My B., Julie M. · Published on 7 July 2020 at 08h09
· Updated on 7 July 2020 at 10h25
The whole world has been facing the unprecedented coronavirus health crisis for weeks. Discover updates on countries impacted by the coronavirus epidemic this Tuesday July 7, 2020. Over 11.5 million cases have been reported and over 536,000 people have died of Covid-19 worldwide. The new case toll has never been this high, and some countries are facing new waves as they thought their curbed the epidemic. The United States exceeds 3 million infections.
In the world, as of Tuesday July 7, 2020, Covid-19 infected 11,579,837 people. So far, 536,814 people have died worldwide. WHO alerts on the deterioration of the epidemic in the world. The new infection toll skyrockets in America. It exceeds for the first time the European toll on Friday July 3, 2020. WHO urgens to take control over the epidemic. Some countries are facing new waves even though they thought they curbed the epidemic. Ctalonia puts 200,000 people on lockdown again this Saturday July 4, 2020 around the city of Lerida set is North-Easter Spain because of the increase of infections.
- In the United-States, the new case toll reaches 45,979 infections recorded in 24 hours. As of Tuesday July 7, the country reports 3,001,896 cases. According to the Johns Hopkins Institute, the country reports 332 deaths in 24h, taking it up to a total of 132,573 deaths. With over 40,000 new cases per day, the United-States exceeded the 3 million-case-mark. Donald Trump claims the United-States will have a vaccine long before the year ends. The fatality rate reaches 4.4%.
- Brazil reports an always-deteriorating toll, and a record-breaking new infection toll with 46,280 in 24 hours. It reports this Tuesday July 7, 1,222 deaths in 24 hours. The country reports 1,623,284 cases in total, and 65,487 deaths. Yet, data could be widely underestimated. The toll might double by next month. This Monday, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro told CNN Brazil he shows some novel coronavirus symptoms, and he has been tested, results will be known this Tuesday.
- In France, according to the latest report from the health authorities as for the COVID-19 pandemic, about 168,335 cases have been reported (+1,375 in 72 hours) and 29,920 people have died. 27 deaths in 72 hours have been reported (19,423 in hospitals and 10,497 in nursing homes – the toll will be updated next Tuesday).
- Italy, as of Monday July 6, have been reported 208 new cases especially in the north of the country, and 8 deaths in 24 hours. It now reaches 34,869 since the beginning of the epidemic. As of today, 241,819 cases have been confirmed so far. Italy reopened its borders on June 3rd and cancelled mandatory quarantine to EU foreigners. The virus reproduction rate in the Venice area went from 0.43% to 1.63%. The governor is angry and claims the resurgence of the spread is because of the irresponsible behaviors of some people.
- Spain reports an increasing toll of new cases in 24 hours, as of Monday July 6, over 2,347 new cases in 24 hours, that is to say 251,000 cases in total. The country reports 12 deaths in seven days, and 3 deaths since Friday, leading to a total of 28,388 deaths. Spain reopened its borders on June 21, excluding border with Portugal reopening on July 1st. Catalonia puts 200,000 people on lockdown again starting from noon around the city of Lerida, in north-eastern Spain, because of the sharp increase of infections.
- In the United Kingdom the toll remains very high. As of Monday July 6, the country reports a total of 285,768 cases, and 16 deaths in 24h, leading to a total of 44,236 deaths. In Great Britain, lockdown is made harsher this Monday in the city of Leicester, with the closing of non-essential stores following a sharp increase of new infections. Starting from July 10, tourists from Germany, France, Spain, or Italy will no longer have to self-isolate when entering the British country. This Saturday July 4, 2020, pubs, hotels, hair salons, movie theaters, and museums reopen. Great Britain is about to sign a £500 million agreement with Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline to get 60 million doses of vaccine against Covid-19 delivered on which both laboratories are working together, the Sunday Times says.
- Belgium changes its report. From now on, we will have to follow the evolution of trends and no longer daily data. “Yet, daily data are still available, but in a slightly altered version. They will be shared depending on the date they have been produced, and no longer depending on the date they have been reported to Sciensano” the government says. The evolution depends on the daily toll covering 7 days, that is compared with the previous week. So, we notice a decrease of new infections compared with last week, with about 81.7 new cases instead of 86.3, taking it up to a total of 62,058 as of Tuesday July 7. The average daily death toll is slightly decreasing, moving on to 4.6 (it was 5.4 the previous seven days). There have been 3 new deaths since the latest report, taking it to a total of 9,774.
- China reports 4 new Covid-19 infections. As of Monday July 6, China reports 83,557 cases and 4,634 deaths. China confined over 400,000 people in the Anxin area following the creation of a small cluster of over half a million people in the Hebein province.
- In Germany, the new case toll is increasing with 390 new infections in 24 hours. As of Tuesday July 7, the country reports 196,944 cases, along with 9,024 deaths according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). Germany recorded a new increase of coronavirus infections in a slaughterhouse where over 1,500 people have tested positive since the beginning of last week. The RKI shows an increase of the reproduction rate, giving the number of people infected by the virus. It moves from 0.67 to 0.79 this week. In the Bavarian neighborhood of Starnberg, a cluster has broken out in a food company earlier this week.
