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UK News The Latest: Iran has new daily high in virus deaths -- 251

17:10  11 october  2020
17:10  11 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Iran 's government says 12 people have died nationwide from the new coronavirus, and it has Ian Mackay, who studies viruses at Australia’s University of Queensland said the latest figures reported mean The outbreak of the virus in Iran comes as its economy buckles under pressure from U.S

Iran on Monday said it was entering a new phase of trying to eliminate the novel coronavirus after bringing the Middle East's deadliest outbreak under control in "We can have fewer deaths , keep people's daily lives in motion and not cripple the economy even when the coronavirus exists," he said.

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has announced its highest single-day death toll from the coronavirus — 251.

FILE - In this April 30, 2020 file photo, a woman wearing mask and gloves, prays at the grave of her mother who died from the new coronavirus, at a cemetery in the outskirts of the city of Babol, in northern Iran. Iranian state TV said Wednesday Oct. 7, 2020, that the country has hit its highest number of daily deaths from the coronavirus, with 239 new fatalities. Wednesday's report quotes the spokesperson of the country’s health ministry as saying the new deaths were recorded since Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this April 30, 2020 file photo, a woman wearing mask and gloves, prays at the grave of her mother who died from the new coronavirus, at a cemetery in the outskirts of the city of Babol, in northern Iran. Iranian state TV said Wednesday Oct. 7, 2020, that the country has hit its highest number of daily deaths from the coronavirus, with 239 new fatalities. Wednesday's report quotes the spokesperson of the country’s health ministry as saying the new deaths were recorded since Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

Health Ministry spokesperson Sima Sadat Lari said Sunday that Iran’s total death toll from COVID-19 now stands at 28,544, making Iran the hardest-hit country in its region. It’s previous daily high for deaths of 239 came just four days earlier.

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Iran on Thursday reported 124 new deaths from the coronavirus, raising its total to 3,160, as Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour announced the latest toll in a news conference and Iran has closed schools and universities until early April and also four key Shiite pilgrimage sites, including

He announced 122 new deaths from the virus , raising the official toll to 1,934 in one of the world's worst hit countries. Iran has the fourth highest official death toll from the coronavirus after Italy, China and Spain but, unlike those countries, it has yet to impose any lockdown on its citizens.

Officials reported 3,822 newly confirmed coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, raising its total during the pandemic to 500,075. Among those recently infected is the head of Iran’s atomic energy organization, the latest senior official to test positive for the virus.

The government has largely resisted imposing widescale lockdowns as the economy teeters from continued U.S. economic sanctions that effectively bar Iran from selling its oil internationally. Iran’s currency plunged to its lowest level ever Sunday.

Police officers wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus walk past a photo of Kremlin's Spasskaya Tower, left, and St. Basil's Cathedral in Sheremetyevo Airport, outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. The coronavirus outbreak in Russia continues its rapid growth. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) © Provided by Associated Press Police officers wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus walk past a photo of Kremlin's Spasskaya Tower, left, and St. Basil's Cathedral in Sheremetyevo Airport, outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. The coronavirus outbreak in Russia continues its rapid growth. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

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— The White House doctor says President Donald Trump is no longer at risk of transmitting the coronavirus but did not say whether Trump had tested negative. Some medical experts are skeptical that Trump could be declared free of the risk of transmitting the virus so early.

A shop employee takes a break as people, most wearing masks to help protect against the spread of coronavirus walk along Istiklal street, the main shopping street in Istanbul, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel) © Provided by Associated Press A shop employee takes a break as people, most wearing masks to help protect against the spread of coronavirus walk along Istiklal street, the main shopping street in Istanbul, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

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A vegetable vendor wearing a face mask partly covering her face waits for customers in Bengaluru, India, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. India's confirmed coronavirus toll crossed 7 million on Sunday with a number of new cases dipping in recent weeks, even as health experts warn of mask and distancing fatigue setting in. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi) © Provided by Associated Press A vegetable vendor wearing a face mask partly covering her face waits for customers in Bengaluru, India, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. India's confirmed coronavirus toll crossed 7 million on Sunday with a number of new cases dipping in recent weeks, even as health experts warn of mask and distancing fatigue setting in. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

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HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING:

MOSCOW -- Russia’s coronavirus infections have hit a new record for a 24-hour period, with authorities reporting over 13,000 new confirmed cases in the highest daily spike since the beginning of the pandemic.

