Beijing (Reuters)-According to Reuters statistics, there were more than 10 million coronavirus cases worldwide on Sunday, marking an important milestone in the spread of respiratory diseases. To date, the disease has killed nearly 50 in seven months Ten thousand people.
On June 26, 2020, in Mumbai, India, a medical staff collected swab samples from a man during the Coronavirus Disease Examination Camp (COVID-19). REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
According to the World Health Organization, this number is about twice the number of severe influenza diseases recorded each year.
Significantly, many countries hit by severe disasters are relaxing the blockade, and have made extensive changes to work and social life. Such changes may last for a year or more until vaccines are available.
Infections in some countries are resurgent, leading to partial restoration of the blockade by the authorities. Experts say this situation may reappear in the coming months and 2021.
According to Reuters statistics using government reports, North America, Latin America and Europe account for about 25% of the total number of cases, while Asia and the Middle East account for about 11% and 9% of the total number of cases.
To date, the number of deaths associated with the disease has exceeded 497,000, which is about the same as the number of influenza deaths reported each year.
The first cases of the new coronavirus were confirmed on January 10 in Wuhan, China, followed by a surge in infections and deaths in Europe, the United States, and later Russia.
The pandemic is now entering a new phase. India and Brazil are responding to more than 10,000 outbreaks every day, which puts tremendous pressure on resources.
In the past week, the two countries accounted for more than one-third of all new cases. Brazil reported a record 54,700 new cases on June 19. Some researchers say that by October, the number of deaths in Latin America may rise from about 100,000 this week to 380,000 in October.
Last week, the total number of cases continued to increase at a rate of 1-2% per day, while in March it exceeded 10%.
Although local transmission has been largely suppressed, countries including China, New Zealand and Australia have experienced new outbreaks in the past month.
In Beijing, hundreds of new cases are related to the agricultural market, and Beijing’s detection capacity has increased to 300,000 per day.
According to reports, in any country, most cases exceed 2.5 million, and the United States managed to slow the spread of the virus in May, only to see it spread to rural areas and other areas that were not previously affected in recent weeks.
In some countries with limited testing capabilities, the number of cases accounts for only a small portion of total infections. About half of the reported infections have been recovered.
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Reporting by Cate Cadell; Editing by Daniel Wallis and William Mallard