The coronavirus pandemic continues to progress and has crossed several new symbolic thresholds. According to the latest official data available, the bar of 20 million proven cases has thus been reached. As well as that of the 12 million people who are considered cured. At the same time, the Covid-19 has caused just over 733,000 deaths on the planet.
More than four in ten cases of Covid-19 are located in the United States and Brazil, the two most affected countries in the world with 5,075,678 cases (163,282 deaths) and 3,057,470 infections (101,752 deaths) respectively.
The pace of the pandemic appears to be stabilizing around the world, with one million more cases detected roughly every four days since mid-July. But the European agency in charge of infectious diseases on Monday urged European states to “reinstate certain measures” to prevent the “real resurgence” of Covid-19 observed on the Old Continent.
The main information to remember
> Russia has registered the first vaccine against the coronavirus
> More than 20 million cases, but also 12 million people considered cured
> The epidemic seems to be slowing down in Belgium
>>> Relive the events of this Tuesday, August 11
> The ILO is alarmed by the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on young people
Studies interrupted, jobs destroyed, career prospects at half mast: young people are paying a heavy price for the Covid-19 pandemic, especially young women and young people from low-income countries, deplores a study by the International Labor Organization.
According to this study published Tuesday, the pandemic had on these young people from 18 to 29 years an impact “systematic, deep and dispersed” which “exacerbated the inequalities risk to weaken the productive potential of a whole generation”. The ILO underlines that 73% of young people who study or combine study and work have been hit hard by the closure of schools, universities and training centers.
> New daily record in Lebanon
The country, bereaved by the monster explosion that devastated districts of Beirut a week ago, announced on Tuesday a new record of contamination with the new coronavirus with 309 cases and seven deaths recorded in the last 24 hours.
> Italy registers 412 new cases, Spain 1,418
Italy has recorded six more deaths from the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, compared to four the day before. The total number of deaths now stands at 35,215 for a total of 251,237 contaminations since the start of the epidemic.
In Spain, the number of deaths in the last seven days stands at 64, for a total of 28,581.
> Almost 1,400 additional cases in 24 hours in France
The number of hospitalized patients is on the other hand down (5,012 against 5,045 Monday), as well as resuscitations (391 patients against 396 Monday), according to Public Health France. The total death toll rises to 30,354, or 15 more in 24 hours.
Twenty-five new “clusters” are also under investigation and 21 departments are classified as moderate or high vigilance, against 17 Monday.
> “If we do not react collectively, we expose ourselves to a high risk of epidemic resumption”, affirms Jean Castex
While traveling to Montpellier, the Prime Minister worried about the evolution of the health situation in France considering that it was going “in the wrong direction”. “If we do not react collectively, we put ourselves at a high risk of epidemic resumption,” he said.
The ban on events of more than 5,000 people is, therefore, extended until October 30, unless otherwise waived. The Prime Minister also indicated that he would ask the prefects to widen the obligation to wear a mask outdoors.
> No second wave in Italy
Italy, long stigmatized as the main focus of Covid-19, is now a good student in Europe. She recorded only 2 deaths last Sunday, the lowest daily toll since February 21 with the first deaths recorded in the peninsula. 259 new cases were announced on Monday, a downward figure, and only 46 patients were treated in intensive care units.
The prohibition of access to the peninsula to certain countries at risk as well as the respect of barrier gestures explain a situation which nevertheless remains fragile.
> Residents of Sarajevo demand an “urgent” reaction
The city of Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia, is facing a resurgence of the Covid-19 epidemic and that is why more than 500 residents have appealed to the authorities demanding an “urgent” reaction to curb the spread of the virus.
The signatories, personalities, writers, doctors or even journalists, are expressing their concern to the authorities at a time when the small Balkan country of 3.5 million inhabitants is recording daily record figures of deaths due to Covid-19. According to the latest official report, sixteen deaths were recorded Monday across the country, over 24 hours. Some 440 people have died since the start of the epidemic.
> Pandemic: decline in employment and increase in precariousness in the United Kingdom
The number of employed people is falling in the UK, while poverty and precariousness are on the rise. The number of people employed fell by 730,000 between March and July, its worst drop since the financial crisis of 2009, the National Bureau of Statistics said.
On the other hand, the unemployment rate remained at 3.9% in the second quarter because millions of people (9.6 million as of the beginning of August, according to the government), were placed on short-time work thanks to government aid. for the maintenance of employment. The ONS specifies that the youngest and oldest workers, as well as those engaged in manual activity, have been the most affected by the loss of paid work due to the pandemic. Among those who were not working in June because of Covid-19, 300,000 were not receiving any pay.
