The world over 8.5 million cases of Covid-19, some European cities re-blockade

Spraying disinfectant to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Beijing, China, June 16, 2020.
Spraying disinfectant to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Beijing, China, June 16, 2020.

In the past 24 hours, the world recorded 125,509 cases of COVID-19 and 4,748 deaths. The total number of SARS-CoV-2 virus infections worldwide has increased to over 8.5 million. Epidemic is tending to return and spread over a wider area.

According to the statistics of, updated until 6 am 19/6 (Vietnam time), the total number of new infections of Corona virus (SARS-CoV-2) causing acute respiratory infection (COVID) -19) globally, there are 8,555,365 cases, including 455,200 people were killed.

Disease outbreaks have occurred and spread in 213 countries and territories. Countries also recorded 4,503,093 patients cured, the number of critical cases decreased to 54,612 and 3,597,072 cases were actively treated.

The COVID-19 epidemic is complicated in many countries, still posing great risks. Concerns began to reappear in Asia, after some countries faced the risk of a second outbreak, such as China and South Korea, while the number of patients increased sharply in India. …

Although Europe continues to “cool down”, creating conditions for countries in the continent to loosen epidemic measures and gradually open the border, restore economic activities, SARS-CoV virus- 2 continues to rage in many other areas of the world.

Brazil with 1,083 deaths is the country with the most patients died of SARS-CoV-2 virus in the world recorded in the last 24 hours alone.

As of June 19, Vietnam has a total of 978,142 cases of COVID-19 and 47,748, the second most in the world after the US.

On a regional scale, South America continues to be a hot spot for the COVID-19 pandemic, with the number of cases particularly high in recent days in Brazil, Peru and Chile … Brazil is also currently the country with the highest number of cases. COVID-19 is the second highest in the world.

Currently, the United States is still the most seriously affected country out of 213 countries and territories in the world with COVID-19 epidemic. By the morning of June 19, the US recorded a total of 2,259,952 cases and 120,543 deaths.

However, US President Donald Trump said on June 18 that the US will not close businesses again after a number of states in this country recorded the number of cases of acute respiratory infections COVID-19.

The statement was made after Trump’s White House Economic Adviser Larry Cudlow and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin both warned the US of not closing the economy again. Restaurants, gyms, schools and other locations in the United States were forced to close in March to prevent the spread of COVID-19, leading to millions of people losing their jobs.

Medical personnel take care of patients COVID-19 at the national health center in Moscow, Russia on May 14, 2020.
Medical personnel take care of patients COVID-19 at the national health center in Moscow, Russia on May 14, 2020.

President Trump sees the economy as a focus in his re-election effort in the November presidential election.

On June 18, the number of SARS-CoV-2 infections in Canada surpassed 100,000. Although the spread of this virus tends to slow down in the “maple leaf country,” health experts warn Canada is still facing major challenges.

Currently Canada is among the 20 countries most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Canadian authorities admit they are not well prepared to respond to the pandemic spread in nursing homes, where more than 80% of deaths from SARS-CoV-2 virus occur.

According to statistics of the British news agency Reuters, in Canada there were 8,266 deaths from COVID-19, ranking 12th in the world.

While 10 Canadian provinces are gradually reopening their economy, Canada’s two largest cities, Montreal and Toronto, are still imposing restrictive measures.

Meanwhile, from June 27, Denmark will allow citizens from European countries with low levels of SARS-CoV-2 infection to enter the country.

In a June 18 announcement, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it would conduct an assessment of the 22 EU member states and non-EU member states in the Schengen Free Zone, such as: Norway and the United Kingdom base on objective criteria.

According to the above ministry, a country will be classified as having low levels of infection when fewer than 20 people are infected per 100,000 people per week. Currently Denmark has opened the border to visitors from Iceland, Germany and Norway. Visitors will only be allowed to enter the country provided they have a stay of at least 6 nights.

Spain has opened the border to a group of German tourists on a pilot project to allow 10,000 visitors to resort to the Balearic Islands of the country after the COVID-19 epidemic showed signs of improvement.

Many tourists wearing masks have lined up at the Duesseldorf airport in Germany to take flight from TUI to the city of Palma on Mallorca Island of Spain. They are eager to experience a holiday at the time of the social gap when there are only two weeks left for Spain to fully open the border.

Hotels on the island are limited, with 50% of room capacity, and will install infrared cameras to measure their body temperature at the hotel entrance.

However, due to the complicated situation of the disease, some European cities have to apply blockade measures again after COVID-19 infection has shown signs of relapse in recent days.

In Germany, a Gütersloh district spokesman in the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen announced that local schools and kindergartens would be closed to slow the spread of SARS-Cov-2 virus after an outbreak. was discovered at a meat company in this area.

In Northern Greece, the village of Echinos in Xanthi was also strictly quarantined for 7 days to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 73 new infections and 4 deaths have been reported in this village over the past few days. The risk of an outbreak is a concern for the Greek government when there are only a few days left until the tourist season.

In Slovenia, the Chairman of the COVID-19 Control Commission of the Ministry of Health has demanded that strict control at the borders be implemented immediately after new cases of COVID-19 increase in the country. out.

