An outbreak of coronavirus has been recorded in the last 24 hours in many parts of the world, with the current wave of pandemics affecting Europe, Asia and South America alike.
Starting from the latter, the Chilean Ministry of Health announced yesterday Wednesday that in the previous 24 hours 29.844 cases of coronavirus were confirmed and 9 deaths of patients due to its complications were confirmed. COVID-19. The death toll from a pandemic in Chile has risen to 39.742 dead from a total of 2.221.276 infections.
It is noted that the number of infections has increased by 227% in 14 days and by 81% in two weeks. The new wave, attributed to the most contagious omicron variant, is recorded in Chile amid the summer of the southern hemisphere and high tourist traffic. The country has been recording successive records in recent weeks, surpassing even 30.000 cases in a 24-hour period, while the so-called active cases are now over 110.000.
In Brazil, the country's Ministry of Health announced yesterday Wednesday that in the previous 24 hours 172.903 cases of coronavirus were confirmed and 893 patients died due to its complications. COVID-19. Latin America's largest country with a population of 213 million officially records one of the heaviest pandemic death tolls in the world in absolute terms, with 628.960 deaths out of a total of 25.793.112 infections.
Passing through Europe, Germany set a record daily coronavirus infection on Thursday, surpassing 230.000 for the first time, as a panel of experts is expected to propose a fourth, booster dose of vaccines to citizens. 236.120 cases have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 10.422.764, according to the Robert Koch Institute. The deaths of another 164 patients due to its complications COVID-19 increased the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic in Europe's largest economy to 118.334, according to the same source.
Portugal on Wednesday surpassed the milestone of twenty thousand deaths due to the coronavirus pandemic. In the past 24 hours, another 56 patients died due to its complications COVID-19, with the number of deaths reaching 20.024 as of March 2020, according to figures released by the Directorate-General for Health. At the same time, 54.693 cases were confirmed, with the total number of recorded cases reaching 2.745.383, according to the daily epidemiological bulletin.
In Slovenia, the country's health authorities announced on Wednesday that 24 cases of coronavirus had been confirmed in the past 23.433 hours, bringing the total to 746.000, while the deaths of another 14 patients due to complications COVID-19 increased the death toll from a pandemic in the Balkan country to 5.880.
In the Middle East, the Lebanese Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday that 24 cases of coronavirus had been confirmed in the previous 10.760 hours and 7 patients had died due to complications. COVID-19. It is the first time since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in February 2020 that more than 10.000 infections have been reported in Lebanon. The death toll has reached 9.638 out of a total of 939.282 infections, according to official figures.
In Asia, India's federal health ministry said Thursday that 24 patients had died in the past 1.008 hours due to complications. COVID-19, while 172.433 cases were confirmed. It is the third consecutive day that the number of deaths due to the disease exceeds one thousand. The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has reached 498.983 out of a total of 41,8 million infections, according to official figures, which are generally considered underestimated.
In South Korea, for the first time, the number of cases diagnosed in one day exceeded 22.000, as the wave of infections attributed to the most infectious variant of the coronavirus continues. The Korea Office of Disease Control and Prevention (KCDA) announced that 24 cases were confirmed in the 22.907 hours to midnight Wednesday and 25 patients died due to its complications. COVID-19. The pandemic in South Korea has reached 6.812 deaths out of a total of 907.214 infections, according to the KCDA.
Finally, the Malaysian Ministry of Health announced today that by midnight on Wednesday another 7 patients succumbed due to complications COVID-19 and 5.736 cases were confirmed. The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic in the Asian country of 33 million has reached 31.992 dead with a total of 2.882.060 infections.