The latest: the number of cases in India shows a drop, the PV is positive
By the associated press
NEW DELHI – India has recorded 80,472 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, showing a drop from a record two weeks ago.
The health ministry on Wednesday brought India’s confirmed total to more than 6.2 million, including 2.5 million in September alone. It also reported 1,179 deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 97,497.
Indian Vice President Venkaiah Naidu tested positive on Tuesday and was advised of the home quarantine. His office said in a tweet that Naidu, 71, was asymptomatic and in good health. Interior Minister Amit Shah tested positive last month and recovered in a hospital.
India’s cure rate crossed 83% on Tuesday and the number of cases under treatment was below 1 million. Daily tests covered more than a million people, the ministry said.
At the same time, a serological survey showed that infections were more frequent in densely populated urban centers. The investigation by the state-run Indian Medical Research Council also found that 6.6% of the population over 10 years of age have been exposed to the coronavirus.
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UNITED NATIONS – The chief of the United Nations has said that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken “an unprecedented toll”, especially on the economies of many developing countries and that the world has not responded with “the massive support and urgent that these countries and communities need ”.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that in the United States, Canada, Europe and most developed countries, governments have adopted programs valued at double digits of GDP to help fight the coronavirus crisis and its impact.
“The problem is to mobilize the resources to allow developing countries to be able to do the same,” he said Tuesday at a joint press conference with Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau , who jointly led high-level meetings. meetings to try to increase resources.
Guterres urged the international community to increase the resources of the International Monetary Fund, including through a new allocation of Special Drawing Rights and a voluntary reallocation of existing Special Drawing Rights. He said many countries are in urgent need of debt relief and called for current debt suspensions to be extended and extended to all developing and middle-income countries in need of assistance. The private sector, including rating agencies, “must also be engaged in relief efforts,” he said.
The UN chief said he was encouraged to see more than 40 world leaders and the heads of the IMF, the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and the African Union “gather around these bold policies “.
He urged the international community to provide $ 35 billion – including $ 15 billion immediately – to fund “the ACT accelerator to ensure equitable access to diagnostics, treatment and vaccines” for all countries.
RALEIGH, North Carolina – The University of North Carolina system reported its first coronavirus-related student death on Tuesday since several campuses reopened with at least partial in-person learning last month.
Chad Dorrill, a 19-year-old student at Appalachian State University who lived off campus in Boone and took all of his classes online, died of coronavirus on Monday, officials said.
“Any loss of life is a tragedy, but the sorrow runs deeper as we mourn a young man who had so much life ahead of him,” said a statement from Peter Hans, chancellor of the system overseeing the 16 colleges and universities. state public. “I suffer from the deep sadness that Chad Dorrill’s family is enduring at this time. My heart goes out to the entire community of the State of Appalachia. “
The university reported a new record of 159 cases of COVID-19 among college students on Tuesday. Nearly 550 students have tested positive for the virus since resuming in-person classes last month. The State of Appalachia remains open to in-person education.
Three North Carolina colleges, including UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University and East Carolina University, halted physical classes for undergraduates, after reporting a series of coronavirus outbreaks shortly after returning students on campus.
O’FALLON, Mo. – The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus has nearly tripled in areas outside of Missouri’s two largest metropolitan areas since the state reopened in mid-June, according to Department of state health Tuesday.
Missouri Department of Health and Seniors’ Services COVID-19 Dashboard Shows Northwest, Southeast, Southwest, and Mid-State All Sitting Records virus-related hospitalizations on Monday, based on an average of seven days. In total, Missouri reported 1,094 hospitalizations, five fewer than a day earlier, when hospitalizations statewide peaked.
Excluding the St. Louis and Kansas City areas, hospitalizations have increased 186% in the 3.5 months since Republican Gov. Mike Parson authorized Missouri to reopen on June 16. The seven-day average for out-of-state hospitalizations on June 16 was 161; on Monday it was 461.
LIMA, Peru – Health workers in Peru’s social security system began a 48-hour strike on Tuesday to demand higher wages and better working conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than 9,000 doctors, dentists and pharmacists took part, prompting hospitals to suspend consultations and many surgeries, although emergency and intensive care services were not affected.
Teodoro Quiñones, secretary of the social security doctors’ union, said the government had failed to keep promises to increase wages or pay bonuses during the pandemic.
Doctors in the public sector earn an average of $ 985 per month, although most supplement that with other jobs in hospitals or private offices.
The Peruvian Ombudsman’s Office said more than 4,000 health workers lacked health, life and occupational risk insurance and were not entitled to sick leave if they were diagnosed with the virus.
A total of 166 doctors are believed to have died from COVID-19 in Peru. Overall, the country has reported 32,000 dead and more than 808,000 infected.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Businesses in 89 of Tennessee’s 95 counties will no longer have to comply with social distancing guidelines, Gov. Bill Lee said on Tuesday, even though COVID-19 cases in the state are consistently high.
The Republican governor has said he will lift all virus-related limits on businesses and social gatherings for most of the state. The action, which takes effect Thursday, notably does not apply to the six populated counties in Tennessee with locally managed health services. Sullivan, Knox, Hamilton, Davidson, Madison and Shelby counties can continue to implement their own restrictions.
According to data on file with The Associated Press, there have been about 287 new cases per 100,000 population in Tennessee over the past two weeks, which ranks 13th in the country for new cases per capita. State has recorded at least 2,389 deaths from the virus
DENVER – Colorado Governor Jared Polis is encouraging families to enroll students in schools online or in person as the state experiences a drop in enrollment during the coronavirus pandemic.
Polis said the drop is based on anecdotal evidence, but is widespread statewide, with the largest drop among students in kindergarten to grade three. In a press conference on Tuesday, Polis and other officials warned of the “major deficit” children who return to school after taking leave could face.
Other school districts in the United States have reported similar trends. Child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Chris Rogers says school is essential for the healthy development of children and adolescents.
NEW YORK – Alarmed by an increase in coronavirus infections in a few Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods, New York City authorities will begin to impose fines in those neighborhoods on people who refuse to wear masks, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday. .
De Blasio said he was sending teams of hundreds of outreach workers and contact tracers to nine Brooklyn and Queens zip codes that have seen an increase in positive COVID-19 tests in hopes of avoiding action more severe application.
These workers will hand out masks but will also insist that people put them on if they are in a location where they could be within 6 feet of other people.
The Democratic mayor has warned he could order further crackdowns, including shutting down non-essential businesses and banning gatherings if things don’t improve. Private schools and daycares could be closed if people refuse to comply with coronavirus guidelines, de Blasio said.