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Britain's COVID-19 daily infections rise to highest level since June

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain reported 1,062 new positive tests for coronavirus on Sunday, the highest daily rise in new COVID-19 infections since late June, at a time of new local lockdowns in some areas and worries over a second wave of infections. Learn More

 

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CanSino to start Phase III trial of COVID-19 vaccine in Saudi

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will soon begin Phase III clinical trials on around 5,000 people for a COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's CanSino Biologics Inc, a Saudi health ministry spokesman said on Sunday. More »

 

New Zealand records 100 days without domestic virus case but warns against complacency

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand marked 100 days without a domestic transmission of the coronavirus on Sunday, but warned against complacency as countries like Vietnam and Australia which once had the virus under control now battle a resurgence in infections. More »

 

U.S. sets record as coronavirus cases top 5 million

(Reuters) - The United States set a record for coronavirus cases on Saturday, with more than 5 million people now infected, according to a Reuters tally, as the country's top infectious diseases official offered hope earlier this week that an effective vaccine might be available by year-end. More »

 

Australia's Victoria reports deadliest day of COVID-19 pandemic

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s second-most populous state, Victoria, reported its deadliest day of the COVID-19 outbreak on Sunday, with 17 people dying, as police thwarted a planned anti-mask rally in the capital of Melbourne. More »

 

Greece registers highest daily tally of COVID 19 cases

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece reported 203 new cases of COVID 19 on Sunday, its highest daily tally since the start of the outbreak in the country, a government official said. More »

 

Vietnam reports 31 new COVID-19 cases, one death

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam's health ministry on Sunday reported 31 new COVID-19 cases and an additional death, taking the country's total tally to 841, with 11 fatalities. More »

 

Philippine reports 61 more coronavirus deaths, biggest spike in three weeks

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines on Sunday recorded 61 more coronavirus deaths, the highest daily increase in fatalities reported since July 18, taking the country's death tally to 2,270. More »

 

Indonesia COVID-19 cases rise by 1,893, deaths by 65: official data

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia reported 1,893 more novel coronavirus infections on Sunday, taking the total tally to 125,396 infections, the country's COVID-19 taskforce website showed. More »

 

Hong Kong reports 72 new coronavirus cases

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong reported 72 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, of which 63 were locally transmitted, as authorities continued efforts to contain a resurgence of infections in the global financial hub over the past month. More »

 

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