Coronavirus keeps raging in 188 countries
COVID-19 cases worldwide are inevitably approaching eleven million. The United States still has the biggest number of cases and deaths from the virus. More than 53,000 people caught coronavirus here in the past day. Texas, Florida and California are hit the hardest. Governors of these states reinforce the quarantine measures. Experts predicted that the number of infected people in the U.S. would increase after the Independence Day which will be celebrated tomorrow, July 4. Top U.S. expert in infectious diseases Anthony Fauci warned of the risk of a greater outbreak in the country if the latest surge is not controlled.
“We got hit very badly, worse than any country, with regard to the number of cases and the number of deaths. The problem we're facing now is that in an attempt to so-called reopen or open the government and get it back to some form of normality, we're seeing very disturbing spikes in different individual states in the U.S.,” he said in an interview to BBC.
To date, over 2.7 million people are infected and 128,740 died here, Johns Hopkins University reported.
Brazil is the second country after the U.S. in terms of difficult situation with the number of cases and deaths from the virus. Despite the severe epidemiological situation here, the country’s leadership focused on the recovery of the economy. Many experts criticized the decisions made by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, opining that the epidemic in the country should be taken under control first.
There are nearly 1.5 million cases and 61,884 deaths from coronavirus in Brazil.
The virus is raging at least in 188 countries. Those in conflict zones bear the brunt of the pandemic. Earlier, the World Health Organization warned that countries in the Middle East have exhausted all their capabilities in the fight against coronavirus. The WHO experts said that in such states as Syria and Yemen, doctors are not able to take the disease spread under control.
In this regard, the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution expressing its support for a global ceasefire and called upon all parties of armed conflicts to engage immediately in a durable humanitarian pause for at least 90 consecutive days to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.