more than 936,000 dead

(Paris) The pandemic caused by the new coronavirus has killed at least 936,095 people worldwide since the WHO office in China reported the COVID-19 outbreak in late December. This comes from a report by AFP from official sources Wednesday at 7 a.m.

Posted on Sep 16, 2020 at 8:10 am

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Since the epidemic began, more than 29,633,590 cases of contamination have been officially diagnosed and at least 19,787,400 people are considered cured.

However, the number of diagnosed cases only reflects a fraction of the actual number of contaminations. Some countries only test severe cases, others prioritize testing for traceability, and many poor countries have limited testing capacity.

On Tuesday, 6,257 more deaths and 296,401 more cases were reported worldwide. The countries that recorded the most new deaths in their most recent reports are India (1290), the United States (1250) and Brazil (1113).

The United States is the hardest hit country in terms of deaths and cases, with 195,961 deaths in 6,606,674 cases, according to the Johns Hopkins University figure. At least 2,495,127 people were declared cured.

After the United States, Brazil has the highest number of survivors, with 133,119 deaths in 4,382,263 cases, India with 82,066 deaths (5,020,359 cases), Mexico with 71,678 deaths (676,487 cases) and the United Kingdom with 41,664 deaths (374,228 cases).

Peru is one of the hardest hit countries and has the highest number of deaths relative to its population at 94 per 100,000 people, followed by Belgium (86), Spain (64), and Bolivia (64) and Chile (63).

China (excluding the Hong Kong and Macau areas) has officially counted a total of 85,214 cases (12 new between Tuesday and Wednesday): 4,634 were fatal and 80,437 people were cured.

Latin America and the Caribbean had a total of 314,495 deaths in 8,403,067 cases on Wednesday at 7 a.m., Europe 222,734 (4,614,184 cases), the US and Canada 205,187 (6,745,229 cases), Asia 118,964 (6,749,832 cases) ), the Middle East 40,771 (1,722,231 cases), Africa 33,066 (1,368,342 cases) and Oceania 878 (30,713 cases).

This assessment was carried out using data collected from AFP offices of national competent authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO). Due to corrections by the authorities or late release of the data, the 24-hour increment numbers may not be exactly the same as the day before.

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India is the second most populous country in the world with 1.3 billion people and now has a total of 5.02 million people carrying the virus, just behind the United States with 6.6 million cases of COVID-19.

“Vaccine Nationalism”

The President of the European Commission warned on Wednesday of the dangers of “vaccine nationalism” as Europeans faced the COVID-19 pandemic in a scattered order and the search for a vaccine the subject of global competition.

“Vaccine nationalism endangers lives”, stressed Ursula von der Leyen to the European Parliament, while the great powers reserve high-cost anti-Covid vaccines that are currently being developed.

More than 936,000 dead

The pandemic caused by the new coronavirus has killed more than 936,000 people worldwide since the end of December. This emerges from a report that AFP produced on Wednesday at 7 a.m. from official sources.

More than 29.6 million cases of contamination have been diagnosed.

The United States is the most bereaved with 195,961 deaths. Next up are Brazil (133,119), India (82,066), Mexico (71,678) and the United Kingdom (41,664).

A new appointment is planned in Madrid

The Madrid region, the epicenter of the rebound of the COVID-19 epidemic in Spain, announced on Wednesday that it plans to include areas of the city or region with the greatest spike in contamination levels.

“Restrictions on gatherings of people and also on mobility” will be announced “by the end of the week,” said an official.

Mixed Outlook for the OECD

The global recession is likely to be less pronounced than expected in 2020, the OECD said in its economic outlook published on Wednesday. The swift and substantial response from states helped to limit the damage. However, the recovery is likely to be weaker in 2021 than in June.

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) expects growth of 5% in 2021 after a decline of 4.5% in 2020.

Heavy losses for football

A loss of $ 14 billion: This could cost world football the COVID-19 pandemic, which, according to the International Football Association (FIFA), is responsible for schedule disruptions, empty stadiums and other losses in television rights. .

460 billion losses for tourism

The decline in the number of international tourists due to the pandemic resulted in a loss of $ 460 billion for the sector in the first half of the year, according to estimates by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

The cause is a 65% decrease in the number of international tourists during the reporting period, which is characterized by border closings and restrictions on travelers.