Fears in China of a second wave of pandemic are on the rise

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The National Health Commission announced that as of midnight Saturday, 57 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection had been reported in mainland China, the highest daily since April, amid fears of a second wave of its pandemic. corona in the country.

The Chinese Ministry of Health clarified that 36 of these new cases were due to transmission to the community and were located in the capital Beijing, where finding a new outbreak led to the imposition of restrictions in many neighborhoods. Of the cases, 19 were "imported", the ministry said, according to Chinese authorities when detecting travelers infected with the coronavirus abroad when they arrive in Chinese territory. The other two domestic cases were reported in Liaoning Province. No deaths were reported due to her COVID-19 yesterday.

Officially, the coronavirus pandemic in the country where it started in December amounts to 4.634 deaths due to the COVID-19 out of a total of 83.132 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Germany: Six deaths, 247 cases of infection in 24 hours
Another six patients succumbed to COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours in Germany, while in the same period 247 confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection were recorded, with the coronavirus pandemic rate rising to 8.787 deaths out of a total of 186.269 people infected, according to the data. assembled by the Robert Koch Institute.

Mexico: 424 deaths, 3.494 new cases of infection
The Mexican Ministry of Health announced on Saturday that it recorded 424 additional deaths due to COVID-19 and 3.494 new confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection in 24 hours, bringing the coronavirus pandemic death toll to 16.872 out of a total of 142.690 people infected. The government believes that the actual number of Mexicans infected with the new coronavirus is much higher than what is officially confirmed.

USA: More than 700 dead in 24 hours
Another 734 deaths were reported in the United States because of it COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours, which increased to 115.347 the total number of victims of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Johns Hopkins University count. The strongest economic force on the planet is the one that suffers by far the heaviest blow from the pandemic in absolute magnitude, both in terms of the number of deaths and the number of cases of infection by SARS-CoV-2 (2.071.782 until 03:30 today Sunday Cyprus time).

The latter number is probably far below reality, given the difficulties in accessing reliable tests when the virus began to spread in the country. Since the end of May, daily death tolls have rarely exceeded 1.000. But those confirmed cases are always around 20.000 on average each day, with the United States finding it difficult to get down from that level as one side of the country takes the baton from the other.

The first wave has not yet completely stopped, as the epicenter of the pandemic has shifted from New York and the northeastern part of the country to a wide strip from south to west, with eyes now turning to state hospitals such as Arizona. , Texas or Florida. "It is important to remember that this situation is unprecedented. And that the pandemic is not over, "said Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on Friday. The government of Republican President Donald Trump has made it clear that it rules out shutting down the US economy in the event of a second wave.

Brazil: Nearly 43.000 dead

The Brazilian Ministry of Health announced yesterday Saturday that in the last 24 hours it recorded 892 deaths due to COVID-19 and 21.704 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection, with the total coronavirus pandemic in the country now standing at 42.720 deaths out of a total of 850.514 people infected. According to official estimates, the giant Latin American country of 212 million people is ranked in absolute numbers second in the world in the ranking of countries that have been hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic, both in terms of the number of victims and the number of of infections, behind only the US. σ ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ ΑΕ. The copyrights belong to APE-MPE SA and are granted to subscribers only for a specific use. (ΑΠΕ) ΑΠΕ 14/06 01:20

Bangladesh: 44 deaths, 2.856 cases of infection
Bangladesh's Ministry of Health announced on Saturday that it had recorded 44 deaths due to COVID-19 and 2.856 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection, a day after setting a sad record of 3.471 infections. Health Ministry official Nasima Sultana said the death toll from the country's coronavirus pandemic had risen to 1.139 and that the number of people infected had risen to 84.379.