Coronavirus cases exceed 25 million worldwide – Montreal


More than 25 million people have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus.As of Sunday afternoon, the latest data from Johns Hopkins University counted 25,079,330 known infections and 843,842 confirmed deaths. More than 16.4 million people have recovered after falling ill.

The epicenter of the virus, the United States, accounts for about 23.8% of confirmed cases worldwide, or 5,982,692.

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So far, 182,789 people in the United States have died from the virus. In comparison, Brazil and India, the next two countries with the highest number of known cases, have 183,960 confirmed deaths between the two.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said last month it believed the actual number of people with COVID-19 was between two and 10 times higher in the United States, due to undiagnosed or unreported cases by people who have avoided seeing a doctor. Warning.

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In Canada, the number of known cases is on the rise, although it is down significantly from its peak in the spring.

Canada’s chief public health official, Dr Theresa Tam, said in a statement on Sunday that the country had seen an almost 13% increase in the average daily number of cases, resulting in around 425 cases reported across Canada daily over the past week.

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However, she said all known hospitalizations, intensive care admissions and the number of people who have died are considered “late indicators” of the severity of COVID-19.

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“This is because the increase in hospitalizations, intensive care admissions and deaths is known to lag behind real-time increases in COVID-19 disease by a few to several weeks, respectively,” says she.

As of Sunday afternoon, 127,870 people were diagnosed with COVID-19 in Canada, while 9,117 people had died. There have been 113,663 recoveries across the country and more than 6.3 million tests for the virus have been administered.

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Tam said health officials have detected the virus in 0.7% of the country’s population, adding that nearly 50% of recent cases in Canada have been reported in young people between the ages of 20 and 39.

“With mild, asymptomatic infection occurring more often in younger individuals, it is possible to spread the virus without realizing it,” she said.

This is true for South Korea, where officials said the country’s second wave came from multiple nightclub visits over a holiday weekend in May, including a spike of 34 new cases – many of them the South Korean CDC has tracked down a man in his twenties who attended several clubs in Seoul.

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The Associated Press on Sunday said the country recorded its 17th consecutive day of triple-digit case outbreaks for a total of 19,699 confirmed infections and 323 known deaths.

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India now has the fastest growing daily number of coronavirus cases of any other country in the world, recording more than 75,000 infections for the fourth day in a row, according to the Associated Press.

Johns Hopkins reported on Sunday that the country had diagnosed 3,542,733 cases of the virus and confirmed 63,498 deaths.

The increase in numbers comes as the country has reopened its metro networks, allowing restricted access to sporting and religious events.

– With files from the Canadian Press.

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