Various-Coronavirus/Global Count/Oct 17

Global COVID-19 cases exceed 38.79 mln, deaths top 1.09 mln: WHO

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Beijing, China - Oct 17, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Screenshots of World Health Organization coronavirus disease dashboard showing global case count, death toll as of Oct. 16

FILE: Florida, USA - May 2020 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
2. Various of medical workers using swab to collect samples for COVID-19 test
3. Various of medical worker drawing blood
4. Blood collection tubes

New Delhi, India - Oct 15, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
5. Various of pedestrians

New Delhi, India - Oct 13, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
6. Various of traffic, street scenes in polluted air

Moscow, Russia - Oct 5, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
7. Various of people in subway station
8. Passengers onboard subway

London, UK - Recent (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
9. National flag of United Kingdom
10. Various of traffic, pedestrians, social distancing signs

Paris, France - Sept 29, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
11. Various of residents queuing outside virus testing lab

FILE: Berlin, Germany - Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
12. Reichstag building, German national flags

FILE: Frankfurt am Main, Germany - Aug 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
13. Various of airline timetable in Frankfurt Airport
14. Traveler wearing mask walking in Lufthansa check-in area with luggage
15. Travelers wearing masks

Rome, Italy - Sept 21, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
16. Various of pedestrians wearing masks

Madrid, Spain - Recent (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
17. Spanish national flag
18. Various of pedestrians on road

FILE: Antwerp, Belgium - 2020 (Exact Date Unknown) (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
19. COVID-19 testing site, medical staff
20. Medical staff getting prepared
21. Medical staff talking with man
22. Man receiving nucleic acid test
23. Testing tubes on table

Lesvos Island, Greece - Oct 5, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
24. Various of refugees with luggage waiting for departure

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide surpassed 38.79 million, while the death toll exceeded 1.09 million on Friday, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO).

The WHO coronavirus disease dashboard showed on Friday that the total number of confirmed cases had reached 38,789,204, with a death toll of 1,095,097 worldwide as of 16:11 Central European Summer Time (CEST).

According to a WHO situation report by region, the Americas remain the most affected, accounting for nearly half of the global tally, with over 18.31 million cases. Following the Americas are Southeast Asia and Europe, with more than 8.27 million and 7.57 million reported cases, respectively.

The United States topped all countries in the world in the number of confirmed cases and deaths. The nationwide caseload had amounted to 8,047,792, with the death toll reaching 218,556, as of 22:24 Eastern Standard Time on Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Figures showed the total COVID-19 cases in the United States increased from 7 million to 8 million in the past 21 days. The time span was shorter than the previous 25 days when the country saw the total cases grow from 6 million to 7 million. It took 99 days to cross a 1-million mark after the United States reported its first case on Jan. 21.

The United States has 4 percent of the world's population but accounts for over 20 percent of the global coronavirus tally. More than 8 million infections mean roughly one of 41 U.S. citizens is carrying the virus.

India and Brazil rank second and third in the world in terms of caseload, reporting over 7.37 million and 5.2 million cases, respectively, with more than 110,000 and 150,000 fatalities, respectively.

India reported 63,371 new cases in the last 24 hours, according to the country's health ministry on Friday. The fresh addition lifted the country's tally to 7,370,468, including a death toll of 112,161.

Brazil recorded 30,914 new infections and 754 more deaths in the last 24 hours, according to its health ministry on Friday. So far, it has registered 5,200,300 cases of the virus since the outbreak, with the death toll reaching 153,214.

Russia has the fourth largest caseload. It registered 15,150 new COVID-19 cases in a span of 24 hours, taking its total caseload to 1,369,313, according to the country's COVID-19 response center on Friday. At the same time, the country reported 232 new fatalities, taking the death toll to 23,723.

The second wave of COVID-19 continued to exert pressure on Europe on Friday as daily cases surged to new highs in more countries across the region. France is the worst-hit nation by a resurgence in COVID-19 cases.

France confirmed 25,086 new COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours as of 14:00 Friday, pushing the total count to 834,770, according to data released by health authorities. An additional 122 people succumbed to the disease during the period, bringing the cumulative death toll to 33,303.

Italy reported a daily record of 10,010 new coronavirus infections, taking the total number to 391,611, according to the latest data from the Ministry of Health. The data showed that 55 people died from the disease, leading to a death toll of 36,427.

The Czech Republic recorded 9,721 new COVID-19 cases in a span of 24 hours, which is another daily high, according to data from the country's Health Ministry on Friday. This brings the total case count to 149,010, including 1,230 deaths.

