Liaoning Province in the northeast had 14 cases and neighboring Jilin had two. The two provinces border North Korea. This is the first time there has been a case in Jilin since the end of May.
On Sunday, a second wave of mass testing was launched in Urumqi to detect residents who had previously tested false negatives, according to the state-run Global Times. It follows a mass testing effort earlier this month, in which some 65% of residents have been tested so far, according to a local press conference on Friday.
Experts have yet to confirm the origin of the recent Xinjiang cluster, which has infected 178 people to date. The new infections in Jilin were announced just days after President Xi Jinping concluded a tour of the province last week.
In Australia, Victoria’s premier pleaded with citizens not to go to work if they were showing milder symptoms, after 532 new cases helped set a daily record for the country. Of the six new deaths recorded in the state, five were in elderly care facilities.
Melbourne and the adjacent Mitchell Shire are almost halfway through a six-week lockdown, but Prime Minister Daniel Andrews has signaled new restrictions could be introduced. State health director Brett Sutton has warned of more deaths to come at retirement homes for the elderly, where there are nearly 700 cases in several homes.
“The residents of these facilities will be people’s parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and they are at significant risk of dying. This is an inescapable fact in these contexts, ”Sutton said, adding that mortality in elder care outbreaks was“ extremely high ”.
The neighboring state of New South Wales, Australia’s most populous, reported 17 new cases on Monday, eight of which were travelers returned to quarantine.
in recorded nearly 50,000 new daily cases of Covid-19, the highest daily tally to date, according to the Department of Health and Family. The total infections stood at over 1.4 million. It capped the country’s deadliest week end of the pandemic, according to The Times of India, which reported the total number of cases rose 28% and the death toll climbed 19%. In July alone, the capital Delhi added 2 million new cases.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged citizens to be “extremely vigilant” in his monthly radio address on Sunday: “We must keep in mind that the crown is as fatal today as it was. at the start – that’s why we have to be totally careful. ”
On Monday, Modi will launch three new “high-speed” Covid-19 testing facilities – in Noida on the eastern outskirts of Delhi, in Mumbai and Kolkata – to increase testing capacity.
the WE has recorded 5,000 deaths from Covid-19 in five days, as cases increase in southern and western states. Nationwide, there are 4.2 million infections and the death toll is close to 150,000.
Discussions continued in Washington on what to put in the next coronavirus stimulus package. With 100 days to go before the presidential election, an Associated Press-NORC poll on Sunday showed that only 32% of Americans approved of President Donald Trump’s handling of the pandemic, while only 38% said the economy was in good health.
In other coronavirus developments:
- Global infections are at just under 16.2 million, with nearly 650,000 deaths, according to figures from Johns Hopkins.
Vietnam plans to evacuate 80,000 tourists from the central city of Danang after an outbreak there, according to a government statement.
JapanThe economy minister said the government would push companies to target 70% teleworking and improve other social distancing measures amid rising cases among workers, some infected during socialization after the work, reports Reuters.
Case in Papua New Guinea nearly doubled in a weekend, with the emerging pandemic threatening to overwhelm the country’s already fragile health system.
New Zealand reported no cases of Covid-19 for the third day in a row.
Mexico’s The Department of Health reported 5,480 new confirmed cases and 306 additional deaths on Sunday, bringing the total to 390,516 cases and 43,680 deaths.