Resurging Coronavirus : Pandemic infected 23.49 million & killed 807,000 globally

COVID-19 Pandemic: India records 61,000 fresh cases; death toll tops57,500 : By Neeraj Bajpai

Resurging Coronavirus: India records 61,000 fresh cases; death toll tops 57,500   


Resurging Coronavirus: Much to the dismay of health authorities in several countries, the coronavirus has reared its head again after a breather for a while even as infections today exceeded  23.34 million and as many as 807,463 killed so far globally.



With several countries experiencing fresh COVID-19 outbreaks after periods of little or no transmission, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has highlighted the need for authorities to be able to move quickly to prevent further spread of the disease.


In Lima; At least 13 people were crushed to death or asphyxiated as partygoers tried to flee a party raided by the police because it violated coronavirus restrictions. At least six were injured, including three police officers, as around 120 people tried to escape the Thomas Restobar club in Lima’s Los Olivos district on Saturday night as police. The country is facing a severe crisis of the pandemic and the death toll is on the rise.


The situation in Peru is grim with 585,236 cases and 27,453 deaths.


Taking a cue from reemergence, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said These nations provide a cautionary tale because they show how “progress does not mean victory”.


The number of additional new coronavirus cases in South Korea sharply slowed to below 300 on Monday, but the country is still bogged down with a series of cluster infections continuing in the greater Seoul area and other major cities. f the 266 new COVID-19 cases, 258 were locally transmitted, raising the total caseload to 17,665, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), according to Yonhap news agency.

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As of  24 August 2020, the total number of confirmed cases is 17,665 (including 2,734 imported cases), of which 14,219 cases have been discharged from isolation. There are 258 new local cases, 8 new imported cases, and 0 new death.


The United States has so far notched  5701,514 cases, and 176,797 deaths, According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU).


In the US, last week’s national ensemble forecast predicts that 3,700 to 9,600 new COVID-19 deaths will be reported during the week ending September 12 and that 187,000 to 205,000 total COVID-19 deaths will be reported by that date.

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State- and territory-level ensemble forecasts predict that the number of reported new deaths per week will likely increase over the next four weeks in Minnesota and may decrease in 13 jurisdictions. Those with the greatest likelihood of a decrease over the next four weeks include Arizona, Florida, Mississippi, and South Carolina.


More than fifty-seven thousand and five hundred and forty-two people have died of the disease in India which, during the last 24 hours, reported over 61408 fresh cases to push the case tally to over 31,06,348.It reported 836 deaths too during the same period.


In India, more than 23.38 lakh patients were cured too. consistently increasing the er of recoveries has pushed India’s Recovery Rate amongst the COVID-19 patients to nearly 75%. The center has as asked the States that there should be no restrictions imposed on the inter-State and intra-State movement of persons and goods and services during the present prevailing Unlock-3 guidelines.


Such restrictions are creating problems in the inter-State movement of goods and services and are impacting the supply chain, resulting in disruption of economic activities and employment, besides affecting the supply of goods and services.


Delhi has a caseload of 1, 61,466 with 1450  cases in the last 24 hours. It has 4300 deaths, including 16 deaths in the last 24 hrs.


In Maharashtra, 10,441 fresh cases during the last 24 hours have pushed the tally to 6,82,383 and its death toll has mounted to 22,253 deaths including 258 deaths in the last 24 hours.


On the day, India’s daily tests have scaled a new peak of 10 lakh 23 thousand, India has achieved another milestone as it recorded highest-ever single day recoveries of 63,631 in the last 24 hours.


The results of a serological survey in Pune have indicated that over 50 percent of the population could already have been infected by novel Coronavirus. This is significantly higher than the results of similar serological surveys carried out in some other cities, like Delhi and Mumbai.  But scientists have warned against interpreting these results as an indication of half of the Pune population being immune to the Coronavirus.


They say all antibodies are not protective. It is only the neutralizing antibodies that can make a person immune to the disease.  Pune, with total reported cases of 1.32 lakh, has become the new COVID hotspot in Maharashtra overtaking Mumbai.


In the southern state of Tamil Nadu, the tally rose to 3,79,385 with 5975 fresh cases, and the death toll surged past 6517 with 97 deaths in the last 24 hours.


After TN, Andhra Pradesh is now the worst affected with 353,111 cases and 3,282 deaths including 93 deaths in the last 24 hours. It reported about 7895 fresh cases in the last 24 hrs.


Expressing serious concern over the surge in COVID cases and increasing number of deaths per million in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said he was not averse to imposing harsher measures to check further spread of the pandemic. Though he did not rule out lockdown, especially in areas with a high spike in cases, the Chief Minister made it clear that economic activity will not be allowed to suffer.


The Health Department has called for more vigil in Kottayam, Palakkad, and Kannur as the contact transmission cases in these districts are on the rise. High infection rate continues to be reported from Malappuram, Kasaragod, Thiruvananthapuram, and Ernakulam districts


The overall international situation shows limited abatement with the virus reemergence reports from several nations while the pandemic.


Both Mexico and Brazil remain under the severe strain of the pandemic. France also saw the resurgence and its tally is 280,459 and over 30,518 deaths and Germany stands at 258,494 cases and 9275 deaths.


After a sudden emergence of cases in Spain which has so far 386,054 cases and 28,838 deaths, the country has slapped a slew of restrictions. Smoking both tobacco and electronic devices are prohibited in outdoor spaces when the minimum interpersonal distance of two meters cannot be maintained, minister@salvadorilla has announced that.


