The United States continues to be heavily affected by the Covid-19 epidemic with over 800,000 infections and 44,000 deaths.
The death toll in the United States , which has the highest number of cases and deaths in the world, has increased by 2,751 in the past 24 hours.
As of April 22, the US recorded a total of about 45,000 deaths, according to John Hopkins University and the Worldometers website . This number has increased by about 1,500-2,500 shifts per day in recent days, according to the New York Times .
In the past 24 hours, the country recorded nearly 40,000 more cases.
The situation continues to be complicated
The number of deaths from Covid-19 in New York increased slightly, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on April 21, with 481 cases compared to 478 the day before. The total number of virus-related casualties in the state is 14,828. The total number of infections is more than 250,000, according to the New York Times .
But Mr. Cuomo said other figures showed the curve of the number of cases being flattened. The number of patients in the hospital decreased for 8 consecutive days, and the number of new hospitalizations was the lowest for three weeks. The number of people who had to be put on a breathing tube – the heaviest cases – dropped by 127, the biggest drop in a day, now down to 4,000.
Meanwhile, New Jersey state, on April 21, said there were 379 new deaths the day before, a record increase, bringing the total to 4,753 deaths. The state on April 21 recorded 3,643 new infections, totaling 92,387. However, New Jersey officials are optimistic when the number of patients on mechanical ventilation decreases.
There are optimistic signs that the peak has passed in New York, San Francisco or Seattle (new cases have stabilized, field hospitals have been lifted). But some states are growing rapidly, such as Massachusetts, which added 1,700 new cases on April 19, and Connecticut, whose total number of deaths doubled to 1,300 after a week.
Many small communities in the Midwest are also skyrocketing in the number of cases, indicating that the war in the US is still long, according to the New York Times .
Meanwhile, the state of Missouri on April 21 sued Chinese leaders for the Covid-19 epidemic, demanding compensation for what it described as “intentional deception and inadequate action to prevent the epidemic.” , according to AFP .
The case is filed in federal court, but the success is far because US law often prohibits courts from suing foreign governments, according to a national immunity rule, according to AFP
The US Senate approved the fourth bailout package, worth $ 483 billion
The US $ 483 billion bailout package was approved by the US Senate on April 21 after the MPs and the White House reached a consensus, thereby adding salary, hospital support and testing.
The bailout package was quickly approved and approved by all MPs, despite disagreements from some Republican MPs. President Trump has voiced support and promised to sign. The bailout is now transferred to the House of Representatives.
Nearly two weeks of negotiations, the deadlock finally led to a consensus for 483 billion USD – the fourth bailout package amid Washington is struggling to cope with the health and economic crisis.
This bailout was initially proposed by the Republic with a value of 250 billion USD to supplement the salary fund for small businesses, but then was added, becoming the second largest bailout of four rescue packages support so far.
Senator Chuck Schumer, the leader of the Minority Democrats, said the Democrats have added to the bill for hospital and testing grants.
According to the bill, which AP accesses, the majority of the bailout package, about $ 331 billion , will complement the wage assistance program for small business workers. $ 75 billion will go to hospitals, and $ 25 billion will be spent on testing.
To date, the US has tested about 4 million people, just over 1% of the population. The White House said the US had enough test suites to start easing the blockade, but most experts said the likelihood of testing should increase at least three times, not to mention more.
But the bailout still lacks support for state and local governments that are in severe budget deficits and find ways to avoid having to lay off employees or give them unpaid leave.
The lower house will be called back to Washington to vote on April 23. The House of Representatives will also vote on a procedural proposal, allowing remote voting for other jobs during a pandemic – this will be the first time. The US House of Representatives since its inception has always asked MPs to vote in person.
Although this is the second major bailout, the parties all say there may be additional support. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin outlined the infrastructure spending plan for the next bill. In addition, there is pressure to support small cities, with populations below 500,000, which were not supported by the largest $ 2,000 billion package last month.
April 21 is the second consecutive day that the number of virus infections in Italy has dropped, amid the country’s preparation to make a serious decision to prolong the nationwide blockade.
Accordingly, the number of people receiving Covid-19 treatment in Italy decreased 528 cases on April 21, to a total of 107,709 cases, according to official data. That number dropped by 20 on April 20 – the first in two months of the epidemic, according to AFP .
The number of deaths on April 21 increased 534 to 24,648, still the highest in Europe, the second highest in the world after the US.
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said it would not be possible to fully reopen the country once the current blockade order ends May 3.
“I want to be able to say, open all doors immediately,” said Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on April 21. “But such a decision would be irresponsible.”
- American raises a record nearly 50,000 Covid-19 cases in a day
The number of new Covid-19 infections in the US on July 1 increased to nearly 50,000. This is the number of Covid-19 infections in a record high day of the world’s top pandemic hot spot.
