BEIJING — New domestically transmitted circumstances of coronavirus in China fell to only 14 over the previous 24 hours, the Nationwide Well being Fee reported Monday. The low determine was offset, nonetheless, by 35 circumstances introduced into the nation by Chinese language vacationers from abroad arriving in seven completely different cities and provinces throughout the nation.
All of the circumstances of native transmission had been within the northwestern area of Xinjiang, whose important metropolis Urumqi is the middle of China’s newest outbreak. Tightened restrictions on journey, widespread testing and a lockdown on some residential communities seem to have been efficient in bringing down numbers of recent infections in Urumqi, whereas a separate outbreak within the northeastern metropolis of Dalian appears to have run its course.
Chinese language hospitals are presently treating 802 folks for COVID-19, 41 of them in severe situation, whereas one other 290 persons are below remark whereas being remoted for exhibiting indicators of getting the virus or for testing constructive with out displaying signs. China has reported a complete of 4,634 fatalities from the illness amongst 84,668 circumstances.
Hong Kong reported one other 72 circumstances and 5 deaths because it continues to battle a brand new wave of infections with tightened guidelines on indoor eating and compulsory masks carrying in public settings. The semi-autonomous southern Chinese language metropolis has reported 52 deaths amongst 4,079 complete circumstances.
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:
— US tops 5 million confirmed virus circumstances, to Europe’s alarm
— States on hook for billions below Trump’s unemployment plan
— Masks in school? Many questions as Germans return to high school
— New Zealand marks 100 days of virus elimination
— Hunger looms for Morocco’s horses as tourism collapses
HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING:
SYDNEY — Australia has reported fewer new every day circumstances from its virus hotspot within the metropolis of Melbourne than on any single day since final month. Nevertheless it has additionally reported the nation’s highest every day loss of life complete for the reason that virus outbreak started.
The state of Victoria reported 322 new infections and 19 new deaths on Monday, with 14 of the deaths linked to outbreaks at aged care amenities. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison stated he was extra hopeful now that circumstances are stabilizing in Victoria than he has been at any time over the previous week.
However state premier Daniel Andrews cautioned that not an excessive amount of might be learn right into a single day’s price of knowledge, and that a number of the state’s most stringent lockdown measures had solely come into impact at midnight Sunday. The variety of new circumstances was the bottom recorded in Victoria since July 29. The figures didn’t embody new infections and deaths from different Australian states, though Victoria has been accounting for the overwhelming majority of each in latest weeks. Because the outbreak started, Australia has reported greater than 21,000 infections and greater than 300 deaths.
DALLAS, Ga. — A Georgia highschool plans to start out the week with all courses shifting on-line after 9 college students and workers examined constructive for the coronavirus when the varsity yr opened final week with most college students attending in-person.
North Paulding Excessive College made headlines quickly after college students returned to high school Aug. three when images posted on social media confirmed hallways crowded with college students, and plenty of of them not carrying masks. The varsity’s principal notified mother and father Saturday that six college students and three workers members had examined constructive for the virus, although it’s unknown if any had been contaminated in school.
Now college students will take on-line courses Monday and Tuesday, Paulding County Colleges Superintendent Brian Ott stated in a letter to oldsters Sunday. He stated these two days will probably be used to scrub and disinfect the varsity, and fogeys will study Tuesday night if in-person courses can resume later within the week.
“Hopefully we will all agree that the well being and security of our college students and workers takes priority over another issues right now,” Ott stated in his letter, which was obtained by Atlanta-area information shops.
Paulding County colleges spokesman Jay Dillon didn’t instantly return telephone and textual content messages Sunday night from The Related Press.
JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says officers have agreed to permit stay performances to renew.
After consultations along with his tradition, well being and finance ministers, Netanyahu’s workplace stated Sunday that performances might happen open air. Audiences will probably be divided into 20-person “capsules,” and venues will have to be permitted by the Well being Ministry.
1000’s of Israeli musicians, actors and different performers have been out of labor for months because of coronavirus restrictions.
Sunday’s assertion stated officers would work within the coming weeks to draft guidelines for indoor performances.
After shifting quickly to comprise the virus outbreak final spring, Netanyahu apparently reopened the economic system too shortly, and the nation is grappling with a renewed outbreak.
LONDON — Britain has recorded greater than 1,000 new coronavirus infections in a day for the primary time since late June.
Authorities statistics say 1,062 new circumstances of COVID-19 had been reported within the 24 hours till 9 a,m. Sunday. The final time the quantity was over 1,000 was on June 26.
Britain has seen a gradual rise in coronavirus infections because it started lifting lockdown restrictions in mid-June. The federal government has put the subsequent stage of reopening, which had been because of take impact Aug. 1, on maintain for at the very least two weeks.
The variety of sufferers hospitalized with the virus continues to say no, as does the every day variety of deaths. Eight new COVID-19 fatalities had been reported Sunday.
Britain’s official coronavirus loss of life toll stands at 46,574, the very best in Europe.