> the New Zealand Prime Minister orders the confinement of Auckland
From Wednesday noon the city will be placed in alert level 3 for three days, until Friday midnight. The measure was announced by Prime Minister Jacinda Arden after the appearance of four positive cases for SARS-CoV-2, when no domestic contamination within a community had been recorded for 102 days.
At the same time, the rest of the country moves to level 2.
> Spain: Valencia FC announces two positive cases
“The tests carried out on Monday on the first team, the technical staff and among the direct entourage, in view of the preseason work, revealed two positive cases of Covid-19”, announced the Liga club in a press release .
The two people concerned were placed in isolation at their home and the whole team was subjected to a “strict (health) protocol”
> Putin says Russia has developed ‘first’ vaccine called Sputnik
“This morning, for the first time in the world, a vaccine against the new coronavirus was recorded,” the Russian president said during a video conference with members of the government broadcast on television. “I know that it is quite effective, that it gives lasting immunity,” added the Russian head of state.
“One of my daughters did the inoculation herself […] after the first injection, his temperature rose to 38, but the next day it was just over 37, ”said Vladimir Putin.
According to Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova, Russia plans to start immunizing medical personnel in August and mass immunization from early next year.
> Indonesia begins testing a Chinese vaccine
Indonesia has started testing the Chinese vaccine candidate against the coronavirus on 1,600 volunteers developed by the Sinovac Biotech laboratory. Called Coronavac, it is one of the few vaccines to be in phase III, the last stage of clinical trials before approval.
This vaccine is already being tested with 9,000 volunteers in Brazil, the second country most affected in the world by the coronavirus pandemic, after the United States.
> Russia is approaching 900,000 cases of contamination
Russian health authorities have reported 4,945 new cases of coronavirus contamination, bringing the total toll to 897,599. According to official data, Russia is the fourth country in the world hardest hit by the pandemic in terms of infections.
The death toll in the country has climbed by 130 in the past 24 hours and now stands at a total of 15,131 since the start of the epidemic.
> Worst drop in 11 years in the number of people employed in the UK
The number of people employed in the UK fell by 730,000 between March and July, its worst drop since the financial crisis of 2009, as poverty and precariousness rise due to the pandemic, the National Statistics Office says.
On the other hand, the unemployment rate remains at 3.9% for the period from April to June, close to its lowest in 45 years, because more than 7.5 million people had been placed on technical unemployment in June, to benefit from government aid to maintain employment.
> Sudden increase in the number of cases in French Polynesia
French Polynesia, so far spared, has experienced a sudden increase in the number of positive cases of Covid-19 in three days: 43 new cases have been identified since Saturday, according to a press release from the presidency of the community.
Polynesia was little affected so far by the coronavirus, with around sixty cases between March and July. This overseas community has also not deplored any death linked to this virus.
> In Belgium, the progression of new cases continues to slow
From August 1 to August 7, an average of 587.7 positive coronavirus tests were recorded each day. This is an increase of 11% compared to the previous seven days, lower than the 16% and 19% observed on Monday and Sunday.
In total, Belgium has detected 74,620 Covid-19 infections since the start of the epidemic, including 468 in the last 24 hours.
> More than 20 million cases of infection worldwide
Now the Covid-19 coronavirus has infected 20,011,186 people, according to the latest official data. It caused 733,992 deaths.
At the same time, 12,172,018 patients were discharged from their hospitalization.
> About thirty additional cases in South Korea
According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), 34 new cases of the virus (including 23 local infections) have been identified. A figure up from the 28 cases announced the day before. In total, the country has experienced 14,660 cases of infection since the start of the pandemic.
The increase in cases remains largely linked, according to the authorities, to religious gatherings, especially in Protestant temples in the Seoul area.
> One more death in Hong Kong
Now, the city deplores 56 deaths linked to the coronavirus, after that of a 79-year-old man on Monday night. For nine days, the number of cases of infection has fallen below 100 and only 35 cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours, for a total of 4,148.
> Colombia crosses the 13,000 dead mark
The Ministry of Health reported 312 additional deaths, bringing the total death toll to 13,154 during the five months of health emergency.
To date, Colombia, populated by 50 million inhabitants, has recorded 397,623 confirmed cases of Covid-19, including 221,485 who have recovered from the disease, according to the same source.
> France registers 785 new cases of contamination
France, where the wearing of a compulsory mask is gaining ground, has a total of 202,775 cases of contamination, or 4,854 more than on Friday. Over the past 24 hours, 785 new cases of contamination have been identified in France. In all, 10,800 new cases were registered in one week.
In hospitals, 5,045 people are now being treated for infection with the new coronavirus, 34 more than on Friday. The number of severe cases is also on the rise, with 396 people in intensive care, against 383 on Friday. In total, 30,340 people have died from Covid-19 in France.