The closure of nightlife establishments is adopted: discos, cocktail bars, or dance halls with or without performance throughout the Spanish territory. There are many other restrictions too.



Italy is in a transitional epidemiological phase with a progressive worsening trend. Also in this week, there is the widespread transmission of the virus throughout the national territory, which, when favorable conditions occur, causes outbreaks even of significant size, often associated with the importation of cases from foreign countries and subsequent local transmission (even on return after vacation periods in countries with higher virus circulation).



An increase is confirmed in the new cases reported in Italy for the third consecutive week, with a cumulative incidence (ISS flow data) in the last 14 days (period 03/8-16/8) of 9.65 per 100 000 inhabitants, up from the period 6/7-19/7 and similar to the levels observed at the beginning of June. The majority of cases were developed on the national territory (28.3% of new cases diagnosed during the monitoring week were imported from foreign countries).



In Italy, similarly to Europe and worldwide, there has been an epidemiological transition of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic, with a sharp drop in the average age of the population developing the infection. The average age of the cases diagnosed in the last week is 30 years. Circulation today occurs more frequently in younger age groups, in the context of the increased reopening of commercial activities (including places of aggregation) and increased mobility.

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There is a change in the dynamics of transmission (with emergencies of cases and outbreaks associated with recreational activities, both at home and abroad) and lower clinical severity of the cases diagnosed which, in most cases, are asymptomatic, the government has said.

There are nine new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today – eight confirmed cases and one probable case in New Zealand.

The official statement there said One confirmed case is an imported case picked up in MIQ at the Four Points by Sheraton in Auckland at routine testing around day 12. The person who has tested positive is a woman in her 30s and we will provide an update on where she traveled from when the information is available.

The other eight cases – seven confirmed and one probable – are in the community and are all linked to the Auckland cluster.

One of these had contact with another confirmed case on bus transport. Four are household contacts of confirmed cases. One has had contact with a confirmed case at a church. Two are workplace contacts – one of these is the probable cause.


These cases bring our total number of confirmed cases to 1,332.


In Australia, there are 24,915 cases and 517 deaths so far. In Japan, the daily rise of cases is reported while the total caseload is 62,655 and 1158 deaths so far.


In Brazil, the daily death toll and fresh cases have posed fresh fears as the death toll surged past 114,744and cases 3,605,783.


America’s COVID-19 death toll is expected to reach nearly 300,000 by December 1; however, consistent mask-wearing beginning today could save about 70,000 lives, according to new data from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine.



Mexico, too, is also reeling under the severe strain of the pandemic with over 60,480 deaths so far and the cases have mounted to 560164 cases. In South Africa, restrictions are being eased in the wake of the battered economy and its caseload stands 609,723 with 13059 deaths.


WHO chief also expressed hope that the COVID-19 pandemic will be defeated in under two years or less time than it took to end the Spanish Flu pandemic, through global solidarity and the use of vaccines.


Mr. Tedros pointed out that while the “disadvantage” of globalization means the new coronavirus can spread faster, people today have the “advantage” of technology and knowledge.


“So, we hope to finish this pandemic before less than two years, especially if we can pool our efforts together, and with national unity, global solidarity – that’s really key – with utilizing the available tools to the maximum and hoping that we can have additional tools like vaccines, I think we can finish it in a shorter time than the 1918 flu,” he said.

According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, An agency of the European Union yesterday –

Since 31 December 2019 and as of 23 August 2020, 23 243 621 cases of COVID-19 (in accordance with the applied case definitions and testing strategies in the affected countries) have been reported, including 805 740 deaths.

Cases have been reported from:

Africa: 1 178 743 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are South Africa (607 045), Egypt (97 237), Nigeria (51 905), Morocco (50 812), and Ghana (43 505).

Asia: 6 167 441 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are India (3 044 940), Iran (356 792), Saudi Arabia (306 370), Pakistan (292 765), and Bangladesh (292 625).

America: 12 465 424 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are United States (5 668 105), Brazil (3 582 362), Peru (585 236), Mexico (556 216), and Colombia (533 103).

Europe: 3 403 869 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are Russia (951 897), Spain (386 054), United Kingdom (324 601), Italy (258 136), and France (238 002).

Oceania: 27 448 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are Australia (24 602), New Zealand (1 324), Guam (820), Papua New Guinea (361), and French Polynesia (236).

Other: 696 cases have been reported from an international conveyance in Japan.

Deaths have been reported from:

Africa: 27 587 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are South Africa (12 987), Egypt (5 243), Algeria (1 424), Nigeria (997), and Morocco (858).

Asia: 128 099 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are India (56 706), Iran (20 502), Indonesia (6 594), Iraq (6 353), and Pakistan (6 235).

America: 442 941 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are United States (176 362), Brazil (114 250), Mexico (60 254), Peru (27 453), and Colombia (16 968).

Europe: 206 585 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are United Kingdom (41 423), Italy (35 430), France (30 512), Spain (28 838), and Russia (16 310).

Oceania: 508 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are Australia (472), New Zealand (22), Guam (7), Papua New Guinea (4), and Northern Mariana Islands (2).

Other: 7 deaths have been reported from an international conveyance in Japan.



Disruptions to services for preventing and responding to violence in the home, due to the global pandemic, has left children in more than 100 countries vulnerable to exploitation and abuse, a UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) survey has found.




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