Coronavirus: What’s happening around the world on Aug. 30

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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases globally has topped 25 million, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.

The United States leads the count with 5.9 million cases, followed by Brazil with 3.8 million and India with 3.5 million.

The real number of people infected by the virus around the world is believed to be much higher — perhaps 10 times higher in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — given testing limitations and the many mild cases that have gone unreported or unrecognized.

Global deaths from COVID-19 stand at more than 842,000, with the U.S. having the highest number with more than 182,000, followed by Brazil with more than 120,000 and Mexico with more than 63,000.

What’s happening with coronavirus in Canada

As of 4:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Canada had 127,940 confirmed and presumptive coronavirus cases. Provinces and territories listed 113,664 of those as recovered or resolved. A CBC News tally of deaths based on provincial reports, regional health information and CBC’s reporting stood at 9,154.

Ontario reported 112 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the provincial total to 42,195 since the outbreak began in January. On Saturday, the province reported an additional 148 cases, making it the highest daily case count since July 24.

In Manitoba, a Brandon health-care site has brought in outbreak protocols after three cases of COVID-19 were linked to a unit in one of its buildings, the provincial government said in a news release. The province also said 35 more people in Manitoba have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Sunday morning.

Quebec reported 120 new and three more deaths that occurred before Aug. 28 on Sunday.

A cyclist wearing a face mask passes a mural defaced by graffiti objecting to mask usage in Montreal on Sunday. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press)


Here’s what’s happening around the world

In Asia, South Korea reported 299 new cases as officials placed limits on dining at restaurants and closed fitness centres and after-school academies in the greater capital area to slow the spread of the virus. The 17th consecutive day of triple-digit increases brought the national caseload to 19,699, including 323 deaths.

India has registered a record new 78,761 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the worst single-day spike in the world, as the government continues to further ease pandemic restrictions nationwide. India now has the fastest-growing daily coronavirus caseload of any country in the world and has reported more than 75,000 infections for the fourth consecutive day.

People have their temperatures checked before they enter a mosque in New Delhi on Sunday. (Manish Swarup/The Associated Press)

In Europe, the number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care beds in Italy has been rising in the past few weeks. On Sunday, 86 persons infected with the coronavirus occupied ICU beds, compared with 38 in late July, as returning vacationers drive up Italy’s numbers of day-to-day new caseloads as well as hospitalizations.

In Greece, the confirmed number of cases has exceeded 10,000, and more than half of them were reported this month, Greek health authorities announced Sunday. 

A ship company worker checks passengers’ health questionnaires prior to boarding at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, on Sunday. (Michael Varaklas/The Associated Press)

In the Americas, the number of confirmed cases in the U.S. state of Oklahoma has surpassed 58,000, and the number of coronavirus-related deaths is nearly 800, the Oklahoma State Department of Health said Sunday. 

Meanwhile, a Reuters tally showed cases surpassed seven million in Latin America, the region with the most infections in the world.

A worker disinfects the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira, an underground church built into a salt mine in Zipaquira, Colombia, on Sunday. (Juan Barreto/AFP via Getty Images)

In Africa, Namibia will lift lockdown restrictions, allowing international travel, schools to reopen and on-site alcohol consumption from September, President Hage Geingob announced Friday, but he extended an overnight curfew as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

Gambia extended by 21 days a state of emergency in mainland Africa’s smallest nation as infections surged.



www.cbc.ca 2020-08-30 19:24:17

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