(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) The cumulative number of deaths in the United States exceeds one million, and the number of daily deaths in South Korea sets a new record

  China News Agency, Beijing, March 24. Comprehensive news: The latest data from the World Health Organization's official website shows that as of 17:51 on the 23rd Central European Time, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of the new crown worldwide reached 472,816,657, and the cumulative number of deaths was 6,099,380.

  Americas: The cumulative number of deaths in the United States exceeds one million

  According to statistics from the Worldometer website, as of 6:30 on the 24th, Beijing time, there were 35,829 new confirmed cases of new crowns in the United States within 24 hours, the cumulative number of confirmed cases was close to 81.5 million, and the cumulative number of deaths exceeded 1 million, reaching 1,000,761.

  With an emergency funding bill stuck in the U.S. Congress, the U.S. federal government agency said it could no longer pay for coronavirus testing and treatment for the uninsured, and stopped accepting applications from the public asking to pay the fee at midnight local time on the 22nd.

The US media pointed out that the suspension of funds is the victim of the fierce battle between the White House and Congress. With the spread of the Omicron mutant BA.2, this move will lead to more cases and more serious social injustice in the United States.

  Model data released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the 22nd local time showed that the number of infections caused by the Omicron variant strain BA.2 continued to rise. As of the 19th local time, the BA.2 subtype strain was infected within a week in the United States Cases account for about 35% of the total number of confirmed cases.

Experts say that confirmed cases of the new crown in the United States may face another "rising tide" in the coming weeks.

  According to the data released by the Brazilian Ministry of Health on the 23rd local time, there were 47,376 new confirmed cases of new crowns and 302 new deaths in Brazil in a single day.

  Europe: Infections rise in 18 countries

  The European regional director of the World Health Organization said on the 22nd that some European countries, including Germany, France, Italy and the United Kingdom, prematurely lifted epidemic restrictions, resulting in a surge in the number of new crown infections.

Of the 53 countries in the region, 18 are currently seeing rising numbers of Covid-19 infections.

This wave of outbreaks may be related to the more contagious Omicron variant strain BA.2.

  According to data released by the British government website on the 23rd local time, in the past 7 days, there were 603,597 new confirmed cases of new crown in the United Kingdom (the United Kingdom has stopped publishing daily new case data), an increase of 17% from the previous week, and 877 new deaths. For example, an increase of 18% from the previous week.

Since the beginning of March, the new crown epidemic in the UK has rebounded again, with an average daily number of new cases approaching 100,000.

On the 22nd local time, the number of hospitalized patients in Scotland broke the highest record since the outbreak.

  According to data released by the French public health department on the 23rd local time, there were 145,560 new confirmed cases of new crowns and 91 new deaths in France within 24 hours.

  Statistics from the Robert Koch Institute, Germany's federal agency for disease control, show that as of 0:00 on the 23rd local time, there were 283,732 new confirmed cases of new crowns and 329 new deaths in Germany within 24 hours, bringing the cumulative number of confirmed cases to nearly 19.28 million. , the cumulative number of deaths is close to 128,000.

  Asia: South Korea's daily death toll sets new record

  According to Yonhap News Agency, South Korea is experiencing the worst wave of the new crown epidemic.

South Korea's Central Epidemic Prevention Countermeasures Headquarters reported that as of 0:00 on the 24th local time, South Korea had added 395,598 new confirmed cases of new crowns and 470 new deaths within 24 hours, a record high. The cumulative number of confirmed cases exceeded 10.82 million and the cumulative death cases 13902 cases.

  South Korean Prime Minister Kim Fu-gyeom said that the next one to two weeks will usher in a turning point in overcoming the new crown crisis.

He said that the recent global infection rate of the mutant strain of Omicron BA.2 has reached 60%, and the infection rate in South Korea has exceeded 40%, making it the main strain that dominates the spread of the epidemic.

However, BA.2 is only more infectious than Omicron, and there is no difference in the severe transformation rate and hospitalization rate. The currently used therapeutic drugs and vaccines also have the same effect on this strain, and the existing epidemic prevention system can deal with it.

  Africa: South Africa announces relaxation of epidemic prevention measures

  South African President Ramaphosa announced on the 22nd local time that South Africa will relax its epidemic prevention measures and will legislate to manage the new crown epidemic.

He said that the current epidemic has eased. In order to revive the economy and effectively manage the epidemic, South Africa has decided to set up special epidemic prevention regulations led by the country's Ministry of Health to replace the current national emergency due to the new crown epidemic.

South African citizens have until April 16 to propose changes to the new regulations.

  At the same time, South Africa will no longer force residents to wear masks outdoors, further relaxing epidemic control restrictions.

According to the official epidemic statistics released by South Africa on the 24th local time, there were 1,393 new confirmed cases of new crowns in the country within 24 hours, the cumulative number of confirmed cases was close to 3.71 million, and the cumulative number of deaths was close to 100,000.

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