Deaths from Covid-19 on the planet crossed the 1.4 million barrier this Thursday, after almost 10,000 deaths were reported in the last day. 6,000 of them in Europe, which has reached the highest number of daily deaths in the pandemic so far.
Global cases of the disease close to 60 million, 527,000 in the last 24 hours, although this indicator does notice a downward trend in daily positives for more than a week, according to statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO).
The European continent, with 17.5 million cases and 390,000 deaths, shows a downward curve in daily infections since the beginning of November, coinciding with the return to confinement. However, it is unable to lower the graph of daily deaths, with numbers higher than those of March and April.
Facing this, America, with 25 million infections and 708,000 deaths, still can’t get down the curve of new cases and of deaths in this second wave.
Within this, The United States remains the country with the most cases absolute, 12.4 million, followed by India (9.2 million), Brazil (6.1 million) and Russia and France, with 2.1 million positives each.
Bad news also comes from Russia, with record numbers of deaths and daily infections, 524 and almost 25,500, respectively, and a pressure on hospitals that, in some cases, are on the verge of collapse.
Meanwhile, Spain, the United Kingdom, Italy, Argentina and Colombia complete the list of the ten countries of the planet with more confirmed coronavirus cases, all of them over a million affected.
Italy presents the worst figures with 822 deaths in the last day (52,850 in total) and an increase in infections. In Spain, the new positives are close to 13,000, adding to a total of 1.6 million, and it has registered 337 deaths in one day (44,374 in total), with a cumulative incidence of 325 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. For its part, Portugal, where it is expected that the peak of the second wave occurs this week, has once again exceeded 6,000 daily cases and admissions to intensive care remain at the highest levels of the entire pandemic.
Worldwide, recovered patients exceed 42.2 million, and of the 17 million active cases, 0.6% (104,000) are in serious or critical condition.