Five American States reported high rates of disease.
The number of detected cases of COVID-19 infection in the world has exceeded 10 million, almost 500 thousand people have died, Johns Hopkins University said on Sunday.
“This is a sobering reminder that while we continue research in the development of vaccines and therapies, we have an urgent responsibility to do everything possible, using the tools that are now available, to stop the transmission of the virus and save lives,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the world health organization, as the ten – million mark approaches.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States still ranks first in the world in the number of detected infections (more than 2.5 million people) and the number of deaths (more than 125 thousand).
On Saturday, five US States reported record daily rates of illness. There were 9585 new cases of coronavirus in Florida and 1990 new cases in Georgia. In South Carolina – 1604. In Arizona – 3591 instances, and Nevada – 1099. Record rates of disease indicate the spread of this disease in several southern and Western States of the United States.
The incidence is also increasing in Texas, where more than 5,700 new cases were reported on Saturday. The number of fatalities in the state increased by 42, approaching 2,400. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has again limited the work of the restaurants and bars closed.
President Donald Trump was the target of criticism for a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, held on June 20, where social distance requirements were not met.
Media reported that employees of the BOK Center sports and entertainment complex, where the rally was held, began attaching stickers with the inscription “Do not sit” on every second seat in the hall when the presidential campaign staff demanded that they are removed a few hours before the rally.
The Washington Post reported that the management of the complex purchased 12 thousand stickers to maintain the distance between people. The newspaper posted a video on its website showing two people removing labels from seats.
Billboard magazine was the first to report that the Trump campaign demanded that the stickers be removed.
Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday did not abandon a campaign event in Dallas, Texas. He will attend a “Celebrate Freedom” rally at the First Baptist Church in Dallas, after which he will meet with Abbott.
Pence canceled similar events in Tucson (Arizona) and Florida. At a White House working group briefing on coronavirus on Friday, the Vice President said he would visit three states to get “information from the field” about the increase in the disease.
The second-largest number of cases in the world is Brazil, where more than 1.3 million cases have been registered.
An alarming increase in the incidence is observed in India, where according to the Times of India newspaper, a dismal record was reached on Saturday – 18,552 new cases of COVID-19 per day.
New hotbeds of the epidemic are emerging in Seoul, where hundreds of cases point to infections in churches, nightclubs, and restaurants.
At the same time, Italy, which was severely affected at the beginning of the pandemic, is moving in the opposite direction. On Saturday, authorities reported only 175 new cases and eight deaths – the lowest since March 1.