World Russia sees its largest rise in new coronavirus cases yet with 1,786 new infections bringing the total to 11,917
Coronavirus: The rate of deaths continues to slow in Spain
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-SPAIN: Coronavirus: The rate of deaths continues to slow in Spain © Reuters / JON NAZCA CORONAVIRUS: THE RATE OF DEATHS CONTINUES TO SLOW DOWN IN SPAIN MADRID (Reuters) - The number of deaths caused by the coronavirus every day continues to decrease in Spain, the Health Minister announced on Sunday, reporting an additional 674 deaths in 24 hours, bringing the total to 12,418 since the start of the epidemic from Covid-19.
Russia's coronavirus infections today jumped by 1,786 to 11,917, marking the biggest daily rise in the country's accelerating outbreak.
For the first time, China has recorded no new deaths from the coronavirus
© Tingshu Wang, Reuters Passers-by in Beijing on April 6, 2020. Three months after the first death recorded in China, the authorities have not reported, Tuesday, no new deaths from Covid-19 in 24 hours and 32 new cases of contamination, all of imported origin. The China has not recorded any new deaths from the Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, authorities announced on Tuesday (April 7th).
The number of deaths also rose by 18 to 94, according to Moscow's crisis response centre.
Compared with neighbouring countries such as China, where the virus spawned late last year, both the infection and fatality tallies have been kept low.
But in a sign that the Kremlin is braced for a take-off in Covid-19 cases, 18 new hospitals are rapidly being erected across the country.
Doctors have also now been instructed to treat all pneumonia patients for the virus without waiting for test results.
Health minister Mikhail Murashko said: 'We're seeing that the disease progresses fast, and it has specific clinical presentation, allowing to diagnose it without confirming in the lab based on the clinical presentation.'
Coronavirus: No new case in Daegu, ex-epicenter in South Korea
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-SOUTH KOREA: Coronavirus: No new case in Daegu, ex-epicenter in South Korea © Reuters / KIM KYUNG-HOON CORONAVIRUS: NO NEW CASE IN DAEGU, EX-EPICENTER IN SOUTH KOREA SEOUL (Reuters) - The South Korean city of Daegu, which was once the main center of coronavirus outside mainland China where the epidemic first appeared Late last year, on Friday reported no new cases of contamination, a first since late February, while the infection rate in the country has decreased.
Russia has claimed to have conducted over one million tests after moving swiftly to insulate themselves from the virus early in the pandemic.
When the ballooning infection rate in Wuhan emerged in January, the Kremlin quickly closed its land border and the following month barred all Chinese nationals from entering.
It has since enforced sweeping lockdown restrictions such as shutting schools and ordering citizens to remain indoors.
President Vladimir Putin has rammed through emergency legislation which punishes those flouting isolation rules with up to seven years in prison.
Spreading false information about coronavirus also carries up to a five-year sentence behind bars, local media report.
But the Kremlin has been accused of suppressing a much higher infection tally than the health ministry is reporting.
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In a signal that the Kremlin is expecting a hike in cases, the country's defence ministry is building 18 coronavirus hospitals.
An army of 10,000 construction labourers have been working round the clock in recent days to build the £92million clinic in Moscow, the largest new hospital in the nation.
Almost half the beds in the new clinic in the capital, which has suffered the brunt of Russia's epidemic, will be in intensive care units.
Other facilities under construction in Odintsovo, Podolsk, Volgograd, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Orenburg, Ulan-Ude, and Ussuriysk are due for completion by the end of April.
Coronavirus: China reports 16 new cases of contamination .
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-CHINA: Coronavirus: China reports 16 new cases of contamination © Reuters / THOMAS PETER CORONAVIRUS: CHINA REPORTS 16 NEW CASES OF PEKIN CONTAMINATION (Reuters) - Chinese health officials said on Sunday they confirmed 16 new cases of coronavirus contamination in mainland China the previous day, a lower daily total since March 17. Among these new cases, nine were imported, said the National Health Commission in its daily update on the epidemic.