A number of European countries have recently recorded record rates of cases of infection with the coronavirus COVID-19.
The British edition of The Guardian notes that in the Netherlands, the daily increase in coronavirus cases has reached record levels – over the past 24 hours, according to the country’s health ministry, 2,544 infections have been detected. It is noted that the number of cases of coronavirus has been increasing daily since mid-September.
According to the Ministry of Health, 16 infected have died. Thus, the number of detected cases of coronavirus in the Netherlands exceeds 100 thousand, more than 6 thousand infected have died.
An increase in the number of cases of coronavirus is recorded in Poland after the easing of restrictions on the fight against infection. So, on Thursday, a record increase in infections since March was recorded – 1136. During the pandemic, more than 82.8 thousand cases of COVID-19 were detected in the country, and more than 2 thousand infected died.
Despite this, the government said it intends to avoid another nationwide quarantine so as not to disrupt the economy.
According to The Guardian, 2,309 new cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 were detected in the Czech Republic on Thursday, which is the third-highest record figure. Over the past two weeks, the Czech Republic has become the second country in Europe in terms of the spread of coronavirus infection.
The Finnish authorities announced an “alarming” increase in the spread of coronavirus – the average daily increase in infections has doubled over the past two weeks. Previously, this figure was 387 cases, now it is almost 800.
The situation with coronavirus in other countries of the world
Canada is facing a second wave of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and residents need to continue to comply with infection control measures, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. “The second wave is not just starting, it is already in full swing,” Trudeau said in a video message to the people.
He recalled that on March 13, when a nationwide quarantine was introduced in the country, 47 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded per day, and on Tuesday, September 22, “much In total, since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 147 thousand cases of COVID-19 infection have been recorded in the country, more than 9 thousand infected have died.
The highest increase in infections was recorded in Indonesia – 4634 new cases of coronavirus were detected per day. According to the country’s health ministry, another 128 infected have died.
Thus, in total, more than 262 thousand cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in the country, the number of deaths of those infected exceeds 10 thousand.
The coronavirus continues to spread rapidly in Iran. So, according to the Iranian Ministry of Health, in 24 hours more than 3.5 thousand infections were detected in the country. Also, 175 deaths were recorded, which is higher than the figures during the peak of the pandemic in March.
Thus, in total, over 436 thousand cases of coronavirus were detected in the country, … more than 25 thousand infected have died. The media notes that the death rate in Iran is the highest among the countries of the Middle East.
According to the statistical site Worldometer, as of September 24, over 32 million COVID-19 infections were detected in the world, over 982 thousand people with coronavirus died.
Meanwhile, more than 23.7 million infected have recovered, which is 73.7% of the number of detected infections.
The United States ranks first in the world in the number of cases of coronavirus and deaths – more than 7 million cases of infection have been recorded there, over 206 thousand deaths have been registered.
The second and third places in the spread of coronavirus infection are occupied by India and Brazil.