SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has confirmed 97 new circumstances of the coronavirus, a modest uptick from the day by day ranges reported final week, simply as officers ease social distancing restrictions after concluding that transmissions have slowed following a resurgence in mid-August.
The figures launched by the Korea Illness Management and Prevention Company Monday introduced the nationwide caseload to 24,703, together with 433 deaths.
Sixty-three of the brand new circumstances got here from the densely populated Seoul metropolitan space, house to half of the nation’s 51 million folks, the place well being employees have struggled to trace infections tied to varied locations and teams, together with church buildings, hospitals, faculties, employees and troops.
Twenty-nine of the brand new circumstances had been linked to worldwide arrivals, together with 13 passengers from Nepal, most of whom who got here to South Korea for a Korean language program.
South Korea relaxed its social distancing pointers starting Monday, permitting high-risk companies like nightclubs and karaoke bars to open so long as they make use of preventive measures, resembling requiring masks and protecting lists of tourists.
Spectators can even be re-allowed in skilled sports activities, though groups will probably be initially allowed to solely promote 30% of their seats in stadiums.
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:
— The White Home physician says President Donald Trump is not liable to transmitting the coronavirus however didn’t say whether or not Trump had examined unfavourable. Some medical consultants are skeptical that Trump may very well 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 circumstances prime 7 million, a re on observe to surpass the US
— 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 most recent White Home provide in COVID-19 help talks however stays hopeful progress may be made towards a deal.
— Queen Elizabeth II honors the work of medical doctors, nurses, supply drivers, fundraisers and volunteers in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.
— Observe AP’s pandemic protection at http://apnews.com/VirusOutbreak and https://apnews.com/UnderstandingtheOutbreak
HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING:
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A “database extract error” resulted in an incorrect inflation of the variety of reported COVID-19 circumstances in Missouri going again over a number of days, Missouri well being officers stated Sunday. The Missouri Division of Well being and Senior Providers stated in a information launch that it’s within the technique of migrating all COVID-19 testing and case information into one new consolidated system. Missouri incorrectly reported Saturday on its coronavirus web site greater than 5,000 new COVID-19 circumstances, greater than double the earlier single-day file. The company stated Sunday it’s working urgently to resolve the difficulty and can replace its web site with the right numbers as soon as that’s finished. It stated the issues with the info had been restricted to cumulative reporting on its Present Me Sturdy Covid-19 Public Well being Dashboard.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The variety of folks hospitalized in Arkansas with the coronavirus hit a record-high on Sunday of 576. The Arkansas Division of Well being stated the variety of folks hospitalized rose by 22. Hospitalizations from COVID-19, the sickness brought on by the virus, reached data ranges Tuesday via Friday earlier than dropping by six on Saturday. The well being division on Sunday reported 613 new circumstances for a complete of 92,833 confirmed and possible circumstances. With 17 extra deaths, the variety of confirmed and possible deaths within the state to this point rose to 1,569. Gov. Asa Hutchinson instructed CNN on Sunday that he was involved in regards to the enhance in hospitalizations. “Proper now, we do have capability,” Hutchinson stated, including that they’re “watching it very fastidiously and taking it severely.”
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s governor says he will probably be in isolation after a member of his safety element who drove together with his household examined optimistic for the coronavirus.
Gov. Andy Beshear stated Sunday that he and his household really feel advantageous and have examined unfavourable for the virus. Beshear’s spouse and their two youngsters additionally will keep remoted.
The governor has confused the significance of following the recommendation of well being consultants to restrict the virus’s unfold and says that by going into isolation he will probably be “strolling the stroll, not simply speaking the discuss.”
Beshear says his household was not in touch with anybody else following the publicity. He says that his household and the state police trooper who accompanied his household all wore facial coverings.
MIAMI — Florida officers have reported the state’s greatest one-day whole of confirmed coronavirus circumstances since late August, a day after not releasing any pandemic information due to an issue with a personal testing laboratory.
The Florida Division of Well being stated Sunday there have been 3,700 new circumstances within the earlier 24 hours and 1,790 for the day earlier than that. It stated there have been 180 COVID-19 over each days.
Well being officers say they acquired 400,000 beforehand reported take a look at outcomes late Friday from Helix Laboratory, which prevented them from processing and releasing the day by day information report Saturday. Epidemiologists wanted to confirm outcomes to ensure circumstances weren’t counted greater than as soon as.
Florida has reported 734,491 recognized circumstances of coronavirus because the starting of the pandemic and 15,552 deaths.
