The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported that 21st June saw a record rise in daily COVID-19 cases. This Sunday saw 183,020 new cases of Coronavirus reported over the previous 24 hours. The previous record amount of daily cases was 181,232.
The largest rise in COVID-19 was seen in North America and Brasil, providing 116,000 new cases. In North America, fears are growing over the resurgence and a “second peak” in some states.
In, Florida, a state with 22 million residents, is currently being savaged by the Coronavirus pandemic. Florida is currently reporting over 4000 new COVID-19 cases per day, which is a similar number to what the UK was reporting during its (first) Coronavirus peak; However, the UK’s population is almost three times the sizes of Florida’s.
The difference in population sizes between Florida and the UK provides a stark example of how bad things are in relation to COVID-19 in some states; With hospitals reporting ICU’s already being at capacity.
Currently, Brazil is the country with the highest amounts of COVID-19 deaths and cases; With their countries Trumpian leader Jair Bolsonaro acting like nothing is wrong. Over 50,000 people are reported to have died from Coronavirus in Brazil, with over 1,000,000 (1 million) reported cases.
The news of COVID-19 continuing to break its own records will rightfully be seen as a wake-up call for epidemiologists. Many countries in the EU and the UK are all pushing towards relaxing their social distancing and lockdown rules, although, news that Coronavirus is spreading faster than ever should be a sober reminder that the problem with COVID-19 are nowhere near gone, and every country is only a few sick travellers away from another flare-up and national lockdown.
Stay Safe, Stay covered, Stay Distanced.