Germany officially surpassed 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
By numbers: Country reported 20,819 confirmed cases and 371 deaths as of Friday, per JHU.
Large Image: The achievement came a month after German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the state would do it lockdown under one of the most stringent measures in Europe.
Earlier this week, Merkel and other German officials decided to extend the lockdown through December and add more restrictions in a bid to bring the number below 50 per 100,000 population each week. AP.
Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Saturday that the lockdown could even be extended to the spring of 2021 “if the infection is not controlled,” Reuters write.
The United States and Brazil have seen a spike in new coronavirus cases, according to reports on Sunday. Reuters quoted health researchers as saying that the drop in COVID-19 deaths in Manaus, Brazil, meant the city had achieved herd immunity. But with a spike in new infections, they now believe antibodies don’t last more than a few months.
“Something that is evident in our study – and it has also been demonstrated by other groups – is that antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 decay rapidly, months after infection. This is clearly the case in Manaus,” said Leis Buss. saying. Buss is co-author of a study by the University of Sao Paulo’s Institute of Tropical Medicine.
Cases surged in NY, Wisconsin
In the US, Wisconsin and New York have reported record spikes in cases. With 2,817 new cases, Wisconsin on Saturday hit a record one-day infection rate. During the pandemic, 1,13,645 people tested positive in Wisconsin.
In Oklahoma, the death toll has reached 1,000. In New York, more than 1,000 people tested positive in one day for the first time since June 5. Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday there were 1,005 positive cases counted on Friday out of 99,953 tests, for a positive rate of 1 percent. Florida reported 107 new deaths on Saturday, a day after Republican Governor Ron DeSantis announced he was lifting restrictions on restaurant capacity. Students are quarantined
All California State University, Long Beach students living on campus have been placed in quarantine after five students tested positive for COVID-19 and all direct instruction will be suspended for two weeks.
Melbourne reopens schools, works
Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has further eased the lockdown restrictions imposed after a spike in COVID-19 cases, allowing most children to return to school starting next month and sending more than 1.25,000 people back to work. Those restrictions are scheduled to be relaxed on Sunday.
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Written by Avantika Chopra
| New Delhi |
Updated: July 19, 2020 8:10:55 afternoon
Because new coronaviruses affect more than 14 million people in various countries, several world leaders have made their own unusual solutions to combat the virus.
That Covid-19 the plague has triggered an unprecedented hunt for vaccines. Even though it seems some time before we have it, that hasn’t stopped politicians and leaders around the world from recommending a rather unusual and strange solution ‘to keep the virus under control.’
From injecting disinfectants, drinking alcohol to consuming it ‘gau mutra’ and Gobar, politicians of all colors have come up with their own versions of “medicine”, albeit without a scientific basis.
With the number of infections exceeding 14 million, the World Health Organization has initiated a global awareness campaign called “Stop the Spread”. This campaign aims to dispel myths about the spread, diagnostics and treatment of diseases. Here are some examples when leaders were found to spread misinformation.
US President Donald Trump has come under fire after advising the medial community to inject disinfectants as treatment corona virus. He also proposed the idea of exposing patients to UV light. The US has reported more than 3.5 million Covid-19 cases and more than one lakh deaths.
“So, if we hit the body with extraordinary – whether it’s ultraviolet light or just very strong,” the president told Dr. Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House coronavirus response.
“And then I saw the disinfectant where it knocked it down in a minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injecting it in or almost cleaning?” So it’s interesting to check it out. Press conference.
In Belarus, President Alexander Lukashenko suggested strange methods such as driving a “tractor” and drinking alcohol to prevent contracting a new corona virus.
According to a local report, Lukashenko said that “there should be no panic” over the virus. “It’s great watching television: people work on tractors, nobody talks about viruses,” Lukashenko said. “There, the tractor will cure everyone. Fields heal everyone, “he added.
A CNBC report also stated that an authoritarian president urged people to drink vodka, go to saunas and return to work while other countries implemented lockouts to prevent spreading.
Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan also made headlines to break the gravity of the situation when he suggested that Covid-19 was a common “flu” and 90 percent could be cured within a few days.
In another statement, Khan also urged people to stay at home and observe their own symptoms for days instead of going to the hospital. Pakistan has reported more than 2 lakh cases with 5568 confirmed deaths.
