India has an unusually high number of new deaths from COVID-19

 By the morning of June 11, the world had over 175.4 million people infected with COVID-19, of which more than 3.78 million cases died from this pandemic.

The country most severely affected by the COVID-19 epidemic is still the US with over 34.2 million cases and more than 613,700 deaths. In the past day, the US recorded more than 8,800 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus.

At the world's second largest COVID-19 epicenter, India, on June 10, the country recorded more than 91,200 new cases of COVID-19. Currently, a total of over 29.2 million people have COVID-19, including more than 363,000 deaths from COVID-19 in this South Asian country.

India has recorded 6,148 deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. This is the highest daily death rate since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country, and is also the highest daily death rate in the world and is almost three times higher than the number reported in recent years. recent days in India. The reason for the above situation is that the authorities have significantly adjusted the number of deaths on June 9.

According to medical experts, the above figures show that the epidemic situation in this South Asian country is still complicated. Experts warn that the variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus are the cause of the high number of infections, so the Indian government needs to speed up the vaccination rate to prevent the risk of the virus mutating continuously. To date, India has conducted a total of more than 372 million tests for COVID-19. The country has also injected a total of nearly 243 million times of COVID-19 vaccine.

A few weeks after floating corpses were retrieved from the Ganges River, Indian experts recently had to take water samples from this river to see if there was SARS-CoV-2 virus or not. India's Ministry of Health and the Institute of Toxicology are testing whether the water of the river, considered sacred by millions of Hindus, is contaminated with the deadly virus from corpses. It is known that sampling has been carried out in Bihar state and Uttar Pradesh state along the length of the Ganges. Sampling is mainly concentrated in areas where a large number of bodies have been recovered. Meanwhile, the epidemic situation in India is complicated again.

In the past 24 hours, Brazil recorded over 85,600 cases of COVID-19. To date, more than 482,000 COVID-19 patients have not died out of a total of over 17.2 million infected in this country.

India has recorded a record high number of COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours (Image AP)

India has recorded a record high number of COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours (Image AP)

The head of the European region of the World Health Organization (WHO), Hans Kluge, on June 10 warned that Europe is not out of danger, although the number of new infections and deaths in the COVID-19 epidemic is increasing. across the continent, and urges people to move responsibly during the summer holidays. Speaking at a press conference in Copenhagen (Denmark), Mr Kluge said: "As social gatherings increase, more people move, and major festivals and major sporting events take place in the meantime. Going forward, WHO Europe urges everyone to exercise caution." "If you choose to travel, be responsible. Be aware of the risks," he said.

Over the past two months, the number of new infections, deaths and hospitalizations in Europe have all decreased, allowing 36 of the 53 countries to begin easing epidemic prevention measures. The number of infections recorded last week was 368,000, equivalent to a fifth of the weekly infections recorded during the peak of the epidemic in April 2020.

Canadian Health Minister Patty Hajdu announced that the country is considering easing disease control measures in phases, starting from the beginning of July. In the context of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign being accelerated, Minister Hajdu affirmed that the easing of border control measures will be carried out in phases and starting from July. strong, new regulations are the first step in this approach.

On June 10, Canada recorded 1,146 new cases, bringing the total number of cases in this country to more than 1.39 million, including over 25,800 deaths. Nearly 24 million Canadians, or 63% of the country's population, have received at least one dose of the vaccine. However, only 3 million people have received the full dose.

The Australian state of New South Wales has announced a pilot plan to accept international students back to study locally within the next six to eight weeks. If approved by the Australian federal government, the first pilot will allow 250 international students to enter the state every two weeks. The government will arrange special flights and all students after landing are required to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine in concentrated isolation areas for international students under the supervision of police forces. and local health care.

International education is New South Wales's second-highest value important export. Therefore, helping international students to return to study quickly is a priority that needs to be addressed to help the education industry recover as quickly as possible.

Uruguay has begun administering the COVID-19 vaccine to adolescents aged 12-17. Thus, this is the first Latin American country to deploy vaccination for young people. The vaccine used is from Pfizer-BioNTech. About 157,000 teenagers out of 280,000 in this age group in Uruguay have signed up to be vaccinated. This is a good sign that the people agree with the recommendations of the Government in epidemic prevention.

