The number of cases of Covid-19 virus has increased a record in Sweden

Health workers spray disinfectant at a market in Daegu, the city that was once the center of epidemics in Korea. Photo: Reuters.
Health workers spray disinfectant at a market in Daegu, the city that was once the center of epidemics in Korea. Photo: Reuters.

Sweden has just announced 812 new infections of corona virus, a record increase in 24 hours in the country.

Sweden, which has pursued a softer approach than other countries and has not issued a complete blockade, has recorded 812 cases of corona virus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 17,567. . According to the Guardian, this is the record for the number of infections in the country today.

On April 24, Sweden also reported an additional 131 deaths, bringing the total to 2,152, according to health agency data.

Among the cases, 1,256 patients were receiving intensive treatment.

Even so, the number of Swedish infections is still much lower than that of the UK (about 145,000).

The Nordic nation encourages the enhancement of “personal responsibility” instead of imposing strict blockade. Sweden banned the gathering of more than 50 people and asked citizens to implement a social gap, but bars and restaurants were still open and the economy was operating.

The number of deaths from Covid-19 in the United States exceeded 50,000

To date, 50,401 people have died of corona virus in the United States. The number of infections in this country is currently about 891,000, accounting for about one third of the world’s infections. The United States still leads the world in the number of people infected and dying from the pandemic.

Trials of treating Covid-19 patients with anti-malarial drugs proposed by President Donald Trump have yielded inconclusive results in New York, according to the team leader.

Treatment results showed little difference between hydroxychloroquine and non-malarial patients, David Holtgrave, dean of the Albany School of Public Health, told ABC News.

Korea for the first time no more deaths

According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), the total number of cases in the country as of April 24 was 10,708.

Out of 6 new infections, 2 were imported. Over the past 6 days, South Korea recorded an average of only 10 cases of corona virus daily.

For the first time in 39 days, since March 16, the country recorded no additional deaths. The total number of coronary virus deaths in Korea is 240, about 2.24%.

About 8,500 infected people have been discharged. The cure rate in Korea is now 79.4%.

Since January 3, South Korea has tested more than 589,000 people, of which up to 569,212 people tested negative for corona virus.

Singapore surpassed South Korea in the case of infections

The woman had to disinfect her hands after going to the market in Singapore. Photo: Reuters.
The woman had to disinfect her hands after going to the market in Singapore. Photo: Reuters.

Meanwhile, Singapore recorded 897 new corona virus infections until April 24, bringing the total number of country-wide infections to 12,075, surpassing South Korea.

The majority of new cases are legitimate migrant workers living in dormitories for foreign workers, according to the Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH). Only 13 of the new infections were Singaporeans or permanent residents.

The four dormitories mentioned above were in isolation: 21B Senoko Loop, CDPL Tuas, Jurong Penjuru No. 2 and Tuas South. In total, there are 25 dormitories in quarantine.

As of April 23, the S11 @ Punggol dormitory is still the largest translation cluster with more than 2,000 positive cases. Followed by Sungei Tengah Lodge dormitory.

Singapore had 12 deaths from Covid-19. The latest death was recorded on the evening of April 22, which is 84 years old lady from Singapore. She is the case number 1,071.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on April 21 announced that Singapore would extend measures to “disconnect” and suspend all non-essential economic activities until June 1, instead of May 4 as originally.

Covid-19 anti-epidemic measures were also tightened, such as more closure of workplaces and restrictions on entry into major cities. Individual businesses that only sell drinks, snacks, candies or desserts will be closed. Hairdressers and hairdressers, too.

Regarding dormitories infected with Covid-19, Mr. Li said that older foreign workers will be “given special attention” and moved to a separate dormitory for monitoring.