A Covid-1 9 patient gets admitted to a government hospital in Kolkata, India, 22 April, 2021. India reported 314,835 fresh coronavirus infections on Thursday according to an Indian media report.
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Several countries around the globe have risen as COVID-1 9 hotspots. India has accounted for more than 40% of the world’s daily new cases. South American and Eastern European countries are also recording record cases and deaths. See more stories on Insider’s business page.
For more than a week, world COVID-1 9 cases have averaged a daily rate of more than 800,000, The New York Times reported.
While India has recorded record rates, outperforming 400,000 daily lawsuits on Saturday, multiple countries across the world are hotspots experiencing surges.
The World Health Organization said last week that world cases have been on the rise for nine consecutive weeks and demises have been up for six weeks.
“To put it in perspective, there were almost as many cases globally last week as in the first five months of the pandemic, ” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
CNN reported Iran went into a partial lockdown and has reported its highest daily COVID-1 9 death toll since the pandemic started.
Countries in South America are also facing a very grim reality. Brazil, which has reported over 14.5 million occurrences with close to 400,000 deaths, has the highest daily rate of deaths in the world. Several other Latin American countries including Peru, Argentina, and Colombia are ranked in the top 20 for the highest daily death rate.
Uruguay, which has a population of merely 3.5 million people, has reported almost 3,000 new cases per period and now has the world’s highest instances per capita, the Times reported.
Central and East european countries account for half of the top 20 countries with the highest daily death tolls.
On Thursday, Turkey went into a lockdown after infection rates rose, the BBC reported. While cases went down in February, they rapidly rose to more than 60,000 new cases a period in mid-April after the government eased rules the month prior.
Variants like the B. 1.1.7 stres have also contributed to keeping infection numbers high-pitched in countries like France, the Netherlands, and Sweden, the Times reported.
In a recent WHO briefing , Ghebreyesus said he appreciated how many countries have pledged to send or have sent aid to help India, which are currently being reports for around 40% of the world’s overall cases, but added: “At the same time, we must remember that many other countries all over the world are still experiencing intense transmission, ” and also need assist.
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