the WE is approaching the 200,000 death mark, nine months after the start of the coronavirus pandemic, as cases in the UK hit a four-month high and Europe continued to see an increase in infections.
The U.S. death toll, the highest in the world, stood at 199,509 on the Johns Hopkins University tracker on Monday morning, about a fifth of the global total. Almost 6.8 million of the 30.1 million infections worldwide are in the United States.
US President Donald Trump has been accused of intentionally downplaying the dangers posed by Covid-19. He drew much criticism for his handling of the pandemic, but also for his response to the loss of life, saying in an interview in early August, when about 1,000 Americans were dying every day: “This is what it is . On Sunday, the death toll in the United States was 689.
The virus has killed people of color and immigrants (regardless of race) to the United States at higher rates than their white and United States-born counterparts. Among the dead, there are more than 1,000 healthcare workers.
the United KingdomTop government scientists will issue a direct appeal to the public on Monday, warning that the coronavirus trend is “going in the wrong direction” and “a critical point has been reached”. The warning comes after the UK reported 3,899 new cases on Sunday after a four-month high of 4,422 on Saturday.
France again reported over 10,000 cases in 24 hours, and SpainMadrid’s transmission rate is more than double the national average, which already tops the European contagion charts.
In Israel, which on Friday became the first country in the world to return to a strict national lockdown, thousands of protesters gathered in Jerusalem on Sunday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the first such protests since the start of a new national lockdown.
While the government has been praised for its initial handling of the pandemic, implementing a strict lockdown in March, many Israelis have accused the government of spoiling its response to the crisis since.
AustraliaVictoria’s coronavirus hotspot on Monday reported its smallest daily increase in infections in three months, though State Premier Daniel Andrews said there were no plans to ease restrictions yet earlier than expected.
Victoria, Australia’s second most populous state and home to a quarter of the country’s 25 million people, has reported 11 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the smallest one-day jump since the 16 June. He also reported two deaths from the virus.
The prime minister said his government would not speed up a schedule of easing restrictions, which were imposed after the daily number of cases surpassed 700 in early August.
Jacinda Ardern, New ZealandThe prime minister further eased restrictions on the country’s largest city, Auckland, and completely removed national restrictions on the rest of the country, after no new cases were reported.
The country has recorded a total of 1,464 cases of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, with 25 deaths.