RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil has surpassed a grim milestone — 100,000 deaths from COVID-19. And 5 months after the primary reported case, the nation is exhibiting no indicators of crushing the illness.
The nation of 210 million individuals has been reporting a median of greater than 1,000 day by day deaths from the pandemic since late Could, and 905 had been recorded within the newest 24-hour interval to place Brazil above 100,000. The Well being Ministry additionally mentioned there have been been a complete of three,012,412 confirmed infections.
The totals are second solely to the USA. And specialists consider each numbers are extreme undercounts on account of inadequate testing.
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:
— Brazil nears 100,000 deaths from Covid-19
— South Africa reaches 10,000 virus deaths; half of whole in Africa
— Arizona experiences 1,054 new virus instances, 56 deaths
— The coronavirus is inflicting monetary ache even for individuals nonetheless working. Some have endured pay cuts or have had their hours slashed. Others have been furloughed quickly — with out pay.
— Spanish police hit the discos to implement virus well being guidelines. Nightclubs have been cited by regional well being authorities as websites of contagion; northeast Catalonia has ordered them shut down.
— The Mid-American Convention has turn into the first league competing in school soccer’s highest degree to cancel its fall season due to COVID-19 considerations.
Observe AP’s pandemic protection at http://apnews.com/VirusOutbreak and https://apnews.com/UnderstandingtheOutbreak
HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING:
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky is reporting a rise of 801 instances of COVID-19, together with 29 instances in youngsters age 5 or youthful.
In a information launch, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear mentioned the state had a complete of 34,578 instances of the sickness attributable to the brand new coronavirus and 772 deaths, together with an incease of eight fatalities reported Saturday. Beshear says Saturday was a tricky day the state’s battle towards COVID-19.
Deaths reported Saturday embrace residents of Fulton, Kenton, Bell, Christian County, Pulaski County, Clinton and Muhlenberg counties.
BEDMINSTER, N.J. — President Donald Trump has signed government orders bypassing Congress to defer payroll taxes for some Individuals and lengthen unemployment advantages after negotiations on a brand new coronavirus rescue package deal collapsed.
Trump accused Democrats of loading up their rescue invoice with priorities unrelated to the coronavirus. “We’ve had it,” he mentioned Saturday at a information convention at his nation membership in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Trump mentioned the payroll tax minimize would apply to these incomes lower than $100,000 a 12 months. He mentioned that if he’s reelected in November, he would take a look at the opportunity of making the payroll tax everlasting.
Additional support for the unemployed will whole $400 every week, a minimize from the $600 that simply expired.
Trump additionally signed government orders holding off scholar mortgage funds and increasing the freeze on evictions.
JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s variety of confirmed coronavirus deaths has surpassed 10,000.
The well being ministry says the nation with the world’s fifth-largest caseload now has 553,188 instances and 10,210 deaths.
South Africa makes up greater than half the infections on the African continent, the place the full variety of instances this previous week surpassed 1 million. Specialists say the precise variety of instances is a number of instances that quantity, given the scarcity of testing supplies and folks can have the virus with out signs.
PHOENIX — Arizona well being officers on Saturday reported 1,054 new confirmed coronavirus instances and 56 extra deaths.
The figures from the Division of Well being Providers elevated the state’s whole confirmed COVID-19 instances to almost 186,000 and the reported loss of life toll to 4,137. The variety of infections is considered far larger as a result of many individuals haven’t been examined, and research counsel individuals could be contaminated with out feeling sick.
The hospitalizations for coronavirus and use of intensive care beds and ventilators have been declining since mid-July.
RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil is approaching the grim milestone of 100,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19.
That comes 5 months after the primary reported case in a nation of 210 million, which has not proven indicators of slowing the illness. Brazil has reported a median of greater than 1,000 day by day deaths from the pandemic since late Could.
