The Covid-19 pandemic has killed at least 3,258,595 worldwide and infected more than 155,981,070 people since the end of 2019, according to a report drawn up by AFP on Friday from official data from the States .
The reality is certainly much higher because of the difficult return of data in some countries. Find the main information to remember about the epidemic this Saturday, May 8.
In India, the threshold of 4,000 deaths per day crossed
This is the first time since the start of the epidemic. India continues to face the world’s largest coronavirus outbreak more than ever.
The country of 1.3 billion people recorded 4,197 new deaths in a single day, bringing the cumulative official death toll to 238,270 since the start of the pandemic.
Despite international aid, patients continue to die at the gates of overwhelmed hospitals. And, according to specialists, the worst is yet to come, with an epidemic peak expected within several weeks. However, since the beginning of May, the epidemic trajectory is no longer exponential.
A weeklong lockdown goes into effect on Saturday in the southwestern state of Kerala. Because it is now in rural areas in the south of the country that the spread of the virus is fastest.
The Karnataka region, where Bangalore’s large center of technological industries is located, declared a two-week lockdown from Monday in the hope of curbing the contamination.
The virus is now spreading the most rapidly in rural areas in the south of the country. The epidemic peak is expected within several weeks.
A first Chinese vaccine receives the green light from the WHO
The World Health Organization (WHO) has also given emergency approval for the vaccine against Covid. It is the first Chinese vaccine to receive the green light from the WHO, which recommends it for people 18 years and older.
WHO has also ruled that children should not begin to be immunized until all countries have been able to immunize the elderly and at risk.