Statistics Agency, based on the government report shows that rates of morbidity COVID-19 in many countries accelerated significantly. Once in early January in the Chinese city of Wuhan was the first reported case of infection, it took almost six months to reach 10 million cases. To this number doubled to 20 million, it took only 43 days. According to the Agency, the pandemic is accelerating the fastest in Latin America, which accounts for almost 28% of cases worldwide and more than 30% of deaths. In the United States was about 5 million cases in Brazil – 3 million and India 2 million.
meanwhile, the death toll from COVID-19, amounting to more than 728 thousand people, has exceeded the upper limit of annual deaths from the flu. According to the world health organization, SARS infected annually at least four times more people than ill with a severe flu. However, the number of deaths from COVID-19 for eight months already exceeded the annual recorded number of deaths from respiratory diseases.
Since the first wave of the virus has not yet reached peak in some countries and, on the contrary, makes experts to talk about the surge of cases in other countries, governments continue to differ in their response to the pandemic. Authorities in several States to resume restrictive measures, while others continue to weaken the isolation mode.
So, in the United States, children began to return to their classes last week, despite the fact that America continues to be heated debate about the need for safety in schools. Meanwhile, in Paris, Monday became compulsory wearing of masks in more than a hundred public places. But the British authorities had added Spain, and Belgium to the list of countries, the return of which travelers should be quarantined at home for 14 days because of the new waves of the pandemic. Australia has imposed a lockdown and a night curfew in the city of Melbourne, in an effort to suppress the outbreak in the capital of the state of Victoria.
In neighboring New Zealand, where life is mostly normal, weekend marked 100 days without any new cases of domestic transmission. According to experts in the field of healthcare, these approaches are radically different from each other until, until available vaccine against coronavirus.
According to the world health organization, now worldwide, are developed and tested over 150 of vaccines, of which 25 are clinical trials on humans.