December 29 Comprehensive news: According to the latest data on the website of the World Health Organization, as of 16:56 central European time on the 28th, the number of confirmed cases worldwide has increased by 441,861 compared with the previous day to 79,67,754; deaths The number of cases increased by 6,807 to 176,1381.
Americas: Record number of coronavirus hospitalizations in the United States
According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of 20:23 Eastern Time on the 28th, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States was nearly 19.3 million, reaching 1929,002, of which 334,788 were dead.
The number of coronavirus hospitalizations in the United States reached 112,235 that day, setting a new record since the outbreak of the epidemic in the country. This is also the 27th consecutive day in the United States that the number of coronavirus hospitalizations exceeds 100,000.
According to data provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of 9:00 local time on the 28th, 114,45,175 doses of coronavirus vaccine have been distributed throughout the United States and 2,127,143 doses of COVID-19 have been inoculated.
The Ministry of Health of Argentina reported on the 28th that 7,216 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the country within 24 hours, with a total of 1,59,513 confirmed cases; 218 new deaths, with a total of 42,650 deaths.
On the afternoon of the same day, the first batch of 300,000 doses of Russian “Sputnik-V” coronavirus vaccine had arrived in Argentine provinces. Vaccination will be officially launched everywhere on the 29th, and medical workers will be vaccinated first.
Europe: More than 40,000 cases diagnosed in the United Kingdom hit a new high in a single day
According to the data released by the British government on the 28th, 41,385 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were added in the UK that day. This is the highest number of new confirmed cases in a single day in the UK since the outbreak of the coronavirus.
According to the data, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom has risen to 2,29,730, of which 71,109 have died.
According to the Russian Epidemic Prevention Headquarters on the 28th, 27,787 new cases have been confirmed in Russia in the past 24 hours, with a total of 307,8,035 confirmed cases; 487 new deaths, with a total of 55,265 deaths.
In the capital Moscow, the appointment of COVID-19 vaccination application for staff in social services, industrial energy, news and transportation will be launched on the 28th, and the appointment for vaccination applications for citizens over 60 years old will be launched on the 29th.
The health department of Andalusia, Spain, reported on the 28th that five new cases of mutant COVID-19 infection were added in the region that day, and all five patients had entered Spain from the United Kingdom in the past few days.
In addition, four suspected cases are in the study and confirmation stage. According to the Spanish Ministry of Health on the 28th, the country has accumulated more than 1.87 million confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, of which more than 50,000 have died.
According to the first vaccination data released by the Robert Koch Institute of German Federal Disease Control and Control on the same day, as of 16:15 local time on the 28th, Germany has vaccinated 21,566 people against the novel coronavirus, of whom 11,646 are nursing home residents, and the rest are front-line medical staff and elderly people.
According to the data of Germany’s Time Online, as of 19:00 that night, a total of 166,500 people had been diagnosed, 1,255,615 cured and 30,848 deaths had been made in Germany.
Asia: Indonesia will suspend the entry of all foreigners
The Indonesian government announced on the 28th that due to the emergence of a mutant novel coronavirus with stronger transmission ability, Indonesia will suspend the entry of all foreigners into Indonesia from January 1 to January 14, 2021.
This provision does not apply to foreign government officials at the ministerial level and above, who will be allowed to visit Indonesia in strict compliance with epidemic prevention and health regulations.
Foreigners who visited Indonesia before December 31 this year need to issue a health certificate in accordance with the current epidemic prevention regulations. After arriving in Indonesia, they need to complete the relevant isolation and testing procedures before they can carry out follow-up trips and activities.
According to the COVID-19 data released by the National Disaster Relief Agency of Indonesia on the 28th, the number of confirmed cases in the country increased by 5,854 compared with the previous day, with a total of 719,219 confirmed cases and a total of 21,452 deaths.
The Malaysian government announced on the 28th that in view of the continuous confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the capital Kuala Lumpur and other places, it has decided to extend the movement control measures in these areas until mid-January 2021.
In addition, the government does not allow New Year’s Eve celebrations with crowds. A
ccording to the epidemic data released by the Ministry of Health of Malaysia on the 28th, the country has added 1,594 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, with a total of 106,690 confirmed cases and 455 deaths.
According to the Ministry of Health of Kazakhstan on the 28th, 733 new cases have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, with a total of 152,460 confirmed cases; and 2,259 deaths have been made in the country.
The Ministry of Health of Kazakhstan said on the 28th that the country’s current virus detection capacity has been greatly improved, and the number of tests in a single day nationwide can reach 60,000.
The Harbin Health Department has signed an agreement with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in the United States to introduce the coronavirus vaccine produced by the company through a special license.
Africa: South Africa’s “lockdown” level has been upgraded to level three
South African President Ramaphosa said in a national television speech on the evening of the 28th that the spread of the novel coronavirus has recently accelerated in South Africa, and the mutant virus is more infectious than before.
Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and other major cities have become hot spots for the second wave of the epidemic.
Therefore, the government decided to raise the “lockdown” level from the first level to the third level from midnight on the 28th to the third level on January 15 next year.
Under the new prevention and control regulations, South Africa strictly prohibits the sale of all alcohol; a curfew is imposed from 21:00 to 6 p.m.
every day; all gathering activities except funerals are prohibited; all business places are closed until 20 o’clock every day except for the business places necessary to maintain the normal functioning of society; people must wear masks in public places.
Otherwise, it will be fined or even imprisoned for up to six months.
As of that day, there were 1011,871 confirmed cases and 27,071 deaths in South Africa.