By ASHOK SHARMA and JOE McDONALD, Related Press
NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported almost 55,000 new coronavirus circumstances on Sunday and Japan recorded greater than 1,500 for a second day whereas Florida braced for a tropical storm that threatened to hamper anti-disease efforts.
A curfew was imposed on Australia’s second-largest metropolis, Melbourne, following a spike in infections.
The US, India and South Africa are struggling to rein of their first wave of infections whereas South Korea and different nations the place the illness abated attempt to avert a second wave as curbs on journey and commerce ease.
India’s 54,735 new circumstances had been down from the day prior to this’s document 57,118 however raised the nation’s complete to 1.75 million. The month of July accounted for greater than 1.1 million of these circumstances.
The key cities of New Delhi and Mumbai may need handed their peaks, stated a authorities professional, Randeep Guleria. Subways, cinemas and different public services are closed till Aug. 31.
In Japan, the federal government stated all however 5 of its 1,540 new circumstances had been transmitted domestically. The each day complete was near Friday’s document of 1,579.
The spike in Japanese circumstances, most of them of their 20s and 30s, prompted warnings younger individuals had been letting their guard down. Gov. Yuriko Koike of Tokyo, which has about one-third of the brand new infections, says she may declare an emergency to comprise the outbreak.
In Florida, authorities had been making an attempt to organize storm shelters whereas implementing social distancing as Tropical Storm Isaias churned towards the closely populated state. It was as a result of be close to the coast early Sunday.
Florida reported 179 deaths on Saturday, elevating its complete to greater than 7,000.
The governor warned residents to count on energy outages and stated they need to have every week’s provide of water and meals.
In Australia, Premier Daniel Andrews of the southern state of Victoria introduced a eight p.m.-to-5 a.m. curfew on Melbourne, a metropolis of 5 million individuals. Colleges statewide are to return to home-based instructing and day care facilities had been closed.
Andrews stated there have been seven deaths and 671 new circumstances since Saturday.
“If we don’t make these modifications, we’re not going to get by means of this,” Andrews stated.
Additionally Sunday, China and South Korea reported extra infections however spikes in each nations gave the impression to be tailing off.
China had 49 new confirmed circumstances, up from the day prior to this’s 45. Thirty had been in Xinjiang within the northwest, the place authorities are attempting to comprise an outbreak targeted on the regional capital, Urumqi.
Three circumstances had been present in college students who returned from Russia to Wuhan, the southern metropolis the place the pandemic started in December. Most anti-disease controls had been lifted there after the ruling Communist Get together declared victory over the illness in March.
Hong Kong reported 125 new infections as authorities tried to search out the supply of its newest outbreak. The Chinese language authorities stated a staff of seven virus testing specialists was despatched to the town to assist.
South Korea reported 30 new circumstances, elevating its complete to 14,366 with 301 deaths, however stated solely eight had been acquired within the nation.
The federal government warned earlier case numbers would rise as South Koreans got here house from the Center East and different locations with outbreaks. Authorities say circumstances from overseas are much less threatening as a result of arrivals are quarantined for 2 weeks.
On Saturday, the chief of a secretive Korean church was arrested in an investigation into whether or not the group hampered the anti-virus response after 1000’s of worshippers had been contaminated in February and March.
Governments worldwide have reported 684,075 deaths and 17.eight million circumstances, in line with information gathered by Johns Hopkins College.
The US has the world’s largest variety of circumstances at four.6 million, or one-quarter of the full, and 154,361 deaths.
On Saturday, South Africa reported 10,107 new circumstances, elevating its complete to 503,290.
That put the nation fifth behind america, Brazil, Russia and India in complete circumstances, although its inhabitants of 58 million is way smaller than theirs.
In Europe, the variety of new circumstances reported in Italy dipped under 300 for the primary time.
In Austria, an worker within the chancellery examined constructive for the virus however didn’t work immediately with Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, the Austrian Press Company reported.
McDonald reported from Beijing. AP journalists worldwide contributed to this report.
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