China News Service, July 24th. The latest data from Johns Hopkins University in the United States shows that as of 17:34 on the 24th Beijing time, there are more than 15.52 million confirmed cases of new crown worldwide and a total of more than 630,000 deaths. The United States surged by 1 million confirmed cases in 15 days. President Trump relented on the issue of school; the new crown virus was detected in the sewage system in Paris, France; cluster infections are difficult to prevent and control. Nearly 100 people in the Alaska seafood factory in the United States were diagnosed; prevention, control and living in many countries "Finding balance" in the middle.

Data map: The picture shows Huntington Beach, California, USA. Tourists come to sun and surf.

U.S. surges 1 million confirmed cases in 15 days

Trump relents on school opening

  The cumulative number of confirmed cases of the new crown in the United States has exceeded 4.03 million, and the cumulative number of deaths has exceeded 140,000. In the past 7 days, the average daily increase in confirmed cases has reached 67429, the highest record since the outbreak. According to statistics, it took nearly 100 days for the United States to go from the first confirmed case to 1 million confirmed cases; but it took only 15 days to go from 3 million cases to 4 million cases. According to Reuters statistics, the United States has an average of more than 2,600 new confirmed cases per hour, the fastest growth rate in the world.

  On the 23rd, Trump changed his attitude towards school resumption. He said that with the surge in confirmed cases, some schools may need to postpone their plans to resume classes this fall. Earlier, Trump asked all American schools to resume classes this fall; even the day before, he said that he was "reassured about the children returning to school."

  On the same day, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said that the United States should restrict public gatherings, not reopen. When he was interviewed the day before, he also criticized the U.S. government for its ineffective fight against the epidemic and "made serious mistakes," saying that the government leadership failed to deliver a clear message to the people. At the same time, 150 top health experts jointly sent a letter to the U.S. government, requesting that the U.S. be "closed" again in order to save more lives.

Data map: The picture shows a shop in Paris, France, with customers wearing masks entering.

A new wave of epidemic warning in France?

Record number of new diagnoses in a single day in multiple countries

  On the 23rd local time, the French Ministry of Health stated that the number of newly confirmed cases in a single day rose to more than 1,000. Foreign media said on the same day that researchers found that since the end of June, new coronaviruses have been detected in wastewater samples from the Paris sewage system. Prior to the implementation of the lockdown measures in France, the virus in the wastewater samples of Paris once disappeared.

  Laurent Mullin, head of the laboratory of the Paris Water Company, pointed out that this result does not mean that the virus will make a comeback. But combining this result with other data can become an early warning signal of the spread of the virus.

  At the same time, the number of infected persons in multiple regions of Italy rose slightly. The Jinbei Foundation reported on the 23rd that the virus has not left Italy. Foundation chairman Catabellota said that the number of new patients recorded last week remained basically stable. The number of newly infected people in 11 regions across the country has increased.

  A few days ago, the number of new diagnoses in many countries hit the largest increase in a single day. On the 23rd, the Argentine Ministry of Health notified 6,127 new confirmed cases; on the same day, Mexico notified 8,438 newly confirmed cases, and both countries set the highest number of new cases in a single day. On the 24th, the Ministry of Health of India notified that in the past 24 hours, 49,310 newly confirmed cases in India had been confirmed, the largest increase in a single day.

Data map: On July 23, Melbourne, Australia, locals wore masks to travel.

Cluster infection becomes difficult to prevent and control

Nearly 100 people diagnosed in Alaska seafood factory

  The Health Department of New South Wales, Australia, said on the 24th that four students had been infected with the new crown virus in three schools in western Sydney. The health department recommended that all personnel in these three schools self-isolate for 14 days and undergo virus testing.

  South Korea’s Busan National Quarantine Service stated on the 24th that a total of 32 people on a Russian fishing boat that entered the Port of Busan on the 8th were infected with the new crown virus.

  On the same day, a spokesperson for the Thailand New Crown Epidemic Management Center stated that six of the Thai soldiers who had returned from the United States had been diagnosed with the new crown virus.

  The cluster of cases in the United States has also been increasing recently. At a seafood processing plant in Seward, Alaska, 96 employees were diagnosed; in San Quentin State Prison, California, more than 2,000 people were infected with the new crown virus, and at least 15 people died from complications related to the new crown. In addition, the US military stationed in Okinawa, Japan has a total of 204 confirmed cases.

Data map: On July 22, local time, in Johannesburg, South Africa, a clerk in a liquor store wears a face mask to sort the goods in the refrigerator. Photo by China News Agency reporter Wang Xi

Many countries adjust prevention and control measures in time

South Korea "find a balance" in prevention and control and life

  Starting on the 24th, South Korea will relax control measures for religious sites and plans to gradually open sports events to the public. South Korean Prime Minister Ding Shijun said that it is necessary to find a balance between prevention and control and daily life.

  The Ministry of Education and Knowledge in Abu Dhabi, UAE recently stated that after the summer vacation, local schools in Abu Dhabi can reopen as long as they strictly observe epidemic prevention measures.

  However, more countries continue to increase prevention and control measures due to the spread of the epidemic. The UK previously stated that it will implement mandatory mask orders in stores and supermarkets from the 24th. But British media said on the 23rd that several large supermarkets in the UK stated that they would not take any tough measures.

  South African President Ramaphosa said that as of the 23rd, the country had a total of more than 400,000 confirmed cases, and the cumulative number of confirmed cases ranked fifth in the world, accounting for half of the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Africa. Next week, the government will close schools again to reduce infections.