Wednesday, March 3

France exceeds 3.5 million coronavirus cases



The ministry directed by Carolina Darias notified yesterday 10,829 new coronavirus infections and 337 deaths in the last hours, a drop of 193 deaths compared to yesterday when this marker stood at 530 deaths.

The cumulative incidence also continues to decline and confirms the downward trend that our country is experiencing. As of today, the cumulative incidence at 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants is 349.91 and down 36 points compared to the previous day.

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Germany confirms more than 10,000 cases and 500 deaths from coronavirus during the last day

The German authorities have confirmed this Thursday more than 10,000 cases and 500 deaths from coronavirus during the last day, a slight rebound compared to Wednesday, according to data collected by the Robert Koch Institute, the government entity in charge of infectious disease control.The agency has indicated through its website that during the last 24 hours, 10,207 cases and 534 deaths have been detected, which places the totals at 2,360,606 and 66,698, respectively, since the start of the pandemic.Likewise, it has pointed out that the accumulated incidence during the last seven days is 57.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, with 47,525 confirmed infections during the last week and about 128,000 active in the country at the moment.The Government of Germany has indicated that its objective is to achieve that the accumulated incidence falls below 50, a figure that it considers necessary to allow the health system to relax and resume the tasks of tracking and localized quarantines.


South Korea adds more than 600 cases of coronavirus after an increase in recent days

South Korea has added 621 new cases of coronavirus this Thursday in the last day, in which it has also lamented six more deaths due to the pandemic, after an increase in infections in recent days. Among the new registered infections, 590 are local infections, 179 of them detected in Seoul and 237 in Gyeonggi province. In addition, in Incheon, 40 kilometers west of Seoul, an additional 16 cases have been reported.


China registers more than 30 cases of Covid-19 in the last day

The Chinese Ministry of Health has reported 31 cases of Covid-19 in the last day, 11 of them with symptoms and 20 asymptomatic, none of them of local origin. The Chinese health authorities have indicated that in the last 24 hours a new suspected case from abroad has also been recorded in Shanghai, while there have been no deaths from the disease, so the total number of fatalities remains at 4,636.


France exceeds 3.5 million coronavirus cases

France yesterday exceeded 3.5 million cases of coronavirus by registering more than 25,000 new infections in the last 24 hours, according to the country’s health authorities.In total, the number of cases amounts to 3,514,177, while with the 311 deaths caused by the disease reported in the last 24 hours, the death toll has risen to 58,888.According to the data collected by ‘Le Figaro’, 1,555 new patients have been admitted to French hospitals, of which 309 are in intensive care units.On the other hand, with 166,826 vaccines given in the last 24 hours, the number of people who have received one dose is 2.4 million, while 923,289 have already injected the second.


Italy registers 12,074 new cases of coronavirus and approaches 95,000 deaths

Italy yesterday registered 12,074 new coronavirus infections and 369 deaths, which places the total of deaths near 95,000 deaths with 94,540.With the latest updates, Italy has detected a total of 2,751,657 cases, of which 2.26 million have overcome the disease, while 388,864 cases remain active, according to the balance collected by the Italian newspaper ‘La Repubblica’.Lombardy has registered 1,764 cases and remains the region most affected by the pandemic, followed by Campania, in the south of the country, with 1,575 infections.Hospital pressure has decreased by giving higher than admissions and, at present, there are 18,274 people admitted to Italian hospitals and 2,043 in intensive care.


The US Attorney’s Office and the FBI are investigating the governor of New York for the deaths by Covid-19 in residences

The US Attorney in Brooklyn and the FBI have launched a preliminary investigation against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Administration for hiding coronavirus deaths in nursing homes.In recent weeks, it has been known that the number of elderly people admitted to residences who have died from the disease rises to 15,000, almost double the figures offered by the New York authorities, which at first assured that they were 8,500.This same Monday, Cuomo admitted the higher number of deaths than those offered so far, although he did not apologize for the lack of transparency in the issuance of coronavirus figures, he only described the difference in deaths as a “mistake”.According to a report, this imbalance in the figures is due to the Administration excluding from the official figures residents who died outside the facilities.According to sources familiar with the matter has revealed to the ‘Times Union’, a local newspaper, the investigation would focus at this initial stage on the work of some of the high-ranking members of the governor’s task force.


