Julie M. · Published on 7 March 2021 at 10h45
· Updated on 7 March 2021 at 10h46
The whole world has been facing the unprecedented coronavirus health crisis almost a year now. Over 115 million coronavirus cases have been reported and over 2.5 million people have died of Covid-19 worldwide. Discover the toll in countries and the evolution around the world as of Friday March 5, 2021. Greece extends lockdown to March 16. China is to generalize anal tests for foreign travelers. Italy closes all schools in red area. The EU Commission prepares a vaccination passport project. Finland activates state of lockdown to strengthen restrictions. Germany lists Moselle as maximum risk area. WHO announces the world's new case toll is increasing for the first time in 7 weeks. Vaccine will not be enough to prevent a hospitalization peak in March in France. The UK is progressively exiting lockdown from March 8. In Argentina, schools reopen after being closed for 11 months. Israel experiments "at-home" isolation with electronic tag.
As of Friday March 5, 2021, Covid-19 infected 115,162,732 people (+159,113). So far, 2,545,962 (+3,040) people have died worldwide. We now use data from The Coronavirus App, recommended by the French Health Minister and that shares the official data from the different Health ministers. According to WHO, there will be no herd immunity in 2021 even though vaccines are available.
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- In France, according to the latest report from the health authorities as for the COVID-19 pandemic, about 3,810,125 cases have been reported including 26,788 the past 24h. As of Thursday March 4, 293 deaths in 24 hours have been reported. The death toll in nursing homes reaches 24,973 deaths. 62,862 people have died in hospitals (+293 in 24h) leading to a global total of 87,835 deaths. In France, 2,984,202 people have been given the first dose of vaccine in France.
- Greece records 2,697 new cases in 24h leading to 197,279 cases since the pandemic broke out. The country totals 6,597 deaths including 40 over the past 24h hours. 643,218 people have been given the first dose of vaccine. Greece extends lockdown to March 16.
- The number of new cases increases in China as the country reports 27 new Covid-19 infections in 24 hours. As of Tuesday March 2, 2021, China reports 101,995 cases and 4,845 deaths (+0). Beijing approves a second vaccine made in China. China is to generalize anal tests for foreign travelers.
- In Germany, the new case toll skyrockets: 11,912 new infections in 24 hours. As of Tuesday March 2, the country reports 2,471,942 cases, along with 71,240 (+359) deaths. Initially said to be on from November 2 to 30, the closure bars, restaurants, cultural and sport venues continues and is once again extended to March 7, 2021. Angela Merkel is expected to present this Wednesday March 3, 2021 a lockdown exit plan starting March 8. So far, 4,541,389 people have been given the first dose of the vaccine.
- In Argentina, 2,133,948 coronavirus cases including 1,913 over the past 24h have been reported along with 52,644 deaths (+6). To date, 874,916 people have been given the first shot in the country. In Argentina, schools reopen after being closed for 11 months.
- Italy reports this Thursday March 4, 2021, 22,845 new infections have been reported in 24 hours, and 339 deaths in 24 hours. It now reaches 98,974 since the beginning of the epidemic. And 2,999,119 cases have been confirmed so far. 3,374,842 people have been given the first injection of vaccine. Italy closes all schools in "red area" starting Saturday.
- Israel records 781,888 cases since the epidemic broke out, including 0 over the past 24h and 5,778 deaths (+0). So far, 4,859,941 people have been given the first dose of the vaccine. Israel stops flights from and to the country to limit the spread of variants. A controversial bill enables authorities to know the names of people who are not vaccinated. Israel experiments "at-home" isolation with electronic tag.
- In the United-States, the new daily case toll keeps on decreasing in the 50 States. Today, 57,831 infections have been reported in 24 hours. As of Tuesday March 2, 2021, the country reports 28,403,416 cases. The country reports 2,147 deaths in 24h, taking it up to a total of 513,071 deaths. 54,035,670 people have been given the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine. Joe Biden expects the country to reach herd immunity by the summer 2021. Mask becomes compulsory in transports. The border between the USA and Canada will remain shut until March 21.
- In India, the new case curve keeps on regularly decreasing. This Tuesday March 2, India records 11,156,923 cases (+17,407 in 24 hours), and 157,435 deaths including 89 in 24 hours. India is about to produce 100 million doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine and emergency allows the new AstraZeneca vaccine. India launches a mass vaccine campaign and vaccinates 13,739,121 people in 24 hours.
- Belgium reports - as of Wednesday March 3, 2021 - 1,339 new cases have been reported in 24 hours taking it up to a total of 780,157 cases. There have been 0 death in 24 hours, taking it to a total of 22,169 deaths. Belgium bans any non-necessary trips abroad, including within Europe in February. 524,775 people have been injected the first dose of vaccine.
- South Korea, as of Tuesday March 2, reports 424 new infections. 91,240 cases in total, and 1,619 deaths (+7 in 24h) have been reported. Faced with the 3rd wave - even more destructive than the previous two - the country reinforces social-distancing restrictions. In the capital, Seoul, the ban of gatherings of over 4 people is extended. The domestic vaccine campaign is set to begin in February. 154,421 have been given the first dose of vaccine.
- The epidemic is active in Africa and keeps on spreading. In South Africa as of Tuesday March 2, the country reports 1,516,262 (+1,447) and 50,366 deaths (+95). Young South-African students head back to school. South Africa will make their AstraZeneca vaccine doses available to the African Union. 70,527 people have been given the first dose of vaccine.