The Well being Ministry on Friday reported a complete of two,962,442 confirmed instances and 99,572 deaths — tolls second solely to the USA. As in lots of international locations, specialists consider each numbers are extreme undercounts on account of inadequate testing.
The non-governmental group Rio de Paz positioned crosses and a thousand purple balloons on the sand on the famed Copacabana seaside on Saturday.
“It’s very unhappy. These 100,000 characterize varied households, buddies, dad and mom, youngsters,” mentioned Marcio Silva, 55, who misplaced his youngsters within the pandemic and joined the tribute.
TUCSON, Ariz. — Arizona’s second most populous metropolis plans to make use of $4.5 million of federal pandemic support to develop free public Wi-Fi into areas of Tucson most impacted by the digital divide.
Metropolis Council members who authorized the plan final month say it would help the wants of residents and assist them cope with points which have risen as a direct results of the pandemic.
Officers used Census information to establish neighborhoods most impacted by the digital divide by revenue ranges, inhabitants and whether or not there was protection obtainable from different broadband companies.
PHOENIX — Public well being specialists and officers in Arizona say a decline in coronavirus testing final month has made it difficult to know the virus and implement measures to restrict its unfold.
The Arizona Republic reported diagnostic exams for coronavirus dropped from a median of greater than 107,000 exams every week from late June to early July to about 51,400 exams the week of July 26. Arizona is now testing on the degree it was two months in the past, roughly 50,000.
The state has been bettering with a decline in hospitalizations, fewer new instances and a decrease proportion of constructive outcomes. However specialists say continued testing is a crucial solution to monitor the virus.
SAINT-TROPEZ, France — The glamorous French Riviera resort of Saint-Tropez is requiring face masks outside.
The realm is famend for high-end, free-wheeling summer time seaside events. France already has made mask-wearing obligatory in all public indoor areas.
Extra French cities and cities, particularly in vacationer areas, are imposing masks necessities as France’s virus infections creep again up. Greater than 2,000 new instances had been reported on Friday, the most important single-day enhance since Could. France ranks seventh on the earth with greater than 30,000 coronavirus deaths.
Sporting a masks outside can be obligatory in some crowded elements of Marseille, France’s second-largest metropolis. Paris will implement an analogous measure on Monday.
ROME — Italy added one other 347 coronavirus infections to its official tally, a day after it surpassed the 500-case barrier for the primary time since late Could.
Italy had 552 confirmed instances on Friday. With Saturday’s replace from the well being ministry, Italy’s day by day caseload returns to the 200-300 vary of latest infections it has maintained for the previous a number of weeks.
Authorities officers have urged Italians to maintain their guard up, given Spain, France and Germany have seen day by day infections high the 1,000-mark lately after the easing of virus lockdown measures.
Italian officers have blamed the brand new clusters largely on newly arrived migrants and Italians returning house from trip outdoors their house areas. One other 13 individuals died within the final day, making Italy’s confirmed COVID-19 loss of life toll 35,203 — sixth highest on the earth.
BANGOR, Maine — Masks and social distancing will probably be required when Maine holds its first homicide trial because the coronavirus pandemic crippled a lot of the U.S. authorized system this spring.
The Bangor Day by day Information experiences that jurors, attorneys and the decide will all put on masks. Jurors will sit within the gallery as a substitute of the jury field to allow them to sit 6 toes (2 meters) aside. Members of the general public, together with reporters and members of the family of the sufferer, will sit in a separate room to observe a stay video stream of the trial.
Court docket officers are sending jury summonses to 500 individuals to make sure that they will discover sufficient truthful and neutral jurors who’re keen to serve underneath the coronavirus guidelines, says Peter Schleck, supervisor of operations on the Bangor courthouse.
BERLIN — Germany’s Overseas Ministry has issued a journey warning for elements of Bulgaria and Romania due to regional spikes in coronavirus instances.
The ministry says on its web site that vacationers ought to keep away from pointless journey to Blagoevgrad, Dobrich and Varna in Bulgaria. Varna on the Black Beach is a well-liked vacationer vacation spot.