The Uruguayan government is placing a lot of hope on the country's strong vaccination campaign. Since vaccination began in early March, to date, 58% of the Uruguayan population has received at least 1 dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, 30% is fully vaccinated.

After nearly a month of tightening COVID-19 prevention measures, the situation of community infection in Singapore has made positive progress. Authorities of the "lion island nation" decided to relax social distancing measures in two phases starting from June 14. At an online press conference on June 10, the inter-ministerial task force for COVID-19 said that thanks to the active cooperation of the people in implementing the "enhanced warning" period from May 16, Community transmission has been prevented, the number of new infections has decreased sharply.

On June 10, Singapore recorded only 4 new infections in the community out of a total of 13 new cases, the lowest daily level in nearly 4 months, bringing the total number of infected people in Singapore to 62,236 cases, of which 34 patients died.

On June 10, the Indonesian Ministry of Health announced that the country recorded an additional 8,892 cases of SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19, the highest number of infections in a day since February 26. In the past 24 hours, Indonesia has added 211 deaths, bringing the total number of deaths from COVID-19 in the country to 52,373 patients out of a total of over 1.88 million cases. To date, more than 1.7 million patients have recovered. The disease has spread to all 34 provinces of this country.

Phase 3 of Indonesia's national COVID-19 vaccination program, targeting hundreds of millions of non-priority populations, will begin in July. The first phase of the vaccination program is already underway. with 1.4 million health workers, followed by phase 2 with 21.5 million elderly people and 17.4 civil servants. In phase 3, 141.3 million people over the age of 18 will be vaccinated. The Indonesian Ministry of Health has decided to rearrange the national immunization program for more than 181.5 million people from the initial four phases to three phases.

In the Philippines, delays in vaccine delivery have forced some cities in the capital region to close vaccination sites, adding to the difficulty of efforts to accelerate herd immunity. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque appealed for understanding, and assured "there will be more supplies in the coming months and people will be vaccinated". Under the plan, the Philippines will receive a total of 12.6 million doses of the vaccine, most of it from China and through the COVAX global vaccine access mechanism.

The Philippines is the second COVID-19 epicenter in Southeast Asia, after Indonesia with over 1.29 million infections and more than 22,300 patients who did not survive.

On June 10, Cambodia confirmed 11 more deaths from COVID-19 in the country, bringing the total number of deaths from the pandemic in the country to 300 and all from the second outbreak. 3 after the "community incident on February 20". In two outbreaks in 2020, Cambodia had no deaths.

However, there is positive information that the number of new COVID-19 cases on June 10 decreased to 426 cases, including 46 imported cases, while an additional 760 people recovered. Since the beginning of the epidemic season, Cambodia has recorded a total of 36,666 cases of COVID-19, of which 29,807 have recovered.

The representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Cambodia, Ms. Lee Ai Lan, gave a speech highlighting the issues that have hindered Cambodia's efforts in preventing the COVID-19 outbreak. after the "community incident on February 20". The WHO representative also made some recommendations to control the epidemic situation in this Southeast Asian country.

The Japanese government is drafting new legal regulations to force private medical facilities to accept COVID-19 patients. The above plan comes in the context of many private hospitals refusing to accept COVID-19 patients at a time when the disease is spreading. This draft emphasizes that the central government will quickly study legal measures, thereby allowing them and local governments to request or order hospitals to accept COVID-19 patients. .

Some experts fear that the number of critical COVID-19 patients in Tokyo will increase sharply if the state of emergency is lifted as planned on June 20, while new variants of the SARS virus -CoV-2 causes the disease to spread quickly. Currently, Japan has recorded over 765,600 COVID-19 cases and more than 13,700 deaths.

In an effort to speed up mass vaccination of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Japanese government is considering allowing elderly people across the country to be vaccinated at two major state vaccination centers in Tokyo and Osaka. . The move comes in the context of Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide's pledge to complete the vaccination of the entire population by November.

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