Latin America coronavirus demise toll hits 200,000: Dwell updates

Latin America coronavirus death toll hits 200,000: Live updates


  • The demise toll in Latin America from the novel coronavirus has surpassed 200,000, a Reuters tally confirmed, after Peru reported one other 191 deaths from the pandemic early on Sunday.

  • South Africa has surpassed 500,000 confirmed COVID-19 instances, representing greater than 50 % of all reported coronavirus infections in Africa’s 54 nations. It additionally reported greater than 8,000 deaths.

  • 1000’s of demonstrators have gathered in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv to demand the resignation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his dealing with of the coronavirus emergency, and the alleged corruption in his authorities.

  • Greater than 17.79 million individuals all over the world have been recognized with the brand new coronavirus. Virtually 10.5 million sufferers have recovered and greater than 684,000 have died, in line with information from Johns Hopkins College.

Listed below are the newest updates:

Sunday, August 2

07:50 – Russia’s coronavirus instances surpass 850,000

Russia reported 5,427 new instances of the novel coronavirus, bringing its nationwide tally to 850,870, the fourth largest caseload on the planet.

Russia’s coronavirus taskforce stated 70 individuals had died over the past 24 hours, pushing the official demise toll within the nation of round 145 million individuals to 14,128.

07:20 GMT – Tokyo confirms 292 new coronavirus instances on Sunday – NHK

Tokyo confirmed 292 new coronavirus infections, after instances rose by greater than 400 prior to now two days, public broadcaster NHK stated.

Governor Koike Yuriko stated on Friday Tokyo may declare a state of emergency if the coronavirus scenario within the Japanese capital deteriorates additional, as debate deepened over how to answer report will increase in new infections.

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Passengers carrying protecting face masks move via the automated entranceway at a station in Tokyo [Reuters]

07:00 GMT – Mexico registers report 9,556 new each day instances

Mexico’s well being ministry reported a report 9,556 new confirmed instances of coronavirus and 784 extra fatalities, bringing the overall within the nation to 434,193 instances and 47,472 deaths.

The federal government has stated the actual variety of contaminated individuals is probably going considerably increased than the confirmed instances.

06:25 GMT – Philippines to replace COVID-19 technique

The Philippines’ well being division vowed to replace its recreation plan in opposition to COVID-19 inside per week and sought to beef up the healthcare workforce within the capital Manila, the place medical frontliners are calling for reviving strict lockdowns.

The Southeast Asian nation on Saturday reported 4,963 extra coronavirus infections, the biggest single-day soar on report, bringing its whole confirmed instances to 98,232, whereas its demise toll had climbed to 2,039.

It has the second-highest variety of coronavirus infections and COVID-19 deaths within the area, behind Indonesia.

Within the largest name but from medical specialists to comprise the virus, 80 teams representing 80,000 medical doctors and one million nurses, on Saturday stated the Philippines was dropping the struggle in opposition to the illness and warned of a collapse of the healthcare system from hovering infections with out tighter controls.

06:00 GMT – India’s instances cross 1.75 million

India’s coronavirus caseload crosses 1.75 million with one other spike of 54,735 prior to now 24 hours.

The brand new instances are down from 57,118 on Saturday. The Well being Ministry on Sunday additionally reported 853 deaths for a complete of 37,364.

The month of July alone has accounted for greater than 1.1 million instances in India.Well being Minister Harsh Vardhan stated the case fatality fee was progressively lowering and at the moment stands at 2.18 %, one of many lowest globally.

Outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ahmedabad

A healthcare employee carrying protecting gear takes a swab pattern from a person in Ahmedabad, India [Reuters]

05:30 GMT – Australia’s Victoria imposes curfew to comprise COVID-19

A state of catastrophe was declared in Australia’s Victoria, with the native authorities implementing an evening curfew as a part of its harshest motion restrictions thus far to comprise the coronavirus.

State Premier Daniel Andrews stated that the brand new restrictions, to be in place for six weeks till mid-September, will enable just one individual per family to buy groceries as soon as a day. Melbournians won’t be able to go additional than 5 kilometres (Three miles) from dwelling.


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04:52 GMT – Australia’s Victoria declares state catastrophe over coronavirus

Australia’s state of Victoria has declared a state of catastrophe on Sunday, and introduced a lockdown following a surge within the variety of coronavirus instances.

A curfew has been issued within the metropolis of Melbourne starting at 8pm on Sunday evening.

Residents of Melbourne are additionally ordered to not journey past 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) from their residence.

04:33 GMT – Tokyo reviews report 472 new instances

Tokyo reported a report 472 new instances of the coronavirus, NHK reported on Sunday.

The each day tally within the Japanese capital topped 400 for the second day in a row as of the tip of Saturday. That places the overall variety of infections in Tokyo greater than 13,000.

Tokyo officers say the rise could also be on account of outings through the 4-day vacation final month.

Nationwide, greater than 1,500 new infections have been reported as of the tip of Saturday.

The most recent Johns Hopkins College tally on Sunday confirmed a complete of 37,780 instances and simply over 1,000 deaths.

