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5:13 a.m. – The number of new coronavirus cases in Germany remains almost unchanged
The number of new coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 24 hours in Germany is almost the same as the day before. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the institute’s German counterpart, reported 17,482 new infections Friday morning. On Thursday, the International Institute of Côte d’Ivoire announced 17,504 new infections, the largest increase in 24 hours since January 22.
So far, a total of 2,629,750 people in Germany have tested positive for Coronavirus.
On Tuesday, the RKI warned of an explosive growth in the number of Corona injuries in Germany. The number increased by about 20 percent last week compared to the previous week. Epidemiologist RKI Dirk Brockmann talks about a third wave. The newly introduced facilities should speed this up.
In the past 24 hours, another 226 Germans have died from Covid-19. This brings the official total number of Corona deaths in Germany to 74,358.
5:16 a.m. – More than 2,700 Corona deaths in Brazil, the second deadliest day
The Brazilian Ministry of Health stated that 2,724 new deaths were recorded in Corona on Thursday in Brazil. It is the second deadliest day in the country since the outbreak of the Coronavirus. On Tuesday, a record number of more than 2,800 Brazilians were reported to have died from Covid-19 within 24 hours.
And 86,982 new cases of corona were diagnosed on Thursday. On Wednesday, local authorities reported a record number of more than 90,000 infections. In total, about 11.7 million lung virus infections have already been diagnosed in Brazil. Both the number of Brazilians killed and the number of injuries ranked second in the world after the United States in both cases.
It was announced on Thursday that the German Air Force would transport eighty ventilators to Brazil to help the country treat patients. The country has a population of 214 million people, and more than 8,300 people have been admitted to hospitals in critical condition as a result of infection with the Coronavirus. 1.1 million people are infected but not very sick.
In Brazil there are approximately 66,000 intensive care units, divided between public healthcare institutions and private health institutions. However, in the vast country, the number of IC equipment that federal health authorities specify is not available everywhere.
Although the epidemic in Brazil is going in the wrong direction, partly due to shifting variables, right-wing populist President Jair Bolsonaro continues to downplay the severity of the virus. On Wednesday, Bolsonaro said he was glad his supporters were demonstrating against the rules about distancing themselves from them.