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Coronavirus cases are increasing sharply in England

Coronavirus infections in communities in England may increase 96,000 new cases per day, according to the latest results from the REACT-1 study by Imperial College London. Using random swab tests on 85,000 people, the researchers found that about 1 in 78 people in England had the virus between October 16 and 25, compared with one in 167 people between September 18 and October 5. This corresponds to 96,000 new infections per day. The researchers estimate that England's R number – – the number of people each person will contract coronavirus – – is now 1.6, compared to 1.1 at the end of September. They estimate that infections double every nine days compared to 29 days earlier, and increasing in all age groups, with the largest increases in infections occurring in people aged 55 to 64 years. "The measures taken over the past two months in most of Europe are clearly not enough to prevent the new large growth in infected cases and the rapid spread of the virus," said Igor Rudan of the University of Edinburgh in one statement. "It is particularly worrying that the fastest increases in the number of infections are seen in those ages 55 to 64 and 65 or over," he said. The severity of Covid-19 and the risk of dying from the disease increase with age.

Both France and Germany have announced tightening of restrictions to try to contain rising coronavirus cases. France will impose a second nationwide lockdown starting Friday, which will last at least until the end of November, and Germany will impose a one-month partial lockdown from November 2nd after reporting for two days Record increases in new cases every day. UK Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said today that the The UK government does not want to impose a second national lockdown in England. "We know this has some impact on fighting the virus, but we also know that in other ways it is immensely disruptive to people's lives and livelihoods, as well as general health and wellbeing. That's why we will everything do to avoid this situation, "he said Sky news. Scotland gave one today new five-tier system with coronavirus restrictions Effective Monday, although no areas in the nation will be subject to the highest restrictions. Spain's Catalonia region closed its borders today to fight the spread of infection. The entry or exit ban is valid for 15 days.

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The US government health advisors have warned against this aggressive mitigation measures are required The rapid spread of coronavirus cases in the center and west of the country is to be contained, according to a report by the White House coronavirus task force seen from CNN. "Unless things change, if they continue the course we are on, there will be a lot of pain in this country in terms of additional cases, hospitalizations and deaths," said US health advisor Anthony Fauci in an interview With CNBC On Wednesday. Thirteen US states, mostly in the Midwest and West, reported record hospitalizations with Covid-19 on Wednesday, according to analysis Reuters.

One Update to the NHS Covid-19 contact tracking app In England and Wales this means lowering the risk score at which people are advised to self-isolate. If you lower this threshold, people who previously did not receive an alert through the app will now receive an alert asking them to self-isolate. "We believe lowering the threshold is necessary to lower the R-rate and break the chain of transmission," wrote Gaby Appleton, product director for NHS Test and Trace, in a blog entry.

Taiwan reached 200 days excluding domestically acquired coronavirus cases. The last case there was recorded on April 12th.

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28th of October

In European countries, the number of new coronavirus cases every day is at a record level

Almost half of the world's new daily coronavirus cases are now performing in Europeincluding Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic European countries report new records in the number of daily cases. Poland today reported 18,820 new cases, the Czech Republic 15,663 and Germany 14,964, the highest daily jumps in these countries since the pandemic began. Switzerland and Slovenia also reported the highest daily increases in infections, while Russia and Ukraine recorded the highest daily death toll. The United Kingdom reported 24,701 new coronavirus cases today and 310 deaths.

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a warning yesterday Europe is "far behind" in his fight against the second wave of the virus. "There is no question that the European region is currently an epicenter for disease," WHO's health emergencies program director Mike Ryan told a press conference. "At the moment we are way behind this virus in Europe, so it will require a serious acceleration of our activities and possibly a much broader nature of the measures that will be required." Peter Piot of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine echoed Ryan during a press conference today Europe has "relaxed too much" and therefore experienced a "resurgence" in some cases. Piot advises the European Commission on coronavirus.

Many European governments are either imposing or considering new bans. Ireland and Wales have already imposed statewide locks This month Italy introduced tough new rules earlier this week. Germany and France are expected to make decisions about new bans this week. Chancellor Angela Merkel met with German heads of state today to decide whether to close bars, leisure centers and hotels completely and introduce other restrictions – – Nickname "Blocking light" from German media – – such as limits to social contact and takeout from restaurants to take away. In the meantime, France is deciding on the extent of a planned four-week lockdown that could go into effect this Thursday.

In the UK, one of the government's scientific advisors said the number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals could exceed the spring summit by late November without further lockdowns. Mark Walport told BBC Radio 4 that it was "not unrealistic" without such measures 25,000 people in the hospital with covid-19 by the end of next month – – higher than the high of 19,849 on April 12th. There are currently more than 9,000 patients hospitalized with Covid-19 in the UK. "France, which has a very similar population to ours, currently has around 16,000 hospitalized people," Walport said. "We see similar things in Spain."

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China has reported its highest daily increase in new coronavirus cases in more than two months. 42 new cases were confirmed in mainland China on Tuesday. This is the highest since 44 cases reported on August 10th. The surge is mainly caused by a surge in infections in the northwest region of Xinjiang, where local authorities have recently been operating tested about 4.7 million people live in the city of Kashgar.

The Trump administration claimed that yesterday "Ending the pandemic" was one of the key "first term scientific achievements" in a press release to reporters. The U.S. reported a record of more than 500,000 new coronavirus cases in the past week, and the number of cases is now rising almost every US state. Since the pandemic began, more than 8.7 million cases and 226,000 deaths have been recorded in the United States.

