December 4, 2022

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90 million cases worldwide, the British variant is spreading

90 million cases worldwide, the British variant is spreading

The second wave of Kovid-19 (or is it already the third?) Continues its progress in the world, expanded by the British variant SARS-Kovi-2, more contagious (without being more dangerous). A major family cluster has been identified in Marseille, France, crossing the 90 million case barrier worldwide.

2 million deaths appear inevitable

According to Johns Hopkins University, which marks the evolution of the Kovid-19 pandemic worldwide, January 11, 2021 crossed a new milestone: 90 million cases have been confirmed since the pandemic began. In particular, 90,260,464 people tested positive for Kovid-19. As always, this number is lower than reality: the number of undiagnosed cases is very high.

In the world, every day, we find more than 500,000 new cases of Kovid-19. Or 3.5 million cases per week. Since January 1, 2021, this number has been regularly more than 700,000 per day, almost 200,000 more than at the beginning of November 2020.

Unfortunately, the death toll is also rising: it is now more than 10,000 per day, with peaks exceeding 15,000. According to data gathered by Johns Hopkins University, 1.934 million deaths from Kovid-19 since the outbreak began, with the two million mark approaching desperately. Currently there are more than 10,000 deaths per day, to be crossed in the week of January 11, 2021.

The family cluster in Marseille and the positive rate in France are growing

If the hexagon is successful in having a second wave, there will be more than 15,000 new Kovid-19 cases in the country every 24 hours. According to Public Health France, on January 10, 2021, there were 15,944 cases, bringing the number of confirmed cases since the outbreak to 2,783,256. But this is a compatibility rate for all of the tests that give a worrying trend: After settling between 5% and 6% during the annual holidays and the first days of 2021, it rose to 6.5% on January 10, 2021.

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Concern is growing in France over the discovery of several cases of the British variant of SARS-Covey-2 in the territory, Including a family group in Marseille who are connected with a family living in Great Britain and have returned to France for the end of the year celebrations. This is the scene that officials feared: Family pollution in Christmas and New Year.

23 people are said to be infected, including the British variant. And other cases of this virus mutation have been confirmed, especially in the Hots-Alps or Paris. To limit the spread of the virus, most sections, especially in the eastern part of France, are opting for a 6-hour curfew in the evening.