Corona current: WHO reports record new cases worldwide, R-value in Germany again over 1

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DAccording to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), health authorities in Germany have 781 new corona infections reported within a day. This means that at least 204,964 people in Germany have been demonstrably infected with the Sars-CoV-2 virus since the beginning of the Corona crisis, as reported by the RKI on Saturday morning (data status on July 25, midnight).

So far, there is no explanation for the increase. The number of new infections is usually higher at the end of the week than at the beginning of the week because the health authorities do not always report the cases on a daily basis. The number of new infections was 815 on Friday, compared to 583 the previous Friday – almost a third less. Also on July 10, also a Friday, the RKI announced a significantly lower number of new infections (395).

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Since the onset of the Corona crisis, at least 204.964 People in Germany have been shown to be infected with the Sars-CoV-2 virus, as reported by the RKI on Friday morning (data status on July 24, midnight).

According to the RKI, Germany has died so far 9118 people infected with the virus – that means a plus of 10 compared to the previous day. Until Saturday morning 189.800 People survived the infection according to RKI estimates.

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According to RKI estimates, the number of reproductions, or R-value for short, was as of July 24, midnight, in Germany 1,08 (Previous day: 0.93). This means that on average an infected person infects another person. The R-value shows the infection process approximately one and a half weeks beforehand.

The RKI also specifies a so-called seven-day R. It refers to a longer period and is therefore less subject to daily fluctuations. According to RKI estimates, as of July 24, 00:00, this value was 1.16 (previous day: 1.05). It shows the infection from 8 to 16 days ago.

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Never before since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic have the World Health Organization (WHO) reported as many new infections within 24 hours as on Friday. In total, there were 284,196 cases, as announced by the WHO on Friday evening. By far the most infections were recorded in the USA with almost 70,000 new cases and Brazil with almost 68,000. In India there were almost 50,000, in South Africa 13,000.

WHO director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said about the development, one sees intensive transmissions “in a relatively small group of countries”. According to this, almost half of all previous cases have occurred in only three countries – the United States, Brazil and India together have almost 7.5 million cases. Almost two-thirds of all infections can be traced back to ten countries.

Since the start of the corona pandemic, US scientists have said more than worldwide 640.250 People died after being infected with the virus. That came out on Saturday afternoon from data from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. There are now more than 15.7 million confirmed infections with the pathogen Sars-CoV-2.

Just three weeks ago, the threshold of half a million deaths and 10 million confirmed infections had been exceeded. Since then, the pandemic has spread rapidly to the United States, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, India and South Africa, among others.

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Four days in a row, over 70,000 new infections per day in the United States

The USA are the world’s hardest hit by the corona pandemic. For the fourth day in a row, they have killed more than 1,000 people in the corona pandemic. Johns Hopkins University registered 1156 deaths from infection with the Sars-CoV-2 virus on Friday. The number of new infections was once again more than 70,000 within 24 hours, according to the statistics on Saturday: the researchers recorded 73,715 infections with the virus on Friday.

A total of more than 4.1 million coronavirus infections have been reported in the United States since the pandemic began. More than 145,000 people lost their lives. The number of new infections per day in the United States declined in the spring, but has increased alarmingly since June. The daily death toll remains below that of the previous peak of the crisis in spring, but is increasing.

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In Russia a total of more than 805,000 people have been shown to be infected with the Sars-CoV-2 virus. Around 5,800 new cases have been added across the country in the past 24 hours, the authorities said in Moscow on Friday. The number of new infections in Russia every day has been of this magnitude for some time.

Mexico reports record of new infections

In Brazil The total number of confirmed cases has now climbed to almost 2.3 million. It is only surpassed by the United States. According to the Ministry of Health, another 1,311 people died from Covid-19, bringing the total death toll to over 85,200.

In second place is the statistics for Latin America Mexico, which reported more corona infections than ever in a day. Be on Thursday 8438 new cases have been confirmed, the Ministry of Health announced. This increased the total number to 378.285. The death toll also rose to a total of 42,645.

Also in Peru The number of cases is currently increasing rapidly. In the meantime, more than 17,800 deaths from the novel corona virus and over 375,000 infections have been counted.

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Great Britain remains the country most severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic in Europe. So far there have died 45.762 People after they test positive for the coronavirus. 299.503 Evidence shows that people were infected.

In Spain are 272.421 Infections with the virus detected, 28.432 People died from or with the infection. In Italy, the third most affected country in Europe, the number of all infected 245.590that the deceased on 35.097.

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