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Updates Coronavirus fast-spreading: Infections top 24 million globally

Updates Coronavirus fast-spreading : India records highest one day jump 75,000 cases; Virus infects a few endangered tribes in Anadman: By Neeraj Bajpai

Updates Coronavirus fast-spreading: India notches biggest single-day hike-75,760 cases

Coronavirus fast-spreading: With reports of the fresh emergence of coronavirus cases in several countries, mainly Europe, several governments have advised people not to be complacent with social distancing and requisite precautions even as the virus has infected 24.21 million people and killed over 826,700   globally, including over 60,000 in India.

Four members of a small tribe in the remote Andaman and Nicobar Islands have tested positive for the coronavirus, Dr. Avijit Ray has been quoted for this report by various TV channels and media outlets.reports say four are among the 37 members of the Great Andamanese tribe who live on Strait Island. Health workers went to the island last week to test the tribe members.

Ray said the four apparently caught the virus during a recent visit to Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a federally administered Indian territory in the Bay of Bengal. They are being treated and “are recovering well,” he said.Vulnerable tribes on the islands include the Sentinelese, Jarawa, Great Andamanese, Shompen and Onge.

More than 60,472 have died of the disease in India which, during the last 24 hours, reported about 75,760 fresh cases to push the case tally to over 33,10,234. It reported 1023 deaths too during the same period.

The center has as asked the States that there should be no restrictions imposed on the inter-State and intra-State movement of persons and goods and services during the present prevailing Unlock-3 guidelines.

Delhi has a caseload of 1, 65,764 with 1693 cases in the last 24 hours. It has 4347 deaths, including 17 deaths in the last 24 hrs.

In Maharashtra, 14,888 fresh cases during the last 24 hours have pushed the tally to 7.18,711 and its death toll has mounted to 23,089 deaths including 1295deaths in the last 24 hours.

In the southern state of Tamil Nadu, the tally rose to 3,97,261 including 5958 fresh cases, and the death toll surged past 6839 with118 deaths in the last 24 hours.

After TN, Andhra Pradesh is now the worst affected with 382,469 cases and 3,541 deaths including 81 deaths in the last 24 hours. It reported about 10830fresh cases in the last 24 hrs.

Andhra Pradesh: State Education Minister Adimulapu Suresh tested positive for coronavirus. Seeking fulfillment of their demands junior doctors have threatened to boycott emergency services in the state from today.

Over 25.23 lakh people have recovered so far.

Union Cabinet Secretary, India in a video conference with the Chief Secretaries and Health Secretaries of nine States and one UT today. The States/UT attending  the VC were Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana, Gujarat, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir.

The VC was convened to review and discuss the COVID management and response strategy in these States/UT. The States/UT were advised to proactively take steps towards reducing case fatality to less than 1% across all districts focusing on effective containment, contact tracing & surveillance.

In Kerala, State government has issued special instructions in the wake of Onam festival season to avoid crowding in public places. The order strictly prohibits celebrations at public places and crowded ‘Onam feast’ events. It also bans exhibition cum shopping festivals which are usually held during Onam.

The order has also specifically asked people to avoid floral decorations in public places and not buy flowers from outside the state. Meanwhile, four Covid deaths were reported in the state till today afternoon, taking the toll to 301. Kerala shattered its single-day record for new Covid-19 infections yesterday with 2,476 cases. There are 22,344 active cases and as many as 1,89,781 people are under observation in the State.

According to government,India’s Recovery Rate amongst the COVID-19 patients today stands at 76.24%. India has posted nearly 18 lakh (17,97,780) recoveries than the active cases (7,25,991 which are under active medical care). The sustained high recoveries have ensured that the actual caseload of the country viz. the active cases, comprises 21.93% of the total positive cases. Case Fatality Rate (CFR) has further slumped to stand at 1.83% today. 10 States/UTs are faring better in terms of Recovery Rate than the national average.

The total number of labs has risen to 1550 , including 993 labs in the government sector and 557 private labs.

UN World Food Programme (WFP) has been forced to reduce its food and cash assistance for refugees in Eastern Africa by up to 30 per cent, the agency has said, voicing fears that the reductions could worsen in the coming months unless urgent additional funding is received in time. 

