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.
Icelandic mouth spray PreCold made of cod enzymes using a sophisticated process has deactivated over 98 percent of the virus that causes COVID-19, according to the company that produces the product. However, its efficiency on people remains to be seen.
The day before, the drugmaker Moderna Inc said that it had received an additional $472 million from the US government's Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to support the development of its novel coronavirus vaccine.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Total Covid-19 infections in India have reached 1,385,522, with the death toll standing at 32,063. The national capital New Delhi and the states of Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu are the worst affected, with the number of cases in each of these regions exceeding 100,000. Of the total affected, 885,577 have recovered so far.
Many European countries showed higher rates of new COVID-19 cases than the US did at the initial stages of the pandemic, but when the time came to reopen, they were more successful at doing so without triggering a second wave of infections, economists say.
The emergence of the coronavirus pandemic has sent global markets into tailspin leaving only a small area of safe havens for investors. And this time it appears dollar assets are not among their top picks.
More than 51,000 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Brazil over the past 24 hours, while the death toll increased by over 1,200, taking the total to 86,449, according to the latest data from the Health Ministry.
The global death toll from the coronavirus has topped 643,000, while over 15.9 million cases have been detected worldwide, according to Baltimore, Maryland's Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media, and other sources.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has estimated the overall number of coronavirus cases globally at 15,012,731, with 650,150 people having died from the disease.
US President Donald Trump told reporters on Thursday that while it was essential that US schools reopen, the final decision on delaying the school year in areas with high COVID-19 case numbers would be left to state governors.
On Wednesday, the American pharmaceutical giant and German drug maker BioNTech were promised $1.95 billion in cash from the US government in exchange for 100 million doses of an experimental new COVID-19 vaccine which could be rolled out as soon as late December.
The former Microsoft CEO-turned philanthropist has been at the forefront of promoting a vaccination campaign targeting the entire planet, with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation calling for global cooperation to administer COVID-19 vaccines to as many as 7 billion people.
A team of scientists from Sweden's leading medical institutions has urged the American public to “stick it out” until there is a vaccine and not attempt to handle the COVID-19 pandemic the Swedish way.
The global death toll from coronavirus has topped 623,000, over 15 million cases have been detected and over 8.6 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 Wednesday that he was "comfortable" with the children in his family returning to school for the 2020-2021 school year. The proposal to reopen schools as COVID-19 cases continue to rise has come under wide criticism.
The year 2020 will mark only the fourth time the Nobel banquet has been cancelled in peacetime since the prize was established in 1901. According to the Nobel Foundation CEO, the cancellation is an opportunity to remind everyone what the Nobel Prize is all about: science, literature and peace work.
The four horsemen of COVID-19 will ensure that tourists visiting one of Sweden's most popular summer destinations “behave well”.
The death toll from the coronavirus infection in the world has topped 619,000, over 15 million cases have been detected, according to Baltimore, Maryland's Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media and other sources.
At his first daily news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic in months, US President Donald Trump warned that the outbreak "will probably, unfortunately, get worse before it gets better."
The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to spread all over the world, with over 14.5 million people having been infected with the virus and at least 610,000 people having died after contracting the disease. Numerous celebrities have warned fans to stay protected and wear masks during the pandemic.
The UK government has apparently signed deals for 90 million doses of potential coronavirus vaccines that are being developed. The vaccines are currently being researched by the pharmaceutical companies BioNtech and Pfizer, as well as the firm Valneva.