According to the World Health Organization, the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 disease, a highly infectious delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, is currently present in 124 countries and outperforms other variants. Therefore, it is said that it will become the dominant player in the world in the next few months. Wednesday.
This variant was detected in 13 countries during the week leading up to July 18. The agency said in a weekly epidemiological update. The global number of new COVID cases increased by 12% from the previous week and increased by 3.4 million that week. The world added an average of 490,000 daily, compared to 400,000 last week. The death toll was flat at almost 57,000.
Currently, there are more than 190 million confirmed cases of COVID, and more than 4 million have died of COVID.
“At this rate, the cumulative number of cases reported worldwide is expected to exceed 200 million over the next three weeks,” the update said.
The other three “variant of concern” are also widespread. The first alpha variants detected in the UK are now in 180 countries, from 172 countries last week. The first beta detected in South Africa is now in 130 countries, up from 123 countries last week. The first gamma variants discovered in Brazil existed in 75 to 78 countries last week.
The epidemic appears to be driven by the fact that these new variants are more contagious and the mitigation of public health measures.
Social mixing, “and many people who remain vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2 infection as a result of unfair vaccine distribution around the world,” said WHO, how vaccine supply is around the world. Repeated many years of criticism of being treated. world.
All delta variants have been sequenced in the United States, according to Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who testified in Congress on Tuesday with Anthony Fauci, chief of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. It is involved in 83% of COVID cases in Japan.
It makes it more urgent than ever for unvaccinated Americans to get their shots, as that group accounts for the majority of new cases, hospitalizations and deaths. And all three are increasing again, with cases increasing in all 50 states.
The 7-day average for new cases on Tuesday was 37,975, According to the New York Times tracker It increased by 195% from 2 weeks ago. Hospitalizations increased 46% to 25,295, and deaths increased 42% to 249 from two weeks ago.
While these numbers are well below those reported at the peak of the pandemic earlier this year, delta variants are found in some low-vaccination states, including Missouri, Arkansas, Florida, and Louisiana. Is causing a crisis.
Alabama doctor tells a bitter and tragic story On Facebook, As reported by the news site Alabama.com, Patients begging for a vaccine at the time of intubation. “I hold their hand and tell them it’s too late, sorry,” said Dr. Brightney Covia of the Grand View Medical Center in Birmingham.
The CDC Vaccine Tracker shows the number of people enrolled in the shot despite the public education campaign. This shows that 161.6 million Americans are fully vaccinated, accounting for 48.7% of the total population, up from 48.6% a day ago. In other words, I was vaccinated twice with the vaccine developed by Pfizer.
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Vaccines that are widely used in the United Kingdom and elsewhere are not licensed for emergency use in the United States.
There was unfortunate news In research J & J shots have been found to be much less effective against delta variants than the original virus.
This study, which tested blood samples in the laboratory and has not yet been peer-reviewed, may require a second shot for anyone who has received the J & J vaccine as variants continue to spread throughout the United States. It suggests that there isn’t. As reported by the New York Post and others.
“The message we wanted to convey wasn’t that people shouldn’t be vaccinated with the J & J vaccine, but in the future it will be boosted by another dose of J & J, or a booster vaccination with Pfizer or Moderna. I hope that the research leader reports that Nathaniel Landau, a virologist at New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine. Told the New York Times..
Outside the United States, up to two-thirds of India’s population can be infected with COVID-19. This was suggested by a government investigation on Tuesday. As reported by AFP.
A study conducted by the Indian Medical Research Council found that 67.6% of those tested showed antibodies in a serum survey of about 29,000 people in June and July.
In Rome, incidents have increased five-fold in the last nine days and are believed to be related to subsequent celebrations. Italy won the recent European football championship, So The Guardian reported.
Rome counted 557 new cases on Tuesday. This is an increase from 112 on July 11 when Italy beat England in the Euro 2020 final.
South Korea recorded 1,784 new cases on Tuesday. Reuters reported. According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency, about 40% of the infectious diseases recorded last week were delta type.
Globally, the total number of coronavirus-borne diseases exceeded 191.4 million on Wednesday, with deaths exceeding 4.1 million. Data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University..
The United States leads the world with a total of 34 million cases, killing 609,549 people.
According to official figures, India is expected to be underestimated, with 31.2 million second and 418,480 deaths third.
Brazil is the second dead with 544,180, but the third with 19.4 million.
Mexico has the fourth highest death toll at 236,810, but official figures show that only 2.7 million have been recorded.
In Europe, Russia continues to outpace the UK with 148,229 deaths, while the UK has 129,109 deaths, Russia is the fifth highest in the world and the highest in Europe.
China, The virus was first discovered in late 2019, According to official figures, there are 104,362 confirmed cases and 4,848 deaths, which are widely believed to be significantly underreported.
Delta variants of SARS-CoV-2 are currently present in 124 countries and are likely to become globally dominant within a few months, WHO said.
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