Continued Coronavirus Updates on January 19, 2021

Continued Coronavirus Updates on January 19, 2021

The whole world is faced with an unparalleled health crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic as coronavirus cases exceed 96 million and coronavirus deaths 2 million deaths on January 19, 2021.

On January 19, 2021, the number of coronavirus cases and coronavirus deaths stood at 96,212,743 (468,275) and 2,062,599 (8949) deaths, respectively.

In France, the latest report provided by the health authorities concerning the COVID-19 pandemic reports at least 2,938,333 coronavirus cases in total, including at least 23,608 in the last 24 hours. On January 19, 2021, 656 deaths in 24 hours or 71,342 in total422,127 people have been vaccinated in France.

In the United Kingdom, there are 33,355 new cases in 24 hours, a new record since the start of the pandemic, with 3,466,849 cases in total. The country registered a new record with 1,610 deaths in 24 hours and 91,470 deaths in total. A mutation of the virus in the south of England worries the British authorities. 4,062,501 people received the first injection of the vaccine.

In Germany, the number of new cases is exploding (+7,676 in 24 hours). The country has identified 2,067,937 cases and 48,961 deaths (+846). The closure of bars, restaurants, cultural and sporting leisure venues initially scheduled for November 2 to 30 is again extended until January 31, 2021, and could last until April 2021. The country is toughening up its measures, including the closure of schools and non-essential businesses. Angela Merkel pleads for reinforced restrictions in the country which exceeds 2 million cases. 1,139,297 people received the first injection of the vaccine. Germany is preparing for further restrictions.

Portugal is confined for the second time for at least 1 month from January 15, 2021, and all non-food businesses close their doors. On January 19, 2021, the country recorded a new peak of mortality with 218 deaths in 24 hours for a total of deaths 9.246 since the beginning of the pandemic. The coronavirus cases reached 10,455 new cases in 24 hours and 566,958 in total106,000 people have been vaccinated. Hospitals are on the verge of saturation.

Lebanon imposes a total containment from Thursday, January 14, 2021. Any output is prohibited, the Lebanese can not even go shopping. The country has recorded a total of 255,956 coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic, including 3,144 in the last 24 hours and 1,959 (+53) deaths linked to the coronavirus. 

In Brazil, the number of new contaminations remains very high, 26,723 in 24 hours. The country recorded on January 19, 497 deaths in 24 hours and declared 8,519,252 cases in total and 210,434 deaths. The country passes the milestone of 200,000 cases and 8 million cases on January 8 and 9, 2021. Brazil cancels its traditional Carnival scheduled for February 13 to 16, 2021. Brazil is launching its vaccination campaign and vaccinating 112 people.

Israel has been confined again since December 27, 2020, for at least 2 weeks following the appearance of 4 cases of the variant of the coronavirus and is launching its vaccination campaign. The country has recorded 562,619 cases in total since the start of the pandemic, including 4,370 in the last 24 hours and 4,060 deaths (+16). The country, which has already vaccinated more than 2 million inhabitants, or 25% of the population, hopes to become "the first country to emerge from the crisis". 2,350,000 people have already received the first dose of the vaccine.

In India, the curve of contamination cases continues to decline steadily. India lists, on January 19, 10,596,093 confirmed cases (+13,446 in 24 hours) and 152,743 deaths, including 150 in 24 hours. India will produce nearly 100 million doses of Russian vaccine  Sputnik V and urgently authorizes the new vaccine from AstraZeneca. India is launching its mass vaccination campaign and vaccinating 233,288 people in 24 hours. 

In Sweden, there are, on January 19, 2021, 9,779 new coronavirus cases since Friday, a total of 533,265 infected and 10,591 deaths, including 268 since Friday. Since November 10, bars and restaurants have to close at 10:30 p.m., until at least February 28. Sweden voted, this Friday, January 8, a law that gives new temporary powers to the government to fight against the coronavirus pandemic, in particular the possibility of closing restaurants and businesses for the first time. The country passes the milestone of 10,000 dead.

Spain recorded 2,336,451 cases in total, and 34,291 in 24 hours. The country counted 54,173 deaths in total and 404 since yesterday. Spain announces that it will keep a register of people refusing to be vaccinated which will be shared with other European countries. Spain is facing a new outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic: last week, contamination increased by 32% across the country.

In Denmark, there are 724 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours which makes a total of 190,619 cases. The country has recorded 1,837 deaths, including 32 in the last 24 hours. Denmark will take new restrictive measures, including "targeted semi-containment" in the country's 3 largest cities. The country closed its businesses after Christmas. Denmark chooses to space the injection of the two doses of vaccine in order to immunize as many people as possible. 169,441 people received the first injection of the covid-19 vaccine.

In Austria, there are 1,486 new cases or 396,425 in total and 77 deaths in 24 hours for 7,199 deaths in total on January 19, 2021. Austria passes the 4,000-death threshold. Austria begins, this December 26, 2020, its third confinement since the start of the pandemic. It is expected to last until at least January 18. 102,790 people received the first injection of the vaccine.

In Italy, there have been 10,496 new cases in the last 24 hours. There are 603 more deaths in 24 hours on January 19, 2021. The number of deaths is now 83,157 in total since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The total number of identified cases is 2,400,598. Italy is extending its restrictions initially planned until January 6, 2021. 1,153,501 people have received the first injection of the vaccine.

Luxembourg announced a partial re-confinement on Thursday with closing bars and restaurants. The country recorded, on January 19, 2021, 85 new cases in 24 hours, i.e. a total of 48,975 cases and 560 deaths (+3 in 24 hours) since the start of the pandemic. 3,755 people received the first injection of the covid-19 vaccine.

Greece recorded 537 new cases in 24 hours is 149,462 in total since the beginning of the pandemic. The country, which counts 5,518 including 30 in the last 24 hours. The country passes the milestone of 5,000 deaths on Monday, January 4, 2021. 85,223 people received the first injection of the vaccine.

Japan the Covid continued to climb with 6034 new infections in 24 hours, or the highest number of cases in 24 of the country since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. There are 334,328 cases reported in total and 4548 (47 in 24) deaths on January 19. Japan, which faces the third wave, closes its borders to non-resident foreigners