According to WFP, over 2.7 million refugees in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, and Djibouti have been impacted, with food or cash transfers reduced between 10 to 30 per cent, as the socio-economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic reduces vital funding from donors. 

“Refugees are especially vulnerable to the spread of COVID-19 because they are crowded together in camps with weak or inadequate shelter, health services and access to clean water and sanitation,” said Michael Dunford, WFP Eastern Africa Regional Director.

 

At the international level,The number of daily new coronavirus cases in South Korea spiked to nearly six months high of over 400 on Thursday.Sporadic cluster infections across the country continued to pile up, adding to calls for the adoption of the toughest antivirus curbs. The country reported 441 new COVID-19 cases, including 434 local infections, raising the total caseload to 18,706, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).

( For at least 463 million children whose schools closed due to COVID-19, “there was no such a thing as remote learning,” the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday, as the agency launched a new report outlining the limitations of remote learning and exposing the deep inequalities in access.

“The sheer number of children whose education was completely disrupted for months on end is a global education emergency. The repercussions could be felt in economies and societies for decades to come,” said Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director, announcing the findings.

At the height of nationwide and local lockdowns, nearly 1.5 billion schoolchildren were affected by school closures.

The report – based on a globally representative analysis on the availability of home-based remote learning technology and tools for children from pre-primary to upper-secondary levels – also found that even when children had the necessary platforms, they may not be able to learn remotely due to competing factors at home)

 

There is likely only a slim possibility of people being reinfected with COVID-19, the UN health agency said on Tuesday, following reports in Hong Kong that a man had contracted new coronavirus for a second time after an interval of more than four months.

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In the US Cases are declining, but the possibility of a fresh resurge can not be ruled out. Like during the protests and violence in Wisconsin, all forms of social distancing have gone haywire. Two people were shot to death and another was wounded during the third night of protests yesterday  in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The trouble has erupted over the police shooting of a Black man, Jacob Blake. several media reports say that he survived but is paralyzed from below the waist as per family sources.

Spain, one of the worst affected countries in Europe, is to use 2,000 soldiers who are trained in tracking to help regions identify those who have been exposed to infected people.

“We can’t let the pandemic once again take control of our lives… we must take control and halt this second curve,” said Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who described rising domestic infections as “worrying”.

We must take control and bend this second curve that rises again. The Government will make 2,000 troops of the Armed Forces available to the CC.AA. for tracking tasks. In addition, digital media will be strengthened to search for contacts of infected people, PM said nthis week

Cases in several European countries are on the rise, triggering fresh concerns.

The situation in Peru is grim with 607,382 cases and 28001 deaths.

The United States has so far notched 5,825,810 cases, and 179,770 deaths, According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU).it reported 38,000 cases and 1230 deaths on Tuesday

In the US, last week’s national ensemble forecast predicts that 3,700 to 9,600 new COVID-19 deaths will be reported during the week ending September 12 and that 187,000 to 205,000 total COVID-19 deaths will be reported by that date.

State- and territory-level ensemble forecasts predict that the number of reported new deaths per week will likely increase over the next four weeks in Minnesota and may decrease in 13 jurisdictions. Those with the greatest likelihood of a decrease over the next four weeks include Arizona, Florida, Mississippi, and South Carolina.

The overall international situation shows limited abatement with the virus reemergence reports from several nations while the pandemic.

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Both Mexico and Brazil remain under the severe strain of the pandemic. France also saw the resurgence and its tally is 291,374 and over 30,549 deaths and Germany stands at 239.010 cases and 9285 deaths.

We will be monitoring with particular vigilance the departments of Île-de-France, Guyana and Mayotte, where the virus is circulating more than elsewhere. In these “orange” departments, the #déconfinement will be, for 3 weeks, a little more careful than in the rest of the territory.During this phase 2 of the #déconfinement , freedom will once again become the rule, and prohibition will be the exception:Edouard Philippe, French Minister has tweeted,

After the emergence of cases in Spain which has so far 412,553 cases and 28,929 deaths, the country has slapped a slew of restrictions. Smoking both tobacco and electronic devices are prohibited in outdoor spaces when the minimum interpersonal distance of two meters cannot be maintained, [email protected] has announced that.