Uruguay reaches a total record of Covid-19 positives by exceeding 50,000

Uruguay reached a new record yesterday in the total accumulated cases of Covid-19, exceeding 50,000 after 497 new positives were detected during the day, the National Emergency System (Sinae) detailed in its daily report.The South American country reached 50,208 accumulated cases since the health emergency was decreed on March 13 during this day, in which 6,032 new tests were carried out and a total of 946,047 was reached.Currently, the most affected department (province) is still Montevideo with 257 cases, while Canelones (south) is in second place with 44.


Cuba cancels sporting events scheduled for April due to coronavirus

Cuba has canceled the sporting events scheduled for April due to the increase in Covid-19 cases on the island, the National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (Inder) announced yesterday. The only exception is the dispute of the 60th edition of the National Baseball Series.Among the international competitions scheduled for April, the Cerro Pelado-Granma fighting tournament, the Marcelo Salado Swimming Cup and the Norceca Beach volleyball Tour stand out.The Inder reported that it will continue to give priority to the measures in place to curb the impacts of the pandemic and that this practice also governs the preparation of the Olympic and Paralympic preselections for the Tokyo Games.Cuba has been facing the third outbreak of the coronavirus since last January that has spread throughout its territory and has Havana as its epicenter, with daily reports of several hundred new infections in recent weeks.


The impact of the pandemic in Africa is ‘vastly underestimated’, researchers say

The impact of Covid-19 in Africa has been vastly underestimated, researchers warn in a study published in ‘The BMJ’. Outside of South Africa, this is the first study to provide systematic surveillance data capturing the impact of the coronavirus in Africa.Their findings are based on the results of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test of 364 deceased individuals of all ages at the University Teaching Hospital morgue in Lusaka, Zambia, between June and September 2020, enrolled within 48 hours after death.The findings show that deaths from Covid-19 accounted for between 15% and 20% of all deaths sampled, far more than official reports suggest and contradicts the widely held view that Covid-19 has largely been bypassed. Africa measure and had little impact.They also show that Covid-19 deaths occurred across a broader age spectrum than reported elsewhere and were concentrated among people under 65, including an unexpectedly high number of deaths in children.


Colombia adds 5,103 new cases of Covid-19 and vaccinates only 18 people

Colombian health authorities reported 5,103 new infections and 185 deaths from Covid-19 yesterday, the day the Government began vaccination against the coronavirus amid criticism of the bureaucracy of the process and its slowness, with only 18 people inoculated.Colombia totals 2,207,701 infections, of which there are 43,339 active, corresponding to 0.19%, and 2,099,628 appear as recovered, that is, 95.10%, while the death toll is 58,134, equivalent to 2.63%.The country attended yesterday the start of the “mass vaccination” proclaimed by the Government against the coronavirus, but the results of the day were poor, with only 18 people inoculated until 3:00 p.m. local time (20:00 GMT), according to data from the Ministry of Health .


They investigate the theft of vaccines against Covid in southern Argentina

Argentina’s Justice investigates the alleged theft of thirty doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 in a public hospital in the south of the country, official sources confirmed this Wednesday.As reported by the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the southern province of Chubut, at the end of January the lack of thirty doses of the vaccine was detected in the Regional Hospital of the city of Comodoro Rivadavia (1,750 kilometers south of Buenos Aires), although the complaint it was only presented on February 8.On the other hand, the Ministry of Health of Argentina registered 6,064 new cases of coronavirus yesterday and 184 deaths in the last 24 hours.In total, the health authorities have registered 2,039,124 accumulated cases since the beginning of the pandemic, of which 1,842,878 are people who have managed to overcome the disease. In the opposite case, there are 50,616 fatalities.


Brazil adds 56,766 new cases of Covid and touches 10 million in total

Brazil yesterday registered 56,766 new cases of Covid-19 and accumulated 9,978,747 infections since the beginning of the pandemic, at a time when some regional capitals of the country have had to suspend the vaccination campaign due to lack of doses.The Ministry of Health reported 1,150 deaths associated with the new coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total balance to 242,090 deaths.The country continues with a daily average of over a thousand deaths related to the disease, within the framework of a “second wave” of the pandemic that began in November and has worsened since the beginning of 2021.The mortality rate now stands at 115 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, while the incidence is 4,748 infected in the same proportion.

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