Nearly 40 countries report record one-day increase in Covid cases as public loses confidence in governments

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Nearly 40 countries have reported a record increase in coronavirus infections in one day, as the World Health Organization warns there is no return to ‘old normal’.

The case rate has increased rapidly in the United States, Brazil, India, Japan and Australia, among others.

Hong Kong, Bolivia, Sudan and Ethiopia have also seen an increase in cases, according to a Reuters tally.

The data, compiled from official reports, shows a steady increase in the number of countries reporting a record daily increase in coronavirus cases over the past month.

Nearly 40 countries have reported a record one-day increase in coronavirus infections this month. Pictured: Total confirmed cases of coronavirus in countries with rapidly increasing infection rates

Bulgaria, Belgium, Uzbekistan and Israel also saw record one-day increases in the past month, Reuters said.

Three weeks ago, at least seven countries reported record increases, which reached at least 13 countries two weeks ago.

After hitting at least 20 countries last week, the number of countries that reported record daily increases has now reached 37.

A new daily record figure has been recorded in Spain, which is believed to deter tourists from visiting one of the continent’s most popular destinations.

A separate investigation also showed the world set a new record for the largest daily increase in coronavirus infections.

More than 280,000 new cases were recorded worldwide on Thursday and Friday, the highest daily increases since the appearance of the virus, according to an AFP tally based on official sources.

India is among the countries that have reported a rapid increase in coronavirus cases this month, as more than 280,000 new cases were recorded globally on Thursday and Friday

India is among the countries that have reported a rapid increase in coronavirus cases this month, as more than 280,000 new cases were recorded globally on Thursday and Friday

The data, compiled from official reports, shows a steady increase in the number of countries reporting a record daily increase in coronavirus cases over the past month, including Brazil

The data, compiled from official reports, shows a steady increase in the number of countries reporting a record daily increase in coronavirus cases over the past month, including Brazil

Friday’s total of 282,042 was slightly down from Thursday’s one-day high of 284,661, but still shows an alarming rise in the spread of the virus.

It comes after the WHO warned everyone to treat their behavior in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic as “life and death decisions.”

“We will not go back to the ‘old normal’. The pandemic has already changed the way we live our lives, ”World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said this week.

“We ask everyone to treat decisions about where to go, what to do and who to talk to as life and death decisions – because they are.

A separate report also showed that governments are rapidly losing support for their handling of the pandemic.

An investigation, released on Saturday, showed confidence in authorities declining in six countries as governments around the world struggled to contain the virus.

People generally think the death and infection figures are higher than those recorded in France, Germany, Britain, Japan, Sweden and the United States, according to a study that surveyed 1,000 people in each country.

“In most countries this month, support for national governments is waning,” says the report from communications consultancy group Kekst CNC.

A new daily record figure has been recorded in Spain, which is likely to deter tourists from visiting one of the continent's most popular destinations.  Pictured, Barcelona July 19

A new daily record figure has been recorded in Spain, which is likely to deter tourists from visiting one of the continent’s most popular destinations. Pictured, Barcelona July 19

Spain was among 37 countries to record a new daily record of coronavirus cases this month, according to a Reuters tally

Spain was among 37 countries to record a new daily record of coronavirus cases this month, according to a Reuters tally

The United States has this past week more than 4 million cases and recorded more than 1,000 deaths on four consecutive days.

Brazil and India, which epidemiologists say are still likely to peak in months, have also surpassed 1 million cases.

In Australia, officials have imposed a partial six-week lockdown and made face masks mandatory for residents of the country’s second-largest city, Melbourne, after a new outbreak.

After Mexico released a daily record this week, officials warned that a downward trend in case numbers that began in mid-June could be reversed.

Based on the rate of hospital admissions over the past week, Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said hospitalization levels by October could exceed those recorded in June.

She said: “It’s important to recognize that if we don’t change the trend, there could be exponential growth. “

Kenya has recorded a high daily number of cases less than two weeks after the reopening of domestic passenger flights.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, who announced the resumption of international flights on August 1, called officials to an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss the spike in cases.

Chinese authorities have said they will launch a new wave of tests in Dalian city (pictured), after new infections were detected there

Chinese authorities have said they will launch a new wave of tests in Dalian city (pictured), after new infections were detected there

South Korea reported its highest infection figure in nearly four months on Saturday, and in Vietnam, the first locally transmitted case in nearly 100 days was detected.

It comes after Chinese officials said on Friday they would introduce a new wave of testing in the port city of Dalian, home to around six million people, after new infections were detected there.

The local government health commission said the city must “go into war mode” to prevent further spread.

He also announced onsite nucleic acid testing for people using the metro and will impose new lockdowns for some communities.

The WHO European chapter has expressed concern over the increase in cases on the continent over the past two weeks and warned that tighter restrictions may be needed.

“The recent upsurge in COVID-19 cases in some countries following the relaxation of physical distancing measures is certainly worrying,” a WHO spokesperson for Europe told AFP.

“If the situation demands it, the reintroduction of stricter and targeted measures with the full engagement of communities may be necessary.

Almost a third of the 15.8 million infections worldwide have been recorded since July 1, while the total death toll is around 640,000.

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