BERLIN(Reuters) – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 16,033 to 2,645,783, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Saturday. The reported death toll rose by 207 to 74,565. (Reporting by Berlin Newsroom; Editing by Kim Coghill) Source link
MILAN (Reuters) – Italy reported 373 coronavirus-related deaths on Thursday against 332 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections rose to 25,673 from 22,409 the day before. Some 372,217 tests for COVID-19 were carried out in the past day, compared with a previous 361,040, the health ministry said.
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – Coronavirus was the last thing on schoolteacher Gladys Koffa’s mind as she waited eagerly for Pope Francis to say Mass at Franso Hariri stadium in Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, on Sunday. “We’re not thinking about corona at a time like this it’s special, we have God on
BELGRADE (Reuters) – COVID-19 caused the death of a man in Serbia last February, 10 days before the first fatality from the disease in Europe was reported by France, a study by researchers in Belgrade has found. A 56-year-old construction worker from Belgrade, who had not travelled abroad, was admitted on Feb. 5, 2020 to
NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) — U.S. stocks suffered losses in the volatile week amid concerns over retail trading frenzy and a continued spike in COVID-19 infections. For the week ending Friday, both the Dow and the S&P 500 lost 3.3 percent, while the Nasdaq Composite declined 3.5 percent, posting their worst week since October.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The highly infectious coronavirus variant originally discovered in Britain has been detected in California, Governor Gavin Newsom said on Wednesday, a day after the first known U.S. case was documented in Colorado. Newsom announced his state’s first known case of the coronavirus variant B.1.1.7, identified in Southern California, at the start
BERLIN (Reuters) – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 12,892 to 1,664,726, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Tuesday. The reported death toll rose by 852 to 30,978, the tally showed. (Reporting by Berlin Newsroom; Editing by Tom Hogue) Source link
BERLIN (Reuters) – A 101-year-old woman became the first German to receive a vaccine against the coronavirus on Saturday, a day ahead of the official start of the country’s vaccination campaign, local broadcaster MDR reported. The woman, from Halberstadt in the Harz hill range, lives in a care home for elderly people, where 40 residents
PARIS (Reuters) – A Frenchman who recently arrived back in France from London has tested positive for the new variant of the coronavirus, the French Health Ministry said in a statement on Friday. The ministry said that the case – the first in France – had been found in the city of Tours. The man
(Reuters) – Netherlands will ban flights carrying passengers from the United Kingdom from Sunday as Britain detected a new coronavirus strain. A travel ban will remain in place until Jan. 1, the government said in a statement early Sunday, adding that it is monitoring developments and is considering additional measures regarding other modes of transport.
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan saw more than 3,000 new infections of the novel coronavirus for the first time in one day on Saturday, public broadcaster NHK reported, as the number of cases continues to rise in the winter. A total of 3,041 people were newly infected, NHK said. Tokyo, Japan’s capital and largest city, on
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia reported 27,403 new coronavirus cases on Friday, including 6,868 in Moscow, taking the national total to 2,402,949 since the pandemic began. Authorities also confirmed 569 deaths related to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, pushing the official national death toll to 42,176. (Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing
GENEVA (Reuters) – The head of the World Health Organization said on Monday that Mexico is in “bad shape” regarding the coronavirus as infections and deaths surge, while the Mexican government forecast the pandemic would likely continue worsening until January. Mexico’s coronavirus death tally, the fourth highest in the world, stands at almost 106,000. Confirmed
ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece reported 121 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday, a daily record, with hospitals in the north of the country under pressure as intensive care beds fill up with COVID-19 patients. Health authorities reported 1,747 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total since the first case was detected in February to 103,034. The death
MADRID (Reuters) – Spain is unlikely to make vaccination against the coronavirus compulsory, at least initially, health ministry sources said on Monday. Under Spanish law, vaccination is voluntary, although in some cases, such as an epidemic, the government could make it compulsory. “There are instruments to make it so. But it is not the plan
