May 24 (UPI) – The death toll and cases of coronavirus jumped in two Latin American countries – Brazil and Mexico – while the pandemic stabilized in other former hotspots, including Asia and Europe.
The United States, despite reporting deaths and the most cases in the world, limits travel from these countries. The border with Mexico has been closed except for workers for essential goods and goods since March, and the President Donald Trump on Sunday evening issued a proclamation restricting passenger travel from Brazil effective 11:59 p.m. EDT Thursday.
“I have determined that it is in the interest of the United States to take action to limit and suspend entry into the United States, as immigrants or non-immigrants, of all aliens that were physically present in the Republic of the Brazilian Federation for the 14-day period before their entry or attempted enter the United States, “that the proclamation reads.
Travel has also been restricted from China and also several European countries.
Over the past few weeks, Brazil and Mexico have moved into the top 10 for the most deaths in the world. Both countries set an increase in daily deaths last week with Brazil number two in the world and Mexico third for a total of 24 hours behind the United States on Saturday and Sunday.
Brazilian deaths have more than doubled in two weeks from 11,123 to 22,716 in sixth place, according to Worldometers.info. One week ago, the victim was 16,118. The state reported 16,220 additional cases on Sunday, after 16,508 additional cases on Saturday and a record 21,472 Wednesday with a total of 347,398 in second place behind the United States.
Mexico, meanwhile, last week climbed to the top 10, replacing Canada. The total on Sunday was 7,179 deaths after 3,353 two weeks ago and 5,045 seven days ago.
In contrast, six European countries in the top 10 – Britain, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium and Germany – have seen a dramatic decline in the number of deaths. Combined, they posted 325 on Sunday and 533 deaths on Saturday, according to Worldometers.info. Their combined daily highs total 5,319.
In Asia, mainland China, the epicenter of the spread of the original virus, has not reported deaths since April 26 and only 164 cases since then, including none for the first time on Saturday, totaling 82,974. The country has dropped to 13th place with 4,634 deaths after becoming No. 1 for several weeks.
Worldwide, the death toll was 346,434 and cases were close to 5.5 million on Sunday. That includes 99,300 in the United States, which reported the most deaths Saturday: 1,036.
Mexico has reported record 479 on Saturday and 190 Sunday. The state renewed its death toll frequently late at night.
Mexico also announced 3,329 cases on Sunday. And infection rates may be three times higher than government figures, according to an independent survey, Al Jazeera reported.
More than a quarter of deaths have occurred in the state capital in Mexico City where paramedics say hospitals are flooded with patients.
A nation of 126 million people, including a population center that is poor and dense, making it difficult for people to isolate themselves. In addition, workers must continue to work to get money.
“We live in a country that is very unequal; half of all people live day by day and they suffer,” Deputy Health Minister Hugo López-Gatell told reporters Friday night. “They don’t have [money for their] daily food, to feed themselves. It affects their health and can affect their lives. “
last Monday, around 300 cities across the country – called “cities of hope” – raise shelter recommendations. Similar steps are scheduled to begin June 1 throughout the country, including classes.
All but about 1,000 deaths in North America have been reported in Mexico, Canada and the United States.
Like Mexico, the border is closed with Canada, which reported 69 more deaths on Sunday after 105 Saturday.
On Saturday, Brazil reported 965 additional deaths, which is not far from the total of the United States and one less than Friday after a record 1,188 Thursday. On Sunday, Brazil reported 703 deaths – the most in any country and nearly 100 more than the United States, which recorded 617 deaths on Sunday.
President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro has focused on reopening business because many governors are pressing for social isolation measures.
On May 14, he said: “We must be brave enough to deal with this virus. Are people dying? Yes, and I’m sorry. But many more will die if the economy continues to be destroyed because of this. [lockdown] Measurement.”
Initially, he said the virus was only “a small cold.”
“This is not the flu. That’s the worst thing we have ever faced in our professional lives,” Dr. Jacques Sztajnbok in Sao Paulo to CNN. When asked if he was worried about his health, he said “Yes,” twice.
The test is only done when a person has three symptoms.
“Most tests are carried out when the person is already in an advanced stage of the disease,” said Renata Alves, a voluntary health worker, said.
In South America, nearly 9,000 of 31,352 deaths have occurred in Brazil. The second highest is Peru with 3,456.
The White House will “look at other countries on a country-by-country basis” in Latin America for restrictions, O’Brien said.
The surge in deaths in Brazil has only occurred relatively recently. On April 1, a total of 242 deaths were reported there.
At that time, the pandemic reached epic heights in Europe. That was even before reaching its peak in the United States, when the number of victims was 6,394.
On that date, in Italy, the death toll was 13,155 – the largest in the world. Since then the number has risen to 32,785 for third place behind the United States and Britain. On Sunday, only 50 deaths were reported after 282 on Saturday. The height was 919 on March 27 with the current victim 32,007.
