Coronavirus : the pandemic does not retreat - The Point

The epidemic of coronavirus does not fail. With more than 18 million cases of infection reported in the world including 217 273 new infections only on the day o

Coronavirus : the pandemic does not retreat - The Point

The epidemic of coronavirus does not fail. With more than 18 million cases of infection reported in the world including 217 273 new infections only on the day of Sunday, the wave of the epidemiological part of China last December, continues to surge. But it is in the United States, the country most affected, that the situation is most critical.

According to a study from the Johns Hopkins university, which is regularly updated, all 50 u.s. States concentrate 154 860 deaths for a total of 4 886 336 contamination, far, the figure per country, the highest to date, ahead of Brazil, 2 733 677 cases detected, and India, 1 803 695 people. A worrying situation as the number of diagnosed cases reflects only a fraction of the actual number of infections, said on Monday AFP. At least 1 468 689 people have been declared cured since the beginning of the crisis in the United States, while several countries, including Australia and the Philippines reconfinent partly their population.

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Disparity in mortality

In India, so far relatively spared in spite of the size of its population, the authorities have registered a new rebound with no less than 771 new deaths on Sunday, bringing the balance to 38 135 deaths. Among the countries most fatally affected, Brazil takes the lead – after the United States – with 94 104 deaths ahead of Mexico, 47 746 dead, and the United Kingdom, a country where the mortality would be among the most important with a case fatality rate of approximately 15 % to 46 286 deaths confirmed. Particularly exposed after a certain time of latency, the Latin American countries – Colombia, Peru, Argentina – experience an explosion in the number of cases since the month of June.

But it is Belgium who deplores the largest number of missing persons reported to its population, with 85 deaths per 100 000 inhabitants. Europe would encompass and 210 698 dead. The mortality rate, or ratio, is also a function of the number of individuals tested, the age of the population and the medical care of individuals infected, reports the Johns Hopkins university. The Middle East and Africa – the continent with the youth the most important – do not exceed the bar of 30 000 deaths, while France accounts for exactly 30 268 people dead since the beginning of the crisis.

Avoid the prospect of a "reconfinement generalized"

on a visit to Lille, where the number of cases of contamination is on the rise, the Prime minister, Jean Castex, called not to lower the guard in the face of a possible resurgence of the epidemic : "It is necessary to protect us against this virus, especially without stopping the economic life and social life, that is to say, in avoiding the prospect of a reconfinement generalized. "Several communes of the Mayenne, home of the resurgence of the epidemic, as well as Perros-Guirec in the Côtes-d'armor, Saint-Malo or Nice have decided to make mandatory the wearing of masks in the public space, in particular, on "coastal areas" which are very popular in the summer. In the Face of the acceleration of the pace of the pandemic, the director-general of the world health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said Monday " there is no panacea, and there will perhaps never be. Clinical trials give us hope. This does not necessarily mean that we will have an effective vaccine on the duration. "

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Updated Date: 04 August 2020, 03:33

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