Saturday, 25 July 2020 09:35

 

Summary of Latest Developments.

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases, with the total rising by 284,196 in the past 24 hours.

Some 15.7 million people around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19, while more than 638,000 have died, according to a tally by the Johns Hopkins University. More than 8.98 million people have recovered.

France advised its citizens not to travel to the Spanish region of Catalonia to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

India reported more than 49,000 fresh cases of the coronavirus with 740 new deaths, marking the biggest daily surge in infections.

 

Here are the latest updates:

 

South Korea reports 113 new coronavirus cases.

South Korea reported 113 cases of the new coronavirus, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said, the largest one-day increase since March, bringing the country's total to 14,092.

Of the new cases, 86 were imported and 27 were domestic infections.

South Korean health authorities on Friday said novel coronavirus infections among people arriving from abroad could drive the number of new cases above 100, the first time since the beginning of April that daily cases hit triple digits.

 

Bulgaria's coronavirus case tally passes 10,000.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Bulgaria passed 10,000, as the Balkan country reported 270 infections in the past 24 hours, official data showed.

Eight people had died from the virus overnight, taking the official death toll to 337. Total infections stand at 10,123. Some 5,252 people have recovered, data from the official coronavirus information platform showed.

 

Germany's confirmed cases rise by 781 to 204,964: RKI.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 781 to 204,964, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed.

The reported death toll rose by seven to 9,118, the tally showed.

 

Beijing partly reopens movie theatres.

China's capital, Beijing, reopened movie theatres in parts of the city deemed at low risk of cross infection.

Under new rules, tickets must be booked in advance, attendance is capped at 30 percent of the capacity and no eating or drinking is allowed during the show.

A temperature check and online travel record are required for entry.

 

US records 1,000 deaths for fourth day.

The US recorded more than 1,000 deaths from COVID-19 for the fourth straight day on Friday. But a top White House adviser on the pandemic said she saw signs that the worst could be past in hard-hit southern and western states.

At least 1,019 deaths due to COVID-19 were confirmed nationwide on Friday, following 1,140 on Thursday, 1,135 on Wednesday and 1,141 on Tuesday. Total cases across the US rose by at least 70,000 to more than 4.1 million, according to a tally by the Johns Hopkins University.

The numbers have been driven in large part by a surge in infections in Arizona, California, Florida and Texas.

"We're already starting to see some plateauing in these critically four states that have really suffered under the last four weeks, so Texas, California, Arizona and Florida, those major metros and throughout their counties," Dr Deborah Birx told NBC News in an interview.

Source:News Agencies.