Travelers wearing protective masks wait for a train at the Luz station in Sao Paulo. As the country breaks records and the pollution curve does not flatten, President Jair Bolsonaro stands firm on his crusade to reopen trade and the economy.
Blockades imposed around the world in an attempt to combat the coronavirus pandemic differed from country to country, from partial to complete restrictions on public life. But as those measures have been gradually lifted, some countries are seeing spikes in new coronavirus infections.
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide now exceeds 9.4 million, according to Johns Hopkins University data, and more than 480,000 people have died.
Recent spikes in cases have it led to growing fears of a “second wave” of the pandemic, as countries that apparently peaked infections a few months ago are experiencing new outbreaks. These are some of the countries that are seeing an increase in infections:
The United States
The coronavirus continues to increase in certain states in the United States. UU., Particularly in the south and west of the country.
The number of cases in the country hit a new record on Wednesday, with 45,557 diagnoses reported, according to a count by NBC News.
Texas, Utah, Arkansas and Arizona are among the states that have seen an increase in coronavirus hospitalizations, while California and Florida reported their highest daily spikes in new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, while Houston said their unit beds intensive care are close to their capacity.
Bundeswehr soldiers dressed in full PPE prepare to sample swab swabs from the throat of local residents in the town of St. Vit after a Covid-19 outbreak at the nearby Toennies meat packing plant during the pandemic of coronavirus on June 23, 2020 near Guetersloh, Germany.
The Gutersloh outbreak caused the district to close again on Tuesday, and a neighboring district was also closed hours later, to contain any possible spread. However, the outbreak (as well as other “major outbreaks” in nursing homes, asylum and refugee centers, some schools, and an outbreak in a religious community) has been blamed for increasing the German virus reproduction or rate From ‘R’ to 2.88 last weekend, its public health agency, the Robert Koch Institute, said Wednesday.
Germany currently has 192,871 confirmed cases of coronavirus and has reported 8,933 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins.
The number of infections increased last weekend in Brazil, a country that now has the second highest number of coronavirus cases in the world, with more than 1.18 million confirmed and almost 54,000 deaths.
The Brazilian government under President Jair Bolsonaro has been accused of trying to cover up the country’s coronavirus statistics, and there was an uproar in early June when the Brazilian Ministry of Health stopped publishing daily infection and death data. He resumed the posts after a Supreme Court ruling.
With almost 55,000 new infections reported last Sunday, Brazil experienced its largest increase in daily infections, although this was due in part to a delay in reports from the states of Bahia, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, exacerbating the data. two days. World Health Organization noted.
Supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro protest in front of the army headquarters, against the decision of the governor of Brasilia, Ibaneis Rocha, to prevent crowds from attending demonstrations, amid the new coronavirus pandemic, in Brasilia, on June 14 2020.
India reported a record single-day increase in cases early Thursday, with 16,922 new cases of the virus. This was higher than the previous day’s record of 15,968 new cases. The virus has infected 473,105 people in India and has killed at least 14,894, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
Maharashtra, New Delhi and Tamil Nadu are the most affected states, data from the Indian Ministry of Health show, accounting for around 60% of all confirmed cases in India. The increase in cases in New Delhi, reportedly due to limited hospital search capacity and contacts, is of particular concern.
India has the fourth worst coronavirus epidemic in the world, based on the total number of confirmed cases, after the US. USA, Brazil and Russia.