There are six times more patients, how many doses of vaccines will Ukraine receive, a retired minister, teachers at a rally and whether a cat can be infected.
Correspondent.net collected the most relevant and important information about the spread of coronavirus infection on August 4, 2020.
– 74,219 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Ukraine, of which 40,613 people recovered and 1,764 died. At the same time, 1,061 cases of COVID-19 were laboratory confirmed in the last 24 hours, while 990 patients were reported the day before.
– After the creation of the coronavirus vaccine, Ukraine will receive 8 million doses. This is provided by the mechanism of global access to COVAX vaccines. This was announced by Chief Sanitary Doctor Viktor Lyashko.
– The Ministry of Health has not purchased any ventilator since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was stated by the faction Vote with reference to the Ministry’s response.
They note that the funds for the equipment were allocated in April, but the ministry is still “preparing the necessary documents” for procurement. Although Maxim Stepanov announced his intention to provide hospitals with 200 ventilators more than three months ago. ”
In this regard, deputies demand the dismissal of the Minister.
– The second wave of coronavirus in Ukraine is expected in mid-autumn, said Lyashko.
– Over the past day, COVID-19 was found in 108 Kyiv residents.
– In the Central City Clinical Hospital and the First City Clinical Hospital in Ivano-Frankivsk, places in the intensive care unit for patients with coronavirus have run out.
– In Lviv, the city authorities have decided not to tighten quarantine restrictions.
– Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic in Ukraine, more than 60 doctors have died.
– The deputy mayor of Odessa Pavel Vugelman denies the information which appeared in mass media that he was diagnosed with a coronavirus.
– In Sumy, in the Clinical Maternity Hospital of the Blessed Virgin Mary, an outbreak of coronavirus was recorded. The medical institution was closed for quarantine.
– The head of the State Agency for Tourism Development Maryana Oleskiv was cured of COVID and went to work.
– In Kherson, the coronavirus was diagnosed in a doctor, two nurses and a patient in the intensive care unit of the city clinical hospital. Luchansky.
– Ternopil will “live a full life”, despite the order of the Ukrainian authorities to strengthen quarantine measures, said Mayor Serhiy Nadal.
– US President Donald Trump claims that the coronavirus in the country is retreating. He said this at a press conference at the White House.
“We are beginning to see evidence of significant progress. An encouraging sign that the virus is receding,” Trump told reporters.
– About 1.5 million people became ill with coronavirus in Italy from February to June. This is evidenced by the results of a serological study of the population, reports Corriere della Sera. This figure is six times higher than previously thought.
– In Germany, the second wave of coronavirus began, which was previously warned by experts. This was announced on Tuesday, August 4, the chairman of the association of German doctors Marburger Bund Suzanne Jonah, according to Augsburger Allgemeine.
– In the United States, a wave of protests by teachers – teachers are in favor of distance learning and against the opening of schools in September. Given the epidemic situation in the United States, returning to the usual mode of study can be dangerous, teachers say.
In addition, teachers’ unions are demanding that the authorities of American cities provide students and teachers with high-speed Internet and technical means for distance learning.
– In Poland, another anti-record for the incidence of coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic – 680 people.
– The Norwegian authorities have banned liners with more than a hundred passengers on board in the country’s ports. The ban will last for at least two weeks.
– Referees in English football leagues have been allowed to remove from the field players who specifically cough on opponents or employees of the match.
– A fight broke out on a KLM plane during a flight to Ibiza after two passengers refused to wear masks. Both men were later detained by Spanish police after arriving in Ibiza.
– In France, in the city of Souisse-sous-Montmorency in a self-service laundry, several unknown bats beat a man for remarks through masks.
Science and medicine news
– At least 40 million children have not been able to acquire the necessary knowledge at a “critical preschool age” due to a pandemic. This was stated by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, in this regard, the world is threatened by a “catastrophe of generations.”
Quarantine, he said, has affected the educational process in 160 countries, and due to the closure of schools, about a billion students have not been able to gain full knowledge. Guterres said that because of the threat of a “generational catastrophe,” the restoration of the normal learning process should be a priority.
– Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 can cause an excessive immune response of the infected body. This is stated in a study by American scientists at the University of California at San Francisco, according to MedicalXpress.
Specialists studied the tests of more than 30 patients with coronavirus infection. The results showed that the immune system of many gave a more aggressive response to SARS-CoV-2 than to influenza viruses. In particular, it negatively affected the lungs of patients.
– Italian scientists tested 540 dogs and 277 cats whose owners were infected with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, from the regions of the country with the highest number of patients with COVID-19, in particular in Lombardy. In 3.4 percent of dogs and 3.9 percent of cats, scientists found antibodies against the coronavirus.
Thus, studies show that pets, particularly cats and dogs, cannot infect their owners with coronavirus, but may well become infected themselves.
– Japanese scientists have established a relationship between the concentration of markers of kidney damage – special proteins contained in the urine at low oxygen supply, with changes in symptoms of patients with COVID-19, which initially took place in mild form, according to NHK.
41 people took part in the testing. The researchers found that of the 13 patients with elevated levels of L-FABP in their urine, eight felt significantly worse during the week, and two needed to be connected to a ventilator.
Economy and business news
– In quarantine, people work an average of 48.5 minutes longer than usual, and also have more meetings and correspondence. Such conclusions were reached by a private non-profit organization in the United States National Bureau of Economic Research.
– Production in China is growing at the fastest pace in almost a decade. This trend suggests that the economic recovery is beginning to gain momentum, writes CNN.
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