LIVE Coronavirus: Russia beats its record with 12,126 new daily cases
According to official figures, 12,126 contaminations have been recorded in the last 24 hours while the previous maximum was 11,656 in May. In the United States, a few days after leaving the hospital where he was being treated for his coronavirus infection, Donald Trump said he was planning to participate in a campaign rally on Saturday in Florida, a key state for the presidential election November 3.
The virus is still active. More than 36.2 million cases of infection have been officially diagnosed worldwide since the end of December, for a toll of 1,057,084 deaths.
Faced with the deterioration of indicators, Lille, Lyon, Grenoble and Saint-Etienne will spend Saturday in the maximum alert zone due. These cities will join Aix-Marseille, Paris and Guadeloupe, where reinforced health measures, such as the closing of bars, have already been taken.
For Toulouse and Montpellier, “we are giving ourselves a few days”, until Monday morning, to possibly make the same decision, assured Olivier Véran, Thursday, during his weekly press conference.
A limited risk of contamination in aircraft
Various studies carried out by Airbus, Boeing, Embraer and the Air Transport Association (IATA), on the risk of contamination in aircraft, unambiguously conclude that the probability of catching covid-19 is almost non-existent – or in any case much more. weak than on the ground. “Since the beginning of the year, we have identified 44 cases likely to have contracted covid-19 during a flight, out of a total of 1.2 billion passengers, ie a potential case for 27 million travelers” , says David Powell, IATA’s medical adviser.
Nearly 3 million migrants stranded by Covid-19
At least 2.75 million migrants were prevented from returning home this summer by restrictions imposed to combat the covid-19 pandemic, says the UN, urgently calling for international cooperation to find solutions to the crisis.
“The scale and implementation of tens of thousands of movement restriction measures, including border closures and containment measures related to Covid-19, require states to collaborate with their neighbors and countries of origin migrants to meet their needs and their vulnerabilities ”, underlined the Director General of the International Migration Office, Antonio Vitorino, whose organization is publishing this first detailed inventory on the subject.
Russia beats its record with 12,126 new daily cases
Russia recorded 12,126 new daily cases of coronavirus on Friday, exceeding the peak in May when the authorities still say they are not planning major containment measures immediately.
According to official figures, 12,126 contaminations have been recorded in the last 24 hours while the previous maximum was 11,656 in May. The number of deaths during the last 24 hours was 201, for a total of 22,257 deaths from the coronavirus.