Record increase in coronavirus cases

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According to the data of the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of global new Coronavirus cases recorded in the last 24 hours is 292,527.

The biggest increase was seen in the USA, Brazil, India and South Africa. Increased total loss of life in these four countries is 6.812.

WHO’s new case increase on July 24 was 284,196. On the same date, loss of life increased by 9,753.

According to WHO data, the average number of casualties was 5,200 in July. In June, the average number of casualties was 4,600 per day.

According to Johns Hopkins University data, the number of global daily cases was 674,038.

The country with the highest number of casualties due to Covid-19 is the USA with 152.074 deaths, and the second country with the highest casualties is Brazil with 91.263 deaths.

WHO also reviewed the pandemic’s last six months and warned that the effects of Covid-19 could be seen for decades.

The number of new cases in the last 982 days in Turkey

In Turkey, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca, most of the city increased the number of seriously ill last three days in Istanbul, Ankara, Konya, Gaziantep and Diyarbakir announced that.

According to data announced by the Minister of Health of Turkey’s total number of those who lost their lives from July 31 as Covidien-19 in Turkey was 5,691. The total number of cases is 230,873. The number of new cases recorded in the last day is 982.

The two European countries that draw the most attention in the increase in the number of cases are France and Spain. Covid-19 case numbers in both countries have reached their highest in recent weeks.

Increasing number of cases in France and Spain

In France, where measures have been alleviated, for the first time since May, the number of seven-day cases has exceeded the 1000 threshold.

On the mainland of France, it was announced that the number of Coronavirus cases increased by 54 percent this week compared to last week.

According to the statement of the French Public Health Agency, the increase was seen in all age groups, while it was mostly between 20-30 years old.

Although the number of patients in intensive care remained stable, the number of people hospitalized increased.

Coronavirus was detected in 1.377 individuals in the last 24 hours. The number of people who lost their lives in the last 24 hours was 16.

The highest number of daily cases has been seen in Spain since June, when curfew restrictions were lifted. The number of new cases in the country increased to over 1000 in two consecutive days.

Spanish economy in trouble

The Spanish economy is also increasingly difficult. According to official data released on Friday, the country’s economy contracted by 18.5 percent in the second quarter.

The country shrank 5.2 percent in the first quarter.

Recession generally means that the gross domestic product of a country shrinks two consecutive quarters.

Among the sectors most affected in the country, the tourism and transportation sector, which shrank by 40 percent compared to the first quarter, is also included. The tourism sector shrank by 60 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.

The measures launched in March in Spain started to loosen in May and June.

However, the number of cases in Spain has increased again recently. The 2,799 cases detected on July 30 were the largest number of cases in the country since May 11.

As the coronavirus outbreak brought economic and social life to a halt, gross domestic product in the euro area fell 12.1 percent in the second quarter compared to the first quarter.

Eurozone economy shrinks

According to data released by Eurostat, the economy in the euro area, which includes 19 countries, shrank by 12.1 percent in the second quarter of the year compared to the first quarter.

There was a 3.6 percent contraction in the euro area in the first quarter.

Spain and France are the worst economically affected places in the euro zone. Italy follows these countries with a 12.4 percent contraction.

Removal of restrictions in some places in the UK has been delayed

On the other hand, in the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that postponing the restriction process in some public social areas with the increase of Coronavirus incidents in the country.

Some units in bowling halls, skating rinks, casinos and beauty salons were expected to be reopened this Saturday. Johnson announced that the opening of these venues was delayed until at least 15 August.

India grapples with nature disaster

India, where more than 35 thousand people died due to coronavirus, is also struggling with monsoon rains.

More than 300,000 people had to leave their homes in the country’s Bihar province due to monsoon rains.

125 million people live in Bihar, one of India’s poorest states.

While the World Health Organization advises countries to have one doctor per thousand people, this rate is 17 thousand in Bihar.

Elections postponed in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong government has announced that they have delayed the general election scheduled for September 5 for a year.

Although the coronavirus is shown as the reason for the delay, there are also those who say that the pandemic is used as an excuse to suppress democracy.

“It has been the hardest decision I have made in seven months,” said Carrie Lam, manager of the autonomous region of China, announcing the postponement.

According to the Guardian newspaper, the city is currently experiencing its worst period since the outbreak started.

In the city, where the number of daily cases exceeded 100, the occupancy rate of hospitals in Covid-19 services reached 80 percent.

Indicating that social unrest and political instability have a share in the decision, Lam said the Chinese government supported the decision.

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