Many countries recorded a sudden increase in the number of Covid-19 infections due to the Delta variant

The Delta variant first discovered in India, with an infection rate many times higher than the original strain, is one of the reasons for sabotaging the world's efforts in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

People wait in line to get tested for COVID-19 in Seoul, South Korea, on July 25, 2021. Photo Yonhap
People wait in line to get tested for COVID-19 in Seoul, South Korea, on July 25, 2021. Photo Yonhap

According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KDCA), the country recorded 1,896 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, including 1,823 domestic infections and 73 imported cases, bringing the total The number of infections since the beginning of the epidemic has reached 191,531 cases. Among the new cases are 1,242 Delta variant infections. South Korea also recorded 4 more deaths, bringing the total number of deaths due to the pandemic in the country to 2,083 people.

There are fears that the spread of this fourth wave of the disease will increase as people flock to resorts and beaches around the country during the peak of the summer holidays. With the current trend, Korean officials warn that the number of infections per day in the country could reach 2,000 cases.

As Indonesia faces one of the worst disease outbreaks in the world, since early July, nearly 19,000 foreigners have left the Southeast Asian country to return home from Soekarno International Airport. -Hatta in the capital Jakarta.

According to local media, in the past 3 days alone, the number of foreign nationals leaving Indonesia has increased significantly, accounting for nearly half of the total number of people leaving since the beginning of July. Japanese Ambassador to Indonesia, Mr. Kenji Kanasugi said that some of its citizens had to return home for vaccinations due to difficulties in getting a COVID-19 vaccine in Indonesia.

Meanwhile, Thailand also recorded a record high number of new cases, with 16,533 cases in 24 hours, bringing the total number of COVID-19 infections in this Southeast Asian country to 543,361 cases, including 4,397 deaths. death.

The number of virus infections in Iran continues to reach a new peak, with nearly 35,000 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases recorded in the country to 3,758,197. This is the second time in a week that the Gulf nation has recorded a record high number of daily infections.

In Palestine, Palestinian Authority (PA) Health Minister Mai Alkaila said on July 27 that the rapid spread of new variants like Delta is causing a fourth wave of disease in Palestine. The Jerusalem Post quoted Alkaila as calling on Palestinians to get vaccinated and comply with epidemic prevention regulations, such as wearing masks and maintaining social distance.

In the West Bank, more than 477,000 people have been vaccinated, compared with 101,000 in the Gaza Strip. On July 27, these two regions recorded 26 new cases and 113 cases, respectively.

In Africa, Morocco also recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases ever, with 6,971 cases, bringing the number of people infected with the virus in this North African country to 588,448, including 9,638 deaths. Regarding the vaccination campaign, up to now, a total of more than 12.52 million people have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while more than 9,924 million people have received a second dose.

In Europe, Turkey recorded the highest number of new cases since early May, with 19,761 cases and 51 deaths on July 27. The Ministry of Health said the number of cases increased sharply again in the past weeks after the authorities lifted all restrictive measures to combat the epidemic.

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