The whole world is facing an unprecedented health crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic. There are more than 87 million cases of coronavirus worldwide and 1.9 million deaths. Discover the situation in the countries and the developments in the world concerning the coronavirus pandemic this Thursday, January 7, 2021. Tokyo plans to enter a state of emergency, and like Italy, is extending its restrictions. Germany is extending its confinement until January 31. The number of daily new cases is exploding in the United Kingdom, with more than 62,000 new cases in the last 24 hours. In Canada, Quebec enters confinement for four weeks as of January 9.
Coronavirus in Canada
In Canada, there are 8,153 new cases in 24 hours out of 626,520 in total, a new record since the start of the pandemic, and 16,368 deaths, including 136 since yesterday. Faced with an upsurge in cases, Quebec decrees general confinement of 4 weeks with a curfew from January 9, 2021.
Coronavirus in France
In France, the health authorities' latest report concerning the COVID-19 pandemic shows at least 2,705,618 cases of contamination in total, including at least 25,379 in the last 24 hours. This Tuesday, January 5, 2021, there are 283 deaths in 24 hours or 66,565 in total. The number of EHPAD and EMS deaths shows a total of 20,302 deaths. The total number of deaths in hospitals is 46,263 (+283 in 24 hours).
Coronavirus in the United Kingdom
In the United Kingdom, there are 62,322 new cases in 24 hours, a new record since the start of the pandemic, with 2,836,801 cases in total since the start of the pandemic. The country counts this Wednesday, January 6, 2021, 1,041 deaths in 24 hours or 77,346 deaths in total. A mutation of the virus in the south of England worries the British authorities. The UK starts injecting AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine. After Scotland, England closes its schools until March, announces Boris Johnson. With more than 62,000 contaminations in 24 hours, the United Kingdom sets a new record. Ireland announced new restrictive measures.
Coronavirus in Brazil
In Brazil, the number of new contaminations remains very high, 63,753 in 24 hours. The country recorded this Thursday, January 7, 1,259 deaths in 24 hours and declared 7,879,961 cases in total and 199,121 deaths according to figures given by the government. "Brazil is bankrupt; I can't do anything," announces President Jair Bolsonaro.
Coronavirus in the USA
In the United States, the number of new cases every day is still skyrocketing. It now stands at 255,047 contaminations identified in the last 24 hours, a new record since the start of the pandemic. This Thursday, January 7, 2021, the country has 21,857,566 cases. The number of deaths today is 4,039 deaths in 24 hours or 369,990 deaths in total. After the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine, Moderna's vaccine is also authorized in the United States. The first people vaccinated in the USA received their second dose.
Coronavirus in Germany
In Germany, the number of new cases is exploding (+ 26,577 in 24 hours). The country has this Thursday, January 7, 1,848,119 cases recorded for 38,557 deaths (+1,019). The closure of bars, restaurants, cultural and sporting leisure venues, initially scheduled for November 2 to 30, is again extended until January 31, 2021, which tightens its measures, particularly the closure of schools and non-essential businesses. The country exceeds the 1,600 deaths per day for the first time this Tuesday, January 5, 2021.
Coronavirus in South Korea
South Korea account this Thursday, January 7, 868 new infections and 66,686 cases in total for 1,046 deaths ( 19 in 24). Faced with a third wave even more violent than the previous ones, the country is strengthening the country's rules of distancing. In the capital, Seoul, the ban on gatherings of more than four people is extended. The national vaccination campaign is expected to start in February.
Coronavirus in Israel
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 463,448 cases in total since the start of the pandemic, including 7,309 in the last 24 hours and 3,529 deaths (+33). The country wants to vaccinate 2 million inhabitants by the end of January. Already more than 10% of the population has received the first injection.
Coronavirus in South Africa
The pandemic is growing in Africa and continues to progress. In South Africa, there are 1,149,591 (+ 21,832 ) cases recorded this Thursday, January 7, 2021 and 31,368 (+844) dead. In South Africa, a new variant of the virus of more "concern" and "transmissible" has been discovered. The country, which has just passed one million cases since the start of the pandemic, once again bans the sale of alcohol and makes the wearing of a mask compulsory for fear of being overwhelmed by the second wave. South Africa hopes for the first vaccines in February and wants to vaccinate 67% of its population in 2021.
Coronavirus in Andorra
In Andorra, which has recorded 8,348 cases of coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, including 40 in the past 24 hours and only 84 deaths in total, the ski slopes have reopened but have now been prohibited to foreigners since January 3, 2021.
Coronavirus in China
The number of new cases is rising in China, which reports 64 new infections with Covid-19 in 24 hours. The country counted 87,279 in total, and 4,634 (+0) died this Thursday, January 7, 2021. Beijing is reconfiguring ten sectors of the Shunyi district following the emergence of 27 new coronavirus infection cases. A first case of the coronavirus variant is detected in China. China approves its first vaccine produced by Sinopharm, but "under conditions." More than 73,000 Beijing residents were vaccinated against the coronavirus between Friday and Sunday in anticipation of the Chinese New Year.
Coronavirus in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe returned to confinement again for the next 30 days this Sunday, January 3, 2021. The country recorded 17,804 cases of coronavirus.
Coronavirus in India
In India, the curve of contamination cases continues to decline steadily. India lists this Thursday, January 7, 10,395,950 confirmed cases (+20,460 in 24 hours) and 150,373 deaths, including 221 in 24 hours. India will produce nearly 100 million doses of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V and urgently authorizes the new AstraZeneca vaccine. India is preparing to launch a mass vaccination campaign, which could start as early as next week.
Coronavirus in Thailand
Thailand, weakly affected by coronavirus country officially recognizes that 9636 cases since the beginning of the pandemic with 305 in the last 24 hours. Faced with an upsurge in cases since December 20, 2020, the city of Bangkok announces the first partial confinement. Bars, nightclubs, and restaurants are closing this Saturday, January 2, and alcohol sales will be banned in Bangkok. The country has a total of 67 deaths, including 1 in the last 24 hours.
Coronavirus in Russia
Russia reported 23,541 new cases this Thursday, January 7, 2021. Officials reported 3,332,142 cases detected for 60 457 (506) dead. In Russia, the mass vaccination campaign is launched. The country passes the 3 million case mark this Saturday, December 26, 2020. Russia admits 186,000 deaths linked to coronavirus since January 2020, instead of 55,265 officials, making it the third most bereaved country after the United States and Brasil.
Coronavirus in Belgium
There are 2,997 new cases of contamination in Belgium in 24 hours, which makes a total of 655,732 cases this Thursday, January 7, 2021. There have been 56 new deaths in the last 24 hours, which is now 19,883 deaths in total. In Belgium, non-essential businesses can reopen. On the other hand, "contact" professions such as hairdressers and beauty salons remain closed until February 1. From December 25, 2020, it is mandatory to present a negative test to travel to Belgium. Belgium makes quarantine compulsory after more than 48 hours of stay in France.
Coronavirus in Poland
Poland currently has 1,344,763 (+ 14,220 ) cases of contamination and 30,055 (+ 553 ) deaths due to Covid-19. Poland announced a new series of restrictions against the new coronavirus. Since December 28, 2020, the country has entered partial containment, notably with the closure of cinemas and most stores in shopping malls and a total switch to distance education at least until January 17, 2021.