Riverside County is in the most restrictive purple reopening level, and local towns are feeling the pressure as the season rolls around. “Right now we all feel a little helpless, but we’re not,” Palm Desert Council member Jan Harnik said in a video posted Sunday. Positive cases of COVID-19 in the county continue to rise as they move away from red level requirements. “Let’s work together, let’s keep this mask on so we can flatten the curve and we can open up our businesses and support our community. We need to do more testing to make that happen, ”COVID-19 Week Recap: New Daily Records and Travel Advisories, Harnik said. As of September, the county recorded between 200 and 300 positive cases per day, but now that number hovers below 800. The county’s adjusted case rate is also currently at 13.9, and needs to be seven to level up. red. But what worries local health experts the most is the increase in hospitalizations as the pandemic straddles the traditional flu season. Eisenhower Health data shows a big increase over the past week, and doctors say it’s a trend they expect to see in the coming months. “It looks a lot, unfortunately, like what we saw this summer when we really took off and had this huge spike in the 90 range. So we are very concerned that this could be the start of something. very bad for us again, ”said Dr. Alan Williamson, Chief Medical Officer of Eisenhower Health. Nationally, the numbers and deaths are also rising, and the country has set new daily records of cases almost every day over the past week. In November alone, the country recorded more than 100,000 new cases 11 out of 14 days. And as California passes one million cases of COVID-19, a new travel advisory has been put in place. He suggests travelers quarantine themselves in the state for 14 days and asks residents to stay put. The move comes as the Thanksgiving holiday is less than two weeks away, and now local leaders are urging residents to stay diligent. “So go get yourself tested, and let’s get these guidelines up and running, and let’s open it safely,” Harnik said. To move to the next level, the county must also adjust the red level settings for two weeks, which means the county will be in the purple at least for the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, Pfizer says its vaccine is over 90% effective in preventing COVID-19, but it’s unclear when it will be available to the public. .
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil registered 5,000,694 new confirmed coronavirus cases, up from 4,969,141 yesterday, the country’s Ministry of Health said on its website on Wednesday. The total deaths in the country rose to 148,228 from 147,494 yesterday, the ministry said.
Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; Edited by Leslie Adler
29 September 2020, 01:50 | Updated: September 29, 2020, 02:49
More than one million people have died worldwide after testing positive for the coronavirus, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University.
The grim milestone reached in the early hours of Tuesday morning went with the flow Covid-19 The death toll now stands at 1,000,555.
Of these, more than a fifth have occurred in the US – which has recorded 205,031 deaths – while in the UK the tally now stands at over 42,000.
The Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center has been tracking the global death toll since the start of the pandemic, taking individual government and World Health Organization updates into account.
The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases worldwide now stands at over 33.2 million, with the US, India and Brazil accounting for more than half of all infections.
Figures from Worldometer, which also collects data on the coronavirus pandemic from governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), showed the one million mark was exceeded on Sunday.
UN Secretary General António Guterres called the reforms a “mind-numbing” and “painful milestone”.
“But we must not forget the life of each individual,” he said in a video message.
“They are fathers and mothers, wives and husbands, brothers and sisters, friends and colleagues. The pain multiplies with the savagery of this disease.”
Dr Howard Markel, from the University of Michigan, said: “It’s not just a number. It’s human. People we love.”
The medical history professor, who has been advising government officials about preventing the pandemic and losing his 84-year-old mother to Covid-19 in February, added: “This is our brother, our sister. That’s a person we know.
“And if you don’t have the human factor in front of you, it’s very easy to abstract it.”
Although the virus emerged in Wuhan, China, towards the end of last year, the Far East Asian country recorded only 4,739 deaths and 90,493 cases.
Since then, the coronavirus has gripped the planet, health care and economy with few exceptions – including leading and developing superpowers – with infections reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the pandemic began in December 2019.
Twelve countries have claimed to remain coronavirus-free across the pandemic: Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, North Korea and Turkmenistan. However, the position of the last two countries on the list is widely considered dubious due to their highly closed and frequently censored regimes.
Another ten people may benefit from their geographically isolated position in the South Pacific Ocean, but all are still affected by the lack of tourism coming to their country.
A number of countries, including the UK, have invested millions of dollars, pounds or rubles into developing a vaccine for Covid-19, with Russia, in August, becoming the first country in the world to approve it.
The milestone comes after a significant increase in cases across Europe, sparking local lockdowns both here in the UK and abroad in countries such as France and Spain.
India currently has the world’s fastest infection rate and is chasing the US for the title of highest undesirable case count.
Meanwhile, thousands of sporting, cultural and musical events around the world, big or small, have all been affected by the pandemic.
Rio de Janeiro Carnival has been postponed for the first time in a century due to Brazil’s ongoing battle with Covid-19; in Japan, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are moved to the next year; the annual Haj pilgrimage performed by Muslims around the world is significantly reduced in July; and here in England, Glastonbury was canceled on its 50th anniversary.