Novel coronavirus pneumonia cases were diagnosed in 21792373 cases around the Beijing time at 6:30 on August 17th, and 772244 cases were cumulative deaths, according to the Worldometer website real-time statistics.
Compared with the previous day, there were 223316 new confirmed cases and 4826 new deaths. More than 223000 new confirmed cases, more than 21.7 million confirmed cases and more than 767000 deaths occurred outside China.
In addition, according to domestic media reports, who said that nearly 300000 new cases of new cases were added in a single day in the world; the epidemic situation in many countries rebounded, and the new cases in South Korea reached a new high in five months; and mutant strains were found in India and Malaysia.
Recently, many countries reported that the new coronavirus had mutated. The press trust of India reported on the 15th that a team from Orissa, eastern India, sequenced 1536 samples and finally reported two new virus lineages in India for the first time, and found 73 new variants of the new coronavirus strain.
Novel coronavirus pneumonia confirmed 4 cases of D614G variant strain in Malaysia, Nur, director of the Ministry of health, 16, also said. Moreover, the transmission speed of the mutant strain may be 10 times faster than that of the general strain.
At the same time, the research of new crown vaccine is also accelerating. Research on the new crown vaccine, carried out by Russia’s National Research Center for epidemiology and microbiology, will enter the third phase and is expected to start within 7 to 10 days.
Russia will start mass vaccination of the new coronavirus vaccine in a month when the vaccine capacity can meet the demand, said jinzburg, director of the research center.