The 13,634 new infections registered Sunday brought the country’s total to nearly 1.3 million, the world’s fourth largest caseload. Russia has also reported over 22,500 deaths.

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Iran had 117 new COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 2,757, a Health Ministry spokesman said on Monday, prompting the Middle East's worst-hit country to consider tougher curbs on movement. The total number of infections climbed to 41,495.

The Russian authorities have been reporting over 10,000 new cases every day this past week, but maintain there are no plans to impose a second lockdown. Russia has lifted most of the virus-related restrictions imposed in the spring.

At the same time in Moscow, which reported 4,501 new cases on Sunday, officials have recommended the elderly to self-isolate at home and have extended this month’s school holidays by a week. Moscow mayor also ordered employers to have at least 30% of their staff work from home.

Women peel potatoes outside a snack bar amid the new coronavirus pandemic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. Many people in Brazil are struggling to cope with less pandemic aid from the government and jumping food prices, with millions expected to slip back into poverty. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) © Provided by Associated Press Women peel potatoes outside a snack bar amid the new coronavirus pandemic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. Many people in Brazil are struggling to cope with less pandemic aid from the government and jumping food prices, with millions expected to slip back into poverty. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey will start reporting its total number of coronavirus infection cases later this week, after coming under criticism for releasing only figures for patients showing symptoms of COVID-19.

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said in an interview published Sunday by the newspaper Hurriyet that asymptomatic cases will also be included in Turkey’s published data beginning Friday.

A musician plays during a tribute by health workers at the San Juan de Dios hospital in memory of their colleagues who died from COVID-19, at the hospital in Guatemala City, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo) © Provided by Associated Press A musician plays during a tribute by health workers at the San Juan de Dios hospital in memory of their colleagues who died from COVID-19, at the hospital in Guatemala City, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Turkey’s latest daily figures from Saturday showed 1,649 new patients and 56 deaths. The country has reported more than 334,000 coronavirus patients since the outbreak started, and 8,778 fatalities.

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BEIRUT — Lebanon’s Interior Ministry has ordered a lockdown in 169 villages and towns as well as ordering all nightclubs and pubs to close around the country amid a sharp increase of coronavirus cases.

A man is taken away by police during a protest against the government restriction measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Rome, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) © Provided by Associated Press A man is taken away by police during a protest against the government restriction measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Rome, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

The Ministry said Sunday that the lockdown will begin Monday morning and last until Oct. 19. Pubs and nightclubs will be closed until further notice, it said.

The new lockdown comes a week after the ministry ordered a lockdown in 111 villages and towns that ends Monday morning. Some of those towns are included under the new restrictions.

A man waves an Italian flag during a protest against the government restriction measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Rome, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) © Provided by Associated Press A man waves an Italian flag during a protest against the government restriction measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Rome, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

On Saturday, Lebanon’s Health Ministry registered 1,388 new cases of coronavirus, raising the country’s confirmed total to 52,558 infections and 455 deaths.

Cases in Lebanon have been rising since early July when the country eased a nationwide lockdown and opened its only international airport. The numbers increased dramatically following an Aug. 4 blast in Beirut that killed and wounded many, as people gathered at hospitals, funerals and anti-government protests.

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LONDON -- One of the main medical advisers to the British government has warned that the country is at a “tipping point” in its battle against the coronavirus pandemic, a day before Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce fresh lockdown restrictions for virus hot spots in the north of England.

