Five new cases from 4 countries
Five new coronavirus cases were reported on Saturday, all quarantined arrivals from Bahrain, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates and India, raising the accumulated total in Thailand to 3,780.The Centre for Covid Situation Administration said the new cases were three Thais, one Pakistani national and one Indian national.The first case was a 30-year-old Thai employee, who arrived from Bahrain on Oct 18 and was in a state quarantine facility in Chon Buri. She was on the same flight as that of six previously confirmed cases. She tested positive on Oct 29, but was asymptomatic. She was sent to a pub...
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US passes nine million coronavirus cases as infections spike
Washington (AFP) - The United States passed nine million reported coronavirus cases on Friday and broke its own record for daily new infections for the second day in a row, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University, as Covid-19 surges days before the country chooses its next president.The US, which has seen a resurgence of its outbreak since mid-October, has now notched up 9,034,295 cases, according to a real-time count by the Baltimore-based school. On Friday the country set a record for new daily infections of more than 94,000 in 24 hours, breaking the record of 91,000 it had set ju...
Florida surpasses 800,000 cases of COVID-19
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida reported 5,592 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the highest total in 2 1/2 months, continuing an upward trend of COVID-19 infections across the state.With the latest numbers, Florida now has a pandemic total of 800,216 people who have tested positive for the disease. Almost 17,000 of them have died.This is the fourth consecutive day with at least 4,000 infections, more proof that a resurgence is underway.Friday’s data shows it’s the most new COVID-19 cases in one day since the state tallied 6,352 cases on Aug. 15. The state reported 7,569 cases on Sept. 1, but m...
Tokyo stocks open lower amid resurgence of global coronavirus cases
Tokyo stocks opened lower Friday, weighed down by concerns about the uptick in global coronavirus cases and the impact of fresh social restrictions in some European countries to contain the resurgence.In the first 15 minutes of trading, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average lost 58.06 points, or 0.25 percent, from Thursday to 23,273.88. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 9.24 points, or 0.57 percent, at 1,601.69.Decliners were led by pharmaceutical, precision instrument and pulp and paper issues.At 9 a.m., the dollar fetched 104.56-57 yen comp...
Merkel warns Germany faces 'skyrocketing' coronavirus cases
Chancellor Angela Merkel told German lawmakers on Thursday that the nation faced "a dramatic situation" as the number of new coronavirus cases surge across the country, threatening to overwhelm the nation's health service.New infections have "skyrocketed," Merkel said in a statement to parliament just one day after she and the country's 16 state premiers agreed to tough new restrictions and business closures to curb the spread of the virus."Such dynamics will overburden our intensive care units in a few weeks' time," said Merkel."We are in a dramatic situation at the beginning of the winter se...
Ministry of Health announced on Thursday 121 new coronavirus cases
The Ministry of Health announced on Thursday 121 new coronavirus cases out of 2,530 laboratory tests.Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Cyprus recorded 4,051 positive cases.There are 27 people being treated in the Famagusta General Hospital of whom four in the Advanced Care Unit. Four patients are being treated in the Intensive Care Unit of the Nicosia General Hospital, while seven others in the COVID19 ward.Fifty of today`s positive cases were found out of 700 samples taken through contact tracing of confirmed cases, 49 out of 338 samples taken upon private initiative, 9 out of 213 tests car...
Cyprus News Agency
More than 40% of coronavirus cases recorded in the last 14 days
In the last 14 days (11-24 October), 1,374 cases of coronavirus were diagnosed in Cyprus with median age being 32 years, which corresponds to 40,5% of the total cases (3,388) recorded until the 24th of October, according to figures by the National Surveillance Report which was published on Thursday and produced by the Epidemiological Surveillance Unit of the Ministry of Health.The Report states that as of October 24th, a total of 3,388 COVID-19 cases and 32 deaths have been reported in the Republic of Cyprus.The 14-day cumulative notification rate is 158.1 per 100,000 population.In the last 14...
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Egypt reports 170 new coronavirus cases, bringing total to 106,877
Egypt’s Health Ministry on Monday confirmed 170 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s total number of confirmed cases up to 106,877, ministry spokesperson Khaled Megahed announced.The total number of COVID-19-related deaths has now reached 6,222 nationwide after the ministry announced 11 deaths on Monday.And 103 patients were discharged from quarantine at isolation hospitals on Monday, raising Egypt’s total number of fully-recovered cases to 99,084. Patients are considered recovered from coronavirus if their symptoms disappear within 10 days of initial onset, according to the World Hea...
20 new coronavirus cases among Filipinos abroad push total to 11,224
20 new coronavirus cases among Filipinos abroad push total to 11,224(Philstar.com) – October 28, 2020 – 9:29pmMANILA, Philippines — Foreign affairs officials on Wednesday said 20 more Filipinos abroad have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the overall count to now at 11,224.Wednesday’s additional reported infections are among the highest that the department reported for a while, with the cases originating from Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.One Filipino, meanwhile, was added in the number of fatalities which now stands at 817.Some 3,153 are still receiving treatment, whil...
Record rise in German coronavirus cases as Merkel pushes for shutdown
Germany reported a record spike in coronavirus infections on Wednesday, hours before Chancellor Angela Merkel was set to discuss with regional leaders her proposal for a sweeping shutdown next month.The Robert Koch Institute for disease control said 14,964 new coronavirus infections had been confirmed over a 24-hour period, marking the country's highest daily increase since the pandemic began.This brings the total number of cases so far to 449,275. The institute gave the death toll as 10,098, an increase of 27 compared to the previous day.Merkel is expected to urge the premiers of Germany's 16...