Epidemic: Pollution continues this week

This week new coronovirus contaminants continued to decline which began a month earlier, reaching their lowest level since October: here are the world’s weekly significant events taken from the AFP database.

An important indicator, however, is that the number of cases diagnosed only represents a fraction of the actual number of infections and comparisons between countries should be taken with caution, as testing policies vary from one country to another.

– nearly half –

According to an AFP report this week, 412,700 contaminants were recorded daily on Thursday, which began a month earlier. New pollution continues to decline this week (-16%) since a record 743,000 new daily cases during the week of 5 to 11 January. They go to their lowest level after the week of 17 to 23 October.

In one month, new pollution reduced by almost half (-44.5%) globally. The indicator has not experienced such a rapid and prolonged fall since the onset of the epidemic.

“A relative decline in epidemics almost everywhere in the world”, epidemiologist Antoine Flaholt (Geneva University’s Institute for Global Health) nonetheless calls on AFP to “estimate the risk of insurgency to learn”. In the context of the very rapid disintegration of the summer of 2020 in Europe.

All related fields –

All regions of the world experienced recession this week: -24% in USA / Canada, -20% in Africa, -18% in Asia, -15% in Europe, -10% in Latin America / Caribbean and – 2% in the Middle East.

The virus barely spreads in Oceania (12 cases –14% per day).

– Strongest Fall –

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Kovid-19: Reduction in contamination (AFP – Bertil Lagorsi)

This week, the two strongest subsidence countries are observed: Portugal (-54%, 4,200 new cases per day) and Israel (-39%, 4,400). The Hebrew state, which began gradual discontinuation on Sunday, is also the country with the most advanced vaccination campaign in the world: 44% of its population has already received at least one dose (28% have also received both doses).

Spain (-39%, 18,300 new daily cases), South Africa (-37%, 2,600), Colombia (-35%, 6,300) and Japan (-35%, 1,900) follow.

– Main Structures –

Beyond Jordan (+ 34%, 1,500), Greece (+ 29%, 1,100), Ecuador (+ 21%, 1,300), Iraq is the country with the highest epidemic (+ 81%, 1,800 new cases). . ) And Hungary (+ 16%, 1,400).

– Most pollution –

The United States is the country with the most new infections this week, with 101,800 new daily cases (-24%), ahead of Brazil (45,400, -6%), France (18,900, -8%), Spain. (18,300, -39%) and United Kingdom (15,200, -29%). But all these countries are witnessing a decline.

Montenegro is the country with the most cases this week (606 per 100,000 inhabitants), ahead of the Czech Republic (482) and Israel (356), except for micro-states, in proportion to population.

– Death

The United States has recorded the most deaths in the past week (2,784 on average per day), ahead of Mexico (1,187), Brazil (1,058), United Kingdom (754) and Germany (555).

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