My B. · Published on 6 June 2020 at 09h01
· Updated on 6 June 2020 at 09h29
The whole world has been facing the unprecedented coronavirus health crisis for weeks. Discover updates on countries the most impacted by the coronavirus epidemic this Friday June 5, 2020. Over 6,6 million cases have been reported and about 400,000 people have died of Covid-19 worldwide. Latin America is the new epicenter of the pandemic, the death toll remains alarming in the U.S. Europe is gradually exiting containment, Italy reopens its borders.
In the world, as of Friday June 5, 2020, Covid-19 infected 6,639,228 people. So far, 391,261 people have died worldwide. As many European countries have started exiting containment, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control warns Europe should brace itself for a second Coronavirus wave.
- The United-States toll remains very high. As of Friday June 5, 1,872,660 cases have been reported. According to the Johns Hopkins Institute, the country reports 1,021 deaths in 24h (919 yesterday), taking it up to a total of 108,211 deaths. Even though the pandemic is slowing down in the country since it peaked back to mid-April, Health professionals are worried with the demonstrations against police violence and racism, a recurrence within the next weeks is to come.
- Brazil unveils a catastrophic toll. It is considered as the new epicenter of the pandemic, according to WHO. It becomes the 3rd most grieving country, exceeding Italy’s death toll. It reports this Friday June 5, 1,473 deaths in 24 hours. The country counts 614,941 cases and 33,689 deaths. Yet, data could be widely underestimated. Overwhelmed, authorities struggle testing the living and the dead. Some deaths due to covid-19 are reported with a twenty-day delay. According to estimations shared by the press, the number of people really infected could be twelve to fifteen times heavier than reported by authorities. Brazil, which President Jair Bolsonaro regularly calls for the lift of restrictions to protect economy and work, represents over half the infections and deaths because of Covid-19 in Latin America.
- In Mexico, the number of deaths to coronavirus has slightly decreased with 816 deaths reported against 1,092 the day before. The country currently counts 105,680 cases and 11,729 deaths in total. This is the country the most badly hit after Brazil.
- In Egypt, 1,152 new cases have been reported. The country currently counts 29,767 cases and 1,126 deaths including 38 these past 24 hours. Since March 25th, Egypt’s government has been imposing nighttime curfew renewed continuously and changing from nine to thirteen hours to try and slow down the spread of the virus.
- In India, the pandemic severely hits Bombay. The government has decided to extend confinement until late May. As of today, India reports 226,770 cases and 6,363 deaths (+275).
- China reports 5 new cases from abroad and reports 83,027 cases and 4,634 deaths. This Thursday, China has announced international flights will resume but in a very limited way next week. All companies will be able to provide one flight a week. Passengers will have to be tested when entering the Chinese country. “None of the 300 asymptomatic Covid-19 cases discovered when massively testing a city has contaminated other individuals” this is what a Chinese expert said based on the results of the tests performed on over 3 million people.
- The situation is deteriorating in Peru as the country exceeds the 5,000-death mark. The country now reports 183,198 contamination cases and 5,301 deaths (+137). The country is the 2nd country the most impacted in Latin America, after Brazil. The situation is described as catastrophic by hospitals. Peru (33 million inhabitants) is the third country in terms of deaths, behind Brazil and Mexico.
- In Italy, the toll increases again. As of Thursday June 4, have been reported 88 new deaths in 24 hours, (71 the day before) taking the number of deaths to 33,689 since the beginning of the epidemic. As of today, 234,013 cases have been confirmed so far. Italy reopened its borders on June 3rd and cancels mandatory quarantine to EU foreigners. Italians can now travel freely between the different regions. Terraces, cafés and stores and most of monuments have reopened, followed from June 15 by movie theaters and show venues.
- In Spain, as of Wednesday June 4, the country reports 5 deaths and 56 these past 7 days. The death toll reaches 27,133 deaths. The country now includes over 240,660 cases reported. Spain has decided to reopen its borders to France and Portugal on June 22. International tourism will resume on July 1.
- In France, according to the latest report from the health authorities as for the COVID-19 pandemic 152,444 cases confirmed and 29,065 people have died. 44 deaths in 24 hours have been reported (18,715 in hospitals and 10,350 in nursing homes).