The country's Health Minister Roman Prymula said on Friday that the Czech Republic will see a continued spike of COVID-19 cases over the next 10 to 14 days.

Belgium has seen a fast resurgence of COVID-19 infections recently with an average of 5,976 new cases diagnosed every day during the seven-day period from Oct. 6 to 12, according to data from the public health institute Sciensano on Friday. To date, Belgium has recorded 191,959 cases of COVID-19, including 10,327 deaths.

Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced on Friday stricter measures, including a nation-wide curfew, to limit the spread of COVID-19 at the end of a meeting of the Consultation Committee.

According to De Croo, a curfew from midnight to 05:00 will be imposed throughout the country starting Monday. Cafes and restaurants will be closed for a month, with an assessment in a fortnight time to see if the measure should remain in place.

The Spanish Ministry of Health on Friday reported 6,591 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the country's tally to 936,560, including 33,775 deaths.

On Oct. 9, Spain decreed a 15-day State of Alarm with immediate effect for the Madrid region to limit the spread of coronavirus, imposing restrictions on mobility in the Madrid municipality and nine other municipalities in the region. Under the new rules, no more than six people are allowed to meet at any one time, and bars and restaurants have their capacity limited to 50 percent in the whole Madrid area.

In Germany, new COVID-19 infections kept climbing and hit a new record with 7,334 cases within one day, bringing the total number to 348,557, the national disease control agency Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced on Friday.

The previous daily record of new infections was registered at 6,638 on Thursday, according to RKI data. A total of 24 new deaths were reported on the same day, bringing the death toll to 9,734.

Greece hit a new high in daily COVID-19 infections with 508 confirmed cases around the country over the last day, according to the Greek National Public Health Organization on Friday. It has seen approximately 24,450 cases including a death toll of 490 since late February.

Attica, home to Greece's capital city of Athens, has a shocking 227 of Friday's 508 cases. The Greek government spokesperson ruled out the possibility of a lockdown in the region recently but said if the situation worsens, a partial lockdown will be taken into consideration.

The Greek health and anti-epidemic agency also sent special vehicles and teams on Thursday and Friday to provide testings for refugees and illegal immigrants at the Victoria Square.

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  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV),China Global Television Network (CGTN)
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  • Published : 2020-10-17 15:33
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Various-Coronavirus/Global Count/Oct 17

Global COVID-19 cases exceed 38.79 mln, deaths top 1.09 mln: WHO

Dateline : Recent/File

Location : Various

Duration : 3'03

  • English


Beijing, China - Oct 17, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Screenshots of World Health Organization coronavirus disease dashboard showing global case count, death toll as of Oct. 16

FILE: Florida, USA - May 2020 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
2. Various of medical workers using swab to collect samples for COVID-19 test
3. Various of medical worker drawing blood
4. Blood collection tubes

New Delhi, India - Oct 15, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
5. Various of pedestrians

New Delhi, India - Oct 13, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
6. Various of traffic, street scenes in polluted air

Moscow, Russia - Oct 5, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
7. Various of people in subway station
8. Passengers onboard subway

London, UK - Recent (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
9. National flag of United Kingdom
10. Various of traffic, pedestrians, social distancing signs

Paris, France - Sept 29, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
11. Various of residents queuing outside virus testing lab

FILE: Berlin, Germany - Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
12. Reichstag building, German national flags

FILE: Frankfurt am Main, Germany - Aug 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
13. Various of airline timetable in Frankfurt Airport
14. Traveler wearing mask walking in Lufthansa check-in area with luggage
15. Travelers wearing masks

Rome, Italy - Sept 21, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
16. Various of pedestrians wearing masks

Madrid, Spain - Recent (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
17. Spanish national flag
18. Various of pedestrians on road

FILE: Antwerp, Belgium - 2020 (Exact Date Unknown) (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
19. COVID-19 testing site, medical staff
20. Medical staff getting prepared
21. Medical staff talking with man
22. Man receiving nucleic acid test
23. Testing tubes on table

Lesvos Island, Greece - Oct 5, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
24. Various of refugees with luggage waiting for departure


The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide surpassed 38.79 million, while the death toll exceeded 1.09 million on Friday, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO).

The WHO coronavirus disease dashboard showed on Friday that the total number of confirmed cases had reached 38,789,204, with a death toll of 1,095,097 worldwide as of 16:11 Central European Summer Time (CEST).

According to a WHO situation report by region, the Americas remain the most affected, accounting for nearly half of the global tally, with over 18.31 million cases. Following the Americas are Southeast Asia and Europe, with more than 8.27 million and 7.57 million reported cases, respectively.

