According to the latest data on the website of the World Health Organization, as of 16:22 central European time on the 9th, the number of confirmed cases worldwide has increased by 547,703 compared with the previous day to 6,77,361; the number of deaths has increased.
10,132 cases, reaching a total of 1,551,214 cases. In addition, according to the real-time data of various countries and regions summarized by the Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 research project in the United States, as of 21:26 Eastern Time on the 9th (10:26 Beijing time on the 10th), the total number of confirmed cases worldwide has reached 68838,273, of which 1,568 deaths are. 512 cases.
Americas: The number of deaths in the United States hits a new high
According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, as of the evening of the 9th local time, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States exceeded 15.38 million, and the cumulative number of deaths was nearly 290,000, reaching 289,298.
The latest report of the U.S. media that night said that so far, the number of new coronavirus deaths in the United States has exceeded 3,000 for the first time, reaching 3,049, setting a new record for new deaths in a single day.
In addition, as of that day, the number of coronavirus hospitalizations in the United States reached a new high since the outbreak, reaching 106,688, which is also the eighth consecutive day in the United States that the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations exceeded 100,000. In the past week, the number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States has exceeded 200,000 per day.
On the 9th, the Canadian government approved the coronavirus vaccine jointly developed by Pfizer and German Biotechnology Company, becoming the third country after the United Kingdom and Bahrain to approve the vaccine.
The Mexican government announced on the 8th that it plans to launch a national vaccination plan in the third week of December, which will be carried out in five stages of free vaccination.
Former Prime Minister of Belarus died of COVID-19
According to Belarusian media reports on the 9th, former Prime Minister Krbic of Belarus died that morning at the age of 84 due to the novel coronavirus and his condition worsened.
According to the Russian Epidemic Prevention Headquarters on the 9th, 26,190 new confirmed cases in Russia in the past day, with a total of 2541,199 confirmed cases; 559 new deaths, with a total of 44,718 deaths.
Popova, director of the Russian Federation’s Consumer Protection and Public Welfare Supervision Bureau, said on the 9th that the novel coronavirus spreading in Russia was imported from many European countries.
The German disease control department announced on the 9th that the number of new coronavirus deaths in a single day reached 590, setting a new high since the outbreak of the epidemic in the country.
German Chancellor Merkel called on the states on the same day to upgrade the current “lockdown” and adopt measures such as closing shops and suspending primary and secondary schools after Christmas.
Sweden currently ranks first among the five Nordic countries in terms of confirmed cases and deaths of COVID-19. According to the data released by the Swedish Public Health Agency on the 9th, there have been 7,019 new confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, with a total of more than 300,000 confirmed cases, reaching 304,793; 96 new deaths, with a total of 7,296 deaths.
According to Swedish television, in Stockholm, Sweden’s worst capital, intensive care units are now close to the maximum load, and more than half of intensive care units are used for the treatment of coronavirus patients.
According to the data released by the Slovenian government on the 9th, there have been 2,139 new confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, with a total of 9,075 confirmed cases; 38 new deaths, a total of 1,900 deaths.
Jalko Kachin, spokesman for the coronavirus epidemic of the Sri Srregistan government, said on the same day that nearly 17,000 applications have been received since the opening of the registration website for the intention to vaccinate the novel coronavirus on the 8th. According to the government vaccination plan, the first phase will be vaccinated against high-risk groups such as medical staff, with an estimated number of 50,000.
Asia: Kazakhstan reduces round-trip flights with Turkey
According to the Ministry of Health of Kazakhstan on the 9th, there were 729 new confirmed cases in the past day, with a total of 138,382 confirmed cases and 2,105 deaths.
Kazakhstan’s Deputy Minister of Health Kiasov said on the 9th that the number of scheduled flights between Turkey and Kazakhstan will be reduced from 20 to 10 per week from the 10th.
According to the Ministry of Health of Mongolia on the 9th, five new cases have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, with a total of 893 confirmed cases; a total of 384 cases have been cured; and no deaths have been reported.
The Mongolian government held a regular meeting on the 9th and decided to extend the state of full civilian police order in the capital Ulaanbaatar, Seleng and Houhangai provinces from 0600 hours on December 11 to 06:00 on 14th.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention of the United Arab Emirates announced on the 9th that the application for registration of the inactivated coronavirus vaccine developed by China National Pharmaceutical Group has been approved.
Analysis of phase III clinical trials shows that the inactivated vaccine is 86% effective against COVID-19 infection, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention said in a statement. The vaccine has a 99% neutralizing antibody seroconversion rate and 100% effectiveness in preventing the transition of mild COVID-19 to moderate and severe. In addition, the analysis shows that the vaccine has no serious safety hazards.
Africa: South Africa announces the peak of the second wave of epidemic
South Africa’s Health Minister Mukez announced on social media on the evening of the 9th that South Africa has now entered the peak of the second wave of the spread of the novel coronavirus.
On the same day, there were 6,079 new confirmed cases in South Africa, with a total of 828,592 confirmed cases and 22,574 deaths. Mukez said that with the Christmas holiday, the frequency of people visiting relatives and friends and traveling will increase significantly, and the spread of the novel coronavirus is expected to accelerate further.
The latest epidemic data released by the African Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows that as of 5:00 a.m. Eastern African time on the 9th (10: 00 Beijing time), the total number of confirmed cases in the region reached 2,286,786, of which 54,583 were dead.