China News Service, Beijing, October 19th. Comprehensive news: The latest data on the official website of the World Health Organization shows that as of 17:09 on the 18th Central European Time, there are a total of 240,260,449 confirmed cases of new crowns worldwide, and a total of 4,890,424 deaths. According to the latest statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of 8:21 on the 19th, Beijing time, there were a total of 241094716 confirmed cases worldwide and a total of 4904877 deaths.
Data map: Former U.S. Secretary of State Powell passed away. Image source: Screenshot of CNN report.
Americas: America’s first black secretary of state dies due to new crown
According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, a total of 45,050,180 cases have been confirmed in the United States, and a total of 726,193 deaths have been reported.
The family of Colin Powell, the first black secretary of state in the United States, said on the 18th that Powell died that morning at the age of 84 due to complications caused by contracting the new crown virus. Powell’s family said that Powell had previously been fully vaccinated against the new crown and received treatment at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland, near Washington, before his death.
Powell was the first black man in American history to serve as the President’s National Security Advisor, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State. During his tenure as Secretary of State, Powell advocated launching a war in Iraq. In February 2003, Powell took out a tube of white powder as “evidence” at the UN Security Council meeting, claiming that Iraq was developing “weapons of mass destruction.” Soon thereafter, the US military invaded Iraq. However, the United States has so far failed to confirm that Iraq does possess such weapons.
Powell admitted several years later that his speech at the United Nations meeting was derived from inaccurate intelligence information and was a “stain” in his life.
The latest report released by the Peruvian National Institutes of Health shows that as of the 15th of this month, the total number of confirmed cases of the delta variant strain in the country has risen to 1,459, accounting for 84.87% of the new cases. According to relevant data, most of the confirmed cases of the delta strain in the country were found in the capital Lima, with a total of 579 cases.
According to a report from the Peruvian Ministry of Health, as of the 17th, Peru has vaccinated more than 14 million people with two doses of vaccine, which is more than 50% of the target population. Peru’s Health Minister Ceballos said that this is the success of tens of thousands of health sector workers.
Data map: A man vaccinated against the new crown in Moscow, Russia.
Europe: Russia has confirmed more than 8 million cases
According to a report from the Russian Epidemic Prevention Command on the 18th, 34,325 newly diagnosed cases were newly diagnosed in the country in a single day, the highest record since the beginning of the epidemic, with a total of 8027012 confirmed cases; 998 new deaths and a total of 224,310 deaths; 16431 newly cured cases and a cumulative cure 7017055 cases. As of the 15th, 51 million people in Russia have completed one dose of new crown vaccination, and more than 47.55 million people have completed two doses of vaccination.
Russia’s St. Petersburg State University expert Zakharov believes that the increase in the incidence of new crowns in Russia may cause the number of people treated in hospitals in the country to rise to 1 million in two weeks. At present, this data is about 786,000 people.
Russian Health Minister Murashko said that the recent increase in the incidence of the new crown in Russia is related to the activities of residents and the low rate of national new crown vaccination. He said that the vast majority of COVID-19 patients in hospitals in the country have not been vaccinated, and less than 0.03% of critically ill patients are vaccinated.
Data map: The citizens are vaccinated at a vaccination point in a large shopping mall in Makati, Metro Manila CBD, Philippines.Photo by China News Agency reporter Guan Xiangdong
Asia: The epidemic slows down in many Southeast Asian countries
According to data from the Philippine Ministry of Health on the 18th, the number of newly diagnosed cases in the country has been less than 7,000 for two consecutive days in a single day, and 6,943 new cases have been diagnosed on the same day; the number of deaths due to the new crown was less than 100 for two consecutive days, and 86 people on that day were 8 The lowest since the beginning of the month. As of the 15th of this month, the total number of vaccinations in the Philippines has exceeded 51 million doses, of which more than 70% of the population in the capital Metro Manila have been vaccinated.
The Metro Manila Regional Police announced on the 18th that the alert status of the entire region will be reduced from level 4 to level 3 starting on the 16th, and people in the area can move freely. At the same time, the police deployed police forces to accurately block 83 epidemic areas, striving to balance socioeconomic recovery and precise epidemic prevention.
Thai officials reported on the 18th that there were 10,111 new confirmed cases in the country in a single day, and a total of 17,93812 confirmed cases; 63 new deaths and a total of 18,336 deaths.
Officials from the Thai Ministry of Health stated that the recent epidemic in Thailand has generally stabilized, with about 10,000 new cases per day. However, the four southern provinces of Songkhla, Pattani, Taogong, and Yala have continued to be severe and have become the focus of epidemic prevention and control. On the same day, the 4 provinces located in the southernmost part of Thailand had a total of 2,303 newly confirmed cases, accounting for more than one-fifth of the new cases in the country. In order to prevent the spread of the epidemic, the four provinces of southern Thailand have strengthened prevention and control measures, including temporarily suspending some activities, speeding up screening and vaccination for the new coronavirus. The Thai government has also set up a special working group to help the local area control the epidemic.
The Ministry of Health of Malaysia reported on the 18th that 5434 newly diagnosed cases were newly diagnosed in the country in a single day, the lowest record in more than three months, and the cumulative number of confirmed cases reached approximately 2.396 million.
The last time there were 6,000 confirmed cases in a single day in Malaysia was on June 28 this year, but it broke through 6,000 on June 29, and exceeded 10,000 after mid-July, reaching more than 20,000 at the peak. Since October, the outbreak in Malaysia has eased and has remained below 10,000 cases since October 3.
However, according to the data released by Hisham, the director of the Ministry of Health of Malaysia, the positive rate of the test on the 18th was 6.25%, the highest in the past week. Hisham pointed out that although the positive rate is declining overall, people should still be vaccinated, comply with epidemic prevention regulations, and be tested regularly to protect themselves and their families.
Africa: Accumulative deaths in Africa exceed 215,000
According to data released by the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the 18th local time, a total of 8,429,253 cases have been confirmed in the region, and a total of 215,636 deaths have been reported.
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