(Paris) The new Corona virus epidemic has killed at least 2570,291 people worldwide since the WHO office in China reported the outbreak at the end of December 2019, according to an AFP report from official sources Friday at 6 am .
More than 115,568,760 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed since the start of the epidemic. The vast majority of patients recover, but the portion that is not well evaluated maintains symptoms for weeks or even months.
The figures are based on daily reports from health authorities in each country and exclude subsequent reviews by statistical agencies, such as Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom.
On Thursday, there were 9,007 new deaths and 424,952 new cases worldwide. The countries that recorded the largest number of new deaths in their recent reports are Brazil, which recorded 1699 new deaths, the United States (1016) and Mexico (822).
The United States is the country most affected by deaths and cases, with 520,356 deaths out of 28827140 recorded, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
After the United States, the worst-affected countries are Brazil with 260,970 deaths and 10,793,732 cases, Mexico with 188,866 deaths (2112,508 cases), India with 157,548 deaths (11,173,797 cases) and the United Kingdom with 124,025 deaths (4201,358 cases).
Among the countries worst affected, the Czech Republic is the country with the highest number of deaths relative to its population, with 199 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Belgium (192), Slovenia (186), the United Kingdom (183) and Montenegro (166).
The total number of deaths in Europe on Friday at 6 a.m. reached 867,606 deaths for 38249394 cases, Latin America and the Caribbean 690,512 deaths (21758761 cases), the United States and Canada 542,492 deaths (29704473 cases), Asia 258,522 deaths (16266951 cases) and the Middle East 105,224 deaths (5,619,893 cases), Africa 104,984 deaths (3,936,675 cases), and Oceania 951 deaths (32,619 cases).
Since the beginning of the epidemic, the number of tests performed has increased sharply and screening and tracing techniques have improved, which has led to an increase in reported contamination.
However, the number of diagnosed cases reflects only a fraction of the actual total of infection, and a large proportion of less severe or asymptomatic cases remain undetected.
This assessment was performed using data collected by AFP offices from competent national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Due to authorities’ corrections or late releases of data, the 24-hour increase numbers may not exactly match the figures released the previous day.
Tokyo: the extended state of emergency
Japan will extend for two weeks the state of emergency in effect in the Tokyo metropolitan area in the face of the Corona virus, less than five months before the opening of the Olympic Games scheduled for this summer in the Japanese capital.
The state of emergency, which mainly consisted of requiring bars and restaurants to close at 8 p.m., was lifted on February 28 in six divisions and was due to end on Sunday in Greater Tokyo.
End of confinement in Auckland
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that Auckland’s lockdown of 1.7 million people will end on Sunday, a week after it went into effect. The authorities believe that the source of the pollution has been contained.
AstraZeneca Blocked: Understanding Australia
After Rome’s decision to ban the export of AstraZeneca vaccines produced on European soil to Australia, the Australian authorities were sympathetic, considering the impact of this measure relatively.
Italy clarified this decision, the first of its kind in the European Union, through “the ongoing shortage of vaccines and delays in the supply of AstraZeneca,” the “large amount” of the doses involved, and the fact that Australia is considered a “not at risk” country. By the European Union mechanism.
Licensed vaccination midwives and pharmacists
In France, pharmacists and midwives are now authorized to prescribe and inject COVID-19 vaccines, as are nurses who can now be vaccinated without a doctor systematically present.
Vaccination campaigns in East Africa
Kenya kicked off the vaccination campaign Friday, with a first phase targeting medical staff, two days after receiving more than a million doses of AstraZeneca as part of the Covax initiative, set up by the World Health Organization to enable the poorest countries to receive vaccines.
Rwanda, which on Wednesday became the first African country to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, with nearly 100,000 doses delivered, kicked off its vaccination campaign on Friday.
Denmark: AstraZeneca for over 65 years
Following in the footsteps of many European Union countries such as Germany and Belgium, Danish health authorities Friday expanded their recommendation to use the AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine for people over the age of 65, based on a Scottish study.
Rugby: The fifteenth of France was acquitted
The French minister said Friday that an internal investigation report on the COVID-19 outbreak in France concludes that the health protocol is “well developed” and “respected” by the national rugby team. Sport, Jean-Michel Blancer.
Bells and a minute of silence in Switzerland
A year after recording the first death linked to COVID-19, the whole of Switzerland has paid an extraordinary tribute to the more than 9,000 people who have died of this disease on its soil, by ringing church bells after a minute of silence.
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