COVID-19 World: Records Broken Again, 123,085 New Infections In America In Last 24 hours, Globally 608,670, Dismal Dead Rates However America Only 1226
: The new COVID-19 infections are rising again with the global figures reaching a new record at 608,550 while America proudly also reached a new record high of 123,085 new infections. However the death rates in the last 24 hours showed a dismal figure of only a mere 8771 globally and a just only 1226 Americans dying from the COVID-19. However on the bright side, more than 67,000 American are hospitalized with more than 21,840 in critical conditions.
Despite all the ‘smart arses’ in America and Europe, cases are going up day by day. The total global COVID-19 infection toll has now reached almost 49 million while the total dead have reached more than 1.23 million (still relatively small figures that cannot get people serious enough about the pandemic).
In American the total number infected cases have now reached more than 9.6 million and the total number of Americans who have died have now reached more than 235,085.
Although deaths remain lower than their worst levels in the spring, Thursday was also the third day in a row that fatalities were above 1,000. The last time people were dying at that rate of COVID-19 in the US was early September.
Government and health officials in some states have already sounded warnings about their ability to handle an influx in hospitalizations as the winter flu season looms.
The COVID-19 pandemic has also slammed the US economy, fueling a historic contraction in growth and tens of millions of job losses.
Meanwhile swathes of Italy return to coronavirus lockdown Friday as the resurgent pandemic continued its march through Europe and reached record levels in the United States.
Five new coronavirus "red zones" in Italy's north plus Calabria in the country's "toe" will shutter non-essential businesses, affecting 16 million people.
Italy had been badly hit by a first wave, with images of swamped hospitals, makeshift morgues and intubated patients shocking the world.
Many are now saying the country is now in the grip of a second wave after a sharp uptick in contagion numbers, and regions are again warning that intensive care units are filling rapidly.
Italy had another 445 new coronavirus deaths were recorded across the country on Thursday, along with 34,505 new cases.
Italy's financial and fashion capital of Milan have already fallen quiet and is 'completely dead now.'
The country’s regions follow 56 million people in England who went into a second lockdown on Thursday.
Interestingly tourist destinations such as London's Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square were deserted, and normally bustling cities including Manchester and Liverpool fell quiet.
It was reported that in Denmark, 280,000 people were restricted in the country's northwest after a mutated version of the new coronavirus linked to mink farms was found in humans
The world's largest exporter of mink fur, Denmark had earlier said it would cull all of its 15-17 million minks.
Although not more severe than the
normal virus, the mutated version "could pose a risk that future vaccines won't work", Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said.
WHO's regional director for Europe Hans Kluge said there had been a COVID-19 "explosion" on the continent as its 11.6 infections surge past Latin America and the Caribbean's 11.4 million.
He told media, "We do see an explosion... in the sense it only takes a couple of days to have over the European region an increase of one million cases.”
Also France locked down last week, and the mayor of Paris announced Thursday that stores selling alcohol and food to late-night shoppers will be forced to close at 10 pm to "avoid gatherings".
The country recorded 58,046 new cases on Thursday as some prominent doctors warned the lockdown, which allows schools to stay open, will not be enough.
Meanwhile in Sweden which has famously refused the mandatory lockdowns seen elsewhere in Europe, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said he had gone into self-isolation after being in the "vicinity" of someone with COVID-19.
It was also reported that Greece will go back into lockdown from Saturday for three weeks to battle a second wave of the coronavirus.
Across Europe and beyond the virus flare-up has brought with it fears about what new lockdowns mean for jobs and already battered businesses.
The Bank of England on Thursday unveiled an extra £150 billion ($195 billion) in cash stimulus and forecast a deeper coronavirus-induced recession.
Also in the election-fixated United States, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said more emergency spending will be "essential" to support the economy.
The recent spike in COVID-19 cases is "particularly concerning", Powell told media.
We at Thailand Medical News are hoping that the second wave really takes a kick start and figures starting rising exponentially as only them do we believe that people will start realizing that seriousness of this pandemic and also realize the drug, therapeutic and vaccine scams of the Western world.
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