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COVID-19: Medium-sized countries – 2020/10/28

Alan Whiteside, in his weekly update which was published today, chose as his heading: “Ups and Downs (Mostly Downs)”. And I want to agree with him. Record numbers of new cases were recorded over the past week (mostly yesterday) for almost all of these countries and record numbers of mortalities were also recorded. Looking at the positive cases recorded this past week, on last Wednesday (21 October), the UK had its largest number of new cases for a single day (26,684), Italy yesterday (21,989), Iran also yesterday (6,968), France on Sunday (52,010), Germany on Friday (13,476) and yesterday Turkey had its greatest growth on one day (2,209) since 6 May.

As far as mortalities are concerned, yesterday the UK had its greatest number of mortalities for one day (367) since 27 May, Italy (221) since 15 May, Iran had its highest number of deaths ever (346), France (523) since 22 April, Germany (81) since 13 May and Turkey (76) since 2 May.

On Monday, when looking at the global picture, I said that I suspect that the UK will move into the ninth position for the number of positive cases and that it will probably have more than 1 million cases by next week. It has already moved into the ninth position (having overtaken both Peru and Mexico) and with a growth of more than 22,000 new cases per day, by Saturday or Sunday at the latest the country will have joined the ranks of those countries with more than 1 million positive cases.

Infection rates for all almost all of these countries are climbing steeply, and the same applies to the death rates. But then again, epidemiologists have been warning us for some time that this was most probably going to happen.

For Alan’s latest blog post, click on the link below.
https://alan-whiteside.com/…/covid-19-watch-ups-and…/

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - Posted by | COVID-19

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