“It’s a huge difference, a short period of growth (of the infected) plays a crucial role in reducing mortality,” Sheiman said. On Wednesday, however, President Donald Trump accused China of mass murder through the coronavirus. “Incompetent China caused this global massacre,” he tweeted.
A total of 1,561 new deaths were reported in the United States on Wednesday. Their total number reached 93,406 people, and the total number of infected is 1,550,959 people.
The world registers a sad record – 106,000 newly infected in one day, according to WHO data.
Nearly two-thirds of these cases were reported in only four countries – Brazil, the United States, Russia and the United Kingdom. In India, the number of infected people per day is 5,600, bringing the total number of infected people in the country to 112,359.
In the world as a whole, more than 5 million people have been infected, 330,000 have died and about 2 billion have been cured, according to Worldmeter.
Peru, meanwhile, is facing a humanitarian catastrophe, news agencies have warned. It is the second country in Latin America after Brazil to cross the 100,000 infected and more than 3,000 dead. Brazil and Mexico alone have more casualties. Most affected by the pandemic are the capital Lima and the port of Callao, home to a third of Peru’s 32 million people. The country’s health system is overcrowded and on the verge of collapse, and public hospitals are experiencing a drastic shortage of equipment. “It’s like a horror movie,” said Miguel Armas, a medical assistant at a hospital in the capital, Lima. “Inside, it looks like a cemetery with all these bodies. Patients die in chairs (or) in their wheelchairs,” he said. Armas and his hospital colleagues have already protested on the streets of the capital, demanding better equipment and personal protective equipment. Lima’s crematoria had to work day and night to deal with the dead, while queues of funeral cars formed outside some hospitals in Callao.