Coronavirus Updates on January 16, 2021

Coronavirus Updates on January 16, 2021

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The whole world is facing an unprecedented health crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic. There are more than 94 million cases of coronavirus worldwide and 2 million deaths. On January 16, 2021, the total number of coronavirus cases stood at 94,558,136 (773,723 on January 15), while the number of coronavirus deaths reached 2,032,524 (15,637 on January 15).

The African Union obtains 270 million vaccines for the continent. At least 50 million doses should be delivered between April and June by the laboratories Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson. So far, 1% of Europeans have received a dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

In Brazil, the number of new infections remains very high, 68,268 in 24 hours. On January 16, the country recorded 1,138 deaths in 24 hours and declared 8,398,886 cases in total and 208,384 deaths. The country passes the milestone of 8 million cases on January 9, 2021. " Brazil is bankrupt; I can not do anything, "announces President Jair Bolsonaro. Brazil has passed the 200,000-threshold since the start of the pandemic on January 8, 2021. Brazil is canceling its traditional Carnival scheduled for February 13 to 16, 2021.

In Germany, the number of new cases is exploding (+20,207 in 24 hours). The country has on January 16, 2,030,087 cases recorded for 46,822 deaths (+1,028). The closure of bars, restaurants, cultural and sporting leisure venues initially scheduled for November 2 to 30 is extended until January 31, 2021, and could last until April 2021. The country is toughening up its measures, notably by closing schools and non-essential businesses. Angela Merkel pleads for reinforced restrictions in the country, which exceeds 2 million cases.

The number of new cases is rising in China, which reports 130 new infections with Covid-19. The country counts 88,118 in total and 4,635 (+0) dead on January 16, 2021. The country recorded its first death on Thursday since May 17, 2020.

In France, the health authorities' latest report concerning the COVID-19 pandemic shows at least 2,872,941 cases in total, including at least 21,271 in the last 24 hours. We count this Friday, January 15, 2021, 636 deaths in 24 hours or 69,949 in total. The number of deaths in EHPAD and EMS shows 21,359 (+356) deaths in total. The total number of deaths in hospitals is 48,590 (+280 in 24 hours).

Lebanon imposes a total containment from Thursday, January 14, 2021. The country has a total of 243,286 cases of the infection since the beginning of the pandemic, with 6154 in the last 24 hours and 1825 (44) deaths related to coronavirus.

In Sweden, there are 4,703 new cases since yesterday, a total of 523,486 infected and 10,323 deaths, including 138 since yesterday. Since November 10, bars and restaurants must close at 10:30 p.m., until February 28 at least. On January 8, Sweden voted a law that gives new temporary powers to the government to fight against the coronavirus epidemic, particularly the possibility of closing restaurants and businesses for the first time. The country passes the milestone of 10,000 dead.

Portugal is confined for the second time for at least one month from January 15, 2021, and all non-food businesses close their doors. The country recorded a new peak in mortality with 159 deaths in 24 hours on January 15, 2021, bringing 8,543 deaths since the start of the pandemic and 10,663 new cases in 24 hours with a total of 528,469 confirmed cases.

In Mexico, the epidemic is still progressing, with 856 deaths recorded in 24 hours. The country has 1,769,371 (+18,180 since the day before) cases and 150,238 deaths in total. Mexico has overtaken Spain, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom in the number of deaths. It is the fourth most bereaved country in the world, behind Brazil and the United States.

Russia reported 24,715 new cases on January 16, 2021. Officials reported 3,544,623 cases detected for 65 085 (590) dead. In Russia, the mass vaccination campaign is launched.

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In the United States, the number of new cases every day is still skyrocketing. It now stands at 256,143 infections identified in the last 24 hours. On January 16, 2021, the country has 24,102,377 cases. The number of deaths today is 4,002 deaths in 24 hours or 401,856 deaths in total. After the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine, Moderna's vaccine is also authorized in the United States. The United States requires a negative test for all travelers arriving by air.

Zimbabwe returned in confinement for the next 30 days this Sunday, January 3, 2021. The country recorded 26,109 cases of coronavirus, which 741 the last 24 hours, and counts 666 dead in total since the beginning of the pandemic, with 30 yesterday. Thousands of Zimbabweans are flocking to South Africa to flee the lockdown.

The epidemic is developing in Africa, and the number of new cases and deaths in 24 hours is exploding. In South Africa, there are 1,311,686 (+14,880) cases recorded on January 16, 2021 and 36,467 (+615) dead. In South Africa, a new variant of the virus of more "concern" and "transmissible" has been discovered. The country has recorded more than a million cases since the start of the pandemic. Once again, it bans the sale of alcohol and makes the 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. The country is closing its land borders for a month to limit the spread of its variant.

In Canada, there are 6,816 new cases in 24 hours out of 695,694 in total, a new record since the start of the pandemic, and 17,729 deaths, including 191 since yesterday. Faced with an upsurge in cases, Quebec has decreed general confinement of 4 weeks with a curfew since January 9, 2021.

South Korea counted 579 new infections taking the total number of cases and deaths to 71,820 and1,236, respectively. Faced with a third wave, which is even more violent than the previous ones, the country is strengthening its distancing rules. 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.

In India, the curve of cases continues to decline steadily. India lists 10,543,841 confirmed cases (+15,151 in 24 hours) and 152,694 deaths, including 726 in 24 hours on January 15. India will produce nearly 100 million doses of Russian vaccine Sputnik V and urgently authorizes the new vaccine from AstraZeneca. India is preparing to launch a mass vaccination campaign, which could start as early as next week.

Thailand, weakly affected by coronavirus country, officially recognizes 11,680 cases since the beginning of the pandemic with 230 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 on January 2, and alcohol sales will be banned in Bangkok. The country has recorded a total of 70 deaths, including 1 in the last 24 hours.

In Belgium, there are 2,203 new cases in 24 hours, which makes a total of 675,089 cases on January 16, 2021. There have been 58 new deaths in the last 24 hours, or 20,352 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.

Poland currently has 1,422,320 (+7,958) cases and 32,844 (+388) 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 confinement, 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.