The Brazilian Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday that 1,424 patients with COVID-19 had died in the previous 24 hours and 27,592 cases of SARS-CoV-2 had been confirmed.
The death toll from the new coronavirus pandemic in Latin America, the largest country to date, stands at 544,180 deaths out of a total of 19,419,437 infections.
Brazil, with a population of 212 million, officially has the second highest death toll in the world, behind the United States alone (609,231 deaths) and the third highest number of infections in the world, behind the United States and India.
The mortality rate is at 259 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, according to official data.
As of yesterday, more than 124.3 million people had received a dose of their COVID-19 vaccine, including 34.3 million.
Cuba: The death toll has exceeded 2,000, the cases are now over 294,000
The Cuban Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday that 53 patients with COVID-19 had died in the past 24 hours and 6,057 cases of SARS-CoV-2 had been confirmed.
The death toll from the new coronavirus pandemic on the Caribbean island stands at 2,019 dead at a total of 294,449 infections.
Thirty-five of the cases were detected during checks at the country’s gates.
The western province of Matansas, which remains the epicenter of the pandemic, recorded 1,449 cases in 24 hours, followed by Havana and Cienfuegos.
The immunization campaign continues with the domestically produced vaccines Abdala and Soberana 2. 30% of citizens have received at least one dose.
South Korea: Record 1,784 cases and one death in 24 hours
A new record of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in 24 hours has been announced in South Korea, which broke what happened just last week, as the authorities are faced with an outbreak of infections attributed to the Delta variant.
As of midnight Tuesday, 1,784 cases of SARS-CoV-2 were diagnosed and one patient with COVID-19 succumbed, according to the Korean Disease Control and Prevention Service (KDCA).
The death toll from the new coronavirus pandemic in the Asian country has so far reached 2,060 deaths out of a total of 182,265 infections.
Analyzes of the virus genome in 2,831 cases of infection last week showed that 40% was due to the Delta variant, according to KDCA data. More than half of the total 1,741 cases of the Delta variant detected since December were diagnosed last week.
Despite the record, authorities in South Korea are not seeing a significant increase in hospital admissions and deaths, at least for now. The mortality rate has risen to 1.13% and the number of people hospitalized in serious or critical condition is currently 214.
The record was set despite severely restrictive measures for two weeks from Monday.
Out of a total population of 52 million in South Korea, 16.3 million (32%) have received the first dose of their COVID-19 vaccine and 6.6 million have received the second; There are over 60 of them. Seoul aims to be fully immunized by 70% of the population by September.
Mexico: 341 deaths and nearly 14,000 cases in 24 hours
The Mexican Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday that 341 patients with COVID-19 had died in the past 24 hours and 13,853 cases of SARS-CoV-2 had been confirmed.
The death toll from Mexico’s new coronavirus pandemic of 126 million has reached 236,810 dead at a total of 2,678,297 infections.
The Mexican government acknowledges that the official record, the 4th heaviest in the world, is undervalued. Data on over-mortality recently released by the Ministry of Health showed that deaths due to COVID-19 are in fact 60% more than confirmed.
Morocco: Over 3,600 cases and 20 deaths in 24 hours
The Moroccan Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday that the confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 increased by 3,631 in 24 hours, reaching 562,416 in total.
The cases increased by 91% in the period from the 6th to the 19th of July. The so-called active cases, which were at 5,535 two weeks ago, are now at 15,253.
In the past 24 hours, another 20 patients with COVID-19 have succumbed, raising the new coronavirus pandemic to 9,486 deaths to date.
551 patients are treated in the intensive care units (ICU) of Moroccan hospitals.
Since January 28, when the mass immunization campaign in the country of 37 million people began – mainly using the drug of the Chinese pharmaceutical industry Sinopharm – 11.55 million citizens have received at least one dose of the vaccine, of which 9 , 73 million have received the second.