Since April 1, death rates have jumped in the UK over 36,675 other countries. The count is 3095 on that date. In the past week, the number of daily deaths was between 160 and 545, including 118 Sundays after 282 Saturdays. The record is 1,172 on April 21.
Primary schools will open on June 1 and secondary schools on June 15, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said during Sunday’s briefing.
“In line with the approach taken in many other countries, we want to start bringing our children back to class, in a way that is as manageable and safe as possible,” Johnson said. “We say we will start with the arrangement and acceptance of the early years, first year and sixth year in elementary school.”
Johnson, who was hospitalized in intensive care with the virus, has been criticized for handling his government pandemic and calling for him to sack Dominic Cummings, his chief of political assistance.
The Guardian and the Daily Mirror reported that Dominic Cummings and his wife traveled 260 miles across England to live on their parents’ property when they were sick with coronavirus symptoms.
Johnson said Sunday that he would not fire him.
“That’s enough,” Conservative MP Steve Baker wrote in an opinion Critic website. “Dominic Cummings must leave before he endangers Britain, the Government, the Prime Minister, our institution or the Conservative Party.”
The death toll has stabilized elsewhere in Europe.
Spain is in fourth place after reporting 74 Sunday, 50 Saturday and 688 Friday rising to 28,752. The Ministry of Health on Friday reported 56 additional deaths in the past 24 hours and the big jump was due to various regions “cleansing” their historic data sets. High of 961 on April 2.
Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illawarned although the situation has improved “the virus still exists between us,” he said in a statement Sunday’s press conference
Countries in the top 10 reporting additional deaths in two figures are France No. 5 with 35, No. 7 Belgium with 43 and No. 8 German with 5. French height is 1,438 on April 15.
Germany, with stringent security measures and extensive testing, is very controlling the outbreak with a record 333 on April 8.
Sweden, which has sought “herd immunity,” reported six more deaths in 16th place with 3,998 and 271 new cases. Neighboring Norway reported zero deaths for the second day in a row to remain in 235 as well as six more cases.
Russia continued to surge in cases with 9,434 more on Saturday and 8,599 on Sunday with a total of 344,481 in third place. Russia reported 153 more deaths increasing to 3,541 on the 17th.
In all, more than half of deaths worldwide occurred in Europe with 169,844, including an additional 569 out of 2,647 on Sunday. On Saturday, the total number of deaths was 4,183.
Asia has also stabilized significantly. Only 394 deaths were reported on Sunday with a total of 27,442.
In China, three cases were reported Sunday.
The head of China’s top laboratory in Wuhan again rejected suggestions that it leaked pathogens, saying that the institute “had never found or stored” the virus before it erupted in central China late last year.
Wang Yanyi, director of the Wuhan Virology Institute, said it was “fake” that a coronavirus leaked from a laboratory in an interview with state media on Saturday.
Over the past week, the city of Wuhan has worked to test all 11.1 million residents. Since May 14, asymptomatic carriers, who are infected without signs of external disease, have been sought – after confirming the first group of COVID-19 infections since the city was released from virtual lockdown on April 8.
South Korea has reported only four deaths in one week, including two deaths on Sunday, with a total of 262. The number of cases reached 11,165.
A few weeks ago, the country had relaxed its social distance. But some people who visited a nightclub in Seoul’s Itaewon entertainment district during the first weekend of May tested positive for the virus.
All bars and nightclubs are closed, and South Korean officials have tracked 46,000 people who have made contact with known cases related to nightclubs and tested them for COVID-19.
Cases associated with night clubs have risen to 225 – 96 which are believed to have contracted the virus from visiting the club and 129 others by making close contact with confirmed cases – the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Sunday.
India reports 7,113 new cases of corona virus in the past 24 hours – the biggest one-day surge in the country. The death toll stands at 4,024, including an additional 156 Sundays and 142 Saturdays in 15th place.
The government has announced that domestic airlines will be able to resume services starting this week. Passengers who arrive will still be subject to mandatory 14-day quarantine in some states.
Elsewhere in Asia, Iran reported 58 additional deaths for ninth place in 7,417.
The number of fatalities is very minimal on other continents.
In Oceania, neither Australia nor New Zealand reported deaths. Australia has reported 102, with one reporting Saturday. In New Zeland, the count is 21 with the last death on May 6.
“It’s important that people don’t relax over the weekend as we move forward,” New South Wales Health Minister Brad Hazzard said after a new infection and an unconfirmed case involving a high school student who reported mild symptoms were reported.
Parents are asked to stay away from the school grounds, and workers are urged to drive or walk to work.
In Africa, the mortality rate reached 3,356, led by Egypt with 764 and Algeria with 600.
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