Worldwide, more than 3.5 million people have already contracted the new corona virus. Of the 3,500,517 infections detected worldwide, 246,893 were fatal, according to calculations based on information from the authorities on Monday. The hardest hit continent is Europe with 1,547,180 infections and 143,584 deaths.
According to official information, more than 100,000 people in Brazil are now infected with the corona virus. As the Ministry of Health in Brasilia announced on Sunday, the number of corona infected was 101,147. At least 7,025 people have died from the virus to date. According to data from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, Brazil ranks ninth in the world’s worst affected countries in absolute terms. However, Brazil is the most populous country in Latin America with more than 200 million inhabitants.
In Mexico, the authorities had to significantly increase the official figures for the Corona cases. The government announced that there were 128,033 infections, citing an epidemiological calculation model. To date, 23,471 cases have been recorded in Mexico.
In New Zealand, the number of new infections every day dropped to zero for the first time in weeks. Local health officials said Monday that there were no new cases of infection for the first time since March 11, within a 24-hour period. While this is reason to be happy, the nation must still remain vigilant.
It is just a snapshot. New Zealand eased its curfew on April 29. The government also warned that there may have been new cases of infection since then. This will only show up after the incubation period, since it takes time for people to show symptoms of a disease with the new virus.
The United States is the most severely affected country with 1,158,040 infections and 67,680 deaths. Experts believe that the actual number of cases is significantly higher, since not all people are tested for the novel corona virus. In the EU, Italy, Great Britain, Spain and France have the highest number of corona deaths.
According to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the UK and four other EU countries are facing the worst. The peak of the spread of the pathogen has not yet been exceeded, said ECDC boss Andrea Ammon on Monday.
In doing so, she contradicted British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The latter said on Thursday that his country had climaxed. In the UK, Poland, Romania and Sweden, the number of new infections has been increasing at an unchanged rate for two weeks, said Ammon. The pandemic is even picking up speed in Bulgaria. In contrast, fewer new cases were reported in all other European countries. “It looks like the peak of the first wave in Europe was passed on Saturday,” said Ammon.