The seven-day average for new daily cases is over a quarter of a million over two weeks.
Brazil has recorded more than 3 million cases and 100,000 deaths, second only to the United States, the country most severely affected so far with more than 5 million cases and 160,000 deaths.
However, India’s mortality is still relatively low, according to JHU data. India has about 3 deaths per 100,000 or a total just over 44,000, compared with nearly 67 deaths per 100,000 or more than 46,000 in the UK, the country with the highest death rate among the 20 countries. most severely affected.
The UK is among a number of European countries seeing new swarms of infections amid concerns about a second wave. Home stay orders have been issued in regions of northern England where outbreaks have been identified. The UK recorded 1,113 new cases on Sunday, bringing the total to more than 310,000.
Spain has seen a rapid increase in the number of cases last week, with 4,507 new cases being recorded on Friday. Daily figures have reached levels not seen since before the country ended its emergency on June 21, with a total of more than 314,000 cases and 28,000 deaths nationwide.
Leading French scientists last week warned that the country’s situation was “fragile” and could “divert at any time to a less controlled scenario like in Spain, for example.” ” Paris made it mandatory to wear masks in outdoor areas when the daily number of cases nationwide hit 3,897 on Friday – the highest level since May. Belgium has also seen a spike in growth – the country’s average weekly new infections are up 62% in the last week of July compared to the previous week, according to health authorities.
Africa confirmed more than one million Covid-19 infections on Friday, according to a CNN tally based on JHU data.
South Africa has more than half of all reported cases across the continent, with more than 550,000 confirmed infections, the fifth highest worldwide and more than 10,000 deaths.
The World Health Organization (WHO) Africa Regional Director, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, warned on Thursday that the lack of testing across Africa remains a “frequent and disturbing challenge.”
According to the WHO, Covid-19 is now spreading among young people globally, with the incidence among adolescents and young adults sixfold, and among children and infants sevenfold. The increase could be explained by broader testing, detecting more mild cases and changing demographics in hot spots, but “an increase in risky behavior,” the agency said. Relaxation of social and public health measures “is also the cause.
“Behind these statistics is a lot of pain and suffering,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
Tedros highlights countries like New Zealand and Rwanda as examples of places that are doing well in the fight against Covid-19.
New Zealand celebrated the 100th anniversary of its absence, he said, while Rwanda is making progress thanks to similar steps. Free testing and treatment, people with positive results, and everyone who may come into contact with them are examined and tested by the health care provider.
“I know many of you are grieving, and this is a difficult time for the world,” Tedros said. “But I want to be clear: There are green buds of hope and wherever a country, region, city or town is – it’s never too late to turn an outbreak.”