Russia, South Korea record fresh spike in daily Covid-19 infections
Fresh spike in Corona infections: The World Health Organization has admitted on record that a fresh surge is being witnessed in Covid-19 cases across the world.
After 102 days, New Zealand reports one new COVID-19 case
New Delhi: At a time when the world was feeling little relieved from Covid-19, the deadly virus has reared its ugly head again.
The World Health Organization has admitted on record that a fresh surge is being witnessed in Covid-19 cases across the world.
Director-General of World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a press conference on Monday, “We’re now seeing an increase in the number of reported cases of COVID-19, especially in Europe and the Americas, Each of the last four days has been the highest number of cases reported so far.”
In Russia, daily Covid-19 growth hits new record with 13,592 new cases
Setting new record in Corona infections, Russia registered 13,868 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, up from 13,592 on Monday, breaking the daily growth record and taking the cumulative case total to 1,326,178, the country’s coronavirus response center said.
“In the past 24 hours, Russia has confirmed 13,868 COVID-19 cases in 85 regions, of which 3,892 (28.1 percent) were detected actively, with people showing no clinical symptoms,” the response center said in a statement.
As many as 7,550 coronavirus patients were confirmed to have recovered over the last day, up from 3,793 on Monday, bringing the total number of discharges to 1,031,785.
In South Korea, alarming spike in fresh Covid-19 infections
South Korea registered 102 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours. This is for the first time that 100 figure got breached this month, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).
The total number of coronavirus cases in South Korea now stands at 24,805, while the death toll stood at 434, the KCDC said. Of the 102 new cases, 69 are local (18 of them registered in Seoul) while 33 were imported from abroad.
On average, around 60 new cases have been reported in the country, but on Monday, South Korea reported 98 new cases.
Starting Tuesday, October 13, people in South Korea will be required to wear face masks on public transportation and in public places.