The number of corona virus infections is growing at an unprecedented rate worldwide, mainly in Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
According to the New York Times, although the epidemic appears to be settling down in countries affected by the early stage of the epidemic, there are still more than 100,000 new cases being reported each day worldwide, mainly. from the later affected areas of epidemics: Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
The New York Times’ disease database has found that in the last two weeks, the number of countries recording a double increase in new cases of corona virus compared to those with a decrease.
Particularly on May 30, the total number of new cases of COVID-19 recorded in a day globally reached 134,064, the highest ever.
Overall, there have been more than 6,699,000 COVID-19 cases worldwide, of which more than 393,000 have died. More than a quarter of all patients died in the United States. However, the epidemic situation in geographical areas is changing rapidly.
In fact, in some countries, the number of reported cases has increased due to improvements in the COVID-19 testing programs. But in many places, it seems that the epidemic is attacking with a larger scale of spread and a greater level of death. There are countries where every 2-3 weeks, the number of new cases doubled as Brazil, Peru, Egypt, South Africa, Bangladesh.
In Brazil, the largest country in Latin America, the number of deaths from COVID-19 has surpassed the 30,000 mark on June 2. It was also the day the record number of deaths from corona virus within 24 hours of Brazil with 1,262 cases.
Brazil currently has more than 615,870 cases (data on June 5), second only to the US. Despite the fact, President Jair Bolsonaro said “it is the fate of each person”.
Peru also had more than 170,000 cases despite serious early responses. The country’s President, Martín Vizcarra, was one of the leaders who announced the implementation of the first blockade of the COVID-19 epidemic in South America.
For months, Egypt, the most populous country in the Arab world, seemed to have avoided the COVID-19 pandemic. In early March, Egypt had only identified 45 cases on a cruise ship in the Nile, but recently the number of cases has skyrocketed, up to June 5 to 29,767.