The overall number of global coronavirus cases has crossed the 65-million mark, while the deaths have increased to more than 1.50 million, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
Here are the top 10 developments this morning:
The worldwide number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has surpassed 65 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University’s data.
The number of coronavirus cases stood at 65,048,192 as of 06:08 IST on Friday. Besides, over 1.5 million people have died of the virus. The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11. The highest number of cases so far have been registered in the United States, India, and Brazil.
California will impose stay-at-home orders in areas where intensive care units are close to capacity. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has announced new restrictive measures in the country for the upcoming holiday season that include limitations on movements between city municipalities and regions, an extended curfew for New Year’s night and closure of ski resorts.
Conte will sign the new decree later on Thursday, and it will enter into force immediately starting from December 4.
In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, US president-elect Joe Biden says that he will ask Americans to commit to 100 days of wearing masks as one of his first acts as president. Biden and vice-president-elect, Kamala Harris, also committed to receiving coronavirus vaccinations as soon as possible, when approved by US regulators. Biden says he will ask Americans to wear masks for 100 days.
New York City surpasses a positive test rate last seen at the end of May.
The city’s seven-day average daily positive test rate rose above 5 percent, to 5.19, for the first time since May 28, when nonessential businesses remained shut down and the city was a center of the pandemic in the United States. (New York State, which compiles testing data and calculates statistics differently from the city, most recently reported the city’s seven-day average positive test result at 3.34 percent.)
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 23,449 to 1,130,238, data from the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases showed on Friday.
Moderna’s vaccine provides protection against Covid-19 for at least three months, a study finds. South Korean authorities are concerned that university entrance exams – which nearly half a million students sat on Thursday – and admissions tests over the next two weeks could prove to be another source of contagion, Reuters reports.
Mainland China reported 17 new Covid-19 cases on 3 December, up from 16 cases a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Friday.
The Canadian government is targeting January as the starting point for COVID-19 vaccine delivery throughout the country, Canada’s Vaccine Distribution Czar Major General Dany Fortin said during a press conference.
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