Later, Khan blamed the people of Pakistan for the surge in cases. “People don’t take this virus seriously. Ordinary people think this is the flu, “he said at a press conference.
John Pombe Magufuli
In June, Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli declared Covid-19 state free thanks to “prayers by citizens”, the BBC reported. Previously, Magufuli had refused to close the religious sites above pandemic, claiming that the virus is “Satan” and cannot survive in the body of Christ.
He further said that the health crisis was exaggerated and encouraged people to attend services in churches and mosques, stating that prayer “can defeat” the virus. The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concern over the government’s strategy in dealing with Covid-19.
During the opening of the week-long International Yog Festival in Rishikesh, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath stated that regular yoga practice can help fight many diseases including Coronavirus.
“Indian tradition needs to be understood in depth and has many great things offered through yoga. The world is struggling against physical and mental illness. With the help of yoga, diseases such as blood pressure, heart attacks, kidney failure, liver failure, and even coronaviruses can be treated, “Adityanath said.
Luis Miguel Barbosa Huerta
In Mexico, Puebla Governor Luis Miguel Barbosa Huerta started a fight when he said that poor people are immune to the virus. “If you are rich you are at risk, if you are poor, no, poor people are immune,” Huerta said at a press conference. Then, he also claimed that the Turkish mass was a cure for the virus.
“We all know that cow dung is very helpful. Likewise, when cow urine is sprayed, it purifies an area … I believe the same can be done with ‘gaumutra“and” gobar “to cure coronavirus (disease),” he said in a discussion about cattle smuggling into Bangladesh.
Brazil has surpassed Russia to become the second country in the world with the highest case of the Coronavirus novel, second only to the US, after reporting more than 33,000 infections, a record high, on Saturday.
According to Reuters, Brazil’s health ministry said the country on Saturday registered 33,274 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 4.98,440. The death toll also rose to 28,834, with 956 new deaths in the past 24 hours, the ministry said. Despite the sharp increase in cases, some states plan to ease locking, ignoring health experts’ warnings that the worst is yet to come, Reuters reported.
‘The US suffered 1L death early May’ Meanwhile, an analysis of overall deaths during the pandemic shows that the US probably reached 1.00,000 milestones three weeks ago. The country said that the number of people reported to have died of COVID-19 infection surpassed 1,000,000 this week.
Between March 1 and May 9, the country recorded about 1,01,600 excess deaths, or deaths beyond the normally estimated number for the year, according to an analysis conducted for The Washington Post by a research team led by the Yale School of Public Health. That figure reflects about 26,000 more deaths than those attributed to COVID-19 on death certificates during that period, according to federal data.
1.05,500 ‘excessive death’ 26,000 deaths were not always caused directly by the virus. They can also include people who have died from epidemics but not from the disease itself, such as those who are afraid of seeking medical help for unrelated diseases. Adding or reducing other categories of death, such as motor vehicle accidents, also affects the calculation.
The “excess deaths” analysis is a standard tool used by epidemiologists to measure the exact number of deaths from infectious diseases and other widespread disasters. The researchers estimate that the number of excess deaths between March 1 and May 9 is most likely between 97,500 and 105,500. “It is clear that the burden is a little higher than the total amount reported,” said Daniel Weinberger, professor of epidemiology from the same university who led the analysis.
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Covid-19 patients are no longer contagious after 11 days of illness although some may still be positive, according to a new study by infectious disease experts in Singapore.
The positive test “does not equate with a proper infection or virus,” a joint research paper by the National Center for Infectious Diseases and the Singapore Medical Academy, Singapore said. This virus “cannot be isolated or cultured after day 11 of the disease.”
This paper is based on a study of 73 patents in the city-state.
The latest findings may have implications for the policy of returning patients in the country. Current disposal criteria are based on negative test results rather than infection.
Singapore’s strategy for managing Covid-19 patients is guided by the latest local and international clinical scientific evidence, and the Ministry of Health will evaluate whether the latest evidence can be included in the patient’s clinical management plan, according to a report by Straits Times.
So far, 13,882, or about 45% of the total 31,068 Covid-19 patients in Singapore have been discharged from hospitals and community facilities. Singapore reported 642 new Covid-19 cases at noon on Saturday.
The government has actively screened pre-school staff while preparing to re-open pre-school starting June 2. On Friday, two pre-school employees tested positive for the new corona virus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases among pre-school staff to seven, according to the Department of Health.