December 26th Comprehensive news: According to the latest data on the website of the World Health Organization, as of 16:54 Central European Time on the 25th, the number of confirmed cases worldwide has increased by 655,041 compared with the previous day to 781,947; the number of deaths has increased. Add 11,654 cases to 1736,752.
Americas: More than 330,000 coronavirus deaths in the United States
According to the statistics of Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of the evening of the 25th local time, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States exceeded 18.75 million, and the cumulative number of deaths exceeded 330,000.
According to CNN on the 25th, Los Angeles County, California, reported 148 coronavirus deaths on the 24th, a record high for two consecutive days. “Los Angeles County now has one person dying of COVID-19 every 10 minutes,” said Barbara Ferrell, head of the Los Angeles County Public Health Department, in a statement.
Many health officials in California believe that many of the current surge in cases are caused by large trips and parties during Thanksgiving.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement on the state website on the 25th that the positive rate of virus testing in New York State has declined recently, but the number of hospitalizations is still increasing. Cuomo said that New York State is racing against time to promote epidemic prevention, but it will take months to achieve vaccination on a sufficient scale.
He said that New York State’s epidemic prevention performance during Thanksgiving was better than that of most parts of the United States, so he hoped that residents would not relax during Christmas and New Year, and continue to be vigilant and take precautions.
The Ministry of Health of Cuba issued a statement on the 25th that from January 10 next year, all immigrants will be required to provide a negative nucleic acid test certificate within 72 hours to prevent imported cases.
On the 23rd, the number of new confirmed cases in Cuba reached 217 in a single day, the highest number since the outbreak of the epidemic. At present, Cuba has a total of 10,900 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 140 deaths.
Europe: Variant virus infection occurs in many countries
According to the Russian epidemic prevention headquarters on the 25th, there have been 29,018 new confirmed cases in Russia in the past 24 hours, with a total of nearly 3 million cases, reaching 2992,706 cases.
Popova, director of the Russian Consumer Protection and Public Welfare Supervision Bureau, said in an interview with local television on the same day that the coronavirus vaccine developed by Russia is effective for mutant viruses.
At present, Russian experts are stepping up the development of reagents that can detect the mutation of the novel coronavirus, and it is believed to be released within a week.
According to the COVID-19 data released by the German disease control agency Robert Koch Institute on the 25th, as of 00:00 that day, 25,533 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed in Germany compared with the previous day, with a total of more than 1.6 million confirmed cases, reaching 1,162,648 cases; 412 new deaths, with a total of 29182 deaths.
A woman who arrived in Baden-Württemberg from the United Kingdom on the 20th of this month was diagnosed with the first case of mutant coronavirus in Germany on the 24th.
The French General Administration of Health announced on the 25th that a French citizen returning from the United Kingdom was diagnosed as the first case of mutant COVID-19 infection in France.
The patient is an asymptomatic infected person who has been quarantined and is in good condition. France added 20,262 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the same day, with a total of 25,47,7771 confirmed cases.
Asia: Japan has detected mutant coronavirus
Japanese Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Kenhisa Tamura announced on the 25th that he had found a mutant novel coronavirus in the United Kingdom for the first time in the entry test. He said that five people who arrived in Japan from the United Kingdom in mid-to-late December tested positive for the novel coronavirus and were quarantined.
Four of them are asymptomatic and one is tired. After genetic analysis, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases of Japan determined that the novel coronavirus they infected belonged to the mutant novel coronavirus that appeared in the United Kingdom recently. According to the statistics of the Japan Broadcasting Association TV station, 3,831 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Japan that day, with a total of 214,553 confirmed cases.
According to the official website of the Turkish Ministry of Health on the 25th, 17,543 new confirmed cases were confirmed in the country, with a total of 2,118,255 confirmed cases.
The Turkish Civil Aviation Administration issued a new epidemic prevention regulations: Starting from 00:00 on December 27, all international passengers arriving in Turkey must provide a negative nucleic acid test certificate within 72 hours, otherwise they will have to be quarantined at their residences or hotels for 7 days.
Turkish citizens returning from abroad are also required to abide by this policy. This policy will continue until March 1, 2021.
According to the Ministry of Health of Kazakhstan on the 25th, in the past 24 hours, there have been 736 new confirmed cases in Kazakhstan, with a total of 150,198 cases; 2,218 deaths; and 136,365 cures.
The Ministry of Health of Kazakhstan announced on the same day that during the New Year, the capital of Kazakhstan, Nursultan, will strictly prohibit the holding of all kinds of group celebrations.
Africa: Nearly 2.6 million cases have been confirmed in Africa.
According to the latest epidemic data released by the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of 5:00 Eastern African Time on the 25th, the total number of confirmed cases in the region reached 2,597, of which 61,432 died.
According to the data released by the Ministry of Health of Morocco on the 25th, 2,650 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were added the day before, with a total of 425,864 confirmed cases and 7,130 deaths.
Morocco’s health minister Khaled Ayt Talib said on the 24th that Morocco has now received 65 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, with a total of nearly 2,900 vaccination sites nationwide, and 25 million Moroccans will be vaccinated.
The Algerian government said on the 25th that it will carry out preparations such as coronavirus vaccination surveys for residents in remote areas, and the Afghan army and military medical personnel will provide relevant logistical support.
On the same day, 434 new cases were confirmed, with a total of 97,441 confirmed cases and 2,716 deaths.