“In the last 24 hours, 106,000 cases have been reported to the WHO, most in a single day since the outbreak began.” The words of the director of the director of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in his report today reveal a worrying upward trend in the advance of the coronavirus
This is because in two of the last four days the never-before-reached figure of 100,000 daily cases was exceeded, which shows that the global peal of the pandemic is still not reached, since, despite the fact that the numbers continue to decline in Europe and East Asia, infections continue to increase in the rest of the regions.
In fact, the most worrying thing is that almost two-thirds of these cases were reported in only four countries and the WHO looks with concern at the advance of the pandemic in countries of the Americas such as the United States, Brazil or Peru.
“We are very concerned about the increasing number of cases in low- and middle-income countries,” said the WHO director.
In return, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu cited the case of Crea del Sur as “good news”. “It has been particularly impressive to see how countries like the Republic of Korea have leveraged their experience in MERS to rapidly implement a comprehensive strategy to find, isolate, test and address each case, and trace each contact. This was essential for the Republic of Korea to reduce the first wave and now quickly identify and contain new outbreaks. “
Deaths from COVID-19 on the planet today stood at 317,529, of which more than half (170,000) were registered in Europe, while in America there are close to 125,000.
Russia experienced a record death toll in the last 24 hours with 135, according to official data. However, this Wednesday for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in the country more recoveries than new infections.
In our continent, Brazil registered a record 1,179 people due to coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the worst daily figure since the beginning of the pandemic, followed by Europe with 1.9 million and the Middle East with 359,000 infections.
The American continent is the most affected region in terms of number of infections, with 2.1 million, followed by Europe with 1.9 million and the Middle East with 359,000 infections.
Likewise, figures from national health networks indicate that there are now almost two million recovered patients around the planet, while 45,000 patients, 2% of active patients, are in serious or critical condition.
Low in human development
As a side effect, the coronavirus pandemic this year may cause the first drop in the history of the Human Development Index (HDI), an indicator that the UN has developed since 1990 to measure global progress in education, health and living standards.
Until now, no crisis in the last 30 years has pushed back the HDI on a global scale, but that will foreseeably end in 2020, according to a report presented on Wednesday by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
Although the report does not offer a specific analysis by region, Heriberto Tapia, senior researcher at UNDP and one of the authors of the report, points out that Latin America is being hit hard by the crisis, with a “very significant recession” and countries with a great number of coronavirus cases, such as Brazil.