The highest ever #coronavirus daily case rates recorded on Planet Earth – and it’s not India or Brazil

The highest ever daily country case figure for coronavirus on Planet Earth was recorded in The Seychelles in May 2021. The Seychelles daily case figure, adjusted for population, reached an astonishing 4,083 cases per million. 

What is also surprising is that many of the countries on the list with the highest daily case rates also have excellent vaccination rates (see below). The Seychelles, for example, has vaccinated more than 60% of its population.

The reasons behind some of the high daily case numbers are given in articles we have previously published and have linked to below.

 

Seychelles: a population of 100,000 that has 900 #coronavirus vaccine breakthrough cases

Maldives: 60% positivity rate in Greater Male – “High chance of new #coronavirus variant”

Uruguay: over 1,000 daily new confirmed COVID-19 cases per million people

Sweden’s daily #coronavirus case rate far higher than Brazil or India

 

Charts courtesy of OurWorldinData.org

Argentina judge orders chlorine dioxide be given to #coronavirus patient

“An Argentine judge has compelled a private clinic to administer chlorine dioxide, used as a powerful disinfectant, to a coronavirus patient in a case medical doctors have labelled “a scandal.”

The stepson of the patient brought a legal bid last Thursday, the day after his mother died of Covid-19, for the compound to be given to her critically-ill husband.

Federal Judge Javier Pico Terrero granted the request the same day and ordered the Otamendi y Miroli clinic in Buenos Aires to administer the substance, prescribed by the patient’s doctor, Dante Converti.”

https://www.batimes.com.ar/

 

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60 million confirmed #coronavirus infections globally, and the rate is still increasing

There have now been more than 60,000,000 confirmed coronavirus infections globally and the infection rate is still increasing.

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/

Chinese expert call for #COVID circuit-breaker amid cases related to frozen food imports

China has seen a continuous rise in cases of contaminated frozen food from overseas and patients of coronavirus infections related to the import industry, which prompted Chinese health experts to suggest an expanded testing scale and a circuit-breaker mechanism for imports like that for international flights.

There have also been continued reports of imported frozen food testing positive. South China’s Guangdong Province reported two new cases of imported food testing positive for coronavirus on Saturday. One is imported from Argentina, and the other is from Russia.

https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1207674.shtml

 

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Europe is main source of #SarsCov2. Travel restrictions in #UK and Europe “too few” and “too late”

It is not China but Europe the area of ​​the world identified as the main source of spread of Sars-Cov-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.

To say this is a study on the viral genome that was carried out by the Universities of Huddersfield, in the United Kingdom, and of the Minho, in Portugal, and which was published in the scientific journal Microorganisms. Work focused on the 27,000 Sars-Cov-2 viral genomes identified around the world since the start of the pandemic.

Thanks to this analysis, the researchers noted that travel restrictions in Great Britain and the rest of Europe seem to have been “too few” and made “too late” and that the actual spread to America and other parts of the planet are occurred largely through Europe and not from China, where the virus originated.

“It seems likely – the scholars explain – that the travel bans established throughout the world in the second half of March have helped to decrease the number of intercontinental trade, particularly from mainland China, but were less effective between Europe and North America where trade in both directions was visible until April, long after the bans were imposed. ”

https://www.ansa.it/

 

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