- Tram Ho
As of 7am today (February 27), 81,406 people worldwide have been infected with a new strain of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) causing acute pneumonia (COVID-19), according to the updated data on the page. worldometers. The number of deaths due to COVID-19 globally increased to 2,772, while the number of people who recovered was recorded as 30,382.
In particular, mainland China is still home to the most cases and deaths due to COVID-19 in the world (78,064 cases, 2,715 deaths). However, a positive signal in recent days is that Chinese health officials and WHO have noted a downward trend in the data recorded during the day on disease situation in mainland China.
The course of the COVID-19 virus outbreak has shocked the global markets, and has raised concerns over the long-term economic impact of this epidemic.
While investors and economists are particularly concerned about the continued closure of factories in China that could affect the global supply chain, the outbreak of COVID-19 on two platforms The major economies, Italy and South Korea, continued to make the market tremble further, and extinguished hopes of the rapid recovery of the world economy.
Worldometers figures as of 7am today (February 27).
COVID-19 has spread to 6/7 continents globally
Public health officials on Wednesday warned that the spread of the new strain of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes acute pneumonia (COVID-19) is increasing. closer to the definition of a global pandemic, as the number of infections outside of China continues to grow, including notable new “hotspots” such as Korea, Japan, Iran, Italy. …
On February 26, Brazil confirmed its first COVID-19 infection in the country – the first known COVID-19 infection in South America. Thus, the outbreak of COVID-19 has officially spread to 6/7 continents in the world, except Antarctica.
In the US, meanwhile, a senior official of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned that the spread of COVID-19 within the country.
“The current question is no longer whether it will happen, but exactly when it will happen, and how many Americans will be seriously ill,” said Dr. Nancy Messonnier, Center Director. The National CDC’s Respiratory and Immune Diseases Department, said.
Currently, Korea is the largest outbreak outside mainland China in the world, with a total of more than 1,200 cases. On February 26, the country recorded the first case of US troops infected with COVID-19, and the total number of deaths in South Korea increased to 12.
Meanwhile, in the Iranian hot spot, health authorities have confirmed at least 139 cases and 19 deaths from COVID-19. Italy has at least 374 people infected, 12 died from this virus. Algeria, Croatia, Spain and Sweden also had their first cases of COVID-19.
Up to now, the World Health Organization (WHO) has not yet announced the outbreak of COVID-19 as a pandemic, but the epidemic is increasingly showing signs of being similar to the WHO definition of “pandemics”.
Dr. Messonnier of CDC said on February 26 that the COVID-19 epidemic had reached 2 of the criteria for assessing the pandemic: “The first is that this new virus causes illness in humans and causes death, and Secondly, the possibility that it could be transmitted from person to person When the spread of COVID-19 in the community was detected in more and more countries around the world, it was about to reach the third criterion: transmission spread across the globe “.
Seven more European countries confirmed COVID-19 cases, Europe became a new “hot spot”
In addition to Italy, seven other countries in Europe, Austria, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Spain and Switzerland, also reported COVID-19 infections, according to the New York Times. Yesterday (February 26), France recorded the first death due to COVID-19.
Up to now, Italy is still the country with the highest number of people infected with COVID-19 in Europe. Most new confirmed cases in Europe have been associated with cases in Italy.
In the face of the outbreak, the European Union Health Commission said “the situation is indeed worrisome, but people should not panic” and warn European citizens to warn. be aware of false information, fake news and xenophobic statements .
Source : Genk