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LONDON — One of many important medical advisers to the British authorities has warned that the nation is at a “tipping level” in its battle in opposition to the coronavirus pandemic, a day earlier than Prime Minister Boris Johnson is about to announce contemporary lockdown restrictions for virus sizzling spots within the north of England.

England’s deputy chief medical officer, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, mentioned in a press release that the nation is at a “tipping level just like the place we have been in March.”

The U.Ok. has skilled Europe’s deadliest outbreak with greater than 42,750 deaths.

Van-Tam laid out his hope that historical past gained’t repeat itself in mild of higher testing and coverings, in addition to better data of the virus itself.

Johnson is on Monday anticipated to impose extra restrictions in areas the place the virus has been spreading quickest in latest weeks. Pubs and eating places in northern cities like Liverpool for instance are anticipated to be closed. (edited)



– The White Home physician says President Donald Trump is now not prone to transmitting the coronavirus however didn’t say whether or not Trump had examined damaging. Some medical specialists are skeptical that Trump might be declared freed from the danger of transmitting the virus so early.

– Trump makes speech from White Home balcony, 1st look since return to residence

– India’s coronavirus instances high 7 million, a re on monitor to surpass the USA

– As a second wave of coronavirus infections hit, European nations appear to not have discovered their classes from the primary surge

– Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismisses the newest White Home supply in COVID-19 support talks however stays hopeful progress might be made towards a deal.

– Queen Elizabeth II honors the work of docs, nurses, supply drivers, fundraisers and volunteers through the coronavirus pandemic.

– Observe AP’s pandemic protection at http://apnews.com/VirusOutbreak and https://apnews.com/UnderstandingtheOutbreak



NEW DELHI – India’s confirmed coronavirus toll has crossed 7 million with numerous new instances dipping in latest weeks, whilst well being specialists warn of masks and distancing fatigue setting in.

The Well being Ministry on Sunday registered one other 74,383 infections prior to now 24 hours. India is anticipated to turn out to be the pandemic’s worst-hit nation in coming weeks, surpassing the U.S., the place greater than 7.7 million infections have been reported.

The ministry additionally reported 918 extra deaths, taking complete fatalities to not less than 108,334. Consultants say all reported numbers severely understate the affect of the pandemic, attributable to restricted testing, missed instances and in some cases, concealment by authorities.

India, which has almost 1.four billion folks, noticed a steep rise in instances in July and added greater than 2 million in August and one other three million in September. However it’s seeing a slower tempo of coronavirus unfold since mid-September, when the each day infections touched a report excessive of 97,894.

It’s averaging greater than 70,000 new instances each day thus far this month.

WASHINGTON – The White Home physician says President Donald Trump was now not prone to transmitting the coronavirus however didn’t say explicitly whether or not Trump had examined damaging for it. The analysis got here because the president ready to renew marketing campaign rallies and different actions.

In a memo launched Saturday evening by the White Home, Navy Cmdr. Dr. Sean Conley mentioned Trump met the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention standards for safely discontinuing isolation and that by “at present acknowledged requirements” he was now not thought-about a transmission danger.

The memo didn’t declare Trump had examined damaging for the virus. However delicate lab checks – just like the PCR take a look at cited within the physician’s statements – detect virus in swab samples taken from the nostril and throat. Dr. William Morice, who oversees laboratories on the Mayo Clinic, mentioned earlier this week that utilizing the PCR checks, the president’s medical group may hypothetically measure and monitor the quantity of virus in samples over time and watch the viral load go down.

Some medical specialists had been skeptical that Trump might be declared freed from the danger of transmitting the virus so early in the middle of his sickness. Simply 10 days since an preliminary analysis of an infection, there was no strategy to know for sure that somebody was now not contagious, they mentioned.


SEOUL, South Korea __ South Korea says it’ll will ease its social distancing guidelines as its caseload has constantly displayed a slowing development ever after the five-day Chuseok autumn holidays.

Well being Minister Park Neung-hoo informed reporters Sunday that South Korea has counted a mean of 59.four new instances every day prior to now two weeks, in contrast with 91.5 instances within the earlier two weeks. Earlier Sunday, South Korea reported 58 new instances, taking the nation’s complete to 24,606 together with 432 deaths.

Underneath relaxed distancing tips efficient Monday, Park says some high-risk services like nightclubs and karaoke bars might be allowed to reopen however they’re required to comply with anti-virus steps like carrying masks and preserving a listing of shoppers.

Park says South Korea will carry a ban on the gatherings of greater than 50 folks indoor and greater than 100 outside. He says group welfare facilities may also be reopened whereas skilled sports activities leagues can have a restricted variety of followers again, as much as 30% of the stadium capability.


SYDNEY – The premier of Australia’s Victoria state is stepping up his struggle with members of the general public who don’t adjust to pandemic rules, saying shut contacts of these contaminated who refuse a take a look at should spend 21 days in quarantine.

The state authorities has introduced necessary quarantine might be prolonged by 10 days for shut contacts in the event that they determine to not be examined on the 11th day of isolation. The change takes impact at midnight Sunday.

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews mentioned a “very, very excessive proportion” of individuals had submitted to testing however the rule was designed to offer authorities with an much more full image.

“That is simply double-checking, triple-checking that you just haven’t, in reality, nonetheless acquired the virus,” he mentioned.

Victoria reported another dying and 12 new instances on Sunday, taking Victoria’s dying rely from the virus to 810 and the nationwide toll to 898.


RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil’s rely of COVID-19 deaths surpassed 150,000 regardless of indicators the pandemic is slowly retreating in Latin America’s largest nation.

