For the first time, the world records more than one million cases of coronavirus infection daily

For the first time, the world records more than one million cases of coronavirus infection daily

According to the research platform, there were 1.4 million infections in one day, more than half of them in Europe, where countries imposed restrictions on the disease. The World Health Organization says that omicrons must generate an overload in health systems. The world for the first time, on December 27, passed the mark of one million daily cases of COVID-19, according to data revealed on Tuesday (28/12) by the search platform Our World in Data (“Our World in Data”), linked to the University of Oxford . The record was set on the same day that several countries reintroduced restrictive measures to contain transmission of the omicron variant, which, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), can cause burdens to health systems worldwide. So far, the largest global record of daily cases was on December 23, with 983.3 thousand infections in a 24-hour period. In April 2021, during one of the peaks of the worldwide pandemic, the global daily number exceeded 900,000 cases on three occasions, peaking at 905,800 on April 28. This Monday, 1.4 million infections were recorded worldwide. The data has been collected since January 2020, when the coronavirus reached the West. The United States is the country with the most cases recorded, with 512,553 confirmed infections, which is about 37% of the total. Next comes the United Kingdom (318,699 or 23%) and Spain (15%). However, these countries are among the most tested in the world, which makes it likely that there are many unrecorded cases in different parts of the world. According to Our World in Data, more than half of the cases recorded on Monday around the world were in Europe alone, with 763,876 infections out of 1.4 million infections, equivalent to 54.5% of the total. The European continent has only 60.73% of its population with a full vaccination schedule, while Brazil is close to 67%. However, the data do not reflect the different realities between European countries. While the tiny British overseas territory of Gibraltar has 100% fully immunized, countries like Armenia and Bosnia are less than 22%. Governments face tough decisions High infection rates have led many governments around the world to make difficult decisions, whether they are building harmful restrictions on the economy to contain the disease, or keeping society open. While the United States has halved the isolation period for asymptomatic cases, to avoid further disruption, France has ordered residents to work from their homes at least three days a week, whenever possible. Germany has reintroduced contact restrictions for the second year in a row during the holiday season, in addition to closing nightclubs and imposing restrictions on eating and indoor and outdoor activities. Even with numbers far smaller than those in other parts of the world, China maintained its “zero Covid” policy and even imposed confinement orders for 13 million people in Xi’an. of illness at 21 months, just days before the start of the Beijing Winter Olympics. rc (AFP, ots)

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