More than 38 million people have been infected with nCoV globally

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More than 38 million people have been infected with nCoV globally 7
More than 38 million people have been infected with nCoV globally 7

214 countries and territories recorded 38,022,975 cases of infection and 1,085,029 deaths due to nCoV, an increase of 294,034 and 3,919 cases respectively after 24 hours, while 28,574,389 people have recovered, according to statistics from the website.

The US, the largest epidemic region in the world, recorded 8,035,385 cases of infection and 220,005 deaths, an increase of 45,748 and 319 cases respectively compared to the previous day.

US health officials warn that the pandemic could get worse when winter comes and exist in parallel with seasonal flu.

White House Doctor Sean Conley announced on October 12 that President Donald Trump has repeatedly tested negative for nCoV and he has also returned to campaign events.

India, the second largest epidemic area in the world, reported an additional 54,045 cases of infection and 710 deaths, bringing the total number of people infected and dead from Covid-19 to 7,173,345 and 109,894 respectively.

Covid-19 initially severely affected major cities including the financial center Mumbai and the capital New Delhi, but has since spread to rural areas, where the health care system is still weak.

Health experts predict that India could surpass the US in the severity of the pandemic.

Medical staff took a Covid-19 test sample for a man at Tocumen International Airport, Panama City, capital of Panama on October 12.

Brazil, the third largest epidemic area in the world, recorded 183 more deaths from Covid-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 150,689.

In Sao Paolo, the country’s largest city, cinemas have reopened since the weekend.

Brazilian experts say models show that the country has passed the peak of the epidemic, but still warn that the situation could suddenly worsen if local authorities allow the economy to reopen too soon and do not tighten measures.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro still downplays the severity of the epidemic.

Russia reported 125 more deaths, bringing the total death toll to 22,722.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said the epidemic situation in the capital is `becoming more challenging and difficult with each passing day`.

Sobyanin ordered the elderly and those at high risk not to leave their homes.

South Africa, the 11th largest epidemic region in the world and the country most heavily affected by the pandemic in Africa, recorded 693,359 cases of infection and 17,863 deaths, an increase of 888 and 83 cases respectively.

The South African government opened borders with all African countries from October 1, while still banning visitors from 50 countries with high infection rates, including the UK, US, India, Russia, and France.

France recorded an additional 8,505 cases of nCoV infection, bringing the total number to 743,479 cases, of which 32,779 people died, an increase of 96 cases.

Paris is placed on maximum Covid-19 alert, meaning all bars must close for two weeks from October 6 and restaurants must apply strict hygiene measures.

French Prime Minister Jean Castex’s office said the situation had not improved since Paris recorded all three criteria triggering a state of maximum alert in the middle of last week, calling on businesses to prioritize working from home and teaching

The UK recorded 617,688 infections and 42,875 deaths, an increase of 13,972 and 65 cases respectively.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered the closure of pubs in the city of Liverpool.

Iran, the largest epidemic region in the Middle East, reported 28,816 deaths, an increase of 272, while the total number of infections was 504,281, an increase of 4,206.

Schools, libraries, mosques and other public facilities in the capital Tehran began closing for a week from October 3 to prevent increasing infections.

China reported 21 new cases of infection, bringing the number of infections in the country to 85,578, of which 4,634 people have died.

Qingdao City Health Commission on October 12 said it recorded 6 new cases on October 11, originating from a hospital, after many days of only recording imported cases.

China, where the first cases of nCoV infection were detected, quickly controlled Covid-19.

In Southeast Asia, the Philippines is the region’s largest epidemic area with 342,816 cases and 6,332 deaths, an increase of 3,564 and 11 cases respectively.

The Philippines imposes restrictive measures in the capital Manila and surrounding areas until October 31.

Indonesia, the second largest epidemic area in the region, recorded 336,716 cases of infection, an increase of 3,267 compared to the previous day, of which 11,935 people died, an increase of 91 cases.

President Joko Widodo’s administration is being criticized for prioritizing the economy over public health.

President Widodo rejected criticism, saying that the current Covid-19 situation in Indonesia is `quite good`.

Singapore is the third largest epidemic area in the region with 27 deaths and 57,880 infected people, an increase of 10 cases.

Australia’s national science agency recently revealed that nCoV can survive on items such as banknotes and mobile phones for up to 28 days, `significantly longer` than reported in previous studies.

World Health Organization (WHO) Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that allowing Covid-19 to spread in the hope of achieving so-called herd immunity is `unethical`.

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