My B., Julie M. · Published on 9 July 2020 at 18h18
· Updated on 9 July 2020 at 20h44
The whole world has been facing the unprecedented coronavirus health crisis for weeks. Discover updates on countries impacted by the coronavirus epidemic this Thursday July 9, 2020. Almost 12 million cases have been reported and over 547,000 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 Thursday July 9, 2020, Covid-19 infected 11,953,489 people. So far, 547,567 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. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonar has just tested positive for Covid-19.
- In the United-States, the new case toll reaches 58,601 infections recorded in 24 hours. As of Thursday July 9, the country reports 3,054,699 cases. According to the Johns Hopkins Institute, the country reports 818 deaths in 24h, taking it up to a total of 132,298 deaths. With about 60,000 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%. There are still 40,279 active cases on the territory.
- Brazil reports an always-deteriorating toll, and a record-breaking new infection toll with 44,571 in 24 hours. It reports this Thursday July 9, 1,223 deaths in 24 hours. The country reports 1,773,160 cases in total, and 67,964 deaths. Yet, data could be widely underestimated. The toll might double by next month. This Tuesday July 7, 2020 after announcing the day before he was showing symptoms of the disease, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus.
- In France, according to the latest report from the health authorities as for the COVID-19 pandemic, about 168,810 cases have been reported (+475 in 72 hours) and 29,965 people have died. 32 deaths in 24 hours have been reported (19,489 in hospitals and 10,446 in nursing homes – the toll will be updated next Wednesday).
- 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 slight increase of new infections compared with last week, with about 86 new cases instead of 85.4 taking it up to a total of 62,210 as of Thursday July 9. The average daily death toll is decreasing, moving on from 5.4 these past seven days to 3.4. There have been 2 new deaths since the latest report, taking it to a total of 9,778.
- Italy, as of Wednesday July 8, have been reported 193 new cases especially in the north of the country, and 15 deaths in 24 hours. It now reaches 34,914 since the beginning of the epidemic. As of today, 243,149 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 as of Wednesday July 8, 383 new cases in 24 hours, that is to say 252,513 cases in total. The country reports 4 deaths in 24 hours, leading to a total of 28,396 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 Wednesday July 8, the country reports 630 new cases in 24h with a total of 286,979 cases, and 126 deaths in 24h, leading to a total of 44,517 deaths. 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.
- China reports 9 new Covid-19 infections all from abroad. As of Thursday July 9, China reports 83,578 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 442 new infections in 24 hours. As of Thursday July 9, the country reports 197,783 cases, along with 9,048 deaths (+12) 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 Thursday July 9, 44,859 cases and 1,631 deaths (+2) 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 782 deaths reported in 24 hours, but it is said to be underestimated since over 50,000 people might have died of the disease. The country currently counts 275,003 infections (+6,995 in 24h) and 32,796 deaths in total. Mexico has exceeded Spain and France in terms of fatality.
- Iran reports 153 deaths in 24 hours taking it up to a total of 12,084 deaths and 245,688 cases reported (+2,637 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 Thursday July 9, reports 6,534 new cases leading to a total of 699,749 cases and 10,650 deaths (+172). Moscow is the city the hardest-hit in terms of new infections.
- South Korea, as of Thursday July 9 reports 63 new infections. 13,293 cases in total, and 287 deaths (+2 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 Thursday July 9, the country reports 312,911 contamination cases, 11,133 deaths (+181 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 Thursday July 9, 767,296 cases (+24,879), and 21,129 deaths including 487 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 2,064 new cases in 24 hours, and reports 303,083 cases and 6,573 deaths (+139 in 24h).
- In Egypt, the number of infections increases. The country reports 78,304 cases (+1,025) and 3,564 deaths including 75 these past 24 hours. Egypt has reopened its borders on July 1.
- Sweden reports a growing toll of cases. As of today, 73,858 cases and 5,482 deaths (+49 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 Thursday July 9, 20,487 cases have been reported in total, and 982 deaths (+1 in 24h). According to Japanese Mainichi daily, the Japanese capital has recorded 224 new Covid-19 infections in 24 hours. This is the 7th 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 Thursday July 9, the country reports 164 new cases in 24 hours, a total of 14,771 cases. The country has also reported 242 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 36,689 contamination cases and 1,542 Covid-19 deaths (+14).
- Romania is currently on alert. The country reports 30,175 cases and 1,817 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 Thursday July 9, 17,348 cases and 978 deaths (+10) 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 Thursday July 9, the country reports 224,665 cases (+7,557) and 3,602 deaths (+100).
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