My B., Julie M. · Published on 13 July 2020 at 07h03
· Updated on 13 July 2020 at 14h08
The whole world has been facing the unprecedented coronavirus health crisis for weeks. Discover updates on countries impacted by the coronavirus epidemic this Monday July 13, 2020. Over 12.9 million cases have been reported and over 569,000 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, and France 30,000 deaths.
In the world, as of Monday July 13, 2020, Covid-19 infected 12,910,357 people. So far, 569,128 people have died worldwide. WHO alerts on the deterioration of the epidemic in the world. The new infection toll skyrockets in America. WHO urges to take control over the epidemic. Some countries are facing new and worrying waves even though they thought they curbed the epidemic. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonar has just tested positive for Covid-19. And Donald Trump reportedly wore a mask for the first time since the pandemic broke out.
- In the United-States, the new case toll reaches 62,918 infections recorded in 24 hours. As of Monday July 13, the country reports 3,236,130 cases. According to the Johns Hopkins Institute, the country reports 906 deaths in 24h, taking it up to a total of 134,572 deaths according to CDC. Donald Trump claims the United-States will have a vaccine long before the year ends, but he has been seen wearing a mask for the first time since the pandemic broke out. The worst-hit states are California, Texas, and Florida.
- Brazil reports an always-deteriorating toll, and an-always high new infection toll with 24,831 in 24 hours. It reports this Monday July 13, 631 deaths in 24 hours. The country reports 1,864,681 cases in total, and 72,100 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.
- 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 84.3 new cases instead of 81.1 taking it up to a total of 62,469 as of Saturday July 11. The average daily death toll is decreasing, moving on from 4.7 these past seven days to 2.4. There have been 1 new death since the latest report, taking it to a total of 9,782.
- Italy, as of Sunday July 12, have been reported 234 new cases especially in the north of the country, and 9 deaths in 24 hours (12 the day before). It now reaches 34,954 since the beginning of the epidemic. As of today, 243,061 cases have been confirmed so far. Italy reopened its borders on June 3rd and cancelled mandatory quarantine to EU foreigners, but closes its doors to people coming from 13 countries said to be "at risk".
- In the United Kingdom the toll remains very high. As of Sunday July 12, the country reports 650 new cases in 24h with a total of 289,603 cases, and 21 deaths in 24h, leading to a total of 44,819 deaths. Starting from July 10, tourists from Germany, France, Spain, or Italy no longer have to self-isolate when entering the British country. 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.
- In France, according to the latest report from the health authorities as for the COVID-19 pandemic, about 170,752 cases have been reported (+658 in 24 hours) and 30,004 people have died. 25 deaths in 24 hours have been reported (19,528 in hospitals and 10,446 in nursing homes – the toll will be updated on Wednesday July 15). There will be no update this weekend.
- Spain reports as of Friday July 10, 333 new cases in 24 hours, that is to say 253,908 cases in total. The country reports 2 deaths in 24 hours, leading to a total of 28,403 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. Spain no longer shares reports on weekends, data will be updated on Monday.
- China reports 8 new Covid-19 infections including 6 asymptomatic cases. As of Monday July 13, China reports 83,602 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. It has been 7 days in a row Beijing no longer reports cases.
- In Germany, the new case toll is increasing with 159 new infections in 24 hours. As of Monday July 13, the country reports 198,963 cases, along with 9,064 deaths (+1) according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). Clubs and show venues in Berlin have been granted aids from the city around 81,000 euros.
- Portugal reports a growing number of new cases. As of Monday July 13, 46,512 cases and 1,660 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 276 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 299,750 infections (+4,484 in 24h) and 35,006 deaths in total. Mexico has exceeded Spain and France in terms of fatality.
- Iran reports 194 deaths in 24 hours taking it up to a total of 12,829 deaths and 257,303 cases reported (+2,186 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 Monday July 13, reports 6,615 new cases leading to a total of 727,162 cases and 11,335 deaths (+130). Moscow is the city the hardest-hit in terms of new infections.
- South Korea, as of Monday July 13 reports 62 new infections. 13,479 cases in total, and 289 deaths (+0 in 24h) have been reported. Clusters are breaking out.
- Peru starts exiting lockdown despite a very worrying situation, with 3,616 new cases today. As of Monday July 13, the country reports 326,326 contamination cases, 11,870 deaths (+188 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. The country sets up mobile "Corona Movil" clinics to test people in isolated areas for free.
- In India, the death toll keeps on growing. The country reports on Monday July 13, 878,254 cases (+28,732), and 23,174 deaths including 501 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 3,012 new cases in 24 hours, and reports 315,041 cases and 6,979 deaths (+98 in 24h).
- In Egypt, the number of infections increases. The country reports 82,070 cases (+912) and 3,858 deaths including 89 these past 24 hours. Egypt has reopened its borders on July 1.
- Sweden reports a growing toll of cases. As of today, 74,898 cases and 5,526 deaths (+26 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. There has been no update on Sunday July 12, 2020.
- In Japan as of Sunday July 12, 21,526 cases have been reported in total, and 996 deaths (+14 in 24h). According to Japanese Mainichi daily, the Japanese capital has recorded 206 new Covid-19 infections in 24 hours. This is the 4th day in a row the city exceeds 200 cases a day, after 6 days reporting over 100 daily cases.
- Morocco started exiting confinement gradually and by zone. Health emergency is extended to August 10. This Monday July 13, the country reports 203 new cases in 24 hours, a total of 15,745 cases. The country has also reported 250 deaths (+5 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. Only Moroccan people living abroad can enter the country.
- Poland currently reports 37,891contamination cases and 1,571 Covid-19 deaths (+3).
- Romania is currently on alert. The country reports 32,525 cases (+446) and 1,884 deaths (+13) 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 Monday July 13, 189,195 cases (+483) and 1,011 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 Monday July 13, the country reports 272,242 cases (+12,058) and 4,079 deaths (+108). South Africa bans the sale of alcohol to curb the spread of the virus through "toots".
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