According to the latest statistics, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally has exceeded 23.35 million. More than 200,000 people have been diagnosed in 21 countries, including Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa, Peru, Mexico, Colombia, Spain, Chile, Iran, Argentina, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Italy, Turkey, France, Germany and Iraq. The U.S. has more than 5.83 million confirmed cases and more than 180,000 deaths.
The global COVID-19 epidemic continues to grow, with a sharp rise in confirmed cases in India and a marked rebound in Europe.
According to world real-time statistics, as of 7:09 am August 23, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide has exceeded 23.35 million, reaching 23,357,265, and the cumulative number of deaths has exceeded 807,674, with more than 807,000 cases reported.
The United States has the world’s largest number of cumulative confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 5.83 million cases to 5,838,632, and more than 180,000 cumulative deaths to 180,140.
On August 21 local time, U.S. Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden said in an interview with THE U.S. media that he would like to shut down the U.S. economy to prevent novel Coronavirus from airing if scientists recommend action. Biden elaborated on his plan to combat novel Coronavirus in a speech on Tuesday. Biden said he will deploy rapid tests from Novel Coronavirus, produce more PPE, and make sure schools have enough resources to reopen, among other things. Biden also promised to make masks mandatory across the United States.
On August 21 local time, the CENTERS for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report stating that by September 12, nearly 195,000 deaths will occur in the United States due to novel Coronavirus.
Novel Coronavirus could now affect 60 million Americans, more than 10 times the number of reported cases, CDC Director Dr. Redfield said Aug. 20. One reason for the uncertainty about the true number of confirmed cases is that many cases are missed early in the epidemic because of a lack of testing capacity. In a recent interview with the media, Mr. Redfield warned that the United States could have its “worst fall” on record from a public health standpoint if anti-epidemic measures like wearing masks and maintaining social distance were not followed.
Covid-19 is now the third leading cause of death in the United States, surpassing accidents, lung disease, diabetes, alzheimer’s and other deaths, former CDC Director Michael Frieden said August 17. Frieden added that the United States also has a higher mortality rate than many other countries.
If the United States allows the coVID-19 epidemic to spread unchecked and tries to achieve herd immunity, many people, especially vulnerable people, will die, the country’s chief infectious disease specialist and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said in an interview. Fauci has warned that the United States could be prepared for both influenza and COVID-19 outbreaks in the fall and winter if people do not follow guidelines for wearing masks and social isolation.
Epidemic in other major overseas COVID – 19, Worldometers world real-time statistics, as of Beijing time on August 23, 7 9 points, when the Brazilian COVID – 19 confirmed 3582362 cases, India has confirmed 3043436 cases, Russia has confirmed 951897 cases, South Africa has confirmed 607045 cases, confirmed 576067 cases of Peru, Mexico has confirmed 549734 cases, has confirmed 533103 cases of Colombia, Spain has confirmed 407879 cases, Chile has confirmed 395708 cases, Iran has confirmed 356792 cases of confirmed 336802 cases of Argentina, the UK has confirmed 324601 cases, Saudi Arabia has confirmed 306370 cases of Bangladesh has confirmed 292625 cases, Pakistan has confirmed 292174 cases, Italy has confirmed 258136 cases, Turkey has confirmed 257032 cases, confirmed 238002 cases of France, and Germany has confirmed 233850 cases, Iraq has confirmed 201050 cases.
In terms of vaccines, WeChat on August 22, zheng zhongwei, director of the science and technology development center of the national health commission and head of the vaccine r&d team of the joint prevention and control mechanism of the state council, said in a program that China has officially launched the emergency use of covid-19 vaccine on July 22.
According to a report by Sputnik News agency on August 22, Russia is expected to start exporting vaccines in the spring of 2021. Dmitriev, President of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, said applications had so far been received from more than 20 countries to buy a billion doses of the vaccine.
On August 21, local time, the World Health Organization (WHO) held a regular press conference on COVID-19. Who Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebrev said at the briefing that the Spanish flu pandemic lasted from 1918 to 1920 and took two years to end. Now with a more connected world, novel Coronavirus has the opportunity to spread faster, but now also has more technology and knowledge to tackle it and hopes to end the COVID-19 pandemic in two years.
According to Maria Van Kochhoff, technical director of WHO’s Health Emergency Program, there are more than 80,000 irus sequences with novel coronavirus and most of the mutations will not affect the infectieness or severity of the virus. Who has set up a task force to identify different variants and study their possible impact on the behaviour of the virus.
David Malpass, President of the World Bank, has warned that coVID-19 could push 100 million people back into extreme poverty. The World Bank had previously estimated that 60m people would fall into extreme poverty as a result of coVID-19, but the new assessment suggests that this could worsen to 70m to 100m. Malpass said the number could be even higher if the outbreak continues to worsen.