NEW YORK, Sept. 25 — Global COVID-19 cases surpassed 32 million on Thursday, reported Xinhua news agency.
According to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University, the global case count reached 32,048,333, with a total of 979,454 deaths worldwide as of 3.23 pm local time (1923 GMT).
The United States reported the most cases and deaths around the world, which stood at 6,962,333 and 202,467, respectively. India recorded 5,732,518 cases, just shy of the US caseload. Brazil followed India with 4,624,268 cases and 138,974 deaths, the world’s second-largest death toll.
Countries with more than 700,000 cases also include Russia, Colombia, Peru, Mexico and Spain, while other countries with over 35,000 deaths include India, Mexico, Britain and Italy, according to the centre.
Japan’s Total Coronavirus Cases Top 100,000
TOKYO, Oct 30 — Japan’s cumulative total of confirmed novel coronavirus cases topped 100,000 on Thursday, according to a tally based on official data, amid a recent uptick in the number of new infections coinciding with a resumption of economic activity, Kyodo News reported.
The single-day number of new cases across the country reported Thursday was 809, eclipsing the 800 mark for the first time since Aug 29, as some clusters of infections have been detected since early this month.
The total figure includes about 700 cases aboard the Diamond Princess, a cruise ship that was quarantined in Yokohama in February. There have been more than 1,700 deaths in the country attributed to the virus.
Confirmed cases in Japan surged in April, prompting the government to declare a nationwide state of emergency that called for people to stay at home and some businesses to temporarily close, while imposing strict entry restrictions for foreign travelers from most of the world.
Daily figures peaked in August at around 1,600 and have since slowed, but experts advising the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare have warned of an upward trend again in new infections, with Tokyo continuing to see a steady number of cases while other parts of the country, such as the northernmost main island Hokkaido, are seeing an uptick.
Japan had 3.21 coronavirus cases per 100,000 people in one week from Oct 20, up from 2.84 in the week from Oct 6, according to the health ministry.
Japan has fared much better than the worst-hit parts of the world such as the United States, which has seen more than 8.8 million confirmed cases. Europe has also been battered, with France and Germany both announcing Wednesday that they are going into lockdown amid an onslaught of infections.
According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, Japan’s cumulative total of cases ranked 49th in the world.
But Japan is worse off than neighbors such as South Korea and Taiwan, which acted quickly to restrict travel and stamp out clusters.
The milestone of 100,000 confirmed cases comes as the administration of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is considering extending its domestic travel subsidy program in an effort to prop up the world’s third-largest economy, which saw a record contraction in the April-June quarter.
The “Go To Travel” campaign was launched in most parts of Japan in late July and was initially set to expire at the end of January. The later addition of Tokyo, which has reported more than 30,000 coronavirus cases in total, may have contributed to the nationwide increase in infections.
“We believe it is possible to continue social and economic activity by taking effective measures to keep the number of serious cases and deaths to a minimum,” Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Naoki Okada said at a press conference on Thursday.
Japan is bracing for the flu season, which coupled with the COVID-19 outbreak could put a strain on the medical system. Suga has vowed to support hospitals while aiming to procure enough coronavirus vaccine for the country’s entire population by the first half of 2021.
Mites Breed On A Woman’s Eyelashes As She Did Not Remove Her Makeup Properly
There has been a constant reminder for everyone who wears makeup to really remove and wash all their makeup properly especially before they decided to go to bed and sleep. As annoying and also tiring the process of removing the makeup that they have to face though, they still have and really should do it.
Unfortunately, a disgusting incident happened for a particular woman in China who decided not to remove her makeup properly. A lot of mites live in her eyelashes as result of her action.
According to the news, a particular 32-year-old woman originally from Hubei Province in China has spent the past six months of her life with itchy and also dry eyes. Other than that, her eyelashes kept falling off as well. She went to the doctor to find out what was happening with her eyes when her doctor found mites living in her eyelash follicles.
The doctor discovered that there are many mites crawling around the root of her eyelashes when this 32-year-old’s eyelashes were examined. The doctor asked the woman if she had to wear makeup to work. It was suspected that because of the woman’s irregular work schedule and pressure from work, she never removed her makeup properly at the end of each day. Because of that, it resulted in a large number of mites has bred on her own eyelashes.
The woman said, “No wonder my eyes have always been itchy and felt dry for the past six months”. She also added, “My eyelashes would fall off often too”. She was then advised by the doctor to properly and thoroughly remove her makeup whenever she has to use it. This would reduce the chances of mites growing in an unusual amount of time.
Sources: Oriental Daily.
Woman Shares 12-Month Trial of Spider Bite Turns Into A ‘Crater’
Recently, a woman has shared the effects of a bite from a spider known as the ‘Brown Recluse Spider’ on social media. Injuries from the spider bite have caused the victim’s skin to have holes as a result of the infection.
The effects of the bite started from a red lump and then the woman’s skin had holes with black wounds, this condition occurred after a few weeks of being bitten by the spider.
The scars from the spider bite are still visible even after a year after the bite.
The woman also uploaded a picture of the ‘Brown Recluse Spider’. A friend of the victim shared the story on Reddit.
“He saw a doctor within 45 minutes after being bitten”.
“14 days of antibiotics, three times a day. Daily treatment for the first two weeks and once a week since”.
“The spider that bit him was caught and put in a plastic zip to be shown to the doctor”.
It takes 12 months of medical treatment to treat a bite because the soft tissue damage caused by Brown Recluse spiders can take months to heal. Brown Recluse spiders are usually not known as aggressive. Although bites rarely cause death, they can cause significant “soft tissue destruction” that takes months to heal.
This species is usually found only in South and Central America and usually grows to a length of between 6 and 20 mm (0.2 and 0.8 inches) – but they can grow larger. These spiders are also said to be the second most venomous spider in America.
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