CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | Record Numbers Of Coronavirus Cases In Every Global Region

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Almost 40 countries has reported record single-day increases in coronavirus infections over the past week, around double the number that did so the previous week, according to a Reuters tally showing a pick-up in the pandemic in every region of the world.

The rate of cases has been increasing not only in countries like the United States, Brazil and India, which have dominated global headlines with large outbreaks, but in Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Bolivia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Bulgaria, Belgium, Uzbekistan and Israel, among others.

Many countries, especially those where officials eased earlier social distancing lockdowns, are experiencing a second peak more than a month after recording their first.

‘We will not be going back to the ‘old normal’. The pandemic has already changed the way we live our lives’, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhonom Ghebreyesus said this week. ‘We’re asking everyone to treat the decision about where they go, what they do and who they meet with as life-and-death decision – because they are’.

The Reuters data, compiled from officials reports, shows a steady rise in the number of countries reporting record daily increase in the virus that causes COVID-19 over the past month. At least seven countries recorded such increases three weeks ago, rising to at least 13 countries two weeks ago to at least 20 countries last week and to 37 countries this week.

The true members of both cases and deaths are almost certainly underreported, particularly in counties with poorer health care systems, health experts and officials says. For this report, the Reuters data as restricted to countries that provided daily numbers.

A surge in cases usually preceded a rise in death by a couple of weeks.

The United States remains at the top of the case list, this week passing more than 4 million cases and recording more than 1,000 deaths for four consecutive days. Brazil and India – which epidemiologists say is still likely month from hitting its peak – have also exceeded 1 million cases.

SECOND WAVE

The date reveals a growing number of resurgent cases in countries all regions.

In  Australia, officials enforced a sex-week partial lockdown and made face masks mandatory for residents in the country’s second-largest city, Malbourne, after a fresh outbreak.

Australia and Japan, which also posted a daily case record this week, both warned of a rise in infections among young people, many of whom celebrated the end of social restrictions at bars and parties.

In Mexico, which also posted a daily record this week and has the fourth-highest death toll of any country, officials warned that a down warned trend in case numbers that began in mid-June – about time the city began relaxing social distancing measures – could reverse.

Based on the rate of hospital admission over the past week, Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said, hospitalization levels by October could exceed those registered in June, the height of the pandemic.

‘It is important to recognize that if we do not change the trend, there could be exponential growth’, she said.

In Europe, where the summer vacations season is in full swing, a new daily record figure in Spain is likely to deter tourists from visiting one of the continent’s most popular destinations.

In Africa, Kenya recorded a record high daily cases number less than two weeks after reopening activity, including domestic passenger flights. President Uhuru Kenyatta, who had announced international flights would resume on Aug.1, has summoned officials to an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss the surge in cases.

In the Middle East, Oman imposed new restrictions that begin on Saturday in addition to a two-week lockdown that will overlap the Islamic feast of Eid al-Adha after reporting a record number of cases.


Saudi – Led Coalition Says It Intercepts Houthi Drone Fired At Southern Saudi Arabia

The Saudi – led coalition fighting Houthi forces in Yemen said on Tuesday it had destroyed an explosive drone fired towards Khamis Mushait in the south of Saudi Arabia. A military spokesman for the Iran – aligned Houthi group then said they had fired a drone at and hit Abha International Airpot, which is near … More Saudi – Led Coalition Says It Intercepts Houthi Drone Fired At Southern Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, China’s Xi Discuss Cooperation In Phone Call

China’s President Xi Jinping told Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday that Beijing was willing to push its strategic partnership with Riyadh ‘to a new level’, the official Chinese Xinhua news agency reported. In a phone call, the two leaders discussed boosting cooperation in energy, trade and technology, Xinhua added. China’s crude … More Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, China’s Xi Discuss Cooperation In Phone Call

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, Crown Prince Donate Total of $7.9 Mln To Charity

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have donated a total of $7.9 million (SR 30 million) to charity through the Kingdom’s Ehsan Platform, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Friday. King Salman donated $5.3 million (SR20 million) for charitable and non – profitable works, while the Crown Prince contributed … More Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, Crown Prince Donate Total of $7.9 Mln To Charity

U.S. Imposes Wide Array Of Sanctions On Russia For ‘Malign’ Actions

The Unites States on Thursday imposed a boar array of sanctions on Russia to punish it for election interference, cyber – hacking, bullying Ukraine and other ‘malign’ acts. The measures blacklisted Russian companies, expelled Russian diplomats and placed limits on the Russian sovereign debt market in steps sure to anger Moscow. Among the actions, President … More U.S. Imposes Wide Array Of Sanctions On Russia For ‘Malign’ Actions

Queen Elizabeth Returns To Royal Duties Four Days After Her Husband’s Death – PM Media

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth return to royal duties on Tuesday, four days after the death of her husband, Prince Philip, in an event to mark the retirement of her household’s most senior official, PA Media reported. The queen hosted a ceremony as the Earl Peel stepped down as Lord Chamberlain, the report added. Philip, who has … More Queen Elizabeth Returns To Royal Duties Four Days After Her Husband’s Death – PM Media

Saudi Arabia’s Ithra Celebrates Ramadan With Cultural Events, Activities

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) is celebrating the holy month of Ramadan with a wide selection of cultural events and interactive activities. Ithra is offering visitors a chance to take part in events focused on national traditions and  Saudi Arabian heritage, as well as different interactive workshops. The centre’s Ramadan program also includes a collection … More Saudi Arabia’s Ithra Celebrates Ramadan With Cultural Events, Activities

Britain’s Prince Philip Has Died

Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth who played a leading  figure in the British royal family for almost seven decades, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace said on Friday. The Duke of Edniburgh, as he was been y his wife’s side through her 69-year  reign, the longest in British history, during which time he … More Britain’s Prince Philip Has Died

Loading…

Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s