Ambulances lined up in Brazil, full of suffocating patients, set new world records for COVID-19 deaths and new coronavirus infections on Thursday. The disease has even spread to some countries that have been tested for the virus.
In the United States, Detroit leaders began planning to knock on every door to persuade people to get vaccinated.
This week, Brazil became the third country after the United States to report more than 4,000 deaths in the 24 hours of COVID-19 deaths after Peru. In 24 hours, India reached a peak of almost 127,000 new cases, և Iran set a new record for coronavirus infection for the third day in a row, reporting nearly 22,600 new cases.
Emergency services are at their peak since the outbreak in Rio de Janeiro. They were fighting for everyone by transporting ambulances of all ages to overcrowded hospitals. Authorities say more than 90 percent of the state’s intensive care unit is taking COVID-19 patients, and many cities report that people who die at home do not have access to affordable treatment.
“We are already living in the third wave. “We have three times more calls,” said Adriano Pereira, director of the Duque de Caxias mobile ambulance service in a poor town outside Rio.
The death toll in Brazil has risen to more than 340,000, the second highest in the world after the United States, where nearly 560,000 people have been killed.
The 14-day moving average of COVID-19 daily deaths in Rio rose from 112 to 207 between March 1 and April 7, with some health analysts expecting even worse days in the next two weeks. Many hospitals warn of the risk of sedatives for oxygen և intubation.
The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi urged people to be vaccinated, writing in a tweet: “Vaccination is one of the few ways to overcome the virus. If you have the right to a vaccine, get a picture soon.
The United States has now completely vaccinated almost 20% of its adult population, with New Mexico becoming the first state to receive shots in the hands of 25% of its population. Areas that are still far away for the most affected countries.
In India, home to 1.4 billion people, only 11 million are fully vaccinated. In Brazil, less than 3% of the country’s 210 million people received both doses, according to the online research site Our World in Data.
South Korea has reported more than 700 cases, the highest daily jump since Jan. 5. Health officials will announce measures to increase social distance after the meeting on Friday.
In Thailand, which reported only 95 deaths during the epidemic, health officials said the first local cases of the coronavirus version were first found in Britain. The news comes at a time when only 1% of the population has been vaccinated, թ as Thais prepare to celebrate the traditional Songkran New Year’s holiday next week, which is usually a popular travel time.
That option is more contagious, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week that it is now the most common variant in the United States, raising concerns that it is a contagious infection, a disease of more people.
Michigan registers an average of more than 7,000 new cases a day. A number that makes the state second only to New York. Michigan has the highest rate of new cases per capita. According to data from Hopkins University, between March 31 and April 7, 1 in 203 states is diagnosed with COVID-19.
In Detroit, which is about 80 percent, officials said they plan to start visiting homes to talk about the possibility of getting vaccinated against the virus and registering for the job.
“We’re going to knock on every door in the city, making sure every Detroiter knows how to make an appointment,” Victoria Kovari, executive aide to Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, told Detroit News.
Only 22 percent of Detroit residents received at least one dose of the vaccine, compared to 38 percent of all in Michigan, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Other Middle Eastern states have seen signs of concern in recent days, including the Iowa school district, where 127 students and five staff members rated positively for the coronavirus or are thought to be positive.
In Massachusetts, where the seven-day moving average has reached more than 2,100 new cases a day, the Massachusetts Public Health Association has called on Republican Gov. Charlie Baker to reinstate public health. The group urged Baker to limit his ability to eat indoors և other closed activities, saying that the increase in cases աց hospitalizations follows Baker’s decision to ease those restrictions.
“We are currently in the race for vaccines,” said Karlen Pavlos, the group’s chief executive, on Thursday. “Without these health measures, even more innocent lives will be meaningless.”
Associated Press writers Felipe Dana in Rio de Janeiro, Mauricio Savarese in Sao Paulo, and Corey Williams in Detroit contributed to this report.