DEATH FROM COVID-19 REACHES ONE (1) MILLION

The death from COVID-19 has reached 1 million according to WHO statistics on the number of confirmed cases and deaths reported

Globally, as of 11:44 am CEST, 30 September 2020, there have been 33,441,919 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 1,003,497 deaths, reported to WHO.

Situation by WHO Region

Americas 16,515,852 Confirmed Cases

South-East Asia 6,976,654 Confirmed Cases

Europe 5,765,369 Confirmed Cases

Eastern Mediterranean 2,392,878 Confirmed Cases

Africa 1,179,152 Confirmed Cases

Western Pacific 611,273 Confirmed Cases

Based on country affectation

In United States of America, from Jan 3 to 11:44am CEST, 30 September 2020, there have been 7,077,015 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 203,875 deaths.

In India, from Jan 3 to 11:44am CEST, 30 September 2020, there have been 6,225,763 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 97,497 deaths.

In Brazil, from Jan 3 to 11:44am CEST, 30 September 2020, there have been 4,745,464 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 142,058 deaths.

In Russian Federation, from Jan 3 to 11:44am CEST, 30 September 2020, there have been 1,167,805 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 20,545 deaths.

In Colombia, from Jan 3 to 11:44am CEST, 30 September 2020, there have been 818,203 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 25,641 deaths.

In Peru, from Jan 3 to 11:44am CEST, 30 September 2020, there have been 808,714 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 32,324 deaths.

In Mexico, from Jan 3 to 11:44am CEST, 30 September 2020, there have been 733,717 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 76,603 deaths.

In Argentina, from Jan 3 to 11:44am CEST, 30 September 2020, there have been 723,132 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 16,113 deaths.

In Spain, from Jan 3 to 11:44am CEST, 30 September 2020, there have been 716,481 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 31,232 deaths.

In South Africa, from Jan 3 to 11:44am CEST, 30 September 2020, there have been 671,669 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 16,586 deaths.

In France, from Jan 3 to 11:44am CEST, 30 September 2020, there have been 518,622 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 31,608 deaths.

In Chile, from Jan 3 to 11:44am CEST, 30 September 2020, there have been 461,300 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 12,725 deaths.

In The United Kingdom, from Jan 3 to 11:44am CEST, 30 September 2020, there have been 439,017 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 42,001 deaths.

OTHER COUNTRIES

In Saudi Arabia, from Jan 3 to 11:44am CEST, 30 September 2020, there have been 334,187 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 4,739 deaths.

In Turkey, from Jan 3 to 11:44am CEST, 30 September 2020, there have been 315,845 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 8,062 deaths.

In Canada, from Jan 3 to 11:44am CEST, 30 September 2020, there have been 155,301 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 9,278 deaths.

In Egypt, from Jan 3 to 11:44am CEST, 30 September 2020, there have been 103,079 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 5,914 deaths.

In Ethiopia, from Jan 3 to 11:44am CEST, 30 September 2020, there have been 73,944 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,177 deaths.

In Algeria, from Jan 3 to 11:44am CEST, 30 September 2020, there have been 51,213 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,719 deaths.

In Nigeria, from Jan 3 to 11:44am CEST, 30 September 2020, there have been 58,460 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,111 deaths.

Protect yourself and others from the spread COVID-19

You can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions as enunciated by WHO:

  • Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
  • Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and others. Why? When someone coughs, sneezes, or speaks they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain the virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person has the disease.
  • Avoid going to crowded places. Why? Where people come together in crowds, you are more likely to come into close contact with someone that has COVID-19 and it is more difficult to maintain a physical distance of 1 metre (3 feet).
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and infect you.
  • Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene.
  • This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately and wash your hands. Why? Droplets spread the virus. By following good respiratory hygiene, you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
  • Stay home and self-isolate even with minor symptoms such as cough, headache, mild fever, until you recover. Have someone bring you supplies. If you need to leave your house, wear a mask to avoid infecting others. Why? Avoiding contact with others will protect them from possible COVID-19 and other viruses.
  • If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention, but call by telephone in advance if possible and follow the directions of your local health authority. Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent the spread of viruses and other infections.
  • Keep up to date on the latest information from trusted sources, such as WHO or your local and national health authorities. Why? Local and national authorities are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.

Safe use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers

To protect yourself and others against COVID-19, clean your hands frequently and thoroughly. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer or wash your hands with soap and water. If you use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, make sure you use and store it carefully.

    • Keep alcohol-based hand sanitizers out of children’s reach. Teach them how to apply the sanitizer and monitor its use.
    • Apply a coin-sized amount on your hands. There is no need to use a large amount of the product.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose immediately after using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, as it can cause irritation.
    • Hand sanitizers recommended to protect against COVID-19 are alcohol-based and therefore can be flammable. Do not use before handling fire or cooking.
    • Under no circumstance, drink or let children swallow an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. It can be poisonous.
    • Remember that washing your hands with soap and water is also effective against COVID-19.

SOURCES – WHO

 

 

 

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