China News Service, Beijing, July 17th. Comprehensive news: The latest data from the World Health Organization website shows that as of 19:21 on the 16th Central European Time (1:21 on the 17th Beijing Time), the number of confirmed cases of new crowns worldwide has increased from the previous day There were 547,879 cases, and the cumulative number reached 188,655,968; the number of deaths increased by 8,849, and the cumulative number was 4067517.

Data map: Customers line up to buy food at a restaurant in Chelsea Market, New York, USA.

Since the passenger capacity restrictions of New York State museums, movie theaters, restaurants, retail and other commercial and cultural venues were lifted in late May, the passenger flow of the famous Chelsea Market in New York has gradually recovered.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Liao Pan

Americas: The U.S. has over 34 million new crown cases

  According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, the number of confirmed cases in the United States exceeded 34 million on the 16th local time, and the death toll exceeded 608,000.

  According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of new cases on the 15th was 39,014, the highest since mid-May.

In the past 7 days, the average daily number of new cases reached 27,804, which was 60% higher than the previous week's data.

In addition, in the past week, new cases have been on the rise in all 50 states in the United States and Washington, D.C., of which 38 states have increased by more than 50%.

  The person in charge of the CDC said that most of the areas in the United States where there has been a surge of cases are areas with low COVID-19 vaccination rates, and areas with high vaccination rates are "well overall."

Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that more than 50% of the new cases in the United States were infected with the Delta strain, and in some areas the number even exceeded 70%.

The delta strain is "a powerful opponent in the face", and those who have not been vaccinated are "especially vulnerable."

Data map: People eat outdoors on a food street in London, England.

Photo by Zhang Mengqi issued by China News Service

Europe: The UK has over 50,000 new confirmed cases in a single day

  Data released by the British government on the 16th showed that there were more than 50,000 new confirmed cases in the country that day, reaching 51,870, with a total of 5,332,371 confirmed; 49 new deaths and a total of 128,642 deaths.

  The number of newly confirmed cases in a single day in the UK has recently continued to rise. The number of newly confirmed cases in the past 7 days exceeded 30,000, and the number exceeded 40,000 on the 14th.

Among them, among the newly confirmed cases recently, about 99% were infected with the Delta strain.

However, although the number of newly confirmed cases in the United Kingdom is at a high level, the hospitalization rate and the number of deaths have not risen significantly, indicating that the new crown vaccination has played a great role in reducing severe illness.

Officials urge people to remain vigilant after being vaccinated.

  The German disease control agency announced on the 16th that there were 1456 new confirmed cases in a single day, which has exceeded 1,000 for the third consecutive day. The index reflecting the severity of the epidemic has also rebounded continuously for many days.

In response to the rebound of the epidemic in neighboring countries, the German federal government listed the Netherlands, Greece, and parts of Denmark as areas at risk for the new crown epidemic on the 16th. People returning to Germany from these countries and regions must provide a negative test report or vaccination certificate.

  On the 16th, Russia notified 799 new deaths, a record high in the country’s outbreak, and also the fourth consecutive high of deaths in the country.

On July 8, local time, in view of the rising trend of the number of new crown infections in Tokyo, Japan, the Japanese government officially decided to issue an emergency declaration to Tokyo for the fourth time. The Tokyo Olympics, which opened on July 23, will be in Tokyo throughout the entire process. In their fourth emergency declaration.

Asia: Japan has more than 3,000 new confirmed cases for 3 consecutive days

  From July 14th to 16th, Japan has newly confirmed more than 3,000 new cases for 3 consecutive days, and Tokyo has over 1,000 newly confirmed cases for 3 consecutive days.

According to Japanese media reports, as of the 16th, a total of 30 people related to the Tokyo Olympics who entered Japan were diagnosed with the new crown, and one of them was hospitalized.

  Currently, the new crown vaccines vaccinated in Japan include Pfizer vaccine and Modena vaccine.

According to statistics, as of the 16th, the number of people who have completed two doses of vaccination has just exceeded 20% of the total population of Japan.

  Indonesian officials announced on the afternoon of the 16th that there were 54,000 new confirmed cases in the country in the past 24 hours, and a total of 2,780,803 confirmed cases; 1205 new deaths and a total of 71,397 deaths.

This is the first time that the number of new deaths in a single day in Indonesia has exceeded 1,200 since the outbreak of the new crown epidemic in early March last year.

  Thai officials announced on the 16th that there were 9,692 newly confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, a record high in the country’s single-day number of newly confirmed cases.

A report issued by the World Bank Representative Office in Thailand on the 15th stated that due to the third wave of the epidemic and the weak tourism industry, Thailand’s economic growth this year is expected to be 2.2%, lower than the previous forecast of 3.4%.

  According to the latest news from the Ministry of Health of Kazakhstan, as of 16:00 on the 16th local time, 5,600 new confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, which is the highest number of new confirmed cases in a single day in the country since the outbreak.

  The Ministry of Health of Malaysia announced on the 16th that the Malaysian regulatory authority has agreed to approve the conditional registration of the China National Pharmaceutical Group Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use.

Previously, the new crown vaccine produced by China Kexing Company and the new crown vaccine produced by China Cansino Biological Co., Ltd. have been approved for conditional registration in Malaysia.

According to official data from Malaysia, as of the 15th, more than 13.1 million people across the country have received at least one dose of the new crown vaccine.

  The National Drug Administration of Sri Lanka announced on the 16th that it has approved the "Kerlaifu" new crown inactivated vaccine developed by China Kexing Company for emergency use in the country.

Kexing vaccine is the second Chinese new crown vaccine approved for emergency use in Sri Lanka following the Sinopharm vaccine.

Africa: Nearly 6.13 million confirmed cases in Africa

  According to the latest data released by the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the 16th, there are a total of 6,127,716 confirmed cases and 155,596 deaths in the region.

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