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The COVID-19 epidemic continues to spread, with nearly 20 million cases still being treated

The United States remains the most affected country, with 48,558,229 cases and 793,539 deaths. This is followed by India with 34,510,413 cases, Brazil with 22,012,150 cases and the United Kingdom with 9,806,034 cases.

According to statistics from worldometers.info, as of around 9:30 am on November 21 (Vietnam time), there were a total of 257,583,138 cases of COVID-19 infection worldwide, with 5,166,371 deaths. A total of 232,549,059 cases have been cured, and 19,863,553 cases are still being treated.

The COVID-19 epidemic continues to spread

The United States remains the country most severely affected by the COVID-19 epidemic in the world, with 48,558,229 cases and 793,539 deaths.

In the context of the children’s COVID-19 vaccination plan and the strengthening of injection promotion, many places in the United States have relaxed or cancelled the regulations on wearing masks in closed spaces and schools.

However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that even people who have received the full dose of the vaccine should wear masks in public places and enclosed spaces with high infection rates. The infection rate is high. Community communication is in a “stable or high position”.

Currently, nearly 85% of counties in the United States are at this threshold, with at least 50 new cases per 100,000 residents every week.

In terms of the number of COVID-19 cases, India (34,510,413 cases), Brazil (22,012,150 cases), the United Kingdom (9,806,034 cases) and Russia (9,331,158 cases) are second only to the United States.

In Russia, despite the decrease in the number of new cases on November 20, the number of deaths from COVID-19 rose to a record high (1,254) for the second day in a row. Russia currently records 262,843 deaths from COVID-19, the highest in Europe.

In France, the number of new COVID-19 infections in the country’s fifth wave of infections is increasing at an alarming rate, almost twice the number of the previous week.

According to French health officials, on November 20, the average number of people newly infected with COVID-19 in France within 7 days was 17,153, an 81% increase from the 9,458 cases a week ago. Compared with the number recorded 3 weeks ago, the number of new cases within 7 days has tripled.

Malaysia urges people to step up vaccination against COVID-19

French government spokesman Gabriel Attar (Gabriel Attar) warned that the country’s fifth wave of new cases has begun to increase at “the speed of light.”

Currently, hospitals in France are treating 7,974 COVID-19 patients, of which 1,333 are in the intensive care unit. These figures are higher than 6,500 and 1,000 respectively a month ago.

However, in order to restore life to the “new normal”, France allows mountain resorts to reopen to welcome guests after a long pause.

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned that if urgent action is not taken to stop the disease, 500,000 people in Europe may die from COVID-19 by March next year.

Dr Hans Kruger, WHO Regional Director for Europe, called for measures to protect public health from the new wave of diseases sweeping the region.

Dr. Kruger said that the upcoming winter, coupled with low vaccine coverage, are factors that have led to a surge in the number of infections.

In Southeast Asia, five days after recording at the 4-digit level, the number of new COVID-19 cases in Laos on November 21 fell to three digits, but still remained high—especially 921 cases, bringing the total number of cases to 62,160 .

The number of deaths from COVID-19 in Laos increased by 6 to 132. The Lao Ministry of Health stated that the number of deaths from COVID-19 in the country continues to increase, and most of them are elderly or unvaccinated people. Basic illness.

In Cambodia, the long-term crisis after the “community incident on February 20” was brought under control, and the country continued to record less than 50 new cases of COVID-19 infection every day for several consecutive days. The new normal and the restoration of social and economic activities.

The Ministry of Health of Cambodia confirmed 41 cases of COVID-19 infection and 4 deaths on November 21, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the country to 2,900.

In Malaysia, nearly 6,000 new cases were recorded on November 20, bringing the total number of cases in this Southeast Asian country to 2,581,747. Faced with this situation, Minister of Health Khairy Jamaluddin urged the people of this country to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.

Data collected in Malaysia from November 1 to 20 showed that the death rate of COVID-19 in the unvaccinated adult group was 305.2 cases per 1 million people, which was 14.5 times that of the unvaccinated adult group. Adults who have completed vaccination.

In the first 20 days of November, Malaysia recorded 827 adult deaths from COVID-19, of which 315 were not vaccinated (38.2%) and 41 were vaccinated

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