The United States has set a record Coronavirus case, with more than five million The number of people already infected, according to a Reuters inventory, as the country’s top infectious diseases officials raised hope earlier this week that an effective vaccine could launch. at the end of the year.
- The coronavirus deaths in Brazil have surpassed 100,000 deaths five months after the first case was reported, a sign that the country is free of deadly disease.
- New Zealand marked 100 days without domestic transmission of the coronavirus on Sunday, but warned against complacency as countries like Vietnam and Australia are fighting back outbreaks of the infection. .
- At least 19.51 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with COVID-19, while the global death toll is 725,000. More than 11.88 million have been recovered.
Here are the latest updates:
Sunday, August 9
07:35 GMT – Deadly fire at the coronavirus facility in southern India
At least 11 coronavirus patients were killed by a fire at a hotel in southern India that was used as the COVID-19 base in the second incident this month, officials said.
The fire at the Swarna Palace Hotel in Vijayawada City, Andhra Pradesh State, broke out at 5 a.m. local time (23:30 GMT Saturday).
Rescue teams evacuated people trapped in the multi-story building, according to senior police officer Srinivasulu, who uses only one name.
At least 22 people have been taken to hospital, he said.
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05:33 GMT – New Zealand recorded 100 days of no virus cases in the country
New Zealand marked 100 days of the coronavirus’s 100-day-free domestic transmission on Sunday, but warned against complacency as countries like Vietnam and Australia that once controlled the virus are now fighting the outbreak. recurrence of infections.
New Zealand’s successful fight against COVID-19 has made the island nation of 5 million people in the Pacific one of the safest places in the world, Reuters reported.
New Zealanders are back to normal life, but authorities are concerned that people are now refusing to experiment, not using government contact tracking apps and even ignoring defense rules. basic birth.
“Achieving 100 non-communicable days in the community is an important milestone, however, as we all know, we cannot be complacent,” warns Director General of the Department of Health, Dr. Ashley Bloomfield.
New Zealand has 23 active cases in regulated quarantine facilities, and 1,219 COVID-19 cases in general.
05:24 GMT – Qatar announces a coronavirus recovery rate of 97.15%
Qatar has announced a 97.15% recovery rate of its 112,650 coronavirus infections, according to statistics from Johns Hopkins University.
Of that total, 109,438 cases have recovered, with a total of 182 deaths as of Sunday.
04:51 – Saudi Arabia recorded 1,467 new cases of coronavirus
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has recorded 1,467 new cases of coronavirus infection, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 287,262.
Al Arabiya quoted the Ministry of Health on Sunday as saying 37 people died of the disease, bringing the national death toll to 3,130.
According to the report, a total of 250,440 patients have recovered from the disease.
04:15 GMT – Singapore marks the 55th National Day amidst the coronavirus pandemic
Singapore marked the 55th National Day on Sunday, with Prime Minister Lee Hien Long calling for “unity and revival” to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
In his speech, Lee warned the pandemic “is far from over” and that the number of cases in the country could still rise “despite all our preventive measures.”
Amid health concerns, Singapore Air Force (RSAF) planes flew over the city and a parade guard opened fire to greet the nation.
Singapore has more than 54,000 cases and 27 deaths. More than 48,500 patients have recovered from the disease.
03:30 GMT – Confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased 555 to 215,891
Reuters news agency reported on Sunday citing data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on infectious diseases in Germany increased 555 to 215,891 cases.
The reported death toll increased by one person to 9,196, the tally showed.
03:00 GMT – Korea reports 36 new COVID-19 cases
Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday, citing the country’s health authority to have increased to 36 new coronavirus infections, with 30 locally, bringing the total to 14,598, Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday .
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said that of the new local transmission cases, 25 were reported in Seoul and densely populated neighboring urban areas, home to about half of the country’s 50 million people.
The country reported one more coronavirus-related death, bringing the total to 305 cases.
The number of patients completely cured from the virus reached 13,642 people, an increase of 13 people compared to the previous day, accounting for 93.45% of the total number of cases.
02:22 GMT – China reports 23 new cases of COVID-19 in the mainland
China had reported 23 new cases of coronavirus infection in the mainland as of the end of August 8, down from 31 a day earlier, Reuters news agency quoted the country’s health agency on Sunday.
Among the new cases, there are 15 cases of domestic transmission and eight cases of imported infection, the National Health Commission said in a statement posted on its website.
About 45 people were discharged on Saturday and there are still 817 active cases in the country, of which 43 are severe.
The total number of infections in mainland China is now 84,619, the number of deaths remains unchanged at 4,634.
01:45 GMT – Mexico stopped working bleeding during the pandemic, the president said
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that Mexico began sending people back to work in August after losing 1.1 million official jobs between March and July due to the effects of the pandemic. the economic coronavirus.
“We have stopped losing our jobs,” Lopez Obrador said in a video posted on YouTube. “So far in August, nearly 15,000 new jobs have been created.”
Citing data from Mexico’s Social Security Institute, Lopez Obrador said 1.1 million official jobs were lost between March and July, compared with around 555,000 in April. That slowed 3,900 official jobs in July, he said.
The majority of Mexicans work in the informal economy, and they have had to bear the burden of job loss due to the effects of the epidemic on Latin America’s second largest economy.
01:15 GMT – The number of coronavirus deaths in Mexico exceeds 52,000, cases over 475,900
According to Reuters, Mexico’s Ministry of Health reported 6,495 newly confirmed coronavirus infections and 695 other deaths, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 475,902 and 52,006 deaths.
Officials say the number of people actually infected could be significantly higher than confirmed cases.
Mexico has the third highest coronavirus mortality globally, after the United States and Brazil.
00:05 GMT – The United States sets a record with the top 5 million coronavirus infections
The United States set a record for coronavirus infections on Saturday, with more than five million people currently infected, according to Reuters statistics, as the country’s top infectious diseases officials give hope to earlier this week that an effective vaccine may be available later in the year. .
According to Reuters analysis, one in 66 people are infected, with the United States leading the world in the number of COVID-19 infections. This country has recorded more than 160,000 deaths, nearly a quarter of all deaths in the world.
The latest development comes when President Donald Trump signed executive orders to provide economic support to Americans injured by the coronavirus epidemic after the White House failed to reach an agreement with Congress.
00:01 GMT – The number of coronavirus deaths in Brazil is 100,000
The coronavirus deaths in Brazil have surpassed 100,000 deaths five months after the first case was reported, a sign that the country is free of deadly disease.
The nation of 210 million people has reported an average of more than 1,000 daily deaths from the pandemic since the end of May and reported 905 people during the most recent 24-hour period.
The Department of Health says there have been a total of 3,012,412 confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus – second only to the number of deaths and infection fees in the United States. And as in many countries, experts believe that both of these numbers are severely lacking due to insufficient trials.
Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera’s ongoing newsletter about the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Ted Regencia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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