The number of coronavirus cases recorded around the world is inching close to the 30 million mark, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker. Deaths from the virus stand at 927,245. However, over 19.54 million people have recovered from the virus.
Here are the top global developments this morning:
1. China reported eight new Covid-19 cases on September 14, the country’s national health authority said in a statement on Tuesday.
2. No new cases of Covid-19 community spread were reported in New Zealand on Tuesday. The three new cases detected in the country were travellers who returned back.
3. As per data from the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases, with the addition of 1,407 fresh cases, confirmed coronavirus infections in Germany climbed to 261,762 on Tuesday. The country’s fatality count rose by 12 to 9,362.
4. South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun told a cabinet meeting on Tuesday that the country will secure early supply of COVID-19 vaccines for 30 million people, or 60% of its population.
5. Head of biosafety at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Wu Guizhen said she expected Chinese vaccines for the novel coronavirus would soon be available to the public by November or December.
7. The global COVID-19 tally is inching close to the 30 million mark.
8. At least 927,245 people have died due to the novel coronavirus globally.
9. More than 19.54 million people have recovered from COVID-19.
10. Experts have warned of a second wave in the United Kingdom.