Since the beginning of the pandemic, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has infected more than 17.1 million people worldwide. Over 668 thousand have died. More than 10.6 million patients have recovered.
The world continues to fight the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 17.1 million inhabitants of the planet have been infected. More than 668 thousand people have died from the consequences of infection, and the lung disease COVID-19 caused by the virus, more than 10.6 million patients have recovered.
In France, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infection over the past day increased by 1377. The total number of infected in this country is 186 573. There are currently 381 patients with severe COVID-19 in intensive care units. Sixteen people became victims of infection on the last day; the total number of officially registered deaths since the beginning of the pandemic is 30,254.
In Spain, over the past day, 1229 cases of coronavirus infection were recorded. This is the highest rate since the relaxation of quarantine restrictions across the country on June 21. In total, since the beginning of the pandemic, 285,430 infected have been registered in this country.
Due to the increase in the number of new infections with coronavirus, Amsterdam and Rotterdam are the first cities in the Netherlands to introduce the mandatory wearing of protective masks in public places, primarily in busy squares and streets as in shops. The new rules come into force on August 5 and apply to all persons over 13.
In just three weeks in Berlin, several tens of thousands of cases of violation of the rule, ascribing passengers to wear protective masks on public transport, were recorded. The rule was introduced on April 27, control over its implementation began on July 7. During this time, about 80 cases were recorded when people travelling in vehicles without masks insulted or threatened the transport security services in control. About 200 fines of 50 euros were issued.
The German government fears an outbreak of coronavirus infection due to a large number of returnees after holidays in Turkey. According to the Turkish embassy estimates in Germany, it is expected that during the summer about a million people can travel from Germany to Turkey and back. Meanwhile, the federal government classifies Turkey as a country at risk due to the high incidence of coronavirus infection.