Coronavirus cases worldwide exceed 33 million
The United Kingdom reported the highest number of coronavirus cases over 24 hours since the beginning of the infection outbreak. According to British Health Ministry, over 7,000 people have been infected.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Germany also grows, having recorded almost 2,000 in the past day. Experts noted that they registered the same figures in March and April.
Spain and France recorded the rising number of cases as well. In this regard, some European countries introduced tougher sanitary requirements and resumed a number of quarantine restrictions. Authorities are trying to contain coronavirus and not take down the economy. Chancellor Angela Merkel met with the heads of Germany’s 16 federal states and announced new measures to fight against the infection spread. In particular, now private parties will have a limit of 25 people in closed areas.
“We want to act regionally, specifically and purposefully, rather than shutting down the whole country again — this must be prevented at all costs,” Merkel told during a news conference.
France introduced additional anti-coronavirus measures as new cases surge. This has particularly affected the owners of bars, pubs and restaurants. Some regions of the country temporarily shut such facilities down, and other regions restricted their working hours. Employees of catering facilities who did not manage to improve their financial situation after the first COVID-19 lockdown are afraid for their future. However, the French authorities promised to help.
Meantime, Spain’s capital of Madrid started conducting rapid coronavirus testing in the locked down neighborhood of Puente de Vallecas. The laboratory’s specialists can carry out a thousand tests a day. Results are ready in 15 minutes. The purpose of the testing is to detect coronavirus carriers, including asymptomatic ones, track their contacts and interrupt the chain of infection.
Coronavirus cases have exceeded 33.65 million globally. According to the data from Johns Hopkins University, the global COVID-19 death toll stands at 1,007,839. 23,389,937 people recovered from COVID-19 globally.
The United States remains the hardest-hit country in the global pandemic in terms of both coronavirus cases and deaths. The COVID-19 infected more than 7.19 million people in the U.S. India has the second highest caseload in the world. The country recorded a total of 6,225,763 coronavirus cases. Brazil is the third worst-hit country in the current pandemic in terms of infections with a total of 4,777,522 COVID-19 cases, followed by Russia, Colombia, Peru, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, South Africa and France.