The pandemic of coronavirus, this Sunday exceeded 10 million cases in the world, continues to expand in an accelerated manner, especially in Latin America and the united States, that concentrates a quarter of the total cases.
From that emerged in December in China, the novel coronavirus has claimed 498.779 lives and the official number of infected accrued amounting to at least 10.003.942, according to a count by AFP from official sources.
The rate of spread of the pandemic remains fast-paced, with a million new cases reported in just six days.
The united states, the country most punished of the world by the disease, sum 125.480 dead and more than 2.5 million cases.
Infections are increased in 30 of their 50 states, particularly in the larger towns and settlements to the south and west, such as California, Texas and Florida.
In the last 24 hours, in Florida there were 9,500 new infections and 24 deaths.
The average age of people infected is now 33 years old, in front of the 65 two months ago.
Florida faces a “real blast” of the disease among young people who, thanks to the desconfinamiento from the beginning of June, have returned to the beaches and the night life, acknowledged this week the governor Ron DeSantis.
In California, Disney announced the postponement of the premiere of the movie “Mulan”, that planned for the 24th of July, to the 21st of August.
– Agreement to produce the vaccine –
Brazil, the second most country in mourning for the virus, returned Saturday to announce the largest daily number of deaths in the world, and already amount to more 57.000 deaths and 1.3 million cases.
The south american giant reported an agreement to produce up to 100 million doses of the vaccine against the coronavirus that developed by the british university of Oxford.
The country is helping to test this breakthrough that figure among the most promising.
Peru, the second country in Latin America in cases behind Brazil and third in total deaths, after Mexico, overcame the Saturday the 9,000 dead.
On Tuesday, the country will end a quarantine as a national of more than 100 days, but will maintain the closure of borders and confinement mandatory in the seven regions most affected by the pandemic.
The quarantine will end in the capital, Lima, a city of 10 million people, where the coronavirus is “descending”, according to the government, despite accumulating 70% of the cases in the country.
In Mexico, inhabitants of a community in Chiapasin the southeast, shattered a community hospital and set fire to two police cars and other vehicles, in addition to attacking the residences of local authorities, by false rumors about the expansion of the coronavirus.
Bolivia also marked the sabbath a figure daily unprecedented, with more than 1,250 cases.
Latin america and the Caribbean it is the region of the world where the disease progresses more rapidly, with more than 400,000 additional cases in the last seven days, according to the count of the AFP.
– Mask mandatory in Iran –
It is also producing an acceleration in Asia, with India at the head, where in the past seven days were declared nearly 120,000 cases, up to a total of more than 528,000.
And, according to experts, the peak of the disease will not be achieved in this country of 1,300 million inhabitants until within a few weeks, so that the number of infected could exceed a million before the end of July.
In Iran, with more than 10,000 dead is the country hardest hit by the virus in the Middle East, the mask will be mandatory in some public places from next week and the most-affected provinces may impose restrictions to the increase of infections.
In their process of return to a certain normality after months of confinement, several european countries held this weekend elections.
Iceland elected president on Saturday, and this Sunday it did Poland. In France, took place this Sunday the second round of the municipal elections, which was initially scheduled on march 22.
Europe seemed to have controlled the spread of the virus, however, the World Health organization (WHO) warned on Thursday of the increase of cases, which could lead “to the limit of new to the european health systems”.
To try to avoid an outbreak, some countries are going to impose local measures of confinement.
In The Ukas it prepares to open pubs, restaurants and cinemas from next Saturday, the authorities could enact prevention measures in the city of Leicester given the increase in cases in recent weeks, according to the local press.