May 3, 2021
According to the latest official balance, offered by the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies (consolidated data as of May 3), 3,540,430 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 78,293 the total number of deaths have been reported so far. .
Situation in Europe
According to the latest official balance (May 3), in France the number of positive cases is 5,652,247 (9,888 more), while the deaths amount to 104,848 (328 more). In the United Kingdom, the number of confirmed cases is 4,420,201 (1,671 more than the previous day), including 127,538 deaths (14 more). In Italy 4,044,762 (13,389 more) have been notified and the death toll rises to 121,177 (144 more). In Germany the number of infected is 3,425,982 (9,160 more) and that of deaths of 83,276 (84 more). In Portugal, the total number of infected remains at 836,493 (576 more) and that of deaths at 16,974 (7 more). These 5 countries show the following cumulative incidence in the last 14 days: France (541.3), Germany (328.0), Italy (289.3), Portugal (53.4) and the United Kingdom (48.6).
The European Commission (EC) has proposed this Monday that member states ease health restrictions for non-essential travelers entering the European Union, in accordance with the “progress of vaccination campaigns” and enable an “emergency brake” to new variants of the coronavirus.
The Italian commissioner chosen to manage the emergency of the pandemic, Francesco Paolo Figliuolo, announced today that they are considering extending the supply of the Anglo-Swedish drug Astrazeneca to the group under 60 years of age “because all vaccines must be used if they are to be achieved. the predetermined objectives “.
The authorities of Bavaria (southern Germany) announced today the cancellation for the second consecutive year due to the coronavirus pandemic of Oktoberfest, the largest beer festival in the world, which was expected to be held between September 18 and September 4 October in Munich, its capital.
Estonia reopens stores, museums and restaurants with outdoor service on Monday, within the framework of an improvement in the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
Situation in the world
According to the WHO, globally to date, at least 152,387,917 cases and 3,195,624 deaths have been reported. The countries outside of Europe that have registered the most cases are: the United States (32,191,342), India (19,557,457) and Brazil (14,659,011).
Weekly cases of COVID-19 on the planet, which had not stopped rising since mid-February, fell for the first time last week compared to the previous one, and India and Brazil concentrate half of them, according to the data provided today the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition, the chief scientist of the World Health Organization (WHO) has indicated that the decreases in cases and deaths from COVID-19 thanks to vaccinations will only arrive when countries have vaccinated around 50% of their populations .
The World Health Organization has authorized the emergency use of the COVID-19 vaccine from the pharmaceutical company Moderna, thus becoming the fifth vaccine that is part of the COVAX program. Through this mechanism, WHO tries to ensure more equitable access to vaccines, distributing doses of vaccines mainly to developing countries.