The Brazilian Well being Ministry reported that the dying toll now stands at 150,198. The determine is the world’s second highest behind the USA, in line with the tally maintained by Johns Hopkins College.

Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has performed down the severity of the virus whereas deaths mounted quickly in Brazil. The 65-year-old president flouted social distancing at full of life demonstrations and inspired crowds throughout outings from the presidential residence. He has rejected governors’ and mayors’ lockdowns and different powerful measures to comprise the virus’ unfold, even after he contracted it himself in July.

However there have been latest indicators of reduction in Brazil. Over the past month and a half, the viral curve has dropped. The common variety of deaths sat at 598 during the last 7 days, the bottom stage for the reason that starting of Could.


ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Anchorage public well being officers say they’re investigating a coronavirus outbreak from a youth hockey match that drew groups from round Alaska.

Officers say greater than 300 gamers, coaches and followers have been in attendance on the Termination Mud Invitational over a three-day interval final weekend. Groups got here from 9 cities throughout the state.

Native well being officers didn’t present particular numbers as to how many individuals examined constructive on account of the occasion. However, match organizers say they first discovered of a constructive case in one of many groups on Monday. In addition they say they knew of two groups with a constructive case every.


ST. LOUIS – Missouri reported greater than 5,000 new COVID-19 instances on Saturday, greater than doubling its earlier each day report.

The Missouri Division of Well being and Senior Providers mentioned there have been a complete of 144,230 confirmed instances for the reason that outbreak began, up 5,066 instances from Friday. The state additionally reported 27 extra deaths to deliver the full to 2,422.

The brand new quantity greater than doubles the earlier single-day excessive of two,084 new instances, which occurred on July 30.

Knowledge from the state exhibits that 1,313 folks have been hospitalized as of Friday, the second-most for any single day. The rise in hospitalizations is happening largely in Missouri’s rural communities.

Jayne Dees, administrator of the well being division in New Madrid County within the Bootheel area of southeast Missouri, informed the St. Louis Publish-Dispatch that individuals aren’t social distancing or carrying masks.

Dr. Nathan Sprengel, a health care provider on the SEMO Well being Community clinic in New Madrid, mentioned some sufferers get upset when they’re urged to put on masks within the clinic.


PHOENIX — A brand new report by the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention says coronavirus instances in Arizona dropped 75% following the implementation of masks mandates.

The mandates have been enacted after a statewide stay-at-home order was lifted, which resulted in a pointy uptick of instances.

The report was authored with the Arizona Division of Well being Providers. Arizona’s stay-at-home order expired on Could 15 and two weeks later the each day common variety of coronavirus instances climbed 151%. The substantial spike in instances overwhelmed the state’s well being care system. The variety of virus instances in Arizona peaked between June 29 and July 2 and declined by roughly 75% between July 13 and Aug. 7.


AUSTIN, Texas – Protesters from Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s personal occasion have gathered exterior his dwelling to criticize his coronavirus orders as overbearing and illegal.

State occasion chairman Allen West, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and a few GOP lawmakers have been amongst an estimated 200 folks gathered exterior the governor’s mansion to protest Abbott’s government orders together with a continued statewide masks mandate and lockdowns.

COVID-19 has killed greater than 16,500 folks in Texas, in line with the state’s official rely, and is closing in on 800,000 confirmed instances for the reason that pandemic began.

Earlier this week, Abbott lifted his shutdown order on bars that has been in place since June, although he gave county leaders management to maintain them closed regionally.


WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump spoke from a balcony in his first public look since returning to the White Home after being handled for the coronavirus.

The president addressed a big crowd on the South Garden regardless of the White Home refusing to declare whether or not he’s now not contagious and in opposition to the steering of public well being officers.

Trump delivered an deal with on his assist for legislation enforcement from the Blue Room balcony to a pleasant crowd. Most within the crowd wore masks, however there was little social distancing.

The president had not been seen in public – aside from in White Home-produced movies – since his return 5 days in the past from the army hospital the place he acquired experimental therapies for the coronavirus.


ROME – Italy was the location of two anti-mask protests on Saturday, even because the nation undergoes a resurgence of coronavirus infections.

The Well being Ministry reported one other 5,724 instances within the final 24 hours and 29 deaths. Most instances have been asymptomatic and decided by means of elevated testing – greater than 133,000 within the interval.

Protesters at one of many demonstrations complained about measures they name harsh, together with a brand new order for all Italians to put on masks outside or face fines of as much as 1,000 euros ($1,200). Many of the new instances are in Lombardy within the north, which tallied 1,140 new infections, adopted by Campania, which incorporates Naples, and Veneto.

In entrance of the Duomo Cathedral In Milan, leisure staff protested the federal government’s financial insurance policies to fight the unfold of the coronavirus.

Italy has reached almost 350,000 confirmed instances and 36,140 deaths.


BUCHAREST, Romania – A number of hundred Romanians gathered in Bucharest on Saturday to protest coronavirus restrictions, regardless of a pointy spike in instances.

The protesters, all with out necessary masks, briefly scuffled with police as officers tried to stop them from erecting a makeshift stage within the College Sq. within the nation’s capital.

The protest got here on the finish of the week with the best each day infections and deaths in Romania for the reason that pandemic hit the nation in February. The comparatively small crowd was comprised primarily of Orthodox Christian and right-wing nationalists.

Many protesters shouted anti-Muslim slurs in opposition to the top of the nation’s emergency companies, who’s of Palestinian descent. In addition they chanted “down with the masks” and “freedom.”

Some 85 p.c of Romanians determine as Orthodox Christians.

Romania, a nation of 19 million, has confirmed greater than 152,400 coronavirus instances and 5,350 deaths.

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