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Live Updates: UK Registers 35,623 New Coronavirus Cases

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The global death toll from the coronavirus has now surpassed 4.7 million, and more than 230.5 million cases have been detected across the globe, according to Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media, and other sources.
The United States has the highest death toll and overall coronavirus tally, with 684,309 fatalities and 42.6 million infections.
It is followed by India (more than 33.59 million cases and 446,368 deaths) and Brazil (21.3 million cases and a death toll of 592,964).
Meanwhile, more than 6 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered worldwide.
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02:53 GMT 25.09.2021
South Korea Registers Record 3,273 New COVID-19 Cases Over Past 24 Hours - Health Agency
SEOUL (Sputnik) - South Korea has registered 3,273 new COVID-19 cases within the past 24 hours, marking the largest daily increase since the start of the pandemic, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said on Saturday.

The previous record was set on August 11 when the country reported about 2,223 new coronavirus cases.

Out of 3,273 new cases, 3,245 are domestic ones and 28 more imported. The largest number of new cases - 1217 ones - were recorded in Seoul, the central province of Gyeonggi comes next with 1,094 cases.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Korea stands at 298.402, with 266.414 recoveries. The death toll has increased by 7 to 2,441 people within the past day.
22:20 GMT 24.09.2021
Number of COVID-19 Cases in Brazil Rises by 19,438 to Over 21.32Mln - Ministry of Health
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil has increased by 19,438 to 21,327,616 within the past 24 hours, the national Ministry of Health said on late Friday.

According to the ministry, the death toll has risen by 699 to 593,663 people within the same period of time.

More than 20.32 million patients have recovered since the start of the outbreak.

A day earlier, the country confirmed 24,611 new coronavirus cases, with 648 fatalities.
17:10 GMT 24.09.2021
Italy Reports 3,797 New COVID-19 Cases
16:53 GMT 24.09.2021
India's Cadila Healthcare Says Signed Production Deal for Company's COVID-19 Vaccine
NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - Indian pharmaceutical company Cadila Healthcare announced on Friday signing an agreement with Indian drug manufacturer Shilpa Medicare to produce its ZyCoV-D coronavirus vaccine.

"The company will transfer the ZyCoV-D technology to Shilpa Biologicals Pvt Ltd (SBPL). Under the agreement, SBPL will be responsible for the manufacture of the drug substance of the vaccine, while the company is responsible for filling/packaging /distribution /marketing of the vaccine in its marketing territories", Cadila Healthcare said in a statement as quoted by India's Mint newspaper.

The ZyCoV-D vaccine is the world's first COVID-19 vaccine that is based on the virus' DNA. it consists of three doses and is said to have a 66.6% effectiveness rate against symptomatic cases. It was approved for emergency use in India this August.
13:49 GMT 24.09.2021
Australian Police Arrest 215 Protesters in Melbourne
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Australian police arrested on 24 September 215 people during unauthorised protests against COVID-19 restrictions in Melbourne, Australian broadcaster 9News reported.

The police deployed riot control officers to disperse the protesters. Some police officers are said to have been injured after being pelted with rocks.

The protests under the slogan "Victorian Workers Rally For Freedom" began in the city on Monday over the authorities' plans to get all construction workers of the Victoria state vaccinated with at least one coronavirus vaccine dose by this Thursday. A slow vaccination drive in the constriction industry resulted in the government closing down all construction sites for two weeks.
12:44 GMT 24.09.2021
Tunisia to Lift COVID-19 Curfew Starting 25 September
12:36 GMT 24.09.2021
PACE Assures Those Inoculated With Sputnik V Vaccine Not Banned From Autumn Session
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Participants of the autumn session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) can be inoculated with any coronavirus vaccine authorized by Council of Europe (CoE) member states, including Russia's Sputnik V, PACE told Sputnik on 24 September, commenting on claims of discrimination.

