The new Corona virus continues to claim more victims during a second wave sweeping many countries of the world, during which the number of infections increased to exceed 33 million, while the number of deaths as of Sunday dawn reached more than 997 thousand, according to the latest figures published by the “World Meter” website.
The following are the most prominent developments and news of the virus outbreak around the world on Sunday, September 27, 2020, according to the time of Makkah:
01:15 – The number of injuries in Brazil passes 4.7 million
The Brazilian Ministry of Health said that it had recorded 28,378 new cases of the emerging coronavirus in the last 24 hours, in addition to 869 deaths due to the disease.
The ministry data indicated that Brazil had recorded more than 4.7 million cases of the virus since the start of the outbreak, while the official number of deaths reached 141,406.
01: 00- Egypt records 111 new cases of Coronavirus, and 16 deaths
The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population announced the registration of 111 new cases of Coronavirus and 16 deaths during the day, Saturday.
A statement by the Ministry said that the total number that was registered in Egypt with the new Corona virus until Saturday evening is 102,736 cases, including 94,374 cases that have been cured, and 5,869 deaths.
00: 30 – The death toll in the United States exceeds 7.2 million
The death toll from Coronavirus infections in the United States increased to 7 million 282 thousand and 774, according to the World Meter site, and the country recorded 209 thousand and 110 deaths, which is the largest toll in the world.
A Reuters census also showed that 4 states in the American Midwest recorded record increases in the Corona virus on Saturday, in light of the increase in the number of infections nationwide for the second consecutive week, which are Minnesota, Montana, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
00: 15- Argentina enters the list of the top 5 countries affected by the epidemic in the world
Reuters data showed that the Corona virus infections in Argentina close to exceeding the 700 thousand barrier on Saturday, to enter the country among the top five centers in the world in terms of injuries and deaths, despite 7 months of quarantine, which severely damaged the already weak economy.
The country recorded an increase rate of 7 days, with an average of 11,000 new infections per day, to come after India, the United States, France and Brazil, all of which have a much higher population.
On Friday, health officials had recorded 691,235 cases since March, along with 15,208 deaths.
00: 05 – Calls in France to impose a national lockdown before Christmas
Two Nobel Prize-winning economists have called on the French government to study imposing a nationwide lockdown, so that family celebrations of Christmas can be held while reducing the risks of transmission of the new Corona virus.
This “clear, uniform and transparent” option would reduce the risk of infection for the most vulnerable people, including the elderly, Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo wrote in an opinion piece in the daily Le Monde.
The couple, who won the Nobel Prize together in 2019 for their work on poverty reduction, proposed a “nationwide lockdown from 1 to 20 December”.
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