The new coronavirus pandemic has now claimed the lives of more Americans than the Spanish flu pandemic (1918-19), according to data released Monday by Johns Hopkins University.
More than 675,700 people infected with the virus have died from the disease it causes in the United States, according to the latest report from the University of Baltimore, released yesterday at noon. SARS-CoV-2 cases have now exceeded 42 million in the United States.
According to historians and data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the main federal public health service, the Spanish flu had claimed the lives of at least 50 million people worldwide, including 675,000 in the United States.
The Spanish flu pandemic thus lost the title of the deadliest in US history, which it maintained until yesterday.
Unlike COVID-19, the so-called Spanish flu was extremely deadly in the age range of people thought to be in good health: children under 5 and Americans 20-40.
Mexico: 262 deaths and over 3,300 cases in 24 hours
The Mexican Ministry of Health announced Monday that another 262 patients had been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 24 hours and 3,367 cases of SARS-CoV-2 had been diagnosed.
With 271,765 deaths since it broke out in its territory until yesterday, the country of 126 million inhabitants records the 4th heaviest death toll from the new coronavirus pandemic in the world in absolute terms. The recorded cases are now 3,573,044, according to the data of the ministry, which, however, its executives acknowledge that they are very underestimated in relation to reality.
Turkey: Almost 27,700 cases and 231 deaths in 24 hours
The Turkish Ministry of Health announced yesterday Monday that 27,688 infections from SARS-CoV-2 were confirmed in the previous 24 hours after 346,435 tests, with the registered cases reaching 6,874,947.
The deaths of another 231 patients with COVID-19 increased the death toll to 61,805 dead until yesterday, March 11, 2020, when the new coronavirus pandemic broke out in Turkish territory.
Since the immunization campaign was launched in Turkey on January 14th, 52.82 million people have received a vaccine dose, a second 42.28 million, and a total of more than 105.61 million doses have been given, including third-party boosters, according to the data. Ministry.
Brazil: 203 deaths and almost 7,900 cases in 24 hours
The Brazilian Ministry of Health announced yesterday Monday that in the previous 24 hours 203 patients with COVID-19 succumbed and 7,884 cases of SARS-CoV-2 were diagnosed.
Epidemiological data for the weekends tend to be generally reduced.
The largest country in Latin America with a population of 212 million has recorded since the outbreak of the new coronavirus in its territory 590,955 deaths out of a total of 21,247,667 infections. It ranks 2nd in the macabre world rankings in terms of the number of deaths due to the disease, behind only the USA, while it ranks 3rd in the world in terms of the number of HIV infections, after the USA and India, according to official data, characterized as generally undervalued.
Italy: 44 deaths and over 2,400 cases in 24 hours
The Italian Ministry of Health announced Monday that 44 patients with COVID-19 had died in the past 24 hours, compared to 26 the previous day, while the number of confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 dropped to 2,407, from 3,838 a day earlier, on total 122,441 tests.
With 130,354 deaths due to the new coronavirus pandemic since it broke out in its territory in February 2020 until yesterday, Italy, with a population of 60 million, officially records the 2nd highest official death toll in Europe, after Britain, and the 9th highest in the world. 4.64 million infections have been diagnosed.
The number of patients being treated in hospitals with COVID-19 – excluding those admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) – rose to 3,982 yesterday, from 3,929 a day earlier.
21 patients were admitted to the ICU, compared to 40 the previous year. The total number of patients admitted to the ICU was reduced to 523, from 530 one day earlier.
Tunisia: The cases exceeded 700,000, more than 24,500 deaths
The Tunisian Ministry of Health announced yesterday Monday that in the previous 24 hours 17 deaths of patients with COVID-19 were recorded and 472 cases of SARS-CoV-2 were diagnosed.
The toll of the new coronavirus pandemic in Tunisia has reached this stage with 24,527 deaths out of a total of 700,400 infections.
The number of patients with COVID-19 in hospitals is 1,980. Of these, 380 are in intensive care units (ICU), 87 are intubated.
In the country of approximately 11.9 million inhabitants, 3.2 million people have been fully vaccinated so far as of March 13th.
Germany: Over 4,600 cases and 81 deaths in 24 hours
Confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 in Germany have risen by 4,664 in the past 24 hours to 4,150,516, according to figures released Tuesday by the Robert Koch Institute, the country’s epidemiological watchdog.
The deaths of 81 patients with COVID-19 have increased the death toll from the new coronavirus pandemic in the country to 93,052 dead to date, according to the same source.
Bulgaria: More than 20,000 deaths, more than 482,000 cases
The death toll from a new coronavirus pandemic in Bulgaria rose to 20,028 on Monday, as the health ministry said another 43 patients with COVID-19 had died in the past 24 hours.
During the same period, 458 cases of SARS-CoV-2 were diagnosed, bringing the total number of officially recorded infections to 482,186.
The number of COVID-19 patients admitted to hospitals is 4,750; this is the highest number in the last 4 months.
According to official figures, only 1,697 doses of vaccine have been administered in Bulgaria in the past 24 hours. In total, 2.46 million have been provided.
According to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, only 22% of Bulgaria’s adult population has been fully vaccinated. The country ranks last in this index among the 27 EU Member States.
According to data collected by the specialized website Our World In Data, which is partly supported by the University of Oxford, the Balkan country ranks second in terms of death rate due to the disease per million population (2,904) and records the highest mortality rate in the EU.