04:03 GMT – Austrian overseas workplace employees checks optimistic of coronavirus

Authorities have introduced that an worker on the Austrian chancellery has examined optimistic for the coronavirus, however didn’t work straight with Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, in line with AP information company.

The Austria Press Company reported the chancellery says individuals who have been in touch with the worker have examined detrimental and the workplace’s work was not affected by the assist employee’s an infection. Kurz is examined repeatedly for the virus.

Austria’s dealing with of the pandemic has typically been seen as comparatively profitable. The nation lately toughened guidelines on carrying masks after a rise in new infections.

Austria has 718 confirmed deaths, in line with a tally by Johns Hopkins College.

03:47 GMT – South Korea reviews 22 new importted instances, eight native infections

South Korea reported 30 new instances of the coronavirus on Sunday, with 22 of them imported instances and eight native instances, marking the second day in a row that native infections have elevated by a single-digit determine, in line with Yonhap information company.

The brand new instances raised South Korea’s whole instances of COVID-19 to 14,366, whereas the nation’s demise toll remained at 301, in line with the Korea Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (KCDC).

The variety of new instances has been within the 30s since Friday when South Korea reported 36 new virus instances. The quantity fell to 31 on Saturday.

03:25 GMT – France begins testing passengers from 16 nations at airports, ports

Vacationers getting into France from 16 nations the place the coronavirus is circulating extensively should have virus checks upon arrival at French airports and ports, AP information company reported.

French Prime Minister Jean Castex introduced final month the checks could be required beginning on Saturday for the arrival passengers, except they current proof of a detrimental check inside 72 hours of their departure.

Those that check optimistic in France should quarantine for 14 days.

France will not be allowing basic journey to and from the 16 nations, which embody the hotspots of the USA and Brazil.

02:49 GMT – Manila’s Catholic chief orders shutdown of church actions, mass gatherings

Quiapo ChurchThe Philippines has reported over 98,000 instances and greater than 2,000 deaths as of Saturday [File: Aaron Favila/AP]

The top of Manila’s Catholic church has ordered the suspension of all public actions and different mass gatherings for the following ten days, as a part of the trouble to assist curb the unfold of the coronavirus within the Philippine capital.

“As a response to the decision of our medical individuals, all of the church buildings and shrines within the Archdiocese of Manila will revert to the interval of ECQ protocols,” Bishop Broderick Pabillo, the top of the Archdiocese of Manila stated, in reference to the earlier strict lockdown procedures imposed in Manila.

“We won’t maintain public non secular actions from August Three to 14 however we proceed our on-line actions,” he added within the assertion issued late on Saturday. Pabillo had earlier examined optimistic of the virus.

The Philippines’ greater than 100 million inhabitants is predominantly Catholic. The top of the Manila church is seen as essentially the most influential determine within the Catholic hierarchy within the nation.

The Philippines has reported over 98,000 instances and over 2,000 deaths as of Saturday. 

02:37 GMT – Brazil reviews 45,392 new coronavirus instances, 1,088 deaths in final 24 hours

Brazil has recorded 45,392 extra confirmed instances of the novel coronavirus in addition to 1,088 deaths from the illness attributable to the virus prior to now 24 hours, Reuters reported quoting the nation’s well being ministry.

Brazil has registered greater than 2.7 million instances of the virus because the pandemic started, whereas the official demise toll has risen to 93,563, in line with ministry information.

02:05 GMT – Australia’s Victoria sees greater than 650 new coronavirus instances

Australia’s state of Victoria reported greater than 650 infections of the brand new coronavirus on Sunday, up from 397 instances the day prior to this, Reuters information reported metropolis ABC Information tv.

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews is to announce the official variety of instances in a while Sunday, along with a set of recent measures to comprise the unfold of the novel coronavirus.

01:40 GMT – Mainland China reviews 49 new coronavirus instances, together with 30 in Xinjiang

China has reported 49 instances of the brand new coronavirus within the mainland as of the tip of August 1, up from 45 instances a day earlier, Reuters information company reported on Sunday quoting the well being fee.

Of the brand new infections, 30 have been within the far western area of Xinjiang, three have been within the northeastern province of Liaoning, and the remaining 16 have been imported instances, in line with an announcement by the Nationwide Well being Fee.

China reported 20 new asymptomatic instances, down from 23 a day earlier. As of the tip of Saturday, mainland China had 84,385 confirmed coronavirus instances, the well being authority stated. The COVID-19 demise toll remained at 4,634.

01:30 GMT – Italy’s each day COVID-19 infections dip below 300

Italy’s each day coronavirus infections has dipped below 300 instances for the primary time in three days, after a current flurry of clusters all through the nation raised concern amongst well being specialists, in line with AP information company.

The Well being Ministry says Italy registered 295 instances within the final 24 hours, elevating the overall to 247,832.

The ministry’s weekly report says there have been 123 clusters of an infection all through Italy within the earlier seven days.

In the meantime, Well being Minister Roberto Speranza ordered the railways to renew leaving empty seats so passengers may be at the least one meter (Three ½ toes) aside throughout summer time journey.

