have reported about 6.6 million Covid-19 deaths and 391,000 deaths since China first reported them in December.

The actual number of the virus is likely to be worse as the numbers show, as mild or asymptomatic infections are often undiagnosed.

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