Russia on March 29 confirmed 270 cases of coronavirus infection, bringing the total number of the country infection to 1,534 and continued to record a record number of new cases highest in a day.
So far, Russia has recorded 8 deaths because of Covid-19.
Meanwhile, Spain recorded an additional 838 deaths in the past 24 hours, the country’s Ministry of Health said on March 29.
This is the highest number of deaths recorded in a single day to date in the country, bringing the total number of coronavirus deaths in Spain to 6,528.
The number of infections in the country has reached 78,797 cases, an increase of 6,549 cases from the previous day.
After surpassing China for the first time in March 25, the number in Spain is constantly increasing, so far it has nearly doubled China – currently recording 3,300 deaths.
The Spanish Cabinet met in the morning of March 29 to discuss further tightening measures to blockade the country, including requiring all workers in non-essential occupations to stay home for two weeks.
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said “extraordinary rigorous measures” were needed as the country tried to curb the spread of the virus to reduce the burden on hospitals.
“This measure will further restrict the movement of people but will help reduce the risk of infection and allow us to release the bottlenecks in intensive care units,” Sanchez said in a televised broadcast.
Despite high numbers of deaths in recent days, Fernando Simon, the head of Spain’s emergency medical agency, said the situation in some parts of the country was improving.
“We’re getting there. We don’t know exactly when we can confirm it, but we’re getting close to the top of the epidemic we’ve carefully studied. In some areas of the country, they may have passed the peak of the epidemic – but we need to be cautious about the preliminary information, “Mr. Simon said at the press conference on the afternoon of March 28.
In Madrid, the capital and the region hardest hit by the disease, supplies of masks and other medical protective equipment are running out.
“The equipment we have is strictly distributed to avoid complete exhaustion. We have to be careful not to soil our protective clothing because we will have to reuse it, which increases the risk.” The high quality equipment is used very carefully, “said Sara Gayoso, a doctor in the capital Madrid.
According to the Guardian , the Spanish government has recalled more than 9,000 Chinese-made coronavirus test kits, after reports showed that the test kits had an accuracy rate of only about 30%.
2,640 deaths in Iran
Iran announced an additional 123 deaths from Covid-19 in the country within the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths from pandemic in the Middle East nation to 2,640, according to AFP .
Meanwhile, the Afghan Ministry of Health confirmed 7 more new cases of coronavirus in the country today, bringing the total to 117. Six of the 7 new cases have been recorded in the western Herat province of the country.
Tokyo recorded a new record of infections
Tokyo today recorded 68 new Covid-19 infections, a record in a day, according to NHK .
Japanese officials have warned of an increase in the number of infections in the near future, after the epidemic has been thought to be relatively slow since the beginning of the epidemic.
To date, 1,800 people have been infected with Covid-19 in Japan, with 55 deaths until March 29, according to NHK.
Millions of people in Tokyo – the largest city in the world – were asked to avoid going out until April 12.
The number of deaths in Switzerland increased to 257
Reuters reported on March 29 that the number of coronavirus deaths in Switzerland increased to 257, from 235 of the previous day.
The number of infections increased to 14,336 from 13,213 cases the day before, according to the Swiss health agency.
The number of deaths from Covid-19 worldwide has increased five-fold in the past two weeks, and surpassed the 30,000 mark, with two-thirds of this happening in Europe, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
- WHO updates mask recommendations
Now they are advised to wear not only sick.
WHO Director-General Tedros Hebreyusus, at a new briefing on COVID-19, announced new recommendations for the prevention of coronavirus. Here are the main points:
- Doctors and other medical staff should always wear masks, regardless of whether they work with infected coronavirus infections or not.
- People over 60 years of age, as well as those who have chronic diseases, are advised to wear masks wherever it is impossible to maintain physical distance.
- The governments of the countries should encourage the wearing of masks in any places where it is impossible to maintain physical distance, especially for public transport and shops.
- Those with symptoms similar to coronavirus infection should stay at home. All who contacted him should be quarantined.
- If a sick person or someone who has contacted him needs to leave the house, he must wear a mask.
- WHO considers masks to be of high quality, which consist of three layers of different materials or more.
Previously, the WHO spoke only about the need to wear masks for patients who were ill, because there was insufficient data (apart from clinical studies, which many experts consider to be of little relevance to real life).
- WHO recorded 106,000 new infections globally in 24 hours
The WHO recorded 106,000 infections in 24 hours, a record day since the outbreak, with two-thirds of these cases recorded in only 4 countries.
Tedros Adhanom-Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), said on May 20 that the number of coronavirus infections reported to the agency in the past 24 hours has been higher than at any time since outbreaks, according to CNN.
“We still have a long way to go in this pandemic,” Tedros said at a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland. “In the past 24 hours, 106,000 cases have been reported to WHO – the highest daily level since the outbreak.”
“About two-thirds of these cases have been reported in only four countries,” he added.
According to WHO epidemiologist Maria Van Kerkhove, confirming with CNN via email, these four countries are the US , Russia, Brazil and India.
It should be noted that there may be a delay in reporting the number of cases at various points in the process, so the above date record does not mean that these 106,000 people were infected, tested or statistically counted in the last 24 hours.
According to the constantly updated data of John Hopkins University, the world has recorded nearly 5 million cases of coronavirus, of which more than 326,000 people have died. The United States remains the leading country in both cases – more than 1.5 million, and deaths – more than 93,000.
Notably, Russia has recently become the second country in the number of cases – more than 308,000, although only a few weeks earlier did not even make the top 20 of the list. Brazil also climbed rapidly in the ranking, ranking third in the number of cases – more than 271,000.
Russia is ranked second in terms of deaths – more than 35,000, followed by Italy – more than 32,000, France – more than 28,000, Spain – more than 27,000.