Globally, more than 39.5 million people have been infected with COV, of which more than 1.1 million people die, Europe has to impose additional restrictions due to the complicated epidemic.

214 countries and territories recorded 39,531,150 cases and 1,108,028 deaths caused by nCoV, an increase of 389,117 and 5,788 cases after 24 hours, while 29,619,540 people have recovered, according to the site's statistics.


Medical staff took samples from Rennes, western France on September 7 Photo: AFP

The United States, the world's largest epidemic zone, recorded 8,282,627 cases and 223,580 deaths, an increase of 66,036 and 864 cases compared to a day earlier.

Experts warned that many states are able to prepare for a new outbreak, especially the alarming trend in the northeastern region of the country.

India, the second largest epidemic region in the world, reported an additional 65,126 cases and 886 deaths, bringing the total number of people infected and dead from Covid-19 to 7,430,635 and 113,032 respectively.

Although the number of infections in India has increased faster than any other country, the Ministry of Health of this country still shows a positive sign that the cure rate has increased by nearly 100% last month.

India began easing anti-nCoV measures nationwide in June, amid a devastating economy and millions of people losing their jobs.

Brazil, the third largest epidemic region in the world, recorded an additional 701 deaths from Covid-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 153,214.

Latin America and the Caribbean are the most affected regions in the world in terms of deaths, with Brazil accounting for the majority.

Statistics show that Brazil's nCoV figure is on the decline after soaring over the summer.

Russia recorded an additional 232 deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 23,723, while the number of infections increased by 15,150, to 1,369,313.

The Kremlin said it is concerned about the increase in cases but stressed the situation under control.

Russia on October 14 licensed the second Covid-19 vaccine, EpiVacCorona, developed by the Vector Institute.

South Africa, the 11th largest epidemic region in the world and the country most severely affected by the pandemic in Africa, recorded 700,203 cases and 18,370 deaths, up 2,019 and 61 cases respectively.

The South African government decided to open borders with most countries from October 1, while at the same time loosening the world's top strict restrictions in an effort to revive the economy.

The epidemic was complicated again in European countries.

On October 9, the Spanish government announced a state of emergency in Madrid and partially blocked the capital for 15 days.

The Catalonia region requires bars and restaurants to be closed for 15 days from October 15 but still allows take-out and door-to-door delivery.

France recorded an additional 25,086 cases of nCoV infection, the highest daily increase ever, bringing the total to 834,770, of which 33,303 died, an increase of 178 cases.

President Emmanuel Macron issued a curfew in Paris and eight other major cities for six weeks, starting October 17.

He recorded 689,257 cases and 43,429 deaths, an increase of 15,650 and 136 cases, respectively.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on October 12 ordered the closure of pubs in Liverpool as part of a new pandemic response strategy.

Germany says daily infections in the country reach an all-time high since the start of the pandemic.

When Covid -19 first hit Europe earlier this year, Germany was noted to have taken early and targeted measures to help contain the virus better than many other countries.

The leaders of the German states regularly meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel to agree on the rules and regulations, but in the end each state has the right to decide whether to impose it or not.

Iran, the Middle East's largest outbreak, reported 29,870 deaths, an increase of 265, while the total number of infections was 522,387, an increase of 4,552.

On October 10, Tehran began to impose fines for people who violate medical guidelines.

In Southeast Asia, Indonesia has overtaken the Philippines, becoming the region's largest epidemic zone.

Jakarta started to impose restrictions to prevent nCoV in early April and then loosen it up in June. However, a few weeks later, the number of new infections in the capital skyrocketed.

The Philippines reported 351,750 cases and 6,531 deaths, up 4,301 and 79 cases, respectively.

Restrictions in the capital Manila and surrounding areas last until October 31.

Most businesses have been allowed to reopen since Manila ended the blockade on August 19.

Philippine President Duterte said he wants all 113 million people in the country to be vaccinated with Covid-19, but priority will be given to the poor, the police and the military.

WHO's Regional Director for Europe, Hans Kluge on October 15 said it was time to "step up the measures" because the growing case in the continent was "a major concern".

Updated: 6:51, 17/10 | Source: WorldOMeters