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- Australia’s second-most populous state of Victoria has reported the bottom day by day rise in new infections in seven weeks.
- Using plasma therapy has been given the greenlight by the Meals and Drug Administration within the US, the nation worst-affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
- Greater than 23.Three million folks world wide have been identified with COVID-19, and greater than 15 million have recovered. A minimum of 806,500 folks have died, in response to Johns Hopkins College.
Listed here are the newest updates:
Monday, August 24
02:48 GMT – Mexico posts lowest weekly coronavirus demise toll in two months
Mexico has reported 226 extra deaths from the coronavirus, ending the week with 3,723 fatalities, the bottom whole in over two months, in response to authorities figures.
Earlier the federal government declared the novel coronavirus was in “sustained decline” in Mexico, though testing price within the nation stays low.
In accordance with the Johns Hopkins College tally, Mexico’s coronavirus demise toll stands at 60,480 – nonetheless the third highest on the earth. The nation has over 560,000 instances, with over 458,000 thought of as recovered – or 81.7 % of the sufferers.
02:13 GMT – US state of Iowa studies little one fatality from COVID-19
A younger little one died attributable to issues from coronavirus, the primary confirmed demise of a minor within the US state of Iowa in the course of the pandemic.
The Iowa Division of Public Well being stated on Sunday the state health worker’s workplace concluded its case investigation August 6 into the demise of the kid, who was underneath the age of 5. The kid died in June..
The affirmation of the state’s first little one demise comes at some point earlier than dozens of faculty districts within the state ready to start the college yr, leaving many educators and fogeys on edge.
The pandemic has already killed 1,036 folks in Iowa. Nationwide, near 177,000 have died within the US, with an estimated 5.7 million infections as of early Monday.
01:47 GMT – South Korea instances down, however nationwide pandemic alert nonetheless up
The brand new coronavirus instances in South Korea slowed down barely on Monday with 266 new instances, however the nation stays on excessive alert nationwide.
Yonhap information company quoted the Korea Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention as saying that 258 of the brand new reported instances have been native transmission.
The nation now has a complete of 17,665 instances, with no new fatality conserving the demise toll at 309.
01:20 GMT – China studies 16 imported coronavirus instances
China’s Nationwide Well being Fee reported on Monday 16 imported coronavirus instances within the mainland as of the tip of Sunday, barely up from 12 imported instances yesterday.
The fee additionally stated that for the eighth consecutive day, there have been no new native infections detected within the nation, though 27 new folks have been stated to be asymptomatic.
China has a complete of 84,967, whereas the demise toll stays unchanged at 4,634.
00:40 GMT – Seoul to mandate masks beginning on Monday
Using masks whereas outside is now obligatory in Seoul, South Korea’s capital.
Web optimization Jeong-hyup, performing mayor of Seoul, issued the order hours after the nation reported 397 new coronavirus instances on Sunday – the very best since early March.
In accordance with studies, there have been greater than 2,600 instances up to now 10 days. The nation has reported virtually 17,400 instances and 309 deaths.
00:05 GMT – Australia’s Victoria studies lowest day by day rise in infections in seven weeks
Australia’s second-most populous state of Victoria has reported 116 new instances of coronavirus, the lowest day by day rise in seven weeks.
Melbourne, the state’s capital, has been in a strict lockdown and curfew since a brand new wave of the outbreak emerged just a few weeks in the past.
Officers say 15 folks died from the illness over the previous 24 hours.
Australia now has greater than 24,800 instances and over 500 deaths, in response to the Johns Hopkins College tally.
00:01 GMT – Pakistan’s Peshawar shuts accommodations after workers take a look at of COVID-19
Pakistani authorities have closed about two dozen accommodations in a scenic vacationer space within the nation’s northwest after dozens of resort workers examined optimistic for the coronavirus, in response to the Related Press information company.
As many as 47 resort workers who examined optimistic for COVID-19 have been quarantined on the accommodations the place they labored.
Pakistan has confirmed greater than 275,000 coronavirus infections and almost 6,300 deaths since reporting its first case in February.
21:30 GMT (Sunday) – FDA authorises plasma therapy for COVID-19
The US Meals and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorised using blood plasma from sufferers who’ve recovered from COVID-19 to deal with these nonetheless battling the illness.
The FDA stated early proof suggests blood plasma can lower mortality and enhance the well being of sufferers when given in the course of the first three days of their hospitalisation.
“It appeared that the product is protected and we’re comfy with that and we proceed to see no regarding security indicators,” stated Peter Marks, director of the Meals and Drug Administration’s Middle for Biologics Analysis and Analysis stated on a convention name with reporters.
You possibly can learn extra on that story right here.
For all the important thing developments from Sunday, August 23, go right here.