The world beat Covid-19’s record of new daily cases in October, according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO) updated until 5am (Brasília time) on Monday (26). The number is the biggest since January, when daily case records were broken 12 times (see details below).
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The record sequence occurs at a time when Europe is facing the effects of the second wave of infections by the new coronavirus and more countries are adopting restrictive measures. In addition, the United States continues to try to contain the evolution of the outbreak, but faces a significant increase in the number of confirmed cases.
The USA is even the country with the highest number of cases in the most recent record registered – next, come India, France and Brazil (see chart and more details below).
Countries with most Covid-19 cases on 10/24
Date marks WHO’s latest daily record of cases
The first record for October was broken on the 4th, with 327,964 new cases of Covid-19 recorded. On the 22nd, 23rd and 24th, the daily records were broken consecutively – with the highest daily number since the beginning of the pandemic: 468,409 new infections. (see chart below).
Covid-19 daily case records
World hit high 9 times in October
The single month with the most records was January, the first of the pandemic. But that month, the peak of cases in a single day was 2,011 records. And the first day with notifications – January 18 – had only 17 cases counted.
Since then, the months of April, June and July had the highest number of records broken: 8 in each.
In March, world highs were exceeded 7 times; in February, 6. August and September had 2 and 3 records, respectively.
The country with the highest number of cases on the 24th, the date of the WHO’s last record, was the United States, with 72,342 daily records, equivalent to 15% two registered cases in the world that day. The country also has the highest total number of cases.
Second place, India had 11% of cases. Then came France, with 9%, and Brazil, with 5.3%.
Brazilian data are different from those collected by the press media consortium for reasons of methodology – they change, for example, the closing and sending times of the data. The source, however, is the same: the state health secretariats.
Both Argentina and the Czech Republic, which appear among the countries with the most cases on the 24th, have shown worrying increases in the number of registrations, which contrasts with the scenario they lived in the beginning of the pandemic.
In the Latin American neighbor, the spread of the new coronavirus (Sars-CoV-2) in the interior of the country was one of the reasons for the worsening, according to the infectologist says Omar Sued.
In the Czech Republic, the infection rate is the highest in Europe. While the world has seen an average increase of around 7% in cases over the past two weeks, according to WHO data, that rate in the Eastern European country is around 40%. The rise in European indices has also been a cause for concern by WHO.
In Germany – which is not among the countries with the highest numbers but which also surpassed, on the 24th, – the 10,000 dead mark, Chancellor Angela Merkel declared on Thursday (22) that the country would have “very , very difficult “ahead.
This Monday (26), the WHO made a warning about the recent highs in the cases, showed concern – mainly with the Northern Hemisphere – and asked that the pandemic should not be politicized.
“The past week has witnessed the largest number of Covid-19 cases reported to date. Many countries in the Northern Hemisphere are seeing a worrying increase in cases and hospitalizations. ICUs are reaching capacity in some places, especially in Europe and North America, “warned WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
“A pandemic is not a [jogo de] political football. Positive thinking or intentional deviation [da pandemia] they do not prevent transmissions or save lives. What will save lives is science, solutions and solidarity “, he said.
Brazil registers 157.1 thousand deaths by Covid and almost 5.4 million cases