New World Daily Covid-19 Case Records, 400,000 in a Day

KOMPAS.com – Increased cases corona virus daily around the world set a new record.

Reported Reuters, Sunday (18/10/2020), as many as 400,000 new cases were positive Covid-19 in the world recorded in a day.

Increased cases corona virus it happened as many European states imposed new restrictions due to an increase in cases.

Europe, which managed to quell the first wave of coronavirus infections, has become the epicenter of the spread in recent weeks.

On average, 140,000 new cases were reported Covid-19 in Europe one day for the past week.

As a region, Europe reports more daily cases than India, Brazil and the United States combined.

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According to the analysis Reuters, of every 100 infections reported worldwide, 34 are from European countries.

The region currently reports one million new infections every nine days and has reported more than 6.3 million cases since coronavirus pandemic started.

The main European countries, namely Britain, France, Russia, the Netherlands and Spain accounted for about half of Europe’s new cases in the week to 18 October 2020, according to a tally Reuters.

France reported the highest seven-day average of new cases in Europe with 19,425 infections per day followed by Britain, Russia, Spain and the Netherlands in the worst-affected European countries.

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Steps taken

Several European countries have closed schools, canceled elective surgeries and requested medical assistance as authorities face the rise of Covid-19.

In Northern Ireland schools are closed for two weeks and restaurants closed for 4 weeks.

Meanwhile, in Spain, authorities in Catalonia ordered bars and restaurants to close for 15 days. In addition, it limits the number of people allowed in the shop.

The Czech Republic has also shifted schools to distance learning and plans to call in thousands of medical students. The hospital cut out non-urgent medical procedures to empty the bed.

Polish health officials have warned the country is on the brink of disaster, with a record 6,526 coronavirus infections and 116 deaths reported this week.

Poland is increasing training for nurses and is considering creating a military field hospital.

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According to the analysis ReutersLatin America is the worst-affected region with around 27 percent of the total Covid-19 cases, followed by Asia, North America and Europe.

India is the epicenter of Covid-19 in Asia. But the country reported fewer cases this month compared to September, with 69,000 cases per day.

The figure has fallen by more than 20,400 over the past three weeks, down 22 percent from the previous peak.

India reported 55,342 new cases of Covid-19 as of October 13. It was the lowest daily gain since August 18.

In the United States, which has the world‘s largest number of Covid-19 cases and deaths, new infections have been on the rise as the majority of Covid-19 patients have been hospitalized since early September.

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According to the data Worldometers, Sunday (10/18/2020) at 09.25 WIB, the total Covid-19 cases reported worldwide were 39,945,257 cases.

Of these, 1,114,578 people died due to Covid-19 and 29,884,500 people recovered.

Here are the 10 countries with the most Covid-19 cases:

  • America: 8,342,665
  • India: 7.492.727
  • Brazil: 5,224,362
  • Russia: 1,384,235
  • Spain: 982,723
  • Argentina: 979.119
  • Colombia: 952.371
  • France: 867,197
  • Peru: 865.549
  • Mexico: 841,661

Meanwhile, Indonesia is in the 19th position regarding the most Covid-19 cases in the world with a total of 357,762 cases.

This amount is the largest in Southeast Asia.

Also read: UPDATE 17 October: There are 63,739 active Covid-19 cases in Indonesia

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