According to figures published by Reuters today, Thursday, the new Corona virus has so far infected 56.24 million people around the world, one million and 348 thousand died, while countries continue to strengthen precautionary measures to contain the virus.
And HIV infections have been recorded in more than 210 countries and regions, since the first cases were discovered in China last December.
The United States is still the country most affected by the virus, in terms of infections and deaths, while Iraq tops the Arab countries most affected.
To date, the United States recorded 11 million and 550 thousand injuries, while the number of deaths exceeded 250 thousand.
And US states and cities imposed a series of new restrictions, including home isolation, preventing meals in restaurants and cafes, and limiting gatherings in light of the high number of infections across the country.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the city’s 1,800 public schools will transfer to remote education starting Thursday, stressing that “we have to face the second wave of Covid-19.”
And in second place, India with more than 8.9 million injuries and 131 thousand and 578 deaths, followed by Brazil with more than 5.9 million injuries and 167 thousand and 455 deaths.
France ranks fourth with two million 56 thousand injuries and 46 thousand and 698 deaths, followed by Russia with two million injuries and more than 34 thousand deaths.
The Catastrophe of Europe
The European continent is still battered by Covid-19, as it recorded 46% of the total number of new infections in the world, and 49% of the deaths last week, according to the World Health Organization.
In Switzerland, the Swiss Society of Intensive Care Medicine warned that the intensive care units “are practically all full.”
More beds were added, and the army was called upon to support efforts to control the epidemic in several areas.
Many European countries are extending tight restrictions on the daily life of their residents, in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus.
A spokesman for the French government stated that it is unlikely that the authorities will lift the partial closure anytime soon, while the Portuguese government is preparing to extend the measures for an additional two weeks.
In Hungary, the state of emergency has been extended, allowing the imposition of partial lockdown measures until next February.
In Berlin, police used water cannons to disperse thousands of demonstrators, who took to the streets without masks to protest the tight restrictions, and the demonstrators responded with chants of “Shame .. Shame.”
The demonstration came a day after the outbreak of similar clashes with the police during a similar demonstration in Bratislava, in which thousands of supporters of the hard right wing participated.
Figures from Iran
In Iran, the Ministry of Health said today, Thursday, that the death toll from the outbreak of the Corona virus rose to 43,418 cases, with 476 deaths recorded during the past 24 hours.
She added that the total number of injuries reached 815,117. Iran is the most affected by the epidemic in the Middle East region.
A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Health, Sima Sadat Larry, announced that 13,223 new infections had been detected during the past 24 hours, and urged citizens to adhere to health protocols to limit the spread of the disease.
Iraq is the country most affected by the emerging coronavirus in the Arab world, as it has so far recorded 526,852 infections and 11,795 deaths.
And in second place Saudi Arabia with 354 thousand injuries and 5710 deaths, followed by Morocco with more than 300 thousand injuries and 5013 deaths.
Jordan ranks fourth in the Arab world, with 163,926 injuries, while 1969 deaths have been recorded so far.
In fifth place comes the UAE with 154,000 injuries and 542 deaths.
Kuwait ranks sixth with 138,000 injuries and 857 deaths.
Qatar ranks seventh in the Arab world, with more than 136,000 injuries and 235 deaths, followed by the Sultanate of Oman with 121,000 injuries and 1,360 deaths.