December 9 Comprehensive news: According to the latest data on the World Health Organization website, as of 17:13 CET on the 8th, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide has increased by 494,744 compared with the previous day to 67210,778; death The number of cases increased by 7,707 to 1,540,777.
In addition, according to the epidemic data of Johns Hopkins University in the United States, 9th, the cumulative number of confirmed cases worldwide exceeded 68.17 million, reaching 6,87177,887, and the number of deaths was 1,556,062.
Americas: The cumulative number of confirmed cases in the United States exceeds 15.16 million
According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, on the 9th, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in the United States exceeded 15.16 million, reaching 1,5163,278. According to the data, California has the highest cumulative number of confirmed cases, at 1,397,237; followed by Texas with 1,333,750 cases.
According to Forbes.com, on the 8th, US President Trump signed an executive order aimed at prioritizing the delivery of coronavirus vaccines to the United States to alleviate concerns about insufficient doses of vaccine distribution.
According to Bloomberg, President-elect Biden said on the 8th that he intends to vaccinate Americans with 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccines within 100 days of his inauguration, and called on Congress to pass more anti-epidemic funds to resolve the public health crisis.
According to the data of the Brazilian Ministry of Health on the 8th, the total number of confirmed cases in the country reached 6674,999, an increase of 51,088 from the previous day.
Europe: The United Kingdom officially launched mass vaccination
By the evening of the 8th, Germany’s cumulative number of confirmed cases had exceeded 1.2 million, and the cumulative death toll was close to 20,000. On the same day, the German Academy of Sciences issued a policy proposal calling on the whole country to use the Christmas and New Year holidays to implement stronger “hard lockdown” measures to avoid the epidemic from continuing to worsening.
By the evening of the 8th, Saxony and Bavaria in Germany had announced more severe epidemic prevention measures than the current national practice. In addition, several federal state governments in Germany have recently announced the requisition of sports venues as coronavirus vaccination centers.
According to the BBC, the UK officially launched a large-scale coronavirus vaccination program on the 8th. The first vaccinated was a 90-year-old woman.
According to the British government’s plan, when providing vaccination services everywhere, nursing home personnel, people over 80 years old and front-line medical and social workers will be given priority.
According to a report by the Russian satellite network on the 8th, Russia has launched a coronavirus vaccination program. The Russian Ministry of Health, the Russian Aerospace Group, the Russian Federal Biomedical Agency and the Russian Direct Investment Fund announced that they would vaccinate Russian astronauts against “Satellite-V”.
In addition, Russian researchers predict that the country will produce at least 6 million doses of coronavirus vaccine a month from January 2021. According to the data released on the official website of the Russian COVID-19 epidemic prevention on the same day, 26,097 new confirmed cases have been reported in the past 24 hours, with a total of more than 2.51 million confirmed cases, reaching 251,509 cases.
In addition, according to Vorokin, chairman of the Russian State Duma (lower house of parliament), 144 of the total 450 members of the State Duma have been diagnosed with infection.
Boris Harrea, a public relations adviser to the Prime Minister of Moldova, said on the 8th that Prime Minister Jan Kiku of Moldova was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. Halle Adam later posted on social media that Kiku would continue to perform his duties as prime minister remotely. According to the data released by the Moldovan Ministry of Health on the 8th, 1,709 new confirmed cases have been reported in the country in the past 24 hours, with a total of 119,204 confirmed cases.
Asia: Japan’s new deaths hit a new high
According to the statistics of the Japan Broadcasting Association TV station, from 00:00 to 20:30 on the 8th, 2,092 new confirmed cases were reported in Japan, with a total of 166,553 confirmed cases; 47 new deaths were added, with a total of 2,445 deaths. According to the data, the number of new deaths in a single day is the highest since the outbreak of the epidemic.
The South Korean government said that from the 8th, the epidemic prevention response level of the capital circle and the non-capital circle will be raised to 2.5 and 2 levels respectively for three weeks. In addition, in response to the vaccine situation, the Ministry of Health and Welfare of South Korea said on the 8th that it had ordered about $64 million in vaccines from several international pharmaceutical companies, which could guarantee the supply of about 44 million people. Minister of Health and Welfare Park Minhou said that vaccination was planned to be launched in the second half of next year.
Egyptian Health Minister Hara Zayed said on the 8th that Egypt has submitted an application for the purchase of a coronavirus vaccine to the “COVID-19 Vaccine Implementation Plan” led by the Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization and other institutions. The Egyptian Ministry of Health said that it had 434 new confirmed cases in Egypt, with a total of 119,281 confirmed cases.
According to the data released by Israel’s Ministry of Health on the 8th, there were 1,007 new confirmed cases in the country that day, with a total of 347,497 confirmed cases. The Prime Minister’s Office issued a statement on the same day saying that due to “legal obstacles”, the decision to implement the national curfew policy from the 9th will be withdrawn. The government will explore other ways to prevent gatherings during the upcoming Jewish festival, Hanuka Festival, etc., the statement said.
The Azerbaijan National Epidemic Prevention and Control Headquarters announced on the 8th that the national epidemic prevention quarantine will be extended to January 31, 2021. Previously, the Afghan government extended the isolation several times. As of that date, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Azerbaijan was 149,765.
Africa: More than 2.27 million confirmed cases
According to the data released by the African Center for Disease Control and Prevention, on the 9th, the region has reported more than 2.27 million confirmed cases, reaching 2,274,651; the total number of deaths has reached 54,220.
According to the data released by the Ministry of Health of Morocco on the 8th, there have been 2,900 new confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, with a total of 384,088 confirmed cases. The King’s Office of Morocco issued a communiqué on the same day saying that Morocco will carry out mass vaccination in the next few weeks, and all Moroccan people can obtain vaccines provided free of charge by the government. ( End)