- In Mexico, the epidemic keeps on spreading with 5 deaths reported in 24h. The country currently counts 2,112,508 infections (+20 in 24) and 188,866 deaths in total. Mexico has exceeded Spain, France, Italy and the UK in terms of fatality. This is the fourth worst-hit country in terms of fatality behind Brazil and the United-States. 2,043,941 people have been given the first dose of vaccine.
- Poland currently reports 1,750,659 (+15,253) contamination cases and 44,649 Covid-19 deaths (+289). Poland has announced a new series of restrictions against the novel coronavirus. From December 28, 2020 the country is back into partial lockdown including the closure of movie theaters and most stores in shopping malls, as well as remote teaching. 2,338,137 people have been given the first dose of vaccine.
- Algeria reports 113,593 cases in total including 163 the past 24h and 2,996 (+5) deaths since the pandemic broke out.
- Lebanon instates total lockdown starting Thursday January 14, 2021. The country totals 383,482 cases since the pandemic broke out, including 3,463 in 24h and 4,866 (+61) deaths because of coronavirus. 0 people have been given the first dose of vaccine.
- Brazil reports an-always high new infection toll with 75,102 cases in 24 hours. It reports this Thursday March 4, 2021, 1,699 deaths in 24 hours. The country reports 10,793,732 cases in total, and 260,970 deaths according to data given by the government. 7,701,146 people have been given the first shot of Covid-19 vaccine.
- Canada reports 2,832 new cases in 872,734 naming a new record since the pandemic broke out, and 22,151 deaths including 47 in 24h. 1,537,273 people have been inoculated the first dose of vaccine. The border with the USA is closed until March 21.
- Spain reports a total of 3,136,355 (+35) cases. As of Wednesday March 3, the country reports 0 deaths in 24h, leading to a total of 70,247 deaths. 2,920,179 people have been given the two doses of vaccine.
- Morocco reports this Tuesday March 2, 594 new contaminations in 24h, a total of 484,753 cases. The country also reports 8,653 deaths, +8 in 24h. Morocco's massive vacination campaign is starting at full speed with 3,745,173 people have been vaccinated already.
- Sweden, as of Wednesday March 3, 2021, 680,130 (+4,864 in 24h), and 12,882 deaths have been reported. Bars and restaurants must close at 10:30 p.m. from November 10 to February 28, at least. This Friday January 8, Sweden passed a law leading to new temporary powers for the government to fight against the coronavirus epidemic, including the possibility to close restaurants and stores for the first time. 539,387 people have been given the first dose of coronavirus vaccine.
- In Switzerland, as the number of cases skyrockets and reaches 3 new cases in 24h for a total of 561,068 cases.The country reports 9,319 deaths including 0 in 24h. Switzerland is closing stores, restaurants and other places of life from 6 p.m. and on Sunday from December 12 to January 22, 2020. Despite the very aggressive second wave, authorities refuse to implement lockdown. 546,228 people have been given the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine.
- Russia, as of Wednesday March 3, 2021, reports 11,385 new cases leading to a total of 4,290,135 cases and 87,823 deaths (+475). Russia has launched the mass-vaccination campaign, and 4,287,423 people have been given the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine.
- Austria reports 2,252 new cases leading to a total of 464,374 cases and 15 deaths in 24h for a total of 8,489 deaths as of Wednesday March 3, 2021. 339,470 people have been given the first shot of vaccine. Austria makes FFP2 masks compulsory in stores and public transit. Austria requires people to present PCR- from less than 48h to go to the hair salon. Austrian schools can reopen since this past Monday but all students and teachers must take a test every week.
- The United Kingdom reports 1,415 new cases in 24h with a total of 4,201,358 cases since the epidemic broke out. This Wednesday March 3, 2021, 39 deaths were reported in 24h, leading to a total of 124,025 deaths have been reported. 20,982,571 people have been given the first dose of vaccine so far. 20 million people have been vaccinated already. England instates charged quarantine in hotels for UK residents and Irish citizens coming from one of the 33 red-listed countries.
- In Japan, Covid keeps on spreading with 1,192 new cases in 24h, naming the highest toll in 24h in the country since the pandemic broke out. 435,548 cases have been reported, and 8,052 (+68 in 24h) deaths reported as of Tuesday March 2. Japan approves a first vaccine: the one developed by Pfizer/BioNTech. 28,530 people have been vaccinated.
- Denmark reports 574 new cases in 24h leading to a total of 212,798 cases. The country has totalled 2,370 deaths including 3 over the past 24h. Denmark chooses to allow intervals between the two doses of the vaccine in order to vaccinate as many people as possible. 466,430 people have been given the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine. Denmark is about to launch a "coronapas" a digital pass to travel, go to the restaurant or a cultural venue. Hundreds of opponents have protested this Saturday in the streets of Copenhagen against restrictions and especially the curfew instated.
- Portugal is back into lockdown since Friday January 15, 2021 for the second time and for at least a month. All non-food stores must close. As of Tuesday March 2, 2021, the country reports 41 deaths in 24h, leading to a total of 16,430 deaths since the pandemic broke out; and 979 new cases in 24h, totaling 806,626 confirmed cases. So far, 632,450 people have been vaccinated. Portugal will send 1 million vaccine doses to its former colonies in Africa.
- In the Netherlands, the epidemic escalates with 4,114 new cases in 24h leading to a total of 1,105,544 cases. The country reports 15,730 deaths including 33 these past 24h. The country instates curfew from 9 p.m. starting this Saturday January 23, 2021 and at least until February 9.
- Luxembourg has announced partial lockdown starting Thursday including closure of bars and restaurants. This Tuesday March 2, 2021, the country reports 270 new cases in 24h, totalling 55,902 cases and 643 deaths (+2 in 24h) since the pandemic broke out. 28,476 people have been injected the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine.
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