It additionally urged vacationers to keep away from seven counties in Romania, most of them within the west of the nation.
Vacationers returning to Germany from these areas should endure a obligatory coronavirus check.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Tons of of hundreds of scholars within the remoted Gaza Strip are returning to varsities which have reopened after 5 months of closure.
The Palestinian enclave got here been spared a critical outbreak of the coronavirus for now. There have been no recognized instances of neighborhood transmission among the many 2 million residents of Gaza, which has been underneath an Israeli-Egyptian blockade because the militant Hamas group took energy in 2007.
Seventy-eight individuals have examined constructive for Covid-19 and a lady with underlying well being points died, all on the territory’s isolation facilities.
With the virus at bay, 285,000 college students at U.N.-run colleges and a few 277,000 pupils at public colleges had been headed again to highschool this week. They weren’t required to put on masks or preserve distancing, however academics at U.N. Aid and Works Company colleges poured sanitizers on college students’ fingers.
Authorities are finding out a full-fledged back-to-school begin in September.
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan has introduced that it’s going to permit the complete resumption of all kinds of worldwide flights to and from the nation’s airports from Sunday amid a gentle decline in COVID-19 deaths and infections.
The announcement comes weeks after Pakistan partially reopened its airports for home and worldwide business flights.
Earlier this week authorities allowed to resumption of home flights from the entire nation’s airports.
An entire ban on home and worldwide business flights was imposed in March when Pakistan enforced a nationwide lockdown to include the unfold of the coronavirus. Later, the restrictions had been step by step eased and Pakistan witnessed a peak in virus deaths and infections in June.
Pakistan on Saturday reported solely 14 fatalities from coronavirus previously 24 hours, elevating its whole COVID-19-related fatalities to six,068.
BERLIN — Germany and France have challenged Washington’s position in main talks over reforming the World Well being Group, citing the U.S. choice to give up the worldwide physique.
Germany’s Well being Ministry mentioned the difficulty was mentioned throughout a name of well being ministers from the Group of Seven main economies Thursday.
In a press release Saturday, the ministry mentioned that in view of the USA’ withdrawal from WHO, “Germany and France at the moment see no mandate for the U.S. to guide the WHO reform course of for the G-7.”
“How are you going to be main if you are leaving?” the ministry added.
The Trump administration, which holds the rotating presidency of the G-7 this 12 months, has accused WHO of bowing to stress from China in its dealing with of the coronavirus pandemic.
LONDON — Folks in Britain should put on masks in most indoor settings beginning Saturday because the nation tries to squash an increase in coronavirus infections that has adopted the easing of lockdown measures.
England and Scotland now require face-coverings in most indoor areas, together with locations of worship, museums, cinemas, banks and libraries. They had been already obligatory in retailers and on public transit.
A swath of northern England has been put underneath more durable restrictions that bar households from mixing, after a surge in infections that authorities blame partly on individuals assembly up in houses and pubs.
Britain’s official coronavirus loss of life toll stands at greater than 46,500, the very best in Europe.
The Workplace for Nationwide Statistics says the variety of individuals testing constructive for the virus has risen because the finish of June — simply after the nation started to ease its lockdown — however could have leveled off. It estimated there have been 3,700 new infections a day in the neighborhood in England within the week to Aug. 2, down from 4,200 a day the week earlier than.
BERLIN — Vacationers arriving in Germany from most non-European Union international locations and a few areas inside the bloc which have excessive numbers of coronavirus instances must endure obligatory testing from Saturday.
The exams for individuals getting into from so-called excessive danger areas are free for the primary three days after arrival. Vacationers from these international locations already must self-quarantine for 14 days or till they will current a destructive check.
German authorities are involved in regards to the rising variety of instances within the nation.
Germany’s Robert Koch Institute, the nation’s illness management heart, recorded greater than 1,000 new infections nationwide for the third day working Saturday.