Eastern Visayas logs record spike in COVID-19 cases
Eastern Visayas logs record spike in COVID-19 casesMiriam Desacada(The Philippine Star) – October 15, 2020 – 12:00amTACLOBAN CITY, Philippines — Eastern Visayas logged a record single-day surge in the number of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.The Department of Health (DOH)-Eastern Visayas office said 173 new cases were recorded, the highest since the pandemic began.At least 103 cases were recorded in Northern Samar. Sixty of the cases are from Laoang town, 48 of them inmates in a sub-provincial jail.Allen Berbon, Northern Samar information officer, said operations at the ...
Xinjiang reports record spike in COVID-19 patients
By AYBEK ASKHAR in Urumqi and ZHANG XIAOMIN in Dalian, Liaoning | China Daily | Updated: 2020-07-28 07:24The Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region reported a record single-day spike in new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, citing more precise diagnosis and increased efficiency in the second round of nucleic acid testing, a public health expert said at a conference on Monday.Zhang Wei, head of the health commission in Urumqi, said at a virus control and prevention conference on Monday that "the spike in the number of confirmed cases is due to the improved efficiency of mass nucleic acid testing an...