(Reuters) – Global coronavirus infections exceeded 50 million on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, with a second wave of the virus in the past 30 days accounting for a quarter of the total. October was the worst month for the pandemic so far, with the United States becoming the first country to report more
SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea said on Thursday it had alerted about 1,000 people who attended the memorial of the late Samsung Group patriarch Lee Kun-hee last week to get tested for the coronavirus after one person at the event tested positive. A local journalist who had covered the memorial developed symptoms two days later
MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s death toll from the coronavirus reached 38,118 after the Health Ministry revised its methodology for recording infections and fatalities, official data showed on Wednesday, up sharply from Tuesday’s unrevised 36,495. The tally of infections now stands at 1,284,408 cases, according to the latest data release, which removes double entries and adds
FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A coronavirus strain that emerged in Spain in June has spread across Europe and now makes up a large proportion of infections in several countries, researchers said, highlighting the role of travel in the pandemic and the need to track mutations. The variant, which has not been found to be inherently more
BERLIN (Reuters) – German intensive care units risk being overwhelmed in a few weeks due to a surge in coronavirus cases, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday. “We are in a dramatic situation,” Merkel told the lower house of parliament a day after announcing a circuit-break lockdown to curb the spread of the virus.
MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s coronavirus infections reached a total of 7.76 million, with 54,366 new cases being reported in the last 24 hours, data from the federal health ministry showed on Friday. The world’s second-most populous country also has the world’s second-highest caseload, behind the United States, which has 8.3 million infections so far. Deaths
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The risk of COVID-19 hung over Monday’s opening of Amy Coney Barrett’s U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings, with the Senate hearing room including at least one lawmaker who tested positive for the disease as well as the judge’s seven children. President Donald Trump formally nominated Barrett at a packed Sept. 26 White
SEOUL (Reuters) – North Koreans wearing medical masks have gathered in the capital of Pyongyang, state media reported this week, ahead of what is expected to be a big military parade on Saturday, possibly featuring the country’s latest ballistic missiles. The holiday marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers’ Party of
KYIV (Reuters) – Ukraine registered a record 5,397 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the national security council said on Thursday, up from a previous record of 4,753 new cases reported on Wednesday. The council said a total of 244,734 cases had been registered in Ukraine as of Oct. 8, with 4,690 deaths, including
KYIV (Reuters) – The daily number of new coronavirus cases in Ukraine could exceed 5,000 later this week, Health Minister Maksym Stepanov said on Monday. Ukraine reported a record of 4,661 new cases on Saturday, but the number fell to 4,140 cases on Sunday and 3,774 on Monday. “The situation is tense but not critical,”
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden tested negative again for COVID-19 on Sunday in a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, his campaign said, according to a press pool report. Biden, who shared a debate stage with President Donald Trump last Tuesday in Cleveland, also had tested negative in two tests on Friday, the
NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, to contain the spread of COVID-19 in what was once the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic, said on Sunday he is moving to shut non-essential businesses as well as schools in nine neighborhoods identified as coronavirus clusters, starting on Wednesday. Seeking state approval for
PRAGUE (Reuters) – The Czech Republic reported 1,305 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday and 15 related deaths, health ministry data showed on Monday, as the country battles one of the highest recent infection rates in the world. The number of new cases was below Saturday’s 1,985 infection count, but above 985 cases the Saturday
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s confirmed coronavirus caseload rose to 705,263 on Tuesday, according to updated data from the health ministry, along with a reported death toll of 74,348. Authorities reported 4,683 new cases along with 651 deaths on Tuesday, but the true figures are likely significantly higher due to little testing. (Reporting by David
(Reuters) – The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warned on Thursday that the novel coronavirus is driving discrimination towards vulnerable communities in Asia, including migrants and foreigners. The humanitarian agency surveyed 5,000 people in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Pakistan and found about half blamed a specific group for spreading the