The closure of nightlife establishments is adopted: discos, cocktail bars, or dance halls with or without performance throughout the Spanish territory. There are many other restrictions too.

Itlay has 262,540 caseload and 35458 deaths so far.

In Brazil, the daily death toll and fresh cases have posed fresh fears as the death toll surged past 117,665 cases 3,717,156.

America’s COVID-19 death toll is expected to reach nearly 300,000 by December 1; however, consistent mask-wearing beginning today could save about 70,000 lives, according to new data from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine.

Mexico, too, is also reeling under the severe strain of the pandemic with over 62076 deaths so far and the cases have mounted to 573,888 cases. In South Africa, restrictions are being eased in the wake of the battered economy and its caseload stands 615,701 with 13,502 deaths.

There is likely only a slim possibility of people being reinfected with COVID-19, the UN health agency said on this week following reports in Hong Kong that a man had contracted new coronavirus for a second time after an interval of more than four months

Speaking to journalists in Geneva, World Health Organization (WHO) spokesperson Dr. Margaret Harris addressed concerns that the development could herald a new alert.

“The important – other important – thing to note is the numbers are very, very small,” she said. “So this is one documented case in over 23 million and we will probably see other documented cases. But it seems to be not a regular event we would have seen many more cases.”

According to the University of Hong Kong scientists who announced the development, the virus strains that infected the man more than four months apart were different.

According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, An agency of the European Union, tonight

Summary:

Since 31 December 2019 and as of 27 August 2020, 24 204 686 cases of COVID-19 (in accordance with the applied case definitions and testing strategies in the affected countries) have been reported, including 826 090 deaths.

Cases have been reported from:

Africa: 1 212 699 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are South Africa (615 701), Egypt (97 825), Morocco (55 864), Nigeria (53 021) and Ethiopia (45 221).

Asia: 6 529 270 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are India (3 310 234), Iran (363 363), Saudi Arabia (310 836), Bangladesh (302 147) and Pakistan (294 638).

America: 12 910 547 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are United States (5 821 876), Brazil (3 717 156), Peru (613 378), Mexico (573 888) and Colombia (572 270).

Europe: 3 522 921 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are Russia (970 865), Spain (419 849), United Kingdom (328 846), Italy (262 540) and France (253 587).

Oceania: 28 553 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are Australia (25 205), New Zealand (1 351), Guam (1 120), Papua New Guinea (419) and French Polynesia (353).

Other: 696 cases have been reported from an international conveyance in Japan.

of COVID-19 (in accordance with the applied case definitions and testing strategies in the affected countries) have been reported, including 826 090 deaths.

Cases have been reported from:

Africa: 1 212 699 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are South Africa (615 701), Egypt (97 825), Morocco (55 864), Nigeria (53 021) and Ethiopia (45 221).

Asia: 6 529 270 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are India (3 310 234), Iran (363 363), Saudi Arabia (310 836), Bangladesh (302 147) and Pakistan (294 638).

America: 12 910 547 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are United States (5 821 876), Brazil (3 717 156), Peru (613 378), Mexico (573 888) and Colombia (572 270).

Europe: 3 522 921 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are Russia (970 865), Spain (419 849), United Kingdom (328 846), Italy (262 540) and France (253 587).

Oceania: 28 553 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are Australia (25 205), New Zealand (1 351), Guam (1 120), Papua New Guinea (419) and French Polynesia (353).

Other: 696 cases have been reported from an international conveyance in Japan.

WHO chief also expressed hope that the COVID-19 pandemic will be defeated in under two years or less time than it took to end the Spanish Flu pandemic, through global solidarity and the use of vaccines.

Investing in a mechanism that will guarantee all countries have fair and timely access to a COVID-19 vaccine is the only way out of the global pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said on Monday.

So far, 172 countries are engaging with the COVAX Global Vaccines Facility, which aims to deliver two billion doses by the end of next year, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told journalists.

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WHO GUIDELINES FOR MASKS:

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/when-and-how-to-use-masks

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