According to the latest statistics, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally has exceeded 21.82 million. More than 200,000 people have been diagnosed in 20 countries, including Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa, Peru, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Spain, Iran, The United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Italy, Turkey, Germany and France. In the United States, there have been more than 5.566 million confirmed cases and more than 173,000 deaths.
The global COVID-19 epidemic continues to grow, with India, Brazil and the United States still reporting high levels of new confirmed cases in a single day. The United States continues to spread coVID-19, with 5.56 million confirmed cases, the highest in the world.
According to world real-time statistics, as of 9:09 am, August 17, the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide has exceeded 21.82 million, reaching 21,822,1596, and the total number of deaths has exceeded 772,000, reaching 772,965.
The United States has the world’s highest cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 5,566,632 cases, and more than 173,000 deaths, with 173,128 cases.
According to reports from several media in America, the number of novel Coronavirus tests showed a declining trend recently in the United States, and the test shortage is still prevalent in many states. The New York Times reported that daily testing was declining in 20 states over the past week, and in the United States as a whole, according to data collected by the Department of Health and Human Services.
The CENTERS for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the White House are at odds over how to fight the epidemic. Two senior OFFICIALS at the CENTERS for Disease Control and Prevention, who were appointed by President Donald Trump, have resigned voluntarily, the Hill reported Aug. 15.
The US State Department recently issued a red alert, requiring US citizens not to visit Bangladesh, bangladeshi media reported. A travel ban has also been imposed on Afghanistan, India and Bhutan in the Asian region. The travel warning issued by the STATE Department says the travel ban is in place because of the COVID-19 outbreak in the four countries, as well as local crime rates, the risk of terrorist attacks, partisan conflicts and the risk of foreign abduction.
On August 14 local time, the US government confirmed that the border closure with Mexico and Canada has been extended until September 21 in an effort to slow the spread of coVID-19. The closure of the us-Mexico and US-Canada borders has been extended several times.
Michael Redfield, director of the CENTERS for Disease Control and Prevention, warned in an interview that the United States could have its “worst fall” on record from a public health perspective if anti-epidemic measures such as wearing masks and maintaining social distance are not followed.
Anthony Fauci, director of the Us National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on August 13 that he was “not satisfied” with the current situation in the US. “When you look at the rest of the country, it’s also something that bothers me that we’re now starting to see signs that the rate of test confirmation is going up,” Fauci said. Based on past experience, Dr. Fauci said, higher rates of diagnosis indicate ‘more rebound to come.’ Fauci warned Aug. 11 that the United States could be prepared for both influenza and COVID-19 outbreaks in the fall and winter if people do not follow masks and social isolation guidelines.
A New York Times analysis of mortality data released by the CENTERS for Disease Control and Prevention on August 12 found that since March, the national death toll from COVID-19 has been at least 200,000 higher than normal, meaning that the number of DEATHS in the United States may have surpassed 200,000, well above official figures.
The New York Times reported on August 10 that the Trump administration is proposing a new policy to temporarily block the entry of Americans suspected of having a novel Coronavirus. In recent months, Mr. Trump has imposed sweeping rules barring foreigners from entering the United States, citing the potential for the virus to spread from overseas hotspots. But the rules exempt two categories of people who are trying to return to the United States: U.S. citizens and non-citizens who are already here legally.
Epidemic in other major overseas COVID – 19, Worldometers world real-time statistics, as of 9 PM Beijing time on August 17, 9 points, Brazil COVID – 19 confirmed 3340197 cases, India has confirmed 2647316 cases, Russia has confirmed 922853 cases, South Africa has confirmed 587345 cases, confirmed 535946 cases of Peru, Mexico has confirmed 522162 cases, Colombia has confirmed 468332 cases, Chile has confirmed 385946 cases, Spain has confirmed 358843 cases, Iran has confirmed 343203 cases, the diagnosis of 318484 cases, Saudi Arabia has confirmed 298542 cases of confirmed 294569 cases of Argentina, Pakistan has confirmed 288717 cases of Bangladesh has confirmed 276549 cases, Italy has confirmed 253915 cases, Turkey has confirmed 249309 cases, Germany has confirmed 224997 cases, France has confirmed 218536 cases.
Recently, many countries reported that novel Coronavirus had mutated. According to the Press Trust of India of August 15, local researchers have found 73 novel coronavirus strains in the eastern state of Orissa. The researchers said that knowing the detailed features of the novel Coronavirus strain could be very helpful in curing coVID-19 patients.
Four cases of the variant STRAIN of D614G have been confirmed among the existing confirmed coVID-19 cases in Malaysia, Ministry of Health (MoH) Director General Nur Said on 16 August. And the mutant strain may be spreading 10 times faster than the normal strain.
Novel Coronavirus that has proliferated in Japan since June is a mutated form of novel coronavirus with a new genetic sequence, according to a new study by the National Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in Japan. The study said that the outbreak in Japan, which began in March this year and was largely caused by a Novel Coronavirus related genetic sequence from Europe, had subsided temporarily in late May. Starting in mid-June, novel Coronavirus with a new genetic sequence appeared centered in Tokyo and has spread throughout the country. At present, the large increase of confirmed patients in Japan are mostly those infected with novel Coronavirus after mutation.
Held August 16, according to the yangcheng evening news, “the new epidemic prevention and control of academic exchange meeting” cooperation between China and Russia, the country WeiJianWei high level expert group leader, the country will be coronavirus pneumonia outbreak zone spreading working mechanism of scientific research team, said zhong academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, attention to recent news, Russia’s vaccine research and development progress quickly, he said, China and Russia in a planned way in vaccine clinical trials.
On August 13, local time, the World Health Organization (WHO) held a regular press conference on COVID-19. At the briefing, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebrev Tedros adhanom Ghebrev said the complex, risky and costly process of developing coVID-19 vaccines required many different types of vaccine candidates globally. When new vaccines are successfully developed, demand will exceed supply. Risks such as vaccine nationalism and price gouging can only be addressed through global solidarity, public sector investment and engagement.
Michael Ryan, HEAD of WHO’s Health Emergency program, said on Wednesday that while only a small number of people worldwide are infected with novel Coronavirus and have immune memories, most people are still susceptible. Many countries are still dealing with uncontrolled, widespread community transmission and should take very strong measures to contain the outbreak. Other countries that had previously contained outbreaks have seen a renewed surge in cases, mainly of clusters of infections caused by specific activities. These countries are working to contain the outbreak and avoid re-emergence of community transmission.