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.
- Every 15 seconds, 1 person dies of Covid-19 in the world
There are nearly 19 million Covid-19 infections worldwide and more than 700,000 deaths as of August 5. According to Reuters, one person dies every 15 seconds from the new strain of coronavirus.
The death of coronavirus infection surpassed 700,000 on August 5, according to Reuters statistics. The United States , Brazil, India and Mexico are countries with rapidly increasing deaths.
On average, nearly 5,900 people die every 24 hours from Covid-19, according to Reuters calculations based on data from the past two weeks.
This equates to 247 deaths every hour, or one person every 15 seconds from the new strain of coronavirus.
US President Donald Trump declared the Covid-19 pandemic to be controlled as far as possible in the US, where more than 155,000 people have died from the coronavirus. The response to the discrete pandemic in this country has not been able to prevent the number of infections from rising.
“They are dying, it’s true,” Trump said in an interview with news site Axios . “Accept this. But that doesn’t mean we haven’t done everything we can yet. The pandemic is under control as much as possible in America. This is a terrible epidemic.”
In Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro ignores the severity of the pandemic and opposes restrictions to prevent virus spreading, even if he and some of his cabinet members are already virus-positive.
The pandemic affected Latin America, where about 640 million people live, more slowly than in other parts of the world. However, officials still struggle to control the virus because of the poverty and high population density of the area.
More than 100 million people across Latin America and the Caribbean live in slums, according to the United Nations Human Resources Program . Many worked in the informal economy, had little access to the welfare system, and had to work during the pandemic.
Even in places where the virus seems to have been prevented, the number of new infections has increased in recent times, signaling a long-lasting war.
Australia , Japan , Hong Kong , Bolivia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Bulgaria, Belgium, Uzbekistan and Israel all recorded a record increase in new infections over the past few days.
Australia also reported a record new death toll on August 5, bringing the total coronavirus deaths in the country to 247.
- The US surpass 5 million coronavirus infections
The US has recorded more than 5 million Covid-19 cases as of August 8. The United State also has more than 161,000 people died of coronavirus.
On 8/8, the number of coronavirus infections in the US surpassed the 5 million people, while American politicians are still debating about the pandemic bailout and schools considering whether to continue opening
With 5 million cases of Covid-19, the United States continues to be the country with the most cases in the world. Second is Brazil with about 3 million cases. India ranked third with 2 million positive cases.
In terms of cases per capita, the US ranks eighth in the world.
The number of US cases is reported by the New York Times based on reports of federal, state and local officials. Public health experts have warned that the actual number of people infected with coronavirus in the US is much larger.
The number of infections is on the rise in seven states, as well as in Puerto Rico, Guam and the US Virgin Islands, according to the New York Times. During the past week, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida were the states with the most recent viral infections relative to the population.
The United States recorded its 1 million infection on April 28, more than three months after the first case was discovered in the country. As of June 10, the US exceeded 2 million cases. The US continues to hit the 3 million infection mark on July 7 and the 4 million cases on July 23.
The US is testing about 720,000 people a day, according to data from the Covid Tracking Project.
The number of new infections per day in the US peaked on July 16 with 75,697 cases. This number has gradually decreased and the average over the last seven days has been about 54,000 new infections per day.
At least 161,000 people have died since the pandemic started in the US.