The global number of those infected with the coronavirus has increased by over 259,000 over the 24 hours, the highest daily total so far, the World Health Organisation dashboard showed on 18 July.
The global COVID-19 toll now stands at 13,876,441, according to the WHO. The death count is at 593,087 people, with over 7,360 deaths recorded in the past 24 hours, the WHO dashboard shows. The Americas are leading with 7,306,371 cases. The WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic on 11 March.
A major incident has been declared in the English city of Manchester following a continued rise of coronavirus cases. Senior figures from the police, local authorities and other agencies held meetings over the weekend after strict lockdown measures were recently put into place.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia is already delivering its Avifavir medication against COVID-19 to 15 countries, the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which took part in the creation of this treatment, told the broadcaster Russia-24 in an interview.
The high-profile scientist’s comments join a wave of criticism that the UK government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing over its response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has so far infected over 306,000 people and resulted in 46,286 deaths, as of Sunday.
During the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, it was believed that the virus was transmitted to humans from bats or another animal and then spread from person to person but this has never been proven. Scientists are now researching whether minks can pass the virus to humans following a number of outbreaks on European mink farms.
The global death toll from coronavirus has topped 684,000; over 17.6 million cases of the infection have been detected, and almost 10.3 million of those patients have recovered, according to Baltimore, Maryland's Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media and other sources.
France’s GDP plunged 13.8 percent in April-June 2020, reflecting the effect of the coronavirus outbreak and related health crisis, the statistics agency INSEE reported earlier.
NIZHNY NOVGOROD (Sputnik) - Clinical trials of a COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, have been completed, Russian Minister of Health Mikhail Murashko said.
Brazil is now the world's second-worst affected country after the United States, with more than 2.4 million confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 88,000 related deaths.
The global death toll from the coronavirus infection has topped 678,000; over 17.5 million cases of infection have been detected, and almost 10.2 million of the people who have contracted the virus have recovered, according to Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from federal and local authorities, the media and other sources.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - As scientists and governments worldwide appear to have reached a consensus on the benefits of face masks for containing the transmission of the coronavirus, Sputnik has looked into how much one can expect to be fined for not covering their face in different countries.
In March, Israeli authorities tasked domestic intelligence agency Shin Bet with using its capabilities to surveil citizens’ movements using cellular data to trace coronavirus transmission. However, that programme was partially shut down amid privacy concerns and after thousands of Israelis were mistakenly instructed to self-quarantine.
Immigrants, who make up 14 percent of the Danish population, have accounted for 59 percent of the new COVID-19 cases during week 30.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, an ardent coronavirus sceptic who demonstrated an ostentatious disregard for common public health safety provisions, was diagnosed with COVID-19 on 7 July and subsequently quarantined in the presidential palace in Brasilia.
The death toll from the coronavirus infection in the world is nearly 669,000; over 17.1 million cases of infection have been detected, and over 10 million of those patients have recovered, according to Baltimore, Maryland's Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media and other sources.
US President Donald Trump told reporters on Thursday that if the US used mail-in ballots for the November 2020 election, it would be "the most rigged election in history."
According to researchers, the virus can not only be boiled to death, but also eliminated in room temperature water over time.
The cumulative number of confirmed coronavirus cases has surpassed 16.5 million worldwide, with over 656,000 deaths from the disease being recorded since the start of the outbreak, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in its latest situation report.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa could be testament to a broader spread of the disease across the African continent, possibly downplayed due to inaccurate reporting, Graciano Masauso, the founder of the Africa Health Organization (AHO), said.
Remdesivir is one of the few medicines that has so-far proven to be effective in mitigating severe cases of the coronavirus infection, despite originally being developed by Gilead as a treatment for Hepatitis C.
According to Matti Vanhanen, Finland's measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus have already created a deficit worth over $23 billion.