World News – GB – Global toll stands at 11,39,406


Agence France-Presse Paris |

Posted: 23:57, Oct 23,2020

The novel coronavirus has killed at least 11,39,406 people since the outbreak of the epidemic in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP on Friday at 11:00 GMT

At least 417,67540 cases of coronavirus have been recorded Of these, at least 2,85,31,800 are now considered recovered

According to the latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were the United States with 1,035 new deaths, followed by India with 690 and Brazil with 497

The United States is the most affected country with 223,059 deaths out of 84 11,259 cases At least 33,53,056 people have been declared recovered

After the United States, the hardest hit countries are Brazil with 1,55,900 deaths out of 53.23,630 cases, India with 1,17,306 deaths out of 77.61,312 cases, Mexico with 87,894 deaths out of 8.74,171 cases and the United States Kingdom with 44,347 deaths out of 8,10467 cases

Latin America and the Caribbean account for 3.87534 deaths in cases, Europe 2.58076 deaths from 82.65897 infections, and the United States and Canada 2.32.921 deaths in 8619644 case

Asia reported 1,633,769 deaths out of 1,0013,574 cases, the Middle East reported 55,358 deaths out of 23,889,787 cases, Africa 40,738 deaths out of 16,886,896 and Oceania reported 1,010 out of 33,788 case

The European Disease Control Agency warned on Friday that COVID-19 transmission levels in 23 member countries and the UK were now « of serious concern »

All EU countries except Cyprus, Estonia, Finland and Greece fall into this category, according to the latest assessment by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control , compared to seven countries just a month ago

« The continuing increase in COVID-19 infections poses a major threat to public health, with most countries having a very worrying epidemiological situation, » ECDC director Andrea Ammon said in a statement.

“The impact in terms of pressure on health services and mortality has become increasingly evident With high levels of community transmission, protecting vulnerable people becomes more difficult and it is inevitable that more many of them develop serious illness, ”she added.

The agency also said new registered cases had « increased steadily since August and showed a marked escalation in recent weeks »

Suggested measures included physical distancing, limiting large gatherings, hand washing and encouraging the use of face masks

In addition to the 27 EU countries, the ECDC covers the UK, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein

According to the ECDC, on Friday 5,528,320 cases of Covid-19 had been recorded in all these countries and 205,986 deaths

The second wave of coronavirus in France could be worse than the first, the boss of the Parisian public hospital group AP-HP said on Friday as the country recorded a record number of daily cases

With increasing pressure on hospitals, France has extended the curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. to cover 46 million people, more than two-thirds of its population

« In recent months, we have had the impression that a second wave did not exist or that it was a small wave The situation is the opposite, » Martin Hirsch told broadcaster RTL

« The second wave may be worse than the first, » he said, warning of a « formidable » challenge ahead

France reported a daily record of 41,622 new cases on Thursday, and the number of intensive care patients is at its highest level since May

Thursday’s 24-hour figure of 165 is still well below the peak in April, when the death toll climbed to over 900 a day

The Eiffel Tower, one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, has seen the number of visitors drop by 80% compared to 2019, according to operator SETE

As foreign tourists stay on the sidelines and strict coronavirus measures including a curfew take their toll, her income has also fallen by 70%

The government is imposing its toughest measures on the city of Manchester in the north-west and its surrounding area The English county of South Yorkshire will also face the same ‘very high’ alert from Saturday

In Wales, more than three million people will have to stay at home on Friday from 6 p.m. (5 p.m. GMT)

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says the ‘real number’ of coronavirus cases in Spain is over three million

Earlier this week, Spain became the first in Europe to officially surpass one million confirmed Covid-19 infections, but Sanchez said the actual figure was much higher because the number of cases detected in the start of the pandemic was very low

Czech Health Minister Roman Prymula is criticized by social media users after being photographed leaving a restaurant that should have been closed under its own antivirus restrictions

An epidemiologist in post since September, Prymula also did not wear a face mask when he got into his car with a driver, reports the daily tabloid Blesk

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