Latest coronavirus: US averages over 60,000 new cases per day


California reported its the biggest jump of a day death in five weeks Thursday. Authorities have attributed 162 more deaths to the coronavirus, up from 35 on Wednesday.
France announced a record of 41622 confirmed cases virus in the past 24 hours on Thursday, shortly after Prime Minister Jean Castex extended a nighttime curfew that will now cover two-thirds of the population.
Mattel produced its largest increase in quarterly sales in a decade, as parents buy Barbie dolls, Hot Wheels cars, and other toys for homebound children to keep them entertained during the pandemic.
Greece announced a nighttime curfew in 17 regions, including Athens and Thessaloniki, the two largest cities, after another record daily increase in cases.
Southwest Airlines said it would stop blocking the middle seats on December 1, leaving Delta Air Lines as the only major US carrier to continue the practice.
Record levels of new cases Thursday in Illinois and Ohio, again highlighted the continued spread of the virus in the US Midwest. In Illinois, 4,942 more people have tested positive in the past 24 hours, up from 4,342 on Wednesday. Ohio reported 2,425 new cases, surpassing the previous record of 2,366 on Wednesday.
Accor, the largest hotel company in Europe, said the worst of the crisis was behind despite a sharp increase in coronavirus cases across Europe, its main market.
British Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak and Prime Minister Boris Johnson were forced on Thursday to defend the newly announced support measures against charges of delay and too focused on london and the southeast.
France announced the extension of a curfew to curb the spread of the coronavirus to 46 million people, or two-thirds of its population. Jean Castex, Prime Minister, said 38 others of the 101 French departments, as well as the peaceful territory of Polynesia, would be subject to a 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew from midnight Friday.
Moderna became the first Western company to complete the listing of its Covid-19 phase 3 vaccine trial, recruiting 30,000 participants, including thousands of health workers, ethnic minorities and the elderly.
Covid-19 hospital deaths have quadrupled in the north of England for a fortnight as the affected areas face more severe restrictions in the UK government’s efforts to contain the spread of the virus.
Kimberly-Clark disappointed Wall Street with lower than expected quarterly results, showing that a pandemic-induced boom for manufacturers of cleaning and hygiene products has its limits.
Sales of previously owned houses in the United States rose for the fourth consecutive month in September, reaching its highest level in more than 14 years, as low interest rates and remote working continued to fuel housing demand.
Consumer confidence has plummeted in the eurozone due to rising infections and tighter government restrictions erode optimism that the region’s economy can quickly recover from the pandemic.
Over £ 62bn has been borrowed by 1.4m UK businesses under the state coronavirus business loan program as businesses continue to seek support to survive the second wave of the pandemic.
American Airlines said Thursday it would allow the show until $ 1 billion in stocks consolidate its liquidity as the pandemic continues to weigh on revenues and profitability.


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