The number of new cases of Coronavirus “Covid-19” has exceeded the barrier of 39 million and 200 thousand globally, while the number of deaths exceeded one million and 100,000 deaths, and at a time when pharmaceutical companies are racing to launch their vaccines, Belgium announced a one-month night curfew.
According to the “World Meter” website, which specializes in monitoring numbers and statistics related to the Corona virus in the countries of the world, the number of infected people has reached 39 million and 261 thousand and 100 infected.
The figures indicate that the number of deaths reached one million 104 thousand and 185 cases, while the number of people recovering from the virus reached 29 million and 422 thousand and 411 cases.
Top of the list
The United States tops the number of injured with 8 million 219,831 injured, while the deaths reached 222,781 deaths.
In India – the second country in terms of the number of injuries in the world – the number of cases reached 7 million 372,394 injured.
And in third place in the world, Brazil came with 5 million and 170 thousand and 996 injuries, while the death figures exceeded 152 thousand, thus placing it in second place in the world.
According to the statistics of the French Press Agency, the world recorded more than 400,000 injuries in the past 24 hours, which is a record number. It was announced that 404,758 new infections and 6,086 deaths were recorded.
This increase in the number of infections reported in all parts of the world can be partly explained by the increase in the number of examinations conducted since the first wave of the epidemic in March and April of last year.
In Europe and also in the United States and Canada, the number of confirmed infections rose sharply in one week.
In Europe, on Thursday, the maximum number of daily infections since the beginning of the epidemic was reached, with more than 150,000 new infections.
Many countries in Europe believe they have entered a second wave of the epidemic. The number of recorded deaths is still far from the levels recorded in April (more than 4,000 deaths per day on average), but after the slowdown that occurred during the summer (less than 400 deaths per day in July), last week witnessed an increase that exceeded the average A thousand deaths a day.
To limit the spread of the epidemic, the Belgian government decided to impose a night-time curfew throughout the country and a comprehensive closure of cafes and restaurants for a month.
Because of the closure measures in Catalonia, Spain, hundreds of demonstrators protested Friday at the closure of bars and restaurants, by order of the authorities, to limit the spread of the “Covid-19” epidemic in this region in northeastern Spain.
Since Thursday evening, bars and restaurants have been closed for at least 15 days in the Catalonia region in order to slow the spread of the “Covid-19” epidemic that has killed 33,000 people in Spain and infected nearly 900,000.
Injuries and figures
And in Bosnia, the vice president of the Bosnian Peoples Assembly (the second chamber of parliament), Bakr Izzatbegovi, was infected with the Corona virus.
A statement issued by the Democratic Action Party headed by Izetbegovic stated that the results of the virus examination of its leader were positive.
The statement confirmed that Izetbegovic is in good health, indicating the cancellation of all his pre-planned programs and his entry into quarantine at his home.
According to the latest outcome, Corona injuries in Bosnia and Herzegovina reached 32,845, 980 of whom died, and 24,603 recovered.
In the Arab world, the Moroccan Ministry of Health announced, on Friday, that it had recorded 46 deaths and 3,498 cases of corona – the highest daily infection rate with the virus since its emergence in the Kingdom – while 2,953 recoveries were recorded.
The ministry stated that the total number of HIV infections rose to 167,148 cases, including 2818 deaths, and about 139,000 recoveries.
With regard to vaccinations, Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko announced the start of preparing citizen lists to begin mass vaccination operations against the Corona virus.
In a statement broadcast on the air by Russian Channel One, the minister stated that a comprehensive vaccination against the Corona virus is expected to begin in Russia at the end of next November.
To date, no Russian citizen has received the vaccine, except for those who participated in a phase III clinical trial.
Vaccines and licenses
For its part, Pfizer said that it may apply for a US license for the “Covid-19” vaccine, which it is developing with its German partner Biontech in late November, indicating that the vaccine may be available in the United States this year.
With this time limit, it becomes unlikely that a vaccine will be available before the US elections, which was promised by President Donald Trump.
Pfizer said it may determine whether the vaccine is effective or not as soon as this month based on its clinical experience involving 40,000 people, but it also needs safety data that will not be available until next month.