Leading infectious disease expert of the US government , Dr. Anthony Fauci, has warned that the number of cases of Covid-19 a day can reach 100,000 if the Americans do not agree to take necessary preventive measures. For example, such as wearing mask if unable to adhere to social distancing
“We cannot focus only on areas where the number of cases is increasing. This will put the whole country at risk, ”said Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
During the first week of June, the US recorded an average of 22,000 cases of Covid-19 each day. A month later, in the Solar Belt, an area across the West and Southwestern of the United States, the Covid-19 hot spots emerged. In the last week of June, the number of infections per day nearly doubled, with 42,000.
Brazil is the only country to report more than 50,000 cases of Covid-19 in a single day. On June 30, the US announced at least 49,286 cases.
More than half the daily new infections of the US come from Arizona, California, Florida and Texas, home to 30% of the nation’s population. These 4 states and 10 other US states had double the number of new infections in June.
This increase is in part related to Memorial Day party parties in late May. US health professionals are concerned about the National Day of July 4 this week, when Americans often flock to beaches and Camping area to see fireworks.
- 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.
- Brazil has most deadly day of epidemic, patients do not have enough breathing machines
Brazil recorded the highest number of Covid-19 deaths since the outbreak, as coronavirus continues to exert a heavy influence across South America.
According to the Guardian , the number of deaths due to the coronavirus recorded on May 19 in Brazil is 1,179, the highest number of deaths per day since the outbreak in the country. Earlier, the highest number of deaths in 24 hours due to the disease was recorded on 12/5 with 881 cases.
Brazil has also officially overtaken the UK in the number of cases to become the 3rd largest outbreak in the world. The South American country has recorded 271,628 cases positive for coronavirus, an increase of 17,408 cases compared to the previous 24 hours.
Other South American countries also noted the heavy impact of Covid-19. As in Brazil, many cities in South America report deaths due to don’t have enought breathing machine.
Chile is facing the risk of collapse of public health system due to overload. More than 90% of the intensive care beds in Chile’s capital Santiago have been mobilized to treat Covid-19 patients. The city cemetery had to dig 1,000 emergency graves urgently to prepare for the “wave of death” approaching.
In the Peruvian capital Lima, cases of Covid-19 infections account for 80% of the intensive care beds. “We are in a bad situation, this is a war,” said Pilar Mazzetti, who heads the Peruvian government’s anti-Covid-19 task force.
Public health organization Pan American Health said there was growing concern about the risk of virus spreading in the border areas between Brazil and Colombia and Peru. The organization calls on regional authorities to step up measures to protect vulnerable groups such as aboriginal people, the poor and ethnic minorities.
In Africa, the number of Covid-19 infections across the continent has exceeded 90,000 cases, with a total of 2,907 deaths. South Africa is the country most affected by the disease with more than 17,200 cases, of which 312 cases have died. The number of Covid-19 infections in Africa has been described as “stabilizing” in recent days.
- Covid-19 caused infections of the intestines, kidneys and many other organs
Pneumonia virus can spread throughout the body, to the lungs, throat, heart, liver, brain, kidneys and intestines.
Published on May 13 in the journal Nature Medicine , a research team at the University of Hong Kong said the pneumonia virus can attack many different parts of the body.
This finding helps explain why the symptoms of people infected with Covid-19 appear in many parts of the respiratory system. This includes blood clots that cause strokes in young people, blockage of the dialysis system, headaches and even kidney failure.
Covid-19 is classified as a respiratory virus, spread through respiratory droplets, but it can still cause diarrhea and many other digestive symptoms. The researchers also found virus traces in the faeces of patients with Covid-19. This evidence shows that it can be transmitted through waste.
Researcher Jie Zhou and colleagues at Hong Kong University tried to find out how the SARS-CoV-2 virus can thrive in the gut. In laboratory samples in both bats and humans, the virus invaded many internal organs. Viruses not only live but also grow exponentially.
“The human intestinal tract may be the infectious route of SARS-CoV-2,” the research team said.
“A 68 year old female patient had a fever, sore throat, high cough and diarrhea after being admitted to the hospital at Princess Margaret Hospital. We isolated the infectious virus from her stool sample. Here we have demonstrated that the virus replicates in organic matter in the intestinal tract, ”Zhou said.
In addition, another team at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (Germany) also performed autopsies of 27 patients who died of Covid-19. They found traces of the virus in many parts of the patient’s body.
The pneumonia virus is mainly active in the kidney, which explains the rate of kidney damage is usually higher than other parts in Covid-19 patients.
Infection with SARS-CoV-2 virus can make underlying diseases worse. Conversely, people with heart disease, diabetes and especially kidney disease will also be more vulnerable to the virus because of the lower ability of self-healing than healthy people.