More than five million Brazilians have been infected since the start of the pandemic. Over the past 24 hours, more than 25,000 new infections were added. After the United States, Brazil has the most corona deaths worldwide.
Several European countries have reported record numbers of new corona infections. These are Portugal, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic and Russia.
In France, 26,898 people have been infected with the corona virus in the past 24 hours. Never before have there been so many infections in the country within 24 hours. On Friday, 20,339 new infected people were reported, which was also a record. The number of corona deaths has increased by 54 in the last 24 hours and is now at 32,684.
In several cities, such as Paris, Lyon, Lille and Marseille, the highest corona warning level applies. In the affected cities, bars and hangouts that do not sell food have to close for two weeks.
Mandatory mouth mask
In Poland, with 38 million inhabitants, the daily record was broken for the fifth time in a row. The Ministry of Health reported that an additional 5,300 people have been diagnosed with the contagious virus. Poles must also wear masks outside from Saturday.
The virus is also spreading rapidly in the Czech Republic, which has approximately 10 million inhabitants. The authorities announced on Saturday that 8,618 new infections have been identified. A record number of corona cases had also been reported in the past three days.
According to figures from the European health service ECDC, the Czech Republic leads the list of European countries with the highest number of infections per 100,000 inhabitants. Theaters, swimming pools, cinemas and museums have to close their doors for two weeks this Monday. Prime Minister Andrej Babis also does not rule out a new lockdown.
In Portugal, which is comparable to the Czech Republic in terms of population, a further 1,646 people have been diagnosed with corona. The country reported more than 1,000 new corona cases last Thursday for the first time since April. Portugal is also hit hard by the pandemic economically as tourists stay away.
Austria (more than 8 million inhabitants) reported a record number of 1,235 new infections on Saturday. The Alpine country has been less affected by the pandemic than many other EU countries, but the virus spread in winter sports areas earlier this year. That’s why après-ski parties are banned.
More and more infections are also being diagnosed in Russia. There it went on Saturday at 12,846 new corona cases. Russia, with a population of about 145 million, has already identified a total of 1.2 million people that they have contracted the virus. That is by far the highest number in Europe.