The United States topped all countries in the world in the number of confirmed cases and deaths. The nationwide caseload had amounted to 8,047,792, with the death toll reaching 218,556, as of 22:24 Eastern Standard Time on Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Figures showed the total COVID-19 cases in the United States increased from 7 million to 8 million in the past 21 days. The time span was shorter than the previous 25 days when the country saw the total cases grow from 6 million to 7 million. It took 99 days to cross a 1-million mark after the United States reported its first case on Jan. 21.

The United States has 4 percent of the world's population but accounts for over 20 percent of the global coronavirus tally. More than 8 million infections mean roughly one of 41 U.S. citizens is carrying the virus.

India and Brazil rank second and third in the world in terms of caseload, reporting over 7.37 million and 5.2 million cases, respectively, with more than 110,000 and 150,000 fatalities, respectively.

India reported 63,371 new cases in the last 24 hours, according to the country's health ministry on Friday. The fresh addition lifted the country's tally to 7,370,468, including a death toll of 112,161.

Brazil recorded 30,914 new infections and 754 more deaths in the last 24 hours, according to its health ministry on Friday. So far, it has registered 5,200,300 cases of the virus since the outbreak, with the death toll reaching 153,214.

Russia has the fourth largest caseload. It registered 15,150 new COVID-19 cases in a span of 24 hours, taking its total caseload to 1,369,313, according to the country's COVID-19 response center on Friday. At the same time, the country reported 232 new fatalities, taking the death toll to 23,723.

The second wave of COVID-19 continued to exert pressure on Europe on Friday as daily cases surged to new highs in more countries across the region. France is the worst-hit nation by a resurgence in COVID-19 cases.

France confirmed 25,086 new COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours as of 14:00 Friday, pushing the total count to 834,770, according to data released by health authorities. An additional 122 people succumbed to the disease during the period, bringing the cumulative death toll to 33,303.

Italy reported a daily record of 10,010 new coronavirus infections, taking the total number to 391,611, according to the latest data from the Ministry of Health. The data showed that 55 people died from the disease, leading to a death toll of 36,427.

The Czech Republic recorded 9,721 new COVID-19 cases in a span of 24 hours, which is another daily high, according to data from the country's Health Ministry on Friday. This brings the total case count to 149,010, including 1,230 deaths.

The country's Health Minister Roman Prymula said on Friday that the Czech Republic will see a continued spike of COVID-19 cases over the next 10 to 14 days.

Belgium has seen a fast resurgence of COVID-19 infections recently with an average of 5,976 new cases diagnosed every day during the seven-day period from Oct. 6 to 12, according to data from the public health institute Sciensano on Friday. To date, Belgium has recorded 191,959 cases of COVID-19, including 10,327 deaths.

Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced on Friday stricter measures, including a nation-wide curfew, to limit the spread of COVID-19 at the end of a meeting of the Consultation Committee.

According to De Croo, a curfew from midnight to 05:00 will be imposed throughout the country starting Monday. Cafes and restaurants will be closed for a month, with an assessment in a fortnight time to see if the measure should remain in place.

The Spanish Ministry of Health on Friday reported 6,591 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the country's tally to 936,560, including 33,775 deaths.

On Oct. 9, Spain decreed a 15-day State of Alarm with immediate effect for the Madrid region to limit the spread of coronavirus, imposing restrictions on mobility in the Madrid municipality and nine other municipalities in the region. Under the new rules, no more than six people are allowed to meet at any one time, and bars and restaurants have their capacity limited to 50 percent in the whole Madrid area.

In Germany, new COVID-19 infections kept climbing and hit a new record with 7,334 cases within one day, bringing the total number to 348,557, the national disease control agency Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced on Friday.

The previous daily record of new infections was registered at 6,638 on Thursday, according to RKI data. A total of 24 new deaths were reported on the same day, bringing the death toll to 9,734.

Greece hit a new high in daily COVID-19 infections with 508 confirmed cases around the country over the last day, according to the Greek National Public Health Organization on Friday. It has seen approximately 24,450 cases including a death toll of 490 since late February.

Attica, home to Greece's capital city of Athens, has a shocking 227 of Friday's 508 cases. The Greek government spokesperson ruled out the possibility of a lockdown in the region recently but said if the situation worsens, a partial lockdown will be taken into consideration.

The Greek health and anti-epidemic agency also sent special vehicles and teams on Thursday and Friday to provide testings for refugees and illegal immigrants at the Victoria Square.

ID : 8161915

Published : 2020-10-17 15:33

Last Modified : 2020-10-17 18:38:34

Source : China Central Television (CCTV),China Global Television Network (CGTN)

Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland

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