ATHENS, Greece — Greek well being authorities have introduced a day by day file of 13 deaths from COVID-19, together with 280 new confirmed circumstances of coronavirus infections.
The nation’s whole variety of circumstances because the pandemic began is 22,358, with 449 deaths.
New restrictions on the variety of folks allowed inside eating places, museums and archaeological web site are being imposed Monday in Athens and several other areas round Greece the place the incidence of latest circumstances is taken into account notably excessive.
RAMALLAH, West Financial institution — Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi has been contaminated with the coronavirus. The Palestine Liberation Group introduced the information Sunday.
The 74-year-old Ashrawi is a senior member of the PLO. Over the a long time, the U.S.-educated Ashrawi has made frequent appearances within the worldwide media defending the Palestinian trigger.
Final week, one other prime Palestinian official — Saeb Erekat — additionally introduced he had been contaminated with the coronavirus.
CARBONDALE, In poor health. — U.S. Rep. Mike Bost of Illinois has examined optimistic for the coronavirus, the most recent lawmaker to substantiate being contaminated. He says he has skilled a gentle cough and the lack of style and scent.
The Republican from southern Illinois launched a press release saying he examined optimistic Thursday night time. He says he’s suspending his public schedule whereas isolates himself and employees members with whom he has been in touch with will do the identical.
Bost workplace says he’s contacting constituents he has met with in latest days.
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Slovakia is imposing new restrictive measures in hopes of curbing a surge in coronavirus infections.
Beginning Thursday, it should once more be obligatory to put on face masks exterior in all cities, cities and villages and there will probably be a ban on public occasions, together with non secular providers in church buildings. Exceptions embrace weddings, funerals and baptisms with a restricted variety of members.
Main skilled sports activities competitions are allowed to proceed with out followers.
Health and wellness facilities and public swimming swimming pools will probably be closed. Eating places are banned from serving meals indoors, and the variety of folks in shops and buying facilities is proscribed.
Beginning Monday, all excessive faculties throughout Slovakia will present solely distant instructing.
This previous week, Slovakia reported new highs for confirmed coronavirus circumstances for 4 straight days, with a file 1,887 Friday. The nation has had a complete of 19,851 circumstances, with 61 deaths.
MILAN — Italian consultants are assembly to contemplate new restrictions anticipated later within the week as Italy continues to pile on new coronavirus infections at a fee of greater than 5,000 a day.
The variety of new infections spiked by practically 5,500 Sunday, barely decrease than a day earlier. After reaching lows of even 100 a day early in the summertime, new infections have pushed up for the final 2½ months, inflicting concern amongst consultants and officers.
The federal government final week mandated masks outdoor, except bodily train. Practically 100 anti-masks protesters in Rome had been issued fines for failing to conform throughout demonstrations this weekend.
Officers reported 26 extra deaths from COVID-19 over the earlier 24 hours. That Italy’s pandemic demise toll to 36,166, the second highest in Europe behind Britain. Italy has registered practically 355,000 infections.
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has introduced its highest single-day demise toll from the coronavirus — 251.
Well being Ministry spokesperson Sima Sadat Lari stated Sunday that Iran’s whole demise toll from COVID-19 now stands at 28,544, making Iran the hardest-hit nation in its area. It’s earlier day by day excessive for deaths of 239 got here simply 4 days earlier.
Officers reported 3,822 newly confirmed coronavirus infections over the previous 24 hours, elevating its whole in the course of the pandemic to 500,075. Amongst these not too long ago contaminated is the pinnacle of Iran’s atomic vitality group, the most recent senior official to check optimistic for the virus.
The federal government has largely resisted imposing widescale lockdowns because the financial system teeters from continued U.S. financial sanctions that successfully bar Iran from promoting its oil internationally. Iran’s foreign money plunged to its lowest degree ever Sunday.
MOSCOW — Russia’s coronavirus infections have hit a brand new file for a 24-hour interval, with authorities reporting over 13,000 new confirmed circumstances within the highest day by day spike because the starting of the pandemic.
The 13,634 new infections registered Sunday introduced the nation’s whole to just about 1.3 million, the world’s fourth largest caseload. Russia has additionally reported over 22,500 deaths.
The Russian authorities have been reporting over 10,000 new circumstances on daily basis this previous week, however keep there are not any plans to impose a second lockdown. Russia has lifted many of the virus-related restrictions imposed within the spring.
On the identical time in Moscow, which reported 4,501 new circumstances on Sunday, officers have really helpful the aged to self-isolate at house and have prolonged this month’s faculty holidays by per week. Moscow mayor additionally ordered employers to have at the very least 30% of their employees make money working from home.
ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey will begin reporting its whole variety of coronavirus an infection circumstances later this week, after coming underneath criticism for releasing solely figures for sufferers exhibiting signs of COVID-19.
Well being Minister Fahrettin Koca stated in an interview printed Sunday by the newspaper Hurriyet that asymptomatic circumstances can even be included in Turkey’s printed information starting Friday.
Turkey’s newest day by day figures from Saturday confirmed 1,649 new sufferers and 56 deaths. The nation has reported greater than 334,000 coronavirus sufferers because the outbreak began, and eight,778 fatalities.
BEIRUT — Lebanon’s Inside Ministry has ordered a lockdown in 169 villages and cities in addition to ordering all nightclubs and pubs to shut across the nation amid a pointy enhance of coronavirus circumstances.
The Ministry stated Sunday that the lockdown will start Monday morning and final till Oct. 19. Pubs and nightclubs will probably be closed till additional discover, it stated.
The brand new lockdown comes per week after the ministry ordered a lockdown in 111 villages and cities that ends Monday morning. A few of these cities are included underneath the brand new restrictions.
On Saturday, Lebanon’s Well being Ministry registered 1,388 new circumstances of coronavirus, elevating the nation’s confirmed whole to 52,558 infections and 455 deaths.
Circumstances in Lebanon have been rising since early July when the nation eased a nationwide lockdown and opened its solely worldwide airport. The numbers elevated dramatically following an Aug. 4 blast in Beirut that killed and wounded many, as folks gathered at hospitals, funerals and anti-government protests.
LONDON — One of many primary medical advisers to the British authorities has warned that the nation is at a “tipping level” in its battle towards the coronavirus pandemic, a day earlier than Prime Minister Boris Johnson is ready to announce recent lockdown restrictions for virus scorching spots within the north of England.
England’s deputy chief medical officer, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, stated in a press release that the nation is at a “tipping level just like the place we had 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 larger data of the virus itself.
Johnson is on Monday anticipated to impose further restrictions in areas the place the virus has been spreading quickest in latest weeks. Pubs and eating places in northern cities like Liverpool or Manchester are anticipated to be closed.
NEW DELHI — India’s confirmed coronavirus toll has crossed 7 million with plenty of new circumstances dipping in latest weeks, at the same time as well being consultants 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 further deaths, taking whole fatalities to at the very least 108,334. Consultants say all reported numbers severely understate the influence of the pandemic, because of restricted testing, missed circumstances and in some situations, concealment by authorities.
India, which has practically 1.4 billion folks, noticed a steep rise in circumstances in July and added greater than 2 million in August and one other 3 million in September. However it’s seeing a slower tempo of coronavirus unfold since mid-September, when the day by day infections touched a file excessive of 97,894.
It’s averaging greater than 70,000 new circumstances day by day to this point this month.
WASHINGTON — The White Home physician says President Donald Trump was not liable to transmitting the coronavirus however didn’t say explicitly whether or not Trump had examined unfavourable for it. The prognosis got here because the president ready to renew marketing campaign rallies and different actions.
In a memo launched Saturday night time by the White Home, Navy Cmdr. Dr. Sean Conley stated Trump met the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention standards for safely discontinuing isolation and that by “at present acknowledged requirements” he was not thought of a transmission threat.
The memo didn’t declare Trump had examined unfavourable for the virus. However delicate lab exams — 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, stated earlier this week that utilizing the PCR exams, the president’s medical group may hypothetically measure and observe the quantity of virus in samples over time and watch the viral load go down.
Some medical consultants had been skeptical that Trump may very well be declared freed from the danger of transmitting the virus so early in the middle of his sickness. Simply 10 days since an preliminary prognosis of an infection, there was no option to know for sure that somebody was not contagious, they stated.
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 instructed reporters Sunday that South Korea has counted a mean of 59.4 new circumstances every day prior to now two weeks, in contrast with 91.5 circumstances within the earlier two weeks. Earlier Sunday, South Korea reported 58 new circumstances, taking the nation’s whole to 24,606 together with 432 deaths.
Beneath relaxed distancing pointers efficient Monday, Park says some high-risk services like nightclubs and karaoke bars will probably be allowed to reopen however they’re required to comply with anti-virus steps like carrying masks and protecting an inventory of purchasers.
Park says South Korea will raise a ban on the gatherings of greater than 50 folks indoor and greater than 100 outside. He says group welfare facilities can even be reopened whereas skilled sports activities leagues can have a restricted variety of followers again, as much as 30% of the stadium capability.