According to the Johns Hopkins University portal (USA), as of the morning of 3.5, there were 3,421,834 cases of Covid-19 coronavirus infection, with 243,524 deaths and 1,092,715 patients recovering.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke on Monday against requests for him to reopen the state’s economy soon, adding that although he knew people were struggling when they were out of work, all A greater understanding of the coronavirus is needed to cause Covid-19.
While state governors in about half of the United States reopened part of the economy this weekend, Cuomo said he needed more information about what the Covid-19 pandemic was causing in New York state, where most severely affected by the disease, before he loosened restrictions to curb the spread.
As testing increased nationwide, the number of infections also increased. North Carolina on Monday added 551 cases, Puerto Rico with 182. Iowa also hit a record for the second day in a row. Overall in the United States, there have been 34,000 new cases in the past 24 hours, the highest daily increase since April 24, bringing the total number of cases here to 1,130,115, of which, there were 66,224 deaths. casualties.
Russian authorities on Monday announced an additional record of 9,623 cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, the highest increase in a day since the Covid-19 outbreak in the country. The total number of infections in Russia so far is 124,054, according to RT.
In the past day, Russia added 57 Covid-19 patients to death, bringing the total death to 1,222. Russia’s death rate is still much lower than in countries like Italy, Spain or the United States.
Among the new cases is 5,358 cases in the capital Moscow, bringing the total number of cases here to 62,658 cases. Mayor Sergey Sobyanin explained the increase was due to Moscow recently increasing Covid-19 testing. Sobyanin said that Moscow is leading the world in the ability to detect cases, help prevent early spread and timely care for patients.
On the other hand, Mayor Sobyanin estimates that about 2% of the Moscow population has been infected, or more than 250,000 people. In the context that the Covid-19 epidemic has not reached its peak, Mr. Sobyanin urged the capital’s people to continue taking preventive measures and warned that it could cut the licensing of travel in the city if the situation gets worse, according to Reuters.
In addition, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that protecting President Vladimir Putin’s health is a government priority given that many high-ranking officials have been infected, including Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Minister of Construction. erection and housing Vladimir Yakushev and his deputy Dmitry Volkov.
On Monday, the Philippine Ministry of Health recorded 24 more deaths and 156 new infections, bringing the total number of Covid-19 deaths and the number of cases to 603 and 8,928, respectively, according to Reuters.
A Philippine Supreme Court judge on the same day announced that 9,731 prisoners had been released as the country tried to prevent the Covid-19 epidemic from spreading in overcrowded prisons. The move follows a directive requiring lower-court courts to release detainees in jail awaiting trial because they cannot afford bail.
The Covid-19 epidemic broke out in some of the most crowded prisons in the Philippines, affecting both prisoners and prison staff. Meanwhile, social spacing cannot be done in the Philippine prison system, where many cells often have five times the number of prisoners designed capacity. The Covid-19 outbreak was the strongest in two prisons on the island of Cebu in central Philippines, with 348 cases in a total of more than 8,000 prisoners, as of May 1.
Meanwhile, in Singapore – where the highest number of cases in Southeast Asia, the Ministry of Health confirmed 447 new cases of corona virus that cause Covid-19, most of which are migrant workers living in dormitory. This is the lowest daily increase in 2 weeks, bringing the total number of cases here to 17,548 with 17 deaths.
Singapore will begin to relax restrictions in the next few weeks, when the government takes the first tentative steps to reopen the economy. Home-based businesses, laundry services and a barbershop will be allowed to reopen on May 12. A week later, some students will be allowed to return to school in small groups.
Officials said the workplace would be allowed to reopen gradually considering the importance of the place to the economy and supply chain, as well as the possibility of reducing the risk of infection. Singapore is facing the deepest recession in 55 years because of the Covid-19 pandemic with restrictive measures expected to take place by June 1.