03:47 GMT27 October 2020
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    Global COVID-19 Cases Spike to Highest Level Post-Lockdown (220)

    The death toll from the coronavirus infection in the world topped 950,000, almost 30.3 million cases of infection were detected, and over 20.6 million of those patients were cured, according to Baltimore, Maryland's Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media and other sources.

    The United States still has the highest case count in the world, with 6,723,179, including 198,565 fatalities and 2,556,465 recoveries.

    India has confirmed 97,894 new cases of the coronavirus over the past 24 hours marking the daily increase of more than 90,000 cases for the third day in a row, with the total number of those infected having reached 5,214,677, the country's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

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    • 03:40

      Germany Registers 1,345 New Cases of Coronavirus - Robert Koch Institute

    • 21:01

      Moscow's COVID-19 Death Toll Rises by 13 Over Past Day to 5,057 – Response Center

      "Another 13 patients, who were diagnosed with pneumonia and tested positive for the coronavirus infection, died in Moscow", the Russian capital's coronavirus response centre said.

      On Friday, the single-day increase to the death toll was 11.

    • 21:01

      France Registers Single-Day Record of 13,498 New COVID-19 Cases – Public Health Agency

      PARIS (Sputnik) - France has broken its single-day national record for new COVID-19 cases for the third day in a row, as 13,498 positive tests were registered on Saturday, the country's Public Health Agency said.

      The latest rise follows in the wake of the 13,215 and 10,593 new cases announced on Friday and Thursday, respectively.

      Over the past 24 hours, 26 people have died in France due to complications from the disease, the Public Health Agency said.

      France's COVID-19 case total now sits at 442,194 and 31,274 people have died after testing positive for the disease, the agency said.

      French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire announced on Friday evening that he had tested positive for the disease. At the time, Le Maire said that he had gone into self-isolation in accordance with the government's coronavirus disease regulations.

    • 17:28

      US COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses 200,000 Mark, NBC Tally Shows

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The coronavirus disease death toll in the United States has topped 200,000, the NBC News broadcaster reported on Saturday, citing its own tally.

      According to the latest figures, the US death toll has doubled in less than four months. The US previously passed the 100,000 death mark on May 28.

      In late March, the coordinator of the White House’s coronavirus task force, Dr. Deborah Birx, said that in a best-case scenario, between 100,000 and 200,000 people would die in the United States throughout the whole of the pandemic.

      The death toll is predicted to continue rising in the fall and winter months, with the looming influenza season expected to pose a double threat to human lives.

      According to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center, a prominent aggregator of coronavirus disease statistics, more than 6.7 million positive tests for COVID-19 have been reported in the US since the start of the pandemic.

      President Donald Trump said on Thursday that up to 100 million doses of a vaccine against COVID-19 could be distributed throughout the United States by the end of the year. 

    • 15:34

      UK Registers Highest Daily Coronavirus Rate Since May 8

      The United Kingdom reported 4,422 new daily cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, which is the highest daily total since May 8.

    • 12:55

      Kuwait Reports 521 New COVID-19 Cases, 99,049 in Total

    • 12:14

      Iran's Death Toll Over COVID-19 Tops 24,000

    • 09:57

      Iran's COVID-19 Death Toll Climbs Above 24,000

    • 08:16

      Indonesia Reports Its Biggest Daily Rise in COVID-19 Infections

    • 08:11

      Russia Registers Over 6,000 New COVID-19 Cases in Past 24 Hours

      Health authorities in Russia have registered 6,065 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, up from 5,905 the day before, bringing the country's cumulative toll close to 1.1 million, the Russian coronavirus response centre said on Saturday.

      "Over the past day, 6,065 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in 84 regions of Russia, including 1,460  — or 24.1 percent — of active cases with no clinical symptoms," the response centre said, specifying that Russia's cumulative toll has now reached 1,097,251 cases.

      Of the newly detected cases, 825 were confirmed in Moscow, 212 in St. Petersburg and 180 in Rostov Region, according to the report.

      The reported daily dynamics included 144 new fatalities, including 18 in St.Peterburg and and 11 in Moscow. This brought Russia's cumulative death toll to 19,339.

      Total recoveries now count 906,462, an increase of 5,255 over the past day, including 919 in Moscow and 210 in the Stavropol region.

    • 07:08

      India Overtakes US to Record Maximum COVID-19 Recoveries in World

    • 06:45

      Czech Republic's Daily Count of Cases Slows Down to 2,111

    • 04:58

      India Records Over 90,000 New COVID-19 Cases for 4th Day in Row

      India has confirmed 93,337 new cases of the coronavirus over the past 24 hours marking the daily increase of more than 90,000 cases for the fourth day in a row, with the total number of those infected having reached 5,308,015, the country's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Saturday.

      The death toll from the disease has reached 85,619 people, with 1,247 new fatalities being recorded over the past day. More than 4.2 million people have recovered in India since the start of the epidemic.

      India comes second in terms of the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, following the United States with more than 6.72 million COVID-19 patients.

    • 04:32

      Germany's Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Rise to 271,000

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