Delta doubles coronavirus cases in Europe and the United States
The COVID-19 pandemic this week in Europe and the United States has caused a massive increase in cases due to the presence of a delta variable, according to an AFP balance based on official data as of Thursday, July 22.
However, the number of diagnosed cases only reflects a fraction of the actual number of infected, and comparisons between countries should be made with caution as testing policy changes from country to country.
With 521,800 daily cases recorded in the world, infections this week grew very quickly (+9% compared to the previous week). This percentage has increased since mid-June, after two months of continuous decline.
Only Africa and the Latin American and Caribbean region improved their situation compared to last week: 11% and 9% fewer cases, respectively.
The number of infected grew rapidly in the rest of the regions: +62% in the US/Canada (only the US is advancing, Canada is falling), +42% in Oceania (but with relatively few cases, 1200 per day), +26% in Europe, +7 % in the Middle East and 5% in Asia.
The highly contagious delta type of coronavirus has become the majority in much of Europe and the United States.
France is the country where cases have grown (+193%, 14,300 new positive cases per day) among the countries with more than 1,000 cases per day over the past seven days. An overestimated increase since July 14 was a public holiday in the country.
Followed by the percentages are Israel (+150%, 1300) and Italy (+115%, 3400).
Conversely, Tunisia (-40%, 4,500 new cases per day) and Namibia (-40%, 700) recorded the largest declines this week.
The UK is the country with the most new infections this week (45,900, +24%), followed by Indonesia (43,800, -1%) and the United States (42,900, +63%).
At the rate of infection per 100,000 inhabitants, the Fiji archipelago (834) is the most affected, ahead of Cyprus (782) and Seychelles (545). The United Kingdom (473) and Spain (380) also took the top ten.
Indonesia recorded the most deaths on the day, with 1,263 people per day, ahead of Brazil (1,153) and India (1,000).
Ecuador this week became a country of over a million people who are vaccinating faster, 1.75% of its population being dosed daily. It is followed by Mauritius (1.57%) and Denmark (1.30%).
JCE head رئيس
The President of the Central Electoral Council (JCE), Roman Jaques Liranzo, announced that he has been diagnosed with the Covid-19 virus.
And he indicated, through his account on the social networking site Twitter, that he will keep the instructions of his doctors at home, while urging all residents to follow the preventive protocols. “I announce to the public that I have tested positive for COVID-19, a disease that unfortunately remains a reality,” Roman Yaques said.