porcelain has reported 90 new confirmed Covid-19 cases on the mainland by August 2, compared with 98 a day earlier, Reuters reports.
Of the new confirmed patients, 61 were transmitted locally, according to the National Health Commission. That compares with 55 local cases a day earlier.
A total of 45 local patients with symptoms were reported in eastern Jiangsu province, five in Nanjing city and 40 in Yangzhou city, the provincial government said on Tuesday.
Six cases of national transmission were detected in Hunan province and three in Hubei province, NHC data showed.
Hubei Province said the three domestic patients were found in the capital. Wuhan city.
Henan and Yunnan provinces each reported two locally confirmed patients, while Beijing city, Shanghai city and Fujian province respectively detected one local case.
China also reported 41 new asymptomatic coronavirus cases, which it does not classify as confirmed infections, compared with 60 a day earlier. No new deaths were reported.
As of August 2, mainland China had registered 93,193 confirmed cases, with the cumulative death toll unchanged at 4,636.
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Japan will focus on hospitalizing patients who are seriously ill with Covid-19 and those at risk for it, while others isolate themselves at home, Reuters reports, amid concerns about a strained medical system as cases rise in the host city of the Tokyo Olympics.
The country has seen a sharp increase in coronavirus cases and is recording more than 10,000 new infections daily across the country. Tokyo had a record 4,058 on Saturday.
Fewer older people, most of whom are vaccinated, are becoming infected, Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato told reporters.
“On the other hand, infections among the very young are increasing and people in their 40s and 50s with severe symptoms are increasing,” he said. “Since people are also admitted to the hospital for heat stroke, some people cannot be admitted immediately and are recovering at home.”
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said the government would ensure that people who isolate themselves at home can be hospitalized if necessary. Previous policy had focused on hospitalizing a broader category of high-risk patients.
Some are concerned that the change could lead to more deaths, and the opposition leader of the Democratic Constitutional Party of Japan, Yukio Edano, criticized the change.
“They call it home treatment, but it’s really homelessness,” he was quoted as saying on NHK public television.
Japan on Monday extended its state of emergency to include three prefectures near Tokyo and western Osaka prefecture. An existing emergency in Tokyo, the fourth since the pandemic began, and Okinawa is scheduled to last until Aug. 31.
Welcome to the ongoing updates from The Guardian on the coronavirus pandemic with me, Helen Livingstone.
At least 70% of adults in the U.S they have now received at least one injection of the Covid-19 vaccine, reaching a goal that Joe Biden originally said he hoped to achieve by July 4. Health and government officials have painted the resurgence of the coronavirus there as a “pandemic of the unvaccinated” in recent days, highlighting that the areas of the country with the greatest spread were those with vaccination rates below the average.
Hundreds of key health workers in the Australian state of Queensland have been cut off as the country battles a growing Delta outbreak, while New south Wales rushed to deliver 6 million vaccine doses before the scheduled end of the shutdown in less than four weeks.
Boris Johnson has abandoned plans for stricter quarantine restrictions for some tourists after days of chaos, as it emerged that the head of the Joint Biosafety Center that advises on travel rules left work leaving him “rudderless.”
Here is a summary of what has been happening in other places for the last 24 hours:
- New ZealandPrime Minister Jacinda Ardern underwent a Covid-19 test after detecting a “seasonal cold” from her three-year-old daughter, the government spokesperson said Tuesday. It was negative.
- Brazil 15,143 new cases of the new coronavirus were reported in the last 24 hours and 389 deaths from Covid-19, the lowest number of deaths on a Monday since the beginning of December, according to data from the Ministry of Health.
- MexicoThe Ministry of Health reported 6,506 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the country and 245 more deaths, bringing the total to 2,861,498 infections and 241,279 deaths.
- The Philippines will extend a nightly curfew in the capital Manila amid a tightening of sidewalks in the Southeast Asian country to combat a possible spike in cases of the Delta variant of Covid-19, a government official said today.
- The coronavirus has killed at least 4,227,765 people since the outbreak in porcelain in December 2019.
- Health authorities in Iran have reported more than 37,000 coronavirus cases in 24 hours for the first time, as the country also recorded its highest daily number of Covid deaths for three months.
- Germany plans to offer booster shots to vulnerable people starting in September, as well as offering vaccines to children over 12 years of age. Ministers of health of the states of the country
- Poland Security is increasing at vaccination points following two overnight fires in one city and an attempt by anti-vaccine activists to break into another.
- A new study suggests that spending more time indoors and on screens due to Covid restrictions may be linked to a higher rate of myopia in children.
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