On Saturday, the total number of global coronavirus cases exceeded 80 million, as countries around the world are experiencing a surge in the disease during the holidays.
according to Data compiled by Johns Hopkins UniversityOn Christmas Day, approximately 472,000 new COVID-19 cases were recorded worldwide, and the number of deaths due to the virus currently exceeds 1.75 million.
As of Saturday, the total number of infected cases in the United States has surpassed other countries, exceeding 18.8 million. The United States is followed closely by India (nearly 1
The United States also ranks among the top in the world in terms of coronavirus-related deaths, with more than 330,000, followed by Brazil with 190,488 and India with 147,343.
As the grim milestone approaches, some countries are fighting a new virus. British scientists discovered this week 56% more infectious Than the original.
The first reported new strain was found in the UK. Prompt some European countries and other countries in the world to restrict travel abroad.
Japan announced on Saturday It will temporarily ban Non-resident foreign citizens enter the country on the grounds that there is a new strain of COVID-19.
Japanese officials confirmed that a more contagious virus from the United Kingdom has entered Japan, and the earliest cases detected involved passengers arriving from the United Kingdom.
Despite the surge in coronavirus infections and deaths, the approval of vaccines in some countries may mark the final end of the pandemic.
Pharmaceutical company Moderna Said in the statement On Wednesday, the company’s vaccine is likely to protect people from this new, highly infectious strain, adding that it plans to conduct tests to confirm the vaccine’s efficacy.
So far, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Moderna vaccine and the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech for emergency use. Millions of doses of these vaccines have been distributed to healthcare professionals and other frontline workers.
Some public figures and elected officials, including Vice President Pence and President-elect Biden, have accepted the vaccine disclosure to promote confidence in the safety of vaccination.
EU countries start Received the first batch of COVID-19 vaccine This weekend, a large-scale launch is planned on Sunday.
On Sunday, high-risk groups and medical staff will be vaccinated in the Czech Republic, Italy and Spain and other countries that have suffered the first wave of the virus. Associated Press Report.