The cases of Covid in the world are over 184 million according to data released by Johns Hopkins University, while the confirmed deaths exceed 4 million since the beginning of the pandemic. And in Italy the latest balance, relative to Wednesday 7 July, of 1,010 new cases and 14 deaths (here the bulletin with the data and the bulletins that show the situation since the beginning of the pandemic: here those of 2021, here those of 2020) .
Here is the map of the contagion in the world.
The Covid-19 situation in Italy and in the world
11.30 – Hope: Just the call of the WHO, the unfinished pandemic
The WHO’s words of prudence are those that I have always repeated: the pandemic is not finished, we must have great prudence and attention especially for the variants which are elements of further concern in a framework that must be followed with great attention. This was stated by the Minister of Health Roberto Speranza, on the sidelines of the Public Assembly of Farmindustria 2021, commenting on the recall launched yesterday by the World Health Organization. There is a considerably better picture than what we have known in the previous months – he added – but we must keep our guard up. Regarding vaccines, Speranza stressed that there is an understandable debate, but the numbers must be looked at, day by day. And every day we are over 500,000 doses administered. We must insist on this path.
10.48 – Olympics, Tokyo confirms a state of emergency
The Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, confirmed today that the government will declare a new state of emergency in Tokyo for the Covid pandemic that will remain in force for the duration of the Olympics, which will take place from 23 July to 8 August. The state of emergency, as anticipated yesterday, will last until 22 August.
10.30 – Sileri: No vaccination compulsory for school
Undersecretary of Health Pierpaolo Sileri returned to talk about the vaccine issue at school, saying he was against the obligation to vaccinate: We need awareness. We must arrive with 80% of the population vaccinated before autumn. Unfortunately – he added – I see a lot of resistance in the school population, especially in the 12-15 age group, with parents who legitimately have doubts. our duty to carry out better and constant information campaigns to make people understand the goodness of vaccinations and above all that today is the time to get vaccinated because September is upon us, he told Radio Cusano Campus.
9.40 am – Minister of France: Avoid Spain and Portugal
The French should avoid holidays in Spain and Portugal as a preventive measure to protect themselves from contagion from the coronavirus, in particular from the Delta variant. This was stated by the Minister of European Affairs Clement Beaune interviewed by France 2. Those who have not already booked holidays, avoid Spain and Portugal, said the minister, speaking of a measure of prudence, a recommendation on which I insist. Better to go to France or another country, but we have a particularly worrying situation, especially in Portugal. We are monitoring in particular the situation in countries where the epidemic spreads very quickly: Portugal, Spain – Catalonia in particular, where many French people go to party, for the holidays – be careful, he added.
9.34 am – Thailand, new restrictions in sight
The Thai Ministry of Health has proposed new travel restrictions and stricter rules in high-risk areas to try to contain the number of coronavirus cases as the country sets a new record of deaths, which have risen to 75 in the last 24 hours. It was reported on Guardian. The new restrictions, which will remain in effect for 14 days, will affect the Bangkok metropolitan area as well as some so-called buffer zones, explained the permanent secretary of the ministry, Kiatiphum Wongrajit. Currently, in high-risk areas of the country – including Bangkok and the neighboring provinces – shopping malls have reduced hours and restaurants cannot serve the tables, but despite these measures, in the last month there has been an acceleration of infections.
8.30 – Vaccines, 40% of Italians immunized
There are 55,456,276 anti-Covid vaccines administered in our country, 88 percent of the doses delivered so far, equal to 63,036,569 (43,065,630 Pfizer / BioNTech, 11,775,521 Vaxzevria by AstraZeneca, 5,940,811 by Moderna and 2,254,607 by Johnson & Johnson), while the total number of vaccinated people who received the first and second dose of vaccine amounted to 21,999,201 (40.73% of the population over 12). This was reported by the bulletin prepared by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Ministry of Health and the structure of the extraordinary commissioner at Covid-19, updated at 06.18 today. As regards the territorial division, in the lead in terms of doses administered there is Lombardy with 9,790,297 (90.2% of the doses received), followed by Lazio with 5,630,642 (89.6%) and Campania with 5,404,344 (88.3%).