(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) Nearly 13 million children in the United States are infected with the new crown, South Korea finds the first confirmed case of a new subtype of Omicron

  China News Agency, Beijing, May 4. Comprehensive news: The latest data from the WHO website shows that as of 17:46 CET on May 3 (23:46 Beijing time), the number of confirmed cases worldwide increased by 341,199 compared with the previous day. The number of deaths reached 511,965,711; the number of deaths increased by 1,101 to 6,240,619.

Americas: Nearly 13 million children in the United States are infected with the new crown

  According to the latest report released by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association, nearly 13 million children in the United States have been diagnosed with the new crown virus since the outbreak of the new crown virus.

The report shows that in the past four weeks, the United States has added more than 149,000 new confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in children, and more than 5 million new confirmed cases of children have been diagnosed this year.

  According to a report by Reuters on May 3, a study published in the American Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology showed that children with asthma may experience worsening asthma after contracting the new coronavirus.

  Researchers tested about 62,000 U.S. children with asthma in the first year of the outbreak, and more than 7,700 tested positive.

Follow-up results showed that children with asthma had significantly more asthma visits, hospitalizations, emergency inhalers, and steroids within 6 months of contracting COVID-19 than children without COVID-19 and their condition before infection. .

  According to the US "Capitol Hill" report on May 3, the number of confirmed cases of the new crown in Puerto Rico, the United States, has shown a sharp upward trend in recent days.

Puerto Rico reported 26,273 confirmed cases last week.

In contrast, in March this year, Puerto Rico’s daily average confirmed cases dropped to around 200 per day.

On March 10, local time, Puerto Rico lifted a number of epidemic prevention measures, including the mask order.

  According to data from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of 17:21 EST on May 3 (5:21 a.m. on May 4, Beijing time), the United States has accumulated 81,495,243 confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia and accumulated deaths. 994,410 cases.

Compared with the data 24 hours ago, there were 85,788 new confirmed cases and 560 new deaths.

Asia: South Korea finds first confirmed case of new subtype of Omicron

  According to a report by Yonhap News Agency on May 3, South Korea’s Central Epidemic Prevention and Control Headquarters stated at a press conference on the same day that South Korea reported the first imported case of confirmed infection of the new coronavirus Omicron subtype strain BA.2.12.1.

The case is a woman in her 50s who has completed three doses of the new crown vaccine. She arrived in South Korea from the United States on April 16 and was diagnosed the next day.

BA.2.12.1 was produced in the United States and is a subtype strain of the BA.2 series known as "Invisible Omicron".

It is reported that the transmission speed of BA.2 is 30% faster than that of Omicron, and the transmission speed of BA.2.12.1 is 23%-27% faster than that of BA.2.

  According to statistics from the Japan Broadcasting Association TV, as of 23:59 local time on May 3, Japan has reported 30,481 new confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the past 24 hours.

Up to now, Japan has accumulated 7,960,163 confirmed cases and 29,690 deaths.

  According to official data released by Malaysia on May 3, there were 1,352 new confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the country on May 2. Following the 1,503 cases on May 1, the number of new confirmed cases in a single day was below 2,000 for two consecutive days.

The last time Malaysia recorded fewer than 2,000 new cases in a single day was 1,889 on April 14 last year.

  Israel's Ben-Gurion University of the Negev issued a communiqué on the 2nd that a research team led by researchers at the university found that the delta strain was still "secretly spreading" while the mutated new coronavirus Omicron strain accelerated the spread .

The researchers warn that the delta strain could "reappear" when the Omicron strain "decays."

  The prediction model developed by the research team shows that the transmission of the Omicron strain will gradually weaken or even disappear in the next few months, but the delta strain will continue to spread, which may lead to a new wave of delta strain infections. trend or the emergence of new threatening mutant strains.

Europe: Germany reports no daily increase in new crown deaths for the first time in 19 months

  Data released on May 2 by the Robert Koch Institute, Germany's disease control agency, showed that there were no new deaths from the new crown in Germany in the past 24 hours.

This is the first time in more than 19 months that Germany has reported no new deaths from the new crown in a single day.

At the same time, Germany added 4,032 confirmed cases of the new crown every day.

According to DPA, the last time Germany reported no new coronavirus deaths was on September 21, 2020.

  The latest statistics released by the Italian Ministry of Health on May 3 show that in the past 24 hours, there were 62,071 new confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the country, with a total of 16,586,268 confirmed cases; 153 new deaths and a total of 163,889 deaths.

Oceania: New Zealand borders open to visa-free travellers

  According to the British "Guardian" report, from 00:00 on May 2, the New Zealand border will be opened to tourists from visa-free countries.

It is also the first time the border has been fully opened to non-citizens since New Zealand closed its borders in March 2020.