Bulgaria also recorded a record increase in COVID-19 infections on June 17, with 112 new cases, according to which the total number of infections in the country was 3,453.

According to data from the Italian Civil Protection Agency, on June 18, the country recorded 331 additional SARS-CoV-2 infections, bringing the total to 238,159 cases.

Meanwhile, the number of deaths for the disease has increased to 34,514 cases (an increase of 66 cases). There were 1,089 recovery cases during the day, bringing the total number of recovery cases to 180,544 cases. The number of active treatment cases increased again with 168 cases (up 5 cases).

The total number of hospitalized cases in Italy is now 2,867 of the current 23,101 cases.

In Moscow, the Russian Defense Ministry said on June 18 that Russian and French military physicians discussed ways to treat COVID-19 patients in critical condition.

The cooperation between the two countries was initially agreed by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and his French counterpart Florence Parly and military experts held an online meeting to discuss ways to treat patients. heavy.

In Asia, China is vigilant against the risk of a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic after Beijing has recorded dozens of new cases every day for the past week.

The total number of infections in the past 7 days related to new outbreaks at the largest Tan Phat Dia food wholesale market in Asia and the second wholesale market in Hai Dien district have reached 158. The Beijing city government has decided to stop all sporting events, close gyms and schools, stop thousands of flights to and from the city.

Many cities have imposed mandatory isolation on people from Beijing.

Leading epidemiologist at the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Wu Zun Huu said the COVID-19 acute respiratory infection outbreak in Beijing was under control, but new cases are still at risk in the next two days.

According to him, the outbreak in Beijing this time peaked on June 13. He also explained that the appearance of new infections does not mean that such patients are newly infected. For example, 21 new cases detected on June 17 were infected before June 12.

On June 18, Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo said the country would lift restrictions on travel between localities from June 19 due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic in the country.

Earlier, on May 25, Prime Minister Abe decided to lift the national emergency. However, people are still advised to avoid coming and going from Tokyo with three neighboring provinces in the capital region including Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama, and Hokkaido province in the North of the country if there is no need. or urgent.

Tokyo has the highest number of COVID-19 cases among 47 provinces and cities in Japan, while Hokkaido has recently faced a new wave of infection.

According to analysts, the relaxation of travel between localities will pave the way for the recovery of tourism in the context of the Japanese Government seeking to revive this smokeless industry after the COVID-19 epidemic.

However, health experts warned Japan could still witness a new wave of infection if people were caught off guard.

As of June 18, Japan has confirmed more than 17,600 cases of COVID-19 (not including cases on the Diamond Princess yacht), including nearly 950 deaths.

In the Middle East, Iran’s Ministry of Health released June 18 statistics showing that, in the past 24 hours, Iran has recorded 87 deaths from COVID-19, thereby bringing the total number of patients killed due to This dangerous disease affects 9,272 people.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Iran is currently 197,647, of whom 156,991 have recovered. According to Iran’s Mizan news agency, statistics show that in recent days, on average from 12 minutes to 15 minutes, one Iranian perished by COVID-19.

On the same day, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health said the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country had now reached 145,991 after recording an additional 4,757 new cases. In addition, within the past day, Saudi Arabia has had 48 more deaths due to COVID-19, thereby bringing the total number of deaths to 1,139.

In Egypt, the country’s Ministry of Health on the same day announced that it had recorded an additional 1,218 cases of SARS-CoV-2 virus, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 50,437. In addition, there have been 88 more deaths due to COVID-19, currently the total number of deaths due to the disease in Egypt is 1,938 people.

Meanwhile in Turkey, authorities have decided to impose a limited curfew on weekends. This is considered part of the COVID-19 anti-epidemic measures in the context of exams in schools and universities are approaching.

According to Koca, the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 in the country is now 4,882 while the number of COVID-19 cases has reached 184,031.

Meanwhile, in the past 24 hours, there were also 1,382 patients who fully recovered, thereby bringing the total number of patients recovered to 156,022. The number of COVID-19 cases in Turkey has increased slightly in recent times since the country lifted a number of restrictions and eased measures to distance society.

According to the statistics, as of June 19, the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) had an additional 1,278 cases of COVID-19 compared to one day before, while the total number of cases. death increased to 3,660 people.

In the past 24 hours, only ASEAN countries Indonesia and the Philippines recorded deaths from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Indonesia’s epidemic is still the most complicated and now leads the region in terms of both the number of cases and deaths from COVID-19. During the day, 8 countries reported new cases.

The SARS-CoV-2 virus claimed the lives of a total of 3,669 people in the area, an increase of 71 cases compared to the previous day, while the number of cases increased to 124,622. In addition, the ASEAN region has also witnessed 67,640 cases of successful treatment.

Singapore remains the ASEAN country with the highest number of cases. Overall, the COVID-19 epidemic continues to be complicated in Indonesia and the Philippines.

Other countries in the region are in good control of the disease and the socio-economic life is starting to return. Many ASEAN countries are speeding up the process of reopening and restoring socio-economic activities.