Countries facing COVID peaks – fr

Countries facing COVID peaks – fr

Laos, Nepal and Thailand are among several countries currently facing sharp increases in COVID-19 cases that threaten to overwhelm their health care systems.
The big picture: The scale may be smaller than that of India, but Bloomberg analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University shows that the percentage increase in the number of cases recorded in the last month compared to the previous in these country is much higher than in the second most populous country in the world.

A cremation for victims of COVID-19 in Kathmandu, Nepal, which reported 58,390 cases in the past month – an increase of more than 1,600%. Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe told reporters last week: “The situation in India can happen anywhere.” Photo: Prabin Ranabhat / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images
Luang Prabang, Laos, April 27. The country of 7.1 million people saw the largest monthly increase in the analysis – 884 cases (an increase of 22,000%). The government extended the lockdown on Laos on May 5 by an additional 15 days, according to The Star of Malaysia. Photo: Kaikeo Saiyasane / Xinhua via Getty Images
A health worker on March 27 vaccinates a woman against the coronavirus in Thimphu, Bhutan, which has seen a 909% month-over-month increase, with 222 cases in the population of more than 763,000. Photo: Upasana Dahal / AFP via Getty Images
People buy vegetables through a door amid a lockdown in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on May 3. Cambodia has seen nearly 12,000 more cases of COVID-19 in the past month, an increase of 604%. Photo: Tang Chhin Sothy / AFP via Getty Images
A tent set up along a road for coronavirus patients in Ghaziabad, India on May 4. India recorded more than 7.2 million cases for the month analyzed, an increase of 516% from the previous month. Photo: Money Sharma / AFP via Getty Images

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