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A health worker cleans her hands with sanitizer after taking a nasal swab sample from a patient at a COVID-19 testing center in Hyderabad, India, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. India's confirmed coronavirus toll crossed 7 million on Sunday with a number of new cases dipping in recent weeks, even as health experts warn of mask and distancing fatigue setting in. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.) © Provided by Associated Press A health worker cleans her hands with sanitizer after taking a nasal swab sample from a patient at a COVID-19 testing center in Hyderabad, India, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. India's confirmed coronavirus toll crossed 7 million on Sunday with a number of new cases dipping in recent weeks, even as health experts warn of mask and distancing fatigue setting in. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

England’s deputy chief medical officer, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, said in a statement that the country is at a “tipping point similar to where we were in March.”

Melissa Wilhelm Szymanski gives her dog Cooper a bone at home in Glastonbury, Conn., on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Wilhelm Szymanski got sick earlier this year and wound up with a $3,200 bill because she wasn't diagnosed initially with COVID-19. Even though dozens of insurers and the federal government are offering to pick up all treatment costs during the pandemic, many holes remain for big bills to surprise patients. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) © Provided by Associated Press Melissa Wilhelm Szymanski gives her dog Cooper a bone at home in Glastonbury, Conn., on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Wilhelm Szymanski got sick earlier this year and wound up with a $3,200 bill because she wasn't diagnosed initially with COVID-19. Even though dozens of insurers and the federal government are offering to pick up all treatment costs during the pandemic, many holes remain for big bills to surprise patients. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

The U.K. has experienced Europe’s deadliest outbreak with more than 42,750 deaths.

A family wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk down a colourful staircase at a shopping mall in Beijing, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. Even though the spread of COVID-19 has been all but eradicated in China, the pandemic is still surging across the globe with ever rising death toll. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) © Provided by Associated Press A family wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk down a colourful staircase at a shopping mall in Beijing, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. Even though the spread of COVID-19 has been all but eradicated in China, the pandemic is still surging across the globe with ever rising death toll. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Van-Tam laid out his hope that history won’t repeat itself in light of better testing and treatments, as well as greater knowledge of the virus itself.

Johnson is on Monday expected to impose additional restrictions in areas where the virus has been spreading fastest in recent weeks. Pubs and restaurants in northern cities like Liverpool or Manchester are expected to be closed.

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NEW DELHI — India’s confirmed coronavirus toll has crossed 7 million with a number of new cases dipping in recent weeks, even as health experts warn of mask and distancing fatigue setting in.

The Health Ministry on Sunday registered another 74,383 infections in the past 24 hours. India is expected to become the pandemic’s worst-hit country in coming weeks, surpassing the U.S., where more than 7.7 million infections have been reported.

The ministry also reported 918 additional deaths, taking total fatalities to at least 108,334. Experts say all reported numbers seriously understate the impact of the pandemic, due to limited testing, missed cases and in some instances, concealment by authorities.

India, which has nearly 1.4 billion people, saw a steep rise in cases in July and added more than 2 million in August and another 3 million in September. But it is seeing a slower pace of coronavirus spread since mid-September, when the daily infections touched a record high of 97,894.

It’s averaging more than 70,000 new cases daily so far this month.

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WASHINGTON — The White House doctor says President Donald Trump was no longer at risk of transmitting the coronavirus but did not say explicitly whether Trump had tested negative for it. The diagnosis came as the president prepared to resume campaign rallies and other activities.

In a memo released Saturday night by the White House, Navy Cmdr. Dr. Sean Conley said Trump met the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria for safely discontinuing isolation and that by “currently recognized standards” he was no longer considered a transmission risk.

The memo did not declare Trump had tested negative for the virus. But sensitive lab tests — like the PCR test cited in the doctor’s statements — detect virus in swab samples taken from the nose and throat. Dr. William Morice, who oversees laboratories at the Mayo Clinic, said earlier this week that using the PCR tests, the president’s medical team could hypothetically measure and track the amount of virus in samples over time and watch the viral load go down.

Some medical experts had been skeptical that Trump could be declared free of the risk of transmitting the virus so early in the course of his illness. Just 10 days since an initial diagnosis of infection, there was no way to know for certain that someone was no longer contagious, they said.

