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Covid-19: the pandemic has slowed down again in the world this week

2021-09-25T15:19:00.214Z

UPDATE ON THE SITUATION - New measures, new reports and highlights: Le Figaro takes stock of the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic around the world.



Slowdown of the pandemic this week, less than 2,400 classes closed in France, new daily death record in Russia ...

Le Figaro

takes stock this Friday, September 24 on the latest information related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The pandemic has slowed down again around the world this week

The Covid-19 pandemic has slowed down again this week around the world.

With 510,000 contaminations recorded daily in the world this week, the indicator has dropped significantly (-8% compared to the previous week), according to an AFP report.

This week, most regions of the world are seeing their situation improve: -32% in Africa, -25% in the United States / Canada zone, -21% in the Middle East, -7% in Asia and -2 % in Oceania, where the virus does not circulate very much.

However, the situation is deteriorating in Latin America and the Caribbean (+ 33%, a sharp increase in figure notably due to a catch-up in data in Brazil) and slightly in Europe (+ 4%).

The United States remains by far the country with the highest number of new infections in absolute terms this week (126,000 daily cases, -26%), ahead of the United Kingdom (32,400, + 10%) and Turkey (31,200, + 23%).

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Less than 2,400 classes closed in France

Nearly 2,370 classes were closed because of the Covid-19 epidemic, a figure down from last week and which represents 0.45% of classes in the country, announced the Ministry of National Education in a report. weekly point.

Nearly 3,300 classes (3,299) were closed a week ago, or 0.63% of classes in the country, according to figures from the ministry.



The ministry also indicates that 19 school structures (18 schools and one college) are closed because of the Covid epidemic, or 0.032% of establishments.

Finally, 4,154 of the 10,700 middle and high schools offered "

a vaccination course

" to the students.

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WHO paves the way for a third treatment

The World Health Organization (WHO) officially recommended on Friday a third treatment against Covid-19, Regeneron's synthetic antibodies, but only in certain specific cases.

Developed by biotechnology company Regeneron and marketed by the Roche laboratory as Ronapreve, this high-cost treatment combines two laboratory-made antibodies, casirivimab and imdevimab.

When injected intravenously, they are supposed to support the immune system to neutralize the coronavirus.

Former United States President Donald Trump received this treatment when he caught the Covid in September / October 2020.

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Russia: new daily death record

Russia, the most bereaved country in Europe, on Friday recorded a new record of daily deaths due to Covid-19, vaccination remaining sluggish and containment measures absent.

According to the assessment provided by the Russian government's crisis center, 828 people have died from the new coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

The previous record of 820 deaths had been reached twice, on September 23 and August 26, 2021.

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Cuba: reopening of bars and restaurants

Bars and restaurants, closed since January, gradually reopen from Friday in eight of Cuba's 15 provinces, including Havana.

Faced with a sharp rise in infections for two months, with a total of 832,286 cases including 7,048 deaths, Cuba has accelerated its vaccination campaign in recent weeks and now has 42.2% of its population immunized with local vaccines, not recognized by the 'WHO.

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Austria: the former Minister of the Interior ensures not to be vaccinated

The head of the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ, far right) Herbert Kickl on Friday held up on television a medical certificate proving that he did not have Covid-19 antibodies, in order to "

cut short the rumors

" according to which he would have been "

vaccinated in secret

".

"

Now we have the vaccinated at the top, who dominate the unvaccinated, deprived of liberty,

" he told the press, while Austria is gradually tightening up the health pass, banning from October onwards. unvaccinated people from accessing stadiums and large performance venues in Vienna, even if they test negative.

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Cambodia: the "

Festival of the dead

" canceled

Cambodian authorities have canceled the “

Festival of the Dead

”, an annual celebration in which Buddhist worshipers pay homage to their deceased loved ones.

The party, which began on Tuesday, will end prematurely this weekend after nearly 50 Buddhist monks tested positive for the coronavirus and authorities closed their temples in Phnom Penh.

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More than 4.7 million dead

The pandemic caused by the Covid has killed at least 4,725,638 people around the world since the end of December 2019, according to a report established by AFP from official sources on Friday.

The United States is the country with the most deaths (684,357), ahead of Brazil (592,964), India (446,368), Mexico (274,139) and Russia (202,273).

The WHO estimates, taking into account the excess mortality directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19, that the results of the pandemic could be two to three times higher.

Source: lefigaro

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