Coronavirus spread intensifies in US, Europe, China; US reports record 14 million cases

Washington / London – It has surfaced that the intensity of Coronavirus is increasing again in Europe and China, including the United States. The number of patients in the United States has exceeded the high of 1 million for the second week in a row. Coronavirus has also increased the number of hospitalizations as well as demises. Whereas the infection of Omicron will spread among more than 50% of Europe’s population in the next two months, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned. Meanwhile, China has announced a lockdown in the third city and imposed restrictions on rounds of passenger flights coming from the US.   

Europe and China

The proliferation of Omicron variants has led to fearful situations in many countries across the globe. The number of Coronavirus patients in the US, the world’s leading economy, has begun to reach a new high. Last week, more than 1 million patients had been registered in the US over 24 hours. This week, the record has also fallen behind, adding 1.486 million patients in 24 hours. After this increase, the total number of patients in the US has crossed to 60 million. The Coronavirus has also added to the number of patients hospitalized, reaching 125,000 per day. While the total number of victims has crossed more than eight lakhs 38 thousand, the number of deaths due to Coronavirus has gone beyond 1,900.  

There is an addition of a huge number of patients; in Europe following the US. The number of patients found daily has crossed a hundred thousand milestones in Spain following the UK and France. As many as 292,000 patients were registered in Spain on Monday. This is the record number of patients found in Europe in 24 hours. More than a hundred thousand patients have been detected every day in the UK, too. The number of patients in France; is also said to be somewhere around a hundred thousand. More than 50% of Europe’s population will be infected with Omicron in the next two months if the growing trend of patient numbers in Europe continues, the WHO has warned. In the first week of the new year, more than seven million Coronavirus patients have been found in Europe.  

Meanwhile, China had declared a lockdown in the city of Anyang. It has been revealed that nearly 20 million of the population in China are stuck in lockdown following this announcement. Last month, a lockdown was announced on December 23 in Xi’an, which has a population of 13 million. Last Monday, a lockdown was reported in Yuzhou in Henan Province. Thenceforth, a lockdown was announced in a city of 5.5 million people in Henan province.  

It has been informed that restrictions were imposed as Omicron variant patients were found in the city. China has imposed restrictions on rounds of passenger flights coming from the US; in the wake of the growing number of Coronavirus patients. In the last seven days, rounds of about 60 passenger flights to and from the US have been cancelled.  

Although the Coronavirus’s new Omicron variant appears to be milder than the earlier Delta variant, economists have predicted that it will significantly affect the global economy. Experts at Northeastern University in the United States have warned that in this year, the economic growth rate along with the stock market, job opportunities and the global supply chain will face hard hits.  

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