- In the United Kingdom the government reports 281,661 cases and 39,904 deaths. As of today, 176 deaths in 24h (359 yesterday). A two-week quarantine is imposed to travelers coming from France. France has announced a measure of reciprocity if it was to happen. The UK keeps on exiting containment and reopens school this Monday. Gatherings of 6 people are now allowed and the most fragile people, forced to self-isolate, can go out again cautiously. Some stores and markets can reopen. The British government considers setting up airlift with some countries mildly infected to avoid quarantine.
- Iran reports this Thursday 3,574 new infections in 24 hours, which is the strongest increase in two months in the country. Iran reports 59 deaths in 24 hours taking it up to a total of 8,071 deaths. The country currently reports 164,270 cases declared. Official numbers show the disease has been spreading faster since May. Teheran has re-applied confinement measures in Khuzestan (south-west) as they remain in red, that is the highest level of risk according to the color code set up by the authorities.
- In Russia, the number of deaths keeps on increasing. Authorities now report 441,108 cases and 5,384 deaths including 169 deaths these past 24 hours. The real size of the pandemic is late to come. Russian statistics do not giver information as of the real course of things, but on the needs to meet at some point, an article from Russian magazine The New Times says. Moscow has started exiting containment despite countless new cases every day.
- Belgium is one of the countries running the most tests in the world. As of Thursday June 4, the country reports 82 new contamination cases, taking it to a total of 58,767 cases. The Health Authorities have reported 9,548 deaths (+28 in 24 hours). Belgium has reopened its borders without asking its neighboring countries.
- In Germany, the toll is decreasing. As of Thursday June 4, 184,472 cases have been reported along with 8,635 deaths (+25). German government has decided this Wednesday to lift, from June 15th, its warnings as for tourism travels within the EU decreed in March because of the coronavirus epidemic, the Minister of Foreign Affairs said.
- In Portugal, containment exit continues slowly. As of Friday June 5, 33,592 cases and 1,455 deaths (+25) have been reported. The country is ready to welcome visitors this summer. Movie theaters, show venues and gyms have started to reopen this Monday. Shopping malls can reopen excluding in Lisbon where the virus is still active.
- In South Korea following the resurgence of new contamination clusters in the Seoul area, reinforced health measures have been applied in this area sheltering about half the population. As of today, 11,668 cases and 273 deaths (+0 in 24h) have been reported.
- In Chile, the epidemic is increasing and about 5000 new contaminations have been reported in 24 hours. The country includes 118,292 cases and 1,556 deaths, including 81 these past 24 hours.
- Sweden exceeds 4,000 deaths. As of Friday June 5, 41,883 cases and 4,562 deaths (+20) have been reported. It's one of the rare countries to have not gone into confinement. The country includes more deaths than its Nordic neighbors. A study carried out by the Swedish Health Agency estimates that a bit over 20% of Stockholm inhabitant developed antibodies against coronavirus.
- In Japan as of Friday June 5, 2020, 16,911 cases have been reported in total, and 911 deaths (+6). The government has lifted health emergency the entire country. To relaunch tourism, the government has cleared a 1.700-billion-yen budget (14 billion euros).
- Morocco extends confinement up to June 10. The country reports 8,003 cases but few tests are performed. The country has also reported 208 deaths (+2 in 24 hours). The health situation is stable but not entirely reassuring, Morocco's Prime Minister Saad-Eddine El Othmani said.
- Currently reporting 25,048 contamination cases and 1,117 Covid-19 deaths (+2), Poland has reopened on May 18th hair salons, cafés and restaurants.
- Romania announced the first deconfinement measures, mandatory facemasks starting from May 15 in closed spaces and public transit. As of today, the country reports 19,907 cases and 1,305 deaths (+9) because of Covid-19.
- In Switzerland, the country is phasing out. First hair-dressers, doctors, daycares and garden centers, followed on May 11th by schools and other stores. Then professionsal and secondary schools, universities, zoos and libraries from June 8th. As of Friday June 5, 1,921 deaths (+0) and 30,913 cases have been reported as well. Over 10% of Geneva inhabitants have been exposed to coronavirus, a study led by Geneva's university hospitals says.
- In Algeria, the African country reporting the largest death toll, confinement is extended up to June 13. As of Friday June 5, 9,831 cases and 681 deaths (+8) related to the epidemic have been reported.
- The epidemic is spreading in Africa but remains mild. South Africa reports 40,792 cases and 848 deaths (+56).
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Johns Hopkins University