For the first time in a single day, global coronavirus cases have risen to more than 400,000, with the UN Secretary-General saying the world is “failing tests” on the epidemic.
- Global coronavirus cases rose to more than 400,000 on Friday for the first time
- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Saturday that the divided world has failed to meet the challenge of fighting the epidemic.
- Much of Europe has imposed new restrictions to prevent the outbreak
- Multiple U.S. records in the Midwest have risen to record new cases
Late Friday, global coronavirus cases rose to more than 400,000 for the first time, a one-day record increase, new sanctions imposed to curb most outbreaks in Europe, and multiple U.S. state records rose.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Saturday that failing to address the challenge of tackling a divided global epidemic, precautionary measures were needed to push millions into poverty and hunger.
Guerres told the Portuguese news agency Lusa: “The Covid-19 epidemic is a major global challenge for the entire international community, multilateralism and, for me, as Secretary-General of the United Nations.
‘Unfortunately this is a test that the international community is still failing.’
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (seen last month) said on Saturday that the divided world has failed to meet the challenge of fighting the epidemic.
In the United States, President Donald Trump called for the creation of a major economic stimulus package as infections in the United States exceeded eight million, with several states having record spikes.
The number of new coronavirus infections in India continues to rise to record levels every day, an update from state health officials on Saturday added another 31 CVD-19 deaths to the state’s tally.
A daily update from the state Department of Health found that as of Friday, Indiana’s seven-day rolling average had reached 1,799 newly confirmed COVID-19 infections. The state is at its highest level during the epidemic and has more than doubled in the last three weeks.
Meanwhile, the number of hospital admissions due to coronavirus remained close to a record high in Oklahoma on Saturday, but the number of cases was reported to have risen to 1,195 and the number of deaths to 14.
The department said there were 6,272 new coronavirus cases in the week ended Thursday, an increase of 15 percent from the previous week and 57 additional deaths from the previous week due to Covid-19.
Europe, which has successfully reduced the first outbreak of the infection, has emerged as a new coronavirus hub in recent weeks, reporting an average of 14,000,000 cases per day last week.
As a region, Europe is reporting more daily cases than India, Brazil and the United States.
According to a Reuters analysis, 34 out of every 100 infections worldwide came from European countries.
The region currently reports about one million new infections every nine days, and more than 6.3 million cases have been reported since the epidemic began.
A major Reuters statement said major European countries – the United Kingdom, France, Russia, the Netherlands and Spain – had more than half of the new cases in Europe on October 18 of the week.
France is reported to have the highest number of attacks per day in Europe for seven days, with the worst affected European countries being the United Kingdom, Russia, Spain and the Netherlands.
Several European countries are facing a resurgence of COVD-19 by authorities due to school closures, cancellation of electric surgery and enrollment of student physicians.
Russia is taking students to online education and Northern Ireland is closing schools and four restaurants for two weeks.
In Spain, authorities in Catalonia ordered the closure of bars and restaurants for 15 days and limited the number of people allowed in shops.
Since the first case was reported in China in December 2012, there have been reports of infection in more than 210 countries and territories.