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SEOUL, South Korea __ South Korea says it’ll will ease its social distancing rules as its caseload has continuously displayed a slowing trend ever after the five-day Chuseok autumn holidays.

Health Minister Park Neung-hoo told reporters Sunday that South Korea has counted an average of 59.4 new cases each day in the past two weeks, compared with 91.5 cases in the earlier two weeks. Earlier Sunday, South Korea reported 58 new cases, taking the country’s total to 24,606 including 432 deaths.

Under relaxed distancing guidelines effective Monday, Park says some high-risk facilities like nightclubs and karaoke bars will be allowed to reopen but they’re required to follow anti-virus steps like wearing masks and keeping a list of clients.

Park says South Korea will lift a ban on the gatherings of more than 50 people indoor and more than 100 outdoor. He says community welfare centers will also be reopened while professional sports leagues can have a limited number of fans back, up to 30% of the stadium capacity.

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SYDNEY — The premier of Australia’s Victoria state is stepping up his fight with members of the public who don’t comply with pandemic regulations, saying close contacts of those infected who refuse a test will have to spend 21 days in quarantine.

The state government has announced mandatory quarantine will be extended by 10 days for close contacts if they decide not to be tested on the 11th day of isolation. The change takes effect at midnight Sunday.

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said a “very, very high percentage” of people had submitted to testing but the rule was designed to provide authorities with an even more complete picture.

“This is just double-checking, triple-checking that you haven’t, in fact, still got the virus,” he said.

Victoria reported one more death and 12 new cases on Sunday, taking Victoria’s death count from the virus to 810 and the national toll to 898.

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RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s count of COVID-19 deaths surpassed 150,000 despite signs the pandemic is slowly retreating in Latin America’s largest nation.

The Brazilian Health Ministry reported that the death toll now stands at 150,198. The figure is the world’s second highest behind the United States, according to the tally maintained by Johns Hopkins University.

Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has played down the severity of the virus while deaths mounted rapidly in Brazil. The 65-year-old president flouted social distancing at lively demonstrations and encouraged crowds during outings from the presidential residence. He has rejected governors’ and mayors’ lockdowns and other tough measures to contain the virus’ spread, even after he contracted it himself in July.

But there have been recent signs of relief in Brazil. Over the last month and a half, the viral curve has dropped. The average number of deaths sat at 598 over the last 7 days, the lowest level since the beginning of May.

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Anchorage public health officials say they are investigating a coronavirus outbreak from a youth hockey tournament that drew teams from around Alaska.

Officials say more than 300 players, coaches and fans were in attendance at the Termination Dust Invitational over a three-day period last weekend. Teams came from nine cities across the state.

Local health officials did not provide specific numbers as to how many people tested positive as a result of the event. But, tournament organizers say they first learned of a positive case in one of the teams on Monday. They also say they knew of two teams with a positive case each.

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ST. LOUIS — Missouri reported more than 5,000 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, more than doubling its previous daily record.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said there have been a total of 144,230 confirmed cases since the outbreak started, up 5,066 cases from Friday. The state also reported 27 more deaths to bring the total to 2,422.

The new number more than doubles the previous single-day high of 2,084 new cases, which occurred on July 30.

Data from the state shows that 1,313 people were hospitalized as of Friday, the second-most for any single day. The rise in hospitalizations is occurring largely in Missouri’s rural communities.

Jayne Dees, administrator of the health department in New Madrid County in the Bootheel region of southeast Missouri, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that people aren’t social distancing or wearing masks.

Dr. Nathan Sprengel, a doctor at the SEMO Health Network clinic in New Madrid, said some patients get upset when they are urged to wear masks in the clinic.

More than 26,000 excess deaths in private homes since March .
Figures from the Office for National Statistics show since March there have been 24,000 excess deaths from coronavirus in England - at 79,000 - compared to an expected level of 55,000.Between March 20, the week lockdown started, and September 11, a total of 86,000 people died in private homes rather than in hospitals or care homes, an Office for National Statistics report revealed today.

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