US clocks up another 63,000 virus cases in 24 hours

US clocks up another 63,000 virus cases in 24 hours


Washington: According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University on Tuesday, the United States recorded 63,262 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours.

The Baltimore-based university said that since the beginning of the pandemic, the total number of cases recorded in the country has now exceeded 3.42 million.

According to the agency’s tracker, on Tuesday night (Wednesday GMT 0030), COVID-19 also killed 850 new victims in the United States in the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 136,432.

In recent weeks, the world’s richest countries (mainly in the south and west) have experienced a surge in infections, which has made the country the most affected country to date.

For example, in Florida, one of the first states to lift lock restrictions, officials reported 132 deaths on Tuesday-a new daily record for the state-more than 9,000 new virus hours have been discovered in the state over the past 24 years.

Faced with this trend, some states (such as California) have cancelled the opening of shops and services, and many of these states have forced the use of masks in public places.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the results of a study on Tuesday that supports the widespread use of masks to curb the epidemic.

American biotechnology company Moderna announced that it will enter the final phase of clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccine on July 27 after publishing promising preliminary results.

At the same time, according to official news collected by AFP in 1900 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), since the outbreak of avian influenza in China last December, the new coronavirus has killed at least 574,278 people.

At least 13,178,180 cases have been registered in 196 countries and regions. Of these, at least 7,096,000 are now considered restored.

Statistics using AFP data collected from national authorities and World Health Organization (WHO) information may only reflect a small portion of the actual number of infections.

Many countries only test for symptomatic or most severe cases.

The United States is the hardest hit country, with 136,113 deaths out of 3,394,033 cases. At least 1,031,939 people were announced to recover.

Immediately after the United States, Brazil was the worst-hit country with 1,884,967 deaths and 72,833 deaths; the United Kingdom had 291,373 deaths and 44,968 deaths; Mexico had 304,435 deaths and 35,491 deaths; Italy had 243,344 deaths and 34,984 deaths.

The country with the highest mortality rate is Belgium, with 84 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by the United Kingdom with 66 people, Spain 61, Italy 58 and Sweden 55.

To date, China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) has announced 83,605 cases, including 4,634 deaths and 78,674 rehabilitations.

In the past 24 hours, the number of deaths recorded worldwide was 4,217, and the number of news cases recorded was 172,069.

There were 203,285 deaths overall in Europe, 3,424,235 infections, 146,735 deaths in Latin America and the Caribbean, 144,947 3,502,410 deaths, 144,947 deaths in the United States and Canada, 44,687 Asian deaths, 1,819,605 deaths, 21,009 deaths in the Middle East, 944,111 deaths, and Africa There were 13,476 cases of 612,088 cases, 139 cases of Oceania and 139 deaths.

Due to corrections by national authorities or late release of data, the figures updated in the past 24 hours may not be exactly the same as the previous day’s records.

Pakistan has conducted 1,627,939 coronavirus tests and 21,749 tests in the past 24 hours. The country has recovered 172,810 coronavirus patients, while 2,078 patients are in critical condition.

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