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The coronavirus Delta mutation records large numbers of cases and victims worldwide on a daily basis.
Brazil ranks 2nd in the macabre world rankings, based on the number of deaths due to the disease, behind the US, while it ranks 3rd in the world in terms of the number of HIV infections, after the US and India.
The Brazilian Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday that 800 patients with COVID-19 had died in the past 24 hours and 14,780 cases of SARS-CoV-2 had been diagnosed.
With 588,597 deaths out of a total of almost 21 million reported infections as of this stage after the outbreak of the new coronavirus in its territory, Latin America, the largest country with a population of 212 million, ranks 2nd in the macabre world rankings. of the disease, behind the US, while it ranks 3rd in the world in terms of the number of viral infections, after the US and India, according to official data.
India has reported 30,570 new cases of COVID-19 infection in the last 24 hours, according to a government statement. At the same time, 431 new deaths were recorded by COVID-19 according to the Ministry of Health.
The total number of COVID-19 infection cases reached 33.35 million, with the total number of deaths reaching 443,928.
The Mexican Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday that 897 patients with COVID-19 had died in the past 24 hours and 13,217 cases of SARS-CoV-2 had been diagnosed.
With 269,912 deaths since it broke out in its territory until yesterday, the country of 126 million inhabitants records the 4th heaviest report of the new coronavirus pandemic in the world in absolute terms.
The recorded cases have reached 3,542,189, according to the ministry, but it has acknowledged that they are very underestimated in relation to reality.
Confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 in Germany have risen by 12,925 in the past 24 hours to 4,114,856, according to data released Thursday by the Robert Koch Institute, the country's epidemiological watchdog.
The deaths of 68 patients with COVID-19 have raised the death toll from a new coronavirus pandemic in the country to 92,837 to date, according to the same source.
Moreover, the United States develop a "new system for international travel" that includes the tracing of contacts of travelers when they finally lifted restrictions that prevent many people ap` around the world to enter the country.
White House's Covid-19 coordinator Jeff Zienz told the Travel and Tourism Advisory Committee that the government has no plans to immediately ease the restrictions because of the Delta variant.
In early August, Reuters reported that the White House intended to make it a condition that foreign visitors be vaccinated to enter the country.
Zienz said the new system, which would be "safer", would replace the existing restrictions and that Washington was "considering" asking visitors to be vaccinated for Covid-19. "Vaccination rates are important here as well as in other countries," he added, urging travel companies such as airlines to quickly make vaccination of their employees mandatory.
Extraordinary travel restrictions were first imposed on those coming from China in January 2020. Since then, many other countries have been added, most recently India in May. The government wants to lift travel restrictions "as soon as possible," Zienz said.
The new system will allow the collection of data to track travelers' contacts, so that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can contact them if they are likely to be exposed to the new coronavirus.