Global Covid-19 cases exceed 72.5 million, the US plans to vaccinate hundreds of millions of people

Global Covid-19 cases exceed 72.5 million, the US plans to vaccinate hundreds of millions of people 8
Global Covid-19 cases exceed 72.5 million, the US plans to vaccinate hundreds of millions of people 8

The world recorded 72,592,974 cases of infection and 1,618,219 people died from nCoV, an increase of 552,883 and 7,819 cases in one day, while 50,836,041 people have recovered, according to the real-time update page Worldometers.

The US, the largest epidemic region in the world, recorded an additional 156,882 cases of infection and 1,171 deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 16,706,248, of which 306,253 people have died.

Moncef Slaoui, advisor to the US Operation Speed Force, said on December 13 that the country plans to vaccinate 100 million people with Covid-19 vaccine in the first quarter of 2021.

The US also began the largest and most complex vaccine distribution campaign in history on the morning of December 13 when a series of trucks carrying Covid-19 vaccine containers began departing from Pfizer’s factory in Kalamazoo,

Brazil, the third largest epidemic area in the world, recorded 276 more deaths from nCoV, bringing the total number of deaths to 181,419.

The Brazilian government on December 12 announced a Covid-19 vaccination plan with the initial goal of vaccinating 51 million people, about a quarter of the population, in the first half of 2021.

Brazil’s Health Ministry said an additional 108 million doses of the vaccine will be available for priority vaccination of vulnerable groups including health workers, the elderly and indigenous communities.

President Jair Bolsonaro’s government has come under pressure from state governors and city mayors for failing to prepare in time for mass vaccinations or ensure adequate supplies of vaccines.

Medical staff taking care of Covid-19 patients at Ivanovo city hospital, Russia, on December 10.

India, the second largest epidemic area in the world, reported an additional 27,336 cases of infection and 338 deaths, bringing the total number of people infected and dead from Covid-19 to 9,884,716 and 143,393 respectively.

The capital New Delhi is going through the worst phase of the pandemic, with many hospitals falling into overload.

The UK reported an additional 18,447 cases and 144 deaths, bringing cases and deaths to 1,849,403 and 64,170 respectively.

From December 14, the UK will cut the self-isolation period from 14 to 10 days for people coming from abroad and those in contact with positive cases of nCoV.

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said last week that Covid-19 data showed infections were increasing among secondary school-aged children and this could affect older people in the coming weeks.

Germany recorded 17,891 new infections and 235 new deaths, bringing the total to 1,338,483 and 22,406 respectively.

The German government on December 13 announced that it would impose a partial blockade from December 16 to curb the spread of Covid-19, which is said to be out of control.

In a speech to parliament on December 9, Prime Minister Angela Merkel asked Germany to impose tougher measures when deaths in one day were at a record high.

Russia, the world’s fourth largest epidemic region, recorded an additional 28,080 cases of nCoV infection and 488 deaths within 24 hours, bringing the total to 2,653,928 and 46,941 respectively.

The Kremlin said on December 11 that although the number of deaths is increasing, officials have no plans to re-impose a nationwide blockade but instead choose regional restrictions.

Moscow from early December began vaccinating people in high-risk groups with the Sputnik V vaccine, including medical staff and teachers.

Iran, one of the largest epidemic areas in the Middle East, reported 52,196 deaths, an increase of 247, out of a total of 1,108,269 cases, an increase of 7,451.

Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Alireza Raisi said the public’s compliance with epidemic prevention measures has increased to 90%.

South Korea is facing the third wave of Covid-19 as new daily infections continue to increase sharply.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in warned on December 13 that Covid-19 restrictions in the country could be raised to the highest level after infections continued to record a record increase.

In Southeast Asia, Indonesia is the largest epidemic area in the region with 617,820 cases, an increase of 6,189, of which 18,819 people died, an increase of 166.

Government data shows that Indonesia has ordered 155.5 million vaccine doses and is looking to buy an additional 116 million doses from Pfizer, AstraZeneca and the COVAX program.

The Philippines reported 449,400 cases of infection and 8,733 deaths, an increase of 1,085 and three cases respectively, making it the second largest epidemic area in the region.

The Philippines is one of the places that celebrates Christmas the longest in the world, starting in September. Crowds of people flock to large commercial and shopping centers despite the complicated developments of Covid-19 in the Eastern country.

World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on December 12 that nearly one billion doses of potential Covid-19 vaccines have been ordered, guaranteed to be supplied to low- and middle-income countries in the coming months.

COVAX is a program initiated by WHO, with the aim of quickly and equitably distributing Covid-19 vaccines globally, after the vaccine is approved for circulation.

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