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February 25, 2021 According to the latest Johns Hopkins University tally, there are 112,553,181 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the world, 443,427 more than the previous day.
2,497,406 deaths, of which 11,972 registered in the last 24 hours.
With 28,334,981 total cases, the
is confirmed as the country that has reported the highest number of infections.
Above 3 million cases also
Over 2 million infections in
If we examine the data relating to mortality, Brazil is behind the United States with 249,957 victims followed by Mexico, which has now largely exceeded the threshold of 180 thousand victims (182,815).
Also in terms of mortality, behind Mexico is India (156.705) while in fifth position is Great Britain (121.979).
Italy (96,666) followed by France (85,321) and Russia (84,047).
WHO: Infections on the decline
According to the WHO, the number of coronavirus infections in the world decreased by 11% in the period from 15 to 21 February, while the number of victims fell by 20% compared to the previous week.
The decline in incidence was particularly evident in North and South America (by 19%), in the Western Pacific (by 9%), in Europe (by 7%) and in the Eastern Mediterranean region (by 7%).
Mortality in these regions also decreased, respectively by 23%, 6%, 19% and 3%.
The drop in mortality was also recorded in Africa (by 20%) and in Southeast Asia (by 6%).
United States: Biden extends state of emergency
United States President Joe Biden has extended the declaration of national emergency in response to the Covid-19 pandemic beyond the March deadline.
The original declaration was made on March 13, 2020 and would expire one year later.
"The Covid-19 pandemic continues to pose a significant risk to public health and the security of the nation," reads an official note from the president.
"It is essential to continue to fight and respond to Covid-19 with the full capacity and capacity of the federal government."
According to the New York Times database, yesterday there were at least 3,210 new deaths caused by Covid in the States for a total now reached 505,808 victims (source Jhu). The new infections have instead been, according to the NYT, 74,076. In the last week there were an average of 68,595 cases per day, a decrease of 34% compared to the average of the previous two weeks . To date, 28 million and 334 thousand people have contracted the disease in the United States where now the new nightmare is the fear of an uncontrolled spread of mutant strains of the disease.
In this regard, in the last hours the news of the discovery, by two separate teams of researchers, of a disturbing new variant of the coronavirus isolated both in different neighborhoods of the Big Apple and in other urban agglomerations in the north-east
This mutation (called E484K) would be able to evade the body's natural immune response, as well as the effects of monoclonal antibody treatments.
India, record of cases since January
Indian health authorities have reported 16,738 new cases of coronavirus, the highest figure in about a month now.
Over half of the new cases come from the western state of Maharashtra, where Mumbai, the country's financial capital, is located.
The toll of 11.05 million total cases since the start of the pandemic recorded in India is the most serious after that of the United States.
Total deaths so far are 156,705.