The coronavirus pandemic has killed at least 2,863,045 dead worldwide since the WHO office in China reported the onset of the disease at the end of December 2019, according to a report drawn up from official sources on Tuesday at 3 p.m. In Morocco, the contamination report shows this Monday, April 5, 2021 at 6 p.m., of 498,329 confirmed cases, 484,921 healings and 8,857 deaths while 4,352,033 people have been vaccinated since the launch of the campaign, of which at least 3,951,023 have received their second dose.
The Hespress monitoring and monitoring platform, covid.hespress.com/en, details as well that Morocco now has 498,329 confirmed cases, 8,857 deaths (i.e. a mortality rate of 1.78%), 484,921 healings, a total of 5,525,727 tests (an increase of 4,027), and 4,310 ongoing cases treatment, 452 of which were in serious condition (18 under intubation). In addition, 4,352,033 people have received a first dose of the vaccine since the launch of the campaign while 3,951,023 are on the second dose, the health ministry said.
Worldwide, more than 131,711,580 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed since the start of the epidemic. The vast majority of patients recover, but a still poorly evaluated part retains symptoms for weeks or even months. The figures are based on daily reports from the health authorities in each country and exclude ex post revisions by statistical agencies, such as Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom.
On Monday, 7,262 new deaths and 479,809 new cases were recorded worldwide. The countries that have recorded the most new deaths in their latest reports are Brazil with 1,319 new deaths, India (446) and Ukraine (430).
The United States is the most affected country in terms of both deaths and cases, with 555,615 deaths for 30,785,412 cases, according to the Johns Hopkins University count. After the United States, the most affected countries are Brazil with 332,752 deaths and 13,013,601 cases, Mexico with 204,399 deaths (2,251,705 cases), India with 165,547 deaths (12,686,049 cases), and the United Kingdom with 126,862 dead (4,362,150 cases).
Among the hardest hit countries, the Czech Republic is the one with the highest number of deaths in relation to its population, with 254 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Hungary (229), Bosnia (212), Montenegro (210) and Belgium (200).
Europe totaled 974,318 deaths for 44,956,724 cases on Tuesday at 10:00 GMT, Latin America and the Caribbean 800,099 deaths (25,356,063 cases), the United States and Canada 578,703 deaths (31,791,408 cases), the Asia 277,699 deaths (18,580,028 cases), the Middle East 116,113 deaths (6,705,434 cases), Africa 114,066 deaths (4,282,917 cases), and Oceania 1,004 deaths (39,013 cases).
An official from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) considered that there was a “link” between the AstraZeneca vaccine and the cases of thrombosis observed after its administration.
“It is clear that there is a link with the vaccine. What causes this reaction, however, we don’t know yet, ”said Marco Cavaleri, head of vaccine strategy at EMA. The Agency is due to meet on this file from April 6 to 9.
On March 18, the EMA had judged this vaccine “safe and effective”, concluding that it “was not associated with an increase in the overall risk of thromboembolic events” but without “definitively ruling out” a link with rare disorders. coagulation observed in some vaccinated people.
North Korea will not participate in the Tokyo Olympics this summer due to the risk of coronavirus infection, an announcement made on Tuesday that ends South Korea’s hopes of using the occasion of the Olympics to restart talks with Pyongyang .
The European Commission on Tuesday approved a plan by the French state to grant up to 4 billion euros in aid to Air France to recapitalize the airline brought down by the pandemic and the collapse in passenger traffic.
As a result, the French state will be authorized to rise to “just under 30%” of the capital of Air France, against 14.9% today, announced the French Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire.
Café terraces, restaurants, cinemas and sports halls reopen on Tuesday in the regional state of Saarland, against the grain of the rest of Germany where, faced with the third wave of Covid-19, some are calling for a new turn of the screw .
Bordering France and Luxembourg, the Saar is the first German regional state to partially lift the restrictions: henceforth cafes and restaurants, closed for five months, will be able to welcome their customers outside but with strict rules.
New Zealand on Tuesday approved the principle of a “bubble” with Australia in which nationals of the two countries could travel without quarantine, hoping that it will materialize in mid-April.
“I can confirm that the non-quarantine trips will begin in less than two weeks,” New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.
The eight million inhabitants of Bogota will have to confine themselves over the coming weekend, announced the mayor of the Colombian capital Claudia Lopez as the country faces a third wave of the Covid-19 epidemic.
“This weekend, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, we will all stay at home (…) In the whole of Bogota, only strictly essential activities will be authorized”, she indicated.