- Portugal reports a growing number of new cases. As of Tuesday July 7, 44,129 cases and 1,620 deaths (+6) have been reported. Portugal faces a new wave with many new infections per day. Most cases have been reported in Lisbon and populations around. Some containment exit measures have been cancelled and Lisbon is on lockdown again, including 19 neighborhoods in the suburbs for two weeks. These restrictions are implemented at a bad time as the tourism season is only starting.
- In Mexico, the epidemic keeps on spreading with 483 deaths reported in 24 hours, it is said to be underestimated since over 50,200 people might have died of the disease. The country currently counts 261,750 infections and 31,119 deaths in total. Mexico has exceeded Spain and France in terms of fatality.
- Iran reports 160 deaths in 24 hours taking it up to a total of 111,731 deaths and 243,051 cases reported (+2,613 in 24h). The official numbers show the virus is spreading faster since May. According to the People’s Mojahedeen Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), over 50,700 deaths are said to have been counted in the 327 cities and 31 provinces in Iran, that is to say, 6 times more than official data.
- Russia, as of Tuesday July 7, reports 6,569 new cases leading to a total of 686,852 cases and 10,180 deaths including 135 deaths these past 24 hours. Moscow is the city the hardest-hit in terms of new infections.
- South Korea, as of Tuesday July 7 reports 44 new infections. 13,181 cases in total, and 285 deaths (+1 in 24h) have been reported. Clusters are breaking out.
- Peru starts exiting lockdown despite a very worrying situation, with 3,638 new cases today. Lockdown is lifted in over half of Peru (18 of the 25 regions), including the capital, gathering 60% of the cases in the country. As of Tuesday July 7, the country reports 305,703 contamination cases, and 10,772 deaths (+183 in 24 h). It is one of the 6 countries the most hit in the world. To limit contagion risks as much as possible, facemasks and barrier gestures remain mandatory. Curfew is sustained every day from 10 p.m. As for borders, they remain closed at least until the end of health emergency on July 31.
- In India, the death toll keeps on growing. The country reports on Tuesday July 7, 719,664 cases (+22,251), and 20,159 deaths including 466 in 24 hours. Containment exit started as the epidemic was still highly active, with about 20,000 new cases per day. Experts think the epidemic will not peak before several weeks in India, where the healthcare system is already overwhelmed by the flow of people infected by the virus.
- In Chile, the epidemic is increasing, and many new contaminations have been reported in 24 hours. The country includes 3,025 new cases in 24 hours, and reports 298,557 cases and 6,384 deaths (+76 in 24h).
- In Egypt, the number of infections increases. The country reports 76,222 cases (+1,969) and 3,420 deaths including 79 these past 24 hours. Egypt has reopened its borders on July 1.
- Sweden reports a growing toll of cases. As of today, 73,961 cases (+1,642) and 5,433 deaths (+13 in 24 hours) have been reported. It's one of the rare countries to have not gone into confinement. As they hope to curb the spread of coronavirus by keeping its herd immunity strategy, Sweden saw hopes crumble when a studied released this Thursday lowered the percentage of Swedish people (6.1% of the population) who developed antibodies able to neutralize Covid-19.
- In Japan as of Tuesday July 7, 19,848 cases have been reported in total, and 978 deaths (+1 in 24h). According to Japanese Mainichi daily, the Japanese capital has recorded 106 new Covid-19 infections in 24 hours. This is the 5th day in a row the city exceeds 100 cases per day.
- Morocco starts exiting confinement gradually and by zone. Health emergency is extended to July 10. This Tuesday July 7, the country reports 114 new cases in 24 hours, a total of 14,329 cases. The country has also reported 237 deaths (+2 in 24 h). The epidemic seems under control with a fatality rate of 1.65% and a cure rate close to 70.75%. Domestic flights have resumed on June 25, but the tourism sector is still waiting for the borders to reopen.
- Poland currently reports 36,155 contamination cases and 1,521 Covid-19 deaths (+4).
- Romania is currently on alert. The country reports 29,223 cases and 1,768 deaths (+18) because of Covid-19.
- Algeria keeps on exiting containment, cautiously, as more and more cases are reported along with more patients in ICU. In an interview with news website Tout Sur l’Algérie (TSA), Professor Mohammed Yazid Kadir, epidemiologist at the Batna university hospital, in eastern Algeria, alerted people on the risks of a new propagation of the disease in case of breaking protective measures. As of Tuesday July 7, 16,404 cases and 959 deaths (+7) because of the epidemic have been reported. The decision to reopen borders is postponed to the end of the epidemic.
- The epidemic is spreading in Africa. South Africa is the cradle of the pandemic on the African continent where the toll of new cases skyrockets. This Tuesday July 7, the country reports 205,721 cases (+8,971) and 3,310 deaths (+111).
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