Earlier this week, Russia's senior lawmaker Vladimir Krugly said that the Russian delegation will participate in the autumn session remotely, since movement across Strasbourg will be restricted because of the EU non-recognition of Sputnik V. On 24 September, the head of the delegation, lawmaker Pyotr Tolstoy, confirmed that the delegation will not travel to Strasbourg.

"Official visitors to Council of Europe premises may make use of ALL vaccines licensed by Council of Europe member states – which of course includes the Sputnik vaccine. All visitors are asked to fill in a "Covid self-declaration form" where they attest that they are either vaccinated with one of these vaccines, have a negative Covid test, or have recovered from Covid. This means that visitors can indeed enter CoE buildings if they can show a negative PCR test of less than 72 hours, or a negative antigen test of less than 48 hours. Of course, the usual hygiene measures also apply to all who are on the premises," PACE said, when asked to provide a clarification.
10:53 GMT 24.09.2021
Germany Braces for Slow Federal Elections Under Coronavirus Restrictions
BERLIN (Sputnik) - Germany faces a slow election day on 26 September, despite lifting some coronavirus restrictions to allow citizens to exercise their constitutional right.

Germans will go to the polls to elect a new federal parliament, after which Chancellor Angela Merkel will step down. No party is expected to win a majority and several coalition options are likely.

Federal election commissioner Georg Thiel said on Friday that voters will not be obligated to present a vaccination certificate or a negative COVID-19 test to access polling stations, which is a must for all public events. Mask wearing, hygiene rules and social distancing will be kept in place.

Geert Baasen, a spokesperson for the Berlin election authority, told Sputnik that the city authorities would restrict the number of both voters and election staff present at a polling place to avoid bottlenecks. Voters will be allowed to stand in lines outside.

Baasen predicted that COVID-19 restrictions would "in any case" slow down the electoral process. Despite this, the voting will not be extended beyond 6 p.m. (16:00 GMT) when polling places close. A large number of Berliners have already cast their ballots by mail.

Police presence in Berlin will increase during the voting. Police told Sputnik that patrols would be organized so that officers could arrive at a polling place "as soon as possible." The exact number of patrol officers will not be revealed until the election day.
10:53 GMT 24.09.2021
Egypt Approves Russia's Single-Component Sputnik Light COVID-19 Vaccine
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Egypt authorised Russia's Sputnik Light single-dose vaccine against COVID-19, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said on 24 September.

Egypt also approved Russia's two-dose Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine back in February.

"The Russian single-component Sputnik Light vaccine against coronavirus has been approved by the Egyptian Drug Authority," RDIF said in a statement, noting that the vaccine was approved under the emergency use authorisation procedure.
08:47 GMT 24.09.2021
Russia Records 21,379 COVID-19 Cases in Past 24 Hours
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia recorded 21,379 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, down from 21,438 the day before, bringing the cumulative total to 7,376,374, the federal response center said on Friday.
"Over the past day, 21,379 COVID-19 cases were confirmed across 85 Russian regions, including 1,749 cases (8.2%) without clinical symptoms," the center said, adding that the rate of increase stands at 0.29%.
Moscow has the highest number of new cases with 2,893 daily infections, down from 3,445 the day before. The Russian capital is followed by St. Petersburg with 1,874 cases, up from 1,698, and the Moscow region with 1,008 cases, up from 936.
The response center reported 828 new deaths linked to the coronavirus, up from 820 the day before, bringing the country's death toll to 202,273.
In the same 24 hours, 15,828 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals across the country, down from 16,567 the day before, bringing the total to 6,574,608.
04:36 GMT 24.09.2021
Number of COVID-19 Cases in India Rises by 31,382 Over Past 24 Hours – Health Ministry
NEW DELHI (Sputnik) – India has confirmed 31,382 new cases of the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, with the total number of those infected having surpassed 33,594,803 million, the country's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on 24 September.

The death toll from the disease has reached 446,368 people, with 318 new fatalities being recorded over the past day.

More than 32.84 million people have recovered in India since the start of the outbreak.

A day earlier, the country confirmed 31,923 new coronavirus cases, with 282 fatalities.
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