With 5 extra deaths, the overall confirmed deaths in Italy reached greater than 35,000 as of the tip of Saturday.

01:04 GMT – Mexico reviews new report of greater than 9,500 coronavirus instances

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With over 47,000 confirmed deaths, Mexico is already the third nation on the planet with essentially the most deaths as a result of coronavirus pandemic [Jorge Núñez/EPA]

Mexico has racked up a report variety of new confirmed coronavirus infections, registering greater than 9,000 each day instances for the primary time and passing the earlier peak for the second day working, Reuters information company reported on Sunday quoting official information.

Mexico’s well being ministry reported 9,556 new instances of coronavirus on Saturday, surging previous the report of 8,458 set on Friday. The ministry additionally logged 784 extra fatalities, bringing the overall tally within the nation to 434,193 instances and 47,472 deaths.

The brand new report in instances got here a day after Mexico overtook Britain because the nation with the third-highest variety of deaths attributable to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mexico has struggled to comprise the virus, and has since late Might been making an attempt to restart the economic system, which within the April-June interval contracted by greater than 17 % quarter-on-quarter.

00:47 GMT – Excessive-ranking US Congress member checks optimistic of coronavirus

Congressman Raul Grijalva, a high-ranking member of the US Congress from the state of Arizona has introduced that he has the coronavirus.

The Democrat says he examined optimistic for the coronavirus days after he sat shut to a different member, Texas Rep Louie Gohmert, who introduced a optimistic check this week.

The 72-year-old Grivalva is at the least the 11th member of Congress recognized to have examined optimistic for the virus.

Gohmert, a Republican, has questioned the usage of masks and infrequently walked across the Capitol with out one.

00:30 GMT – Greece confirms 110 new coronavirus instances

Greek authorities say there have been 110 new confirmed coronavirus instances prior to now 24 hours, the fourth-highest each day determine and highest since April, in line with AP information company.

Authorities say 23 of the instances involved workers at a meat processing manufacturing facility within the northern metropolis of Kavala. Checks on all 140 workers are nonetheless ongoing. One other 10 instances concerned individuals who attended a marriage within the northern metropolis of Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest.

Solely 9 of the instances concerned incoming vacationers.

Greece has 4,587 whole confirmed instances and 206 deaths, with no deaths reported as if the tip of Saturday.

00:05 GMT – Vietnam reviews 4 new COVID-19 instances; two are imported

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Vietnam has registered a complete of 590 instances and at the least three confirmed deaths [Luong Thai Linh/EPA]

Vietnam’s well being ministry has reported 4 new coronavirus instances, together with two domestically transmitted and two imported instances, in line with Reuters Information Company.

The Southeast Asian nation has registered a complete of 590 instances, of which 144 infections are linked to the current outbreak within the coastal metropolis of Danang. Vietnam has recorded three deaths, the well being ministry stated in an announcement.

00:01 GMT – 1000’s demand Netanyahu resignation as Israel PM

1000’s of demonstrators have gathered outdoors the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and thronged the streets of central Jerusalem, as weeks of protests in opposition to the Israeli chief seemed to be gaining steam.

The demonstration in central Jerusalem, together with smaller gatherings in Tel Aviv, close to Netanyahu’s seaside home in central Israel and at dozens of busy intersections nationwide, was one of many largest turnouts in weeks of protests.

Israeli media estimated at the least 10,000 individuals demonstrated close to the official residence in central Jerusalem.

Late on Saturday, 1000’s marched via the streets in a loud however orderly rally. Demonstrators hoisted Israeli flags and blew loud horns as they marched. Many held posters that stated “Crime Minister” and “Bibi Go Dwelling” or accused Netanyahu of being out of contact with the general public.

For months, 1000’s of Israelis have taken to the streets, calling for Netanyahu to resign, protesting his dealing with of the nation’s coronavirus disaster and saying he mustn’t stay in workplace whereas on trial for corruption fees. Although Netanyahu has tried to minimize the protests, the twice-a-week gatherings present no indicators of slowing.

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Hi there and welcome to Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the coronavirus pandemic. I am Ted Regencia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

For all the important thing coronavirus-related developments from yesterday, August 1st, click on right here.

Philippines to replace COVID-19 technique as healthcare employees search “timeout”
MANILA, Aug 2 (Reuters) – The Philippines’ well being division vowed on Sunday to replace its recreation plan in opposition to COVID-19 inside per week and sought to beef up the healthcare workforce within the capital Manila, the place medical frontliners are calling for reviving strict lockdowns.

The Southeast Asian nation on Saturday reported 4,963 extra coronavirus infections, the biggest single-day soar on report, bringing its whole confirmed instances to 98,232, whereas its demise toll had climbed to 2,039.

It has the second-highest variety of coronavirus infections and COVID-19 deaths within the area, behind Indonesia.

Within the largest name but from medical specialists to comprise the virus, 80 teams representing 80,000 medical doctors and one million nurses, on Saturday stated the Philippines was dropping the struggle in opposition to the illness and warned of a collapse of the healthcare system from hovering infections with out tighter controls.



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