Paris. The Covid-19 pandemic accumulates at least one million 378 thousand deaths and more than 57 million cases worldwide, after adding more than 665 thousand infections in the past 24 hours, setting a new record for the second consecutive day.
In the world, 665 thousand 668 new cases were registered yesterday, well above the 650 thousand on Friday, a previous mark, according to the Johns Hopkins University count.
The United States has registered in recent days the worst case data of the entire pandemic and yesterday was no exception, registering a record of infections with more than 195 thousand positives in 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections to 12 millions.
Midwestern regions experience the most dramatic increases in per capita cases as millions of Americans prepare to travel for Thanksgiving, ignoring warnings from health authorities seeking to prevent further spread of the disease.
The fatalities from Covid-19 on US soil amount to 254,424.
The Spanish government ruled out making the vaccine against Covid-19 mandatory, which it plans to begin administering in January, while in the city of Burgos, the authorities began massive tests to try to contain the virus.
Hundreds of mink farmers and breeders protested in Copenhagen against the government’s decision to euthanize around 15 million mink to fight a problematic mutation of the new virus.
More than 500 tractors decorated with Danish flags crossed the capital, passing mainly by the seat of the government and the Parliament of Christiansborg, before regrouping in the port, confirmed an Afp journalist.
Italy, which is approaching 50 thousand deaths from Covid-19, will start a
unprecedented vaccination campaign, starting with the most vulnerable population groups, announced the Italian Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza.
Portugal will ban domestic travel and close schools ahead of holiday periods in an attempt to stop the spread of the coronavirus before Christmas.
Russia registered a record of infections and daily deaths from coronavirus, two days after having exceeded two million patients.
China began testing three million residents in the town of Binha for coronavirus after noting the appearance of a possible outbreak after a sudden spike in infections in recent days.
South Korea and Japan are considering imposing stricter social distancing measures after easing them to boost the economy.
India registered 46 thousand 232 new infections in the country, so the total balance of cases amounts to 9 million 50 thousand 598.
Iran announced the closure of non-essential businesses in most cities, for at least two weeks, as part of a series of restrictive measures to fight the pandemic.
Colombia exceeded 35 thousand deaths from coronavirus after registering another 175 deaths in the past 24 hours, which places the total number of deaths caused by the disease at 35,104.
Latin America and the Caribbean, the most affected region, adds 430 thousand 584 deaths and 12.2 million infections.