In the USA, 99,750 new infections were registered within 24 hours. A total of 9.024 million people have been proven to be infected with the coronavirus, according to the US authority CDC. The number of deaths rose by 1,009 to 229,109, and the CDC’s figures may differ from the cases reported by the individual states.
More than 20,000 new infections in Belgium
For the first time in Belgium, more than 20,000 new infections with the coronavirus were registered within a single day. According to the national health authority Sciensano, a total of 21,448 coronavirus cases were counted on Tuesday. Consolidated figures are not yet available for the following days.
Within the EU, Belgium, with a population of a good eleven million, is currently one of the countries with the most registered infections in relation to population size.
Due to the dramatic situation, stricter restrictions are to apply from next week onwards. This means that most stores will have to close again. People are allowed to have even fewer contacts than before. At home, people are only allowed to receive one visitor a week; for single people it is two. Night curfews have been in force for a long time anyway. Bars, restaurants and cafes are also already closed.
hp, source: ORF.at/agencies. Picture: pixabay.com
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