New fear grips Europe as Covid tops 30m worldwide – BBC News

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The virus appears to be spreading out much faster in India than any other nation

Outside Europe, Israel brings in a second nationwide lockdown later on Friday – the very first country to do so.
Africa has taped more than a million validated cases, although the real extent of the pandemic in the continent is not understood. Testing rates are reported to be low, which might misshape main figures.
What is happening in key nations?
A group of transmittable disease experts at Johns Hopkins University, in the United States city of Baltimore, have actually been documenting the global spread of Covid-19 on its tracking site.
According to their data, the United States remains without a doubt the worst-hit nation in terms of sheer numbers, with more than 6.6 million verified infections, and over 197,000 deaths.
The number of new day-to-day infections has actually been dropping, though, after a spike in July.

The variety of confirmed coronavirus cases across the globe has exceeded 30 million, according to figures by Americas Johns Hopkins University.
More than 940,000 have actually died with Covid-19 because the outbreak began in China late in 2015.
The US, India and Brazil have actually the most confirmed cases, however there is a renewed spike in infections throughout Europe.
Lots of northern hemisphere countries are now bracing for a 2nd wave of the pandemic as winter season techniques.
In the UK, the federal government is considering taking further England-wide measures including a brief period of restrictions to try to slow a second surge of infections.

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Media captionCDC director vs President Trump on face masks and vaccinesEarlier this week, President Donald Trump rejected downplaying the seriousness of Covid-19, regardless of confessing in a recorded interview to having done that.
In India, the number of known infections climbed up above five million today – the second-highest caseload on the planet.
When comparing figures from various countries it is important to keep in mind elements such as population size and density. For example, India has a population of 1.3 bn individuals.
However, the infection seems spreading out much quicker in India than any other nation, with day-to-day cases topping 90,000 in recent days. More than 80,000 individuals have died, amid reports of shortages of extensive care beds and oxygen products.

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Brazil has had more than 4.4 million validated cases, with more than 134,000 deaths – the second-highest death toll after the US.

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Argentina on Thursday reported almost 13,000 more cases over a 24-hour duration, pushing the countrys overall total above 600,000.
On the other hand, Mexico confirmed more than 3,000 day-to-day infections, bringing the caseload to more than 680,000.
At the same time, deaths per 100,000 individuals vary substantially from country to nation, with San Marino, Peru and Belgium having the highest rates, and India one of the lowest.
In the table below, countries can be reordered by deaths, death rate and total cases. In the coloured bars on the right-hand side, nations in which cases have actually risen to more than 5,000 daily are those with black bars on the relevant date.

Media captionBolsonaro eliminated his mask after revealing he had actually tested favorable for coronavirusPresident Jair Bolsonaro has come under criticism for downplaying coronavirus, particularly after going to an anti-lockdown rally. The conservative leader – who had actually been calling the infection a “little influenza” – himself checked favorable in July.
Argentina and Mexico have likewise been hit hard by the break out in Latin America.

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** The previous data for new cases is a 3 day rolling average. Due to modifications in the variety of cases, an average can not be calculated for this date.

This details is regularly updated however may not reflect the current overalls for each nation.

Source: Johns Hopkins University, national public health companies and UN population information

Figures last updated: 16 September 2020, 08:33 BST

The brand-new coronavirus initially came to light after China reported a cluster of infections in the city of Wuhan in December 2019. It has actually come under fire for being sluggish to acknowledge the outbreak, enabling gatherings to take location even as concerns grew and penalizing doctors for cautioning others.
It has actually considering that been praised for successfully slowing the spread of the infection, after increasing and imposing a huge lockdown hospital capacity. It has up until now confirmed 90,000 cases and 4,700 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins, although there have been issues of underreporting.
What is the situation in Europe?
Surging coronavirus figures on the continent need to function as “a wake-up call”, the World Health Organizations local director has actually said.
Speaking in Copenhagen on Thursday, Hans Kluge stated in the previous 2 weeks the number of brand-new cases had actually doubled in over half of European member states.
He said that 300,000 new infections were reported across Europe recently alone and weekly cases had actually gone beyond those reported throughout the first peak in March.
According to the WHO, there have actually been 5 million validated cases and more than 228,000 fatalities throughout Europe considering that the pandemic started.
Is there light at the end of the tunnel?
A number of business and nations are piling resources into finding a vaccine that is effective and safe.
President Trump has just recently stated a vaccine might be offered before the 3 November governmental elections – regardless of warnings from a number of health professionals that this is unrealistic.

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Russia in August licensed a vaccine for regional use – the first country to do so. Russian researchers later published the first report on the vaccine, stating early tests showed indications of an immune action.
Specialists alerted that the trials were too small to show effectiveness and safety.

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No vaccine has actually yet completed clinical trials, leading some researchers to fear politics rather than health and wellness is driving the push for the possible cure.
There are also issues that the race to get a vaccine will be won by the wealthiest nations, at the expenditure of the most vulnerable.
At the same time, more than 150 different drugs are being researched to identify treatments for people with serious Covid-19.
Of all the drugs being trialled, just steroids have actually been proven to save lives and the discovery has been a considerable development.
The UKs Recovery trial revealed the steroid dexamethasone cut the danger of death by a 3rd for clients on ventilators and by a fifth for those on oxygen.
And more data recommends another steroid, hydrocortisone, is similarly effective too.