World. The coronavirus pandemic is taking hold

  World.  The coronavirus pandemic is taking hold

New reports, highlights and new measures to tackle COVID-19, here is a brief X-ray of the latest developments in the pandemic across the world in late July 2021.

In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, no less than 4,202,179 deaths have been recorded worldwide since the end of December 2019. As of July 31, the United States remains the country with the most deaths (612,998), ahead of Brazil (555,460), India (423,217), Mexico (239,997) and Peru (196,214).

And the reality on the ground is not very encouraging as the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the number of pandemics could be two to three times higher than officially established.

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At the core of this new wave of contamination and, in the opinion of scientists, the delta variant is characterized by more severe effects than its predecessors, not to mention that infected people seem to transmit it as much as whether They are getting vaccinated. No. Further delta for WHO, in the world, constitutes a warning that must be provoked to act quickly before the appearance of more dangerous mutations.

According to an AFP report halted on Thursday, July 29, the pandemic has increased in the United States/Canada (+57%), Latin America/Caribbean (+7%), as well as the Middle East (+28%). ) On the other hand, pollution numbers have declined in Oceania (-11%) and Europe (-3%).

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Asia is by no means spared (+11%) from this trend of delta variant; In fact, two new regions in China are the epicenter of the pandemic. In addition, cases of contamination have been identified in Fujian Province and Chongqing Municipality. Regions apart from other provinces and the capital Beijing, where delta-type infections had already been observed.

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While the Olympic Games are currently taking place there, the Japanese government this Friday, July 30 decided to extend the state of emergency in Tokyo and extend it to several neighboring departments.

In Oceania, Brisbane, Australia’s third-largest city, and parts of the state of Queensland, a three-day strict lockdown went into effect this Saturday, July 31, according to officials.

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In relation to the African continent, the epidemic (+ 2%) has increased. Tunisia is facing enormous difficulties in view of a new rebound in the epidemic recorded in recent months. As of Friday, 30 July, the Tunisian Health Ministry announced 172 deaths (including 40 deaths on the same day), bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 19,858 since the start of the pandemic.

According to the Ministry of Health, a total of 7,529 new cases of infection were registered in Morocco on Saturday, July 31, and 4,522 were cured. The new toll has reached 623,528 since the first case was reported in the Kingdom in March 2020. The number of people who have been cured has reached 561,930, the recovery rate is 90.1%. The total number of deaths in the Kingdom since the start of the pandemic reached 9,785 as of 31 July.

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