The number of people infected with Covid-19 continues to grow around the world.
Last week there was the largest number of Covid-19 cases reported so far. “Many countries in the Northern Hemisphere are experiencing a worrying increase in cases and hospitalizations. Intensive care units are reaching their maximum capacity in some places, especially in Europe and North America,” said WHO Director General Tedros. Adhanom Ghebreyesus, according to ANSA.
“There is no doubt that Europe is now an epicenter of the pandemic,” he added.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said no one wants restrictions anymore, but to avoid them everyone must do their part.
“We can’t have the economic recovery we want and live our lives as before the pandemic. We can keep our children in school, we can keep our business open, we can keep living. But we all have to make compromises and sacrifices,” he added. .
France is facing a second wave, stronger than the first, with “almost 100,000 cases a day”.
“This virus is very difficult. We have a lot of information, but we don’t know everything. This second wave will probably be stronger than the first and the impact on the health system will be immediate in the next three weeks in resuscitation services,” said Professor Jean- Francois Delfraissy, head of the pandemic scientific council of the Paris government. , for RTL.
According to him, there are “probably more than 50,0000 coronavirus cases per day”. Delfraissy believes that this figure “reaches 100,000 cases per day”.
Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Russia, where 17,347 new infections have been reported in the last 24 hours: the highest number since the outbreak of the epidemic. There are 5,224 new cases in Moscow alone. According to the National Operations Center, 219 people died on the last day, bringing the official death toll in Russia to 26,269. The total number of registered infections in Russia reached a total of 1,531,224.
Belgium recorded a daily average of 12,491 coronavirus infections between October 16 and 22, according to the latest data from the Sciensano Institute of Public Health.
In total, 321,031 people have contracted the virus since the start of the pandemic, while hospitalizations reached a daily average of 467.7, an increase of 85%. Currently 4,827 people are hospitalized for Covid-19 (+ 10%), of which 757 in intensive care (+ 12%). There are a total of 10,810 deaths.
New restrictions come into effect in Belgium. From 22:00 to 6:00 it is forbidden to leave the houses and masks are mandatory everywhere. Showrooms, theaters, cinemas, gyms, swimming pools and fitness centers will also be closed. The measures will be maintained until November 19th.
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