ATHENS, Greece — Greek authorities have introduced a document every day variety of 203 new coronavirus circumstances, with one loss of life.
The full variety of circumstances is now 5,623, with 212 deaths.
Starting Monday and ending August 31, everybody should put on a masks in all retail locations, in addition to all modes of transport, aside from personal automobiles, the federal government has determined. Individuals attending church should additionally accomplish that, although monks are usually not required to put on masks in church.
ROME — Italy’s tally of every day new COVID-19 circumstances leaped increased on Sunday, with 463 circumstances, in accordance with Well being Ministry figures.
Most of the newest circumstances have been present in younger folks coming back from holidays overseas.
Italy’s day-to-day new caseload had beforehand soared far above 500 confirmed infections, however the quantity had dropped to 347 on Saturday, extra according to numbers of the previous few weeks.
For months, the area with by far probably the most every day new coronavirus infections had been Lombardy, the northern area the place Italy’s outbreak erupted in February. On Sunday, Lombardy had 71 new circumstances, barely outstripping a number of different areas, together with Emilia-Romagna with 69, Tuscany with 61 and Veneto with 58.
Whereas within the first weeks of the outbreak in Italy, solely considered one of each 83 infections occurred in individuals 18 years previous or youthful, now considered one of each eight confirmed circumstances happens in that age bracket. With two deaths registered on Sunday, Italy’s identified loss of life toll stood at 35,205. Italy’s general rely of identified infections within the pandemic stands at 250,566.
LONDON — The variety of British corporations planning to chop workers numbers in June was 5 occasions increased than in the identical month a yr earlier, in an ominous signal of COVID-19’s financial affect.
Figures obtained by the BBC present that 1,778 corporations knowledgeable the federal government of plans to chop a complete of 139,000 jobs. A yr earlier the determine was 345 corporations saying a complete of 24,000 job losses.
Companies are required to tell the Insolvency Service in the event that they plan to chop 20 or extra jobs.
Through the pandemic the federal government has been paying the salaries of virtually 10 million furloughed employees. Economists are predicting a surge in unemployment when that program ends in October.
The U.Okay. economic system shrank by greater than 20% within the first half of 2020, and regardless of some indicators of restoration the Financial institution of England says the economic system will finish 2020 9.5% smaller than it began the yr.
NEW DELHI — The Indian Medical Affiliation says 196 medical doctors have died of COVID-19 up to now and, in an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requested sufficient take care of physicians and their households.
The Well being Ministry on Sunday recorded practically 64,000 new coronavirus circumstances prior to now 24 hours for a complete of two,153,010. At the very least 628,747 sufferers are nonetheless present process therapy.
India additionally recorded 861 fatalities, driving the loss of life toll to 43,379.
India has been posting a median of round 50,000 new circumstances a day since mid-June and has the third-highest caseload on the earth after the USA and Brazil. It has the fifth-most deaths however its fatality fee of about 2% is much decrease than the highest two hardest-hit nations.
Whilst India has maintained comparatively low mortality charges, the illness has unfold broadly throughout the nation.
MELBOURNE, Australia — The premier of Australia’s Victoria state says greater than 2,700 energetic circumstances don’t have any identified supply and stay the first concern of well being authorities.
Victoria on Sunday noticed a welcome drop in its new COVID-19 circumstances with 394 however a document 17 deaths, together with two folks of their 50s. It took the hard-hit state’s toll to 210 and the Australian complete of deaths to 295.
Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews stated confirmed circumstances additionally embody nearly 1,000 well being care employees.
The town of Melbourne has been below robust restrictions since every week in the past, together with an in a single day curfew and obligatory carrying of masks, however received’t see the outcomes of their efforts for one more one to 2 weeks.
Nearly 270 Victorian residents have been fined over the previous 24 hours for breaching the restrictions, together with a person serving to a buddy to maneuver a tv 27 kilometers (17 miles) throughout town.
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 folks has been reporting a median of greater than 1,000 every 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 stated there have been been a complete of three,012,412 confirmed infections.
The totals are second solely to the USA. And consultants imagine each numbers are extreme undercounts because of inadequate testing.
BEDMINSTER, N.J. — President Donald Trump has signed government orders bypassing Congress to defer payroll taxes for some Individuals and prolong 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 stated Saturday at a information convention at his nation membership in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Trump stated the payroll tax minimize would apply to these incomes lower than $100,000 a yr. He stated that if he’s reelected in November, he would take a look at the potential of making the payroll tax everlasting.
Further help for the unemployed will complete $400 every week, a minimize from the $600 that simply expired.
Trump additionally signed government orders holding off scholar mortgage funds and lengthening 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 circumstances and 10,210 deaths.
South Africa makes up greater than half the infections on the African continent, the place the entire variety of circumstances this previous week surpassed 1 million. Specialists say the precise variety of circumstances is a number of occasions that quantity, given the scarcity of testing supplies and other people can have the virus with out signs.