World COVID-19 News: Record COVID-19 Cases In Last 24 Hours Totaling 299,185, Total Global Deaths Now: 876,235, Millions More Expected To Die Soon
World COVID-19 News
: The Global COVID-19 pandemic is not showing any signs of slowing down, on the contrary tell-tale signs are indicating that it is going to get worse and that a real second wave is fast approaching.
In the last 24 hours the world saw its highest record of daily reported new COVID-19 infections of 299,185 cases. The total global deaths from the COVID-19 disease is now 876,235 while the total Infections have passed 27,010,985
Around the world various countries are reporting a surge of cases.
To date, India, the United States and Brazil remain the three countries recording the greatest number of new cases over the past seven days.
Although the number of cases is on the increase in India (15 percent more cases compared with the previous seven-day period), and Brazil (eight percent more), the situation is more or less stable in the United States with -1 percent.
However the real situation in America is no longer known as the White House has put into place a variety of measures so that figures could be manipulated to look good ahead of the coming elections and also testing in numerous counties and states have decreased especially in areas controlled by the Republicans.
Shockingly Israel is the country where the number of cases is picking up most, with its average of new cases per day representing a 57 percent rise, the biggest such jump among countries recording at least 1,000 cases per day on average over the past week.
France follows with 36 percent or 5,783 more daily cases, Indonesia (36 percent, 3,054), Nepal (25 percent, 1,049) and the United Kingdom (24 percent, 1,434).
France registered nearly 9,000 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, the highest daily figure since the pandemic swept into the country last March, the country's health agency said Friday.
Iraq on Friday recorded its highest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, prompting authorities to warn hospitals may "lose control" in the coming days.
Iraqi health ministry said 5,036 new coronavirus infections were confirmed on Friday, bringing the total number of cases across the country to 252,075, of which 191,368 had recovered, but 7,359 had died.
Authorities attributed the spike to recent "large gatherings" that took place without recommended safety measures, including mask-wearing or social distancing. That included the marking on August 30 of Ashura, a major Muslim day of mourning that commemorates the killing of the Prophet Mohammed's grandson Hussein in 680 AD. On that day, tens of thousands of Shiite Muslims converged on the holy city of Karbala in southern Iraq.
Although Karbala's authorities introduced new measures to stem the spread of the virus, including restricting access to areas of worship and widespread spraying of disinfectants, the health ministry warned the measures weren't enough.
Authorities are warning that the number of cases is expected to escalate further in the coming days, which they fear will lead to health institutions to lose control as they try to deal with these large numbers. This they say will lead to an inc
rease in the number of deaths, after they made headway in reducing them over the past few weeks. Iraq's hospitals have already been worn down by decades of conflict and poor investment, with shortages in medicines, hospital beds and even protective equipment for doctors.
Australia's coronavirus hotspot Victoria state said its death toll from the virus rose by 59 and there were 81 new cases.
The death tally includes 50 people in aged-care facilities who died in July and August, the state health department said in a tweet. Victoria, Australia's second-most populous state, reported 15 deaths and 113 cases a day earlier.
The state capital, Melbourne, is nearing the end of a six-week lockdown put in place to slow the spread of the virus but authorities said restrictions may continue beyond the planned end date after daily cases rose on Thursday.
Meanwhile Russia reported 5,205 new coronavirus cases, pushing its national tally to 1,020,310, the fourth largest in the world.
Russian authorities said 110 people had died in the last 24 hours, bringing the official death toll to 17,759.
Ukraine registered a record 2,836 cases of the new coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the national security council said on Saturday, up from a previous record of 2,723 new cases. Ukraine has imposed a temporary ban on most foreigners entering the country until September 28, and extended lockdown measures until the end of October to contain a recent spike in cases.
Surprisingly the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 1,378, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed.
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Mexico so hard that the governments of several states have run out of death certificates. Officials said on Friday the federal forms started running out about 15 to 20 days ago in at least three states ie Baja California, the State of Mexico and Mexico City.
Mexican authorities say a million new forms have been printed and are being distributed. The certificates are printed with special characteristics because falsification has been a problem in the past.
Global Model Predicts 1.9 Million More Deaths By End Of 2020
Shockingly, a widely cited model from the University of Washington predicts worsening outbreaks as winter returns to the Northern Hemisphere, with daily deaths expected to reach as high as 30,000 deaths during December.
The new COVID-19 death toll could total 2.8 million by January 1, about 1.9 million more from now until the end of the year.
Dr Christopher Murray of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington said,”Mask mandates and social distancing could save hundreds of thousands of lives, but there is "a tremendous amount of COVID fatigue" among the world's government leaders because of economic downturns.” He added: "We are facing the prospect of a deadly December, especially in Europe, Central Asia and the United States. But the science is clear and the evidence irrefutable: mask-wearing, social distancing, and limits to social gatherings are vital to helping prevent transmission of the virus."
The University of Washington IHME model projects the wave will peak in the United States in early December at about 2,900 deaths per day. India, the United States, Brazil, Mexico and Japan will lead the world in total deaths by January 1, according to the forecast.
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