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October 27

More than 60,000 people in the UK have died of Covid-19 since the pandemic began

The death toll from covid-19 in the UK met 61,116 people since the beginning of the pandemic. There were 670 deaths in England and Wales in the week leading up to October 16 with a mention of Covid-19 on death certificates, up from 438 the previous week. It's the sixth straight week that the death toll has increased National Statistics Office. The north-west of England was the region hardest hit by the second wave of the coronavirus. In the same period, 229 people died of Covid-19. The whole of the UK today recorded 22,885 new cases and 367 deaths, the highest daily number of deaths in the country since May 27.

Long-term exposure to air pollution can increase the risk of dying from Covid-19

Exposure to air pollution can increase the risk of dying from Covid-19. It is estimated that around 15 percent of global coronavirus deaths are due in part to long-term exposure to air pollution. The researchers used satellite data to calculate global exposure to particulate matter – – Particles with a maximum diameter of 2.5 micrometers, also called PM2.5 – – as well as data on Covid-19 deaths from the US and China to gauge the extent to which air pollution is affecting Covid-19 mortality. They estimate that particulate air pollution contributed 15 percent of global deaths from Covid-19, 27 percent in East Asia, 19 percent in Europe and 17 percent in North America. "When people inhale polluted air, the very small, environmentally harmful PM2.5 particles migrate from the lungs into the blood and blood vessels and cause inflammation and strong oxidative stress," said study author Thomas Münzel from Johannes Gutenberg University in Germany statement. "The (coronavirus) also gets into the body via the lungs and causes similar damage to the blood vessels," said Münzel, which can have an "additive adverse effect on health". The study was published in the journal Cardiovascular Research.

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The percentage of people in England with coronavirus antibody According to preliminary results from Imperial College London, the value fell from 6 to 4.4 percent between June 20 and September 28 REACT-2 study. The study enrolled more than 365,000 people across England who took fingerprint antibody tests at home. It is still not clear whether antibodies deliver Immunity to the coronavirus or how long such immunity might last. "It would be premature to assume that this means that immunity to (the coronavirus) is not permanent," Eleanor Riley of the University of Edinburgh said in one statement. “The study does not address antibody levels, antibody function, or any other aspect of immunity such as: T cell immunity. “The study has not yet been peer-reviewed.

A letter signed by more than 50 MPs calls on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Outline a roadmap of restrictions on coronavirus for the north of England. Much of the region is currently subject to strict Tier 3 rules.

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The global death toll has exceeded 1.16 million. The number of confirmed cases is loud. More than 43.6 million Johns Hopkins Universityalthough the true number of cases will be much higher.

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October 26th

The Oxford coronavirus vaccine appears to induce an immune response in people over 55

Oxford University's coronavirus vaccine candidate was found to have a Immune response in humans over 55 years old. The results are encouraging given the elderly at one increased risk getting seriously ill and dying of Covid-19, in part because of the immune system weakens with age. The as-yet-unpublished finding builds on the July results, which found the vaccine also had a Immune response in younger adults, The vaccine candidate is being developed by the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca in collaboration with Oxford University. "It is encouraging to see that the immunogenicity responses between older and younger adults were similar," said an AstraZeneca spokesman said CNBC today.

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said today the government is Preparing for the introduction of a coronavirus vaccine and expects to be ready in the first half of 2021. Hancock also said he isn't ruling out the possibility that some people might get a vaccine this year. US health advisor Anthony Fauci said it yesterday should be known by the end of November or early December, when a coronavirus vaccine candidate was safe and effective. Fauci, speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, added, "The question is, if you have a safe and effective vaccine, or more than one, how can you get it to the people who need it as soon as possible? "

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The city of Melbourne in southeast Australia will End strict coronavirus lockdown from Wednesday after more than three months. Deaths in the state of Victoria, whose capital is Melbourne, accounted for more than 90 percent of Covid-19 deaths in Australia's second wave. However, after the first day of no new coronavirus cases since June, authorities announced that restrictions could be gradually lifted. "With zero cases and so many tests over the weekend (…) we can say that now is the time to open up," Victoria's Prime Minister Daniel Andrews told journalists today. From Wednesday, people in Melbourne will be able to leave their homes freely and bars, shops and restaurants will be allowed to reopen.

As coronavirus cases rise in the US, the White House chief of staff is Mark Meadows said the land is "I will not control the pandemic". Speak On CNN's State of the Union show yesterday, he said, "We need to make sure we have the right mitigation factors, whether it's therapies, vaccines or treatments, to make sure people don't die from them." According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 225,000 people have died of Covid-19 in the United States since the pandemic began. The USA reported 83,718 new coronavirus cases on Saturday nearly as many as the country's current record for daily new cases of 83,757 on Friday.

UK pharmacy chain Boots announced today that it will start offering 12-minute coronavirus tests for people with no symptoms in November. The tests cost £ 120 and are available in select UK stores. While a negative test result can give people confidence at the time of admission, Paul Hunter of the University of East Anglia told the BBC, “A negative test doesn't tell you today whether you'll be positive one day or not two later. "

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23rd October

The study shows that treatment with convalescent plasma is of limited use for Covid-19

According to one study, plasma transfusions from people who have recovered from Covid-19 offer limited benefits in saving lives or reducing the severity of the disease. Recovery plasma – – a component of the blood of people who have recovered from Covid-19 – – is being collected by NHS Blood and Transplant for use in studies in the UK and received emergency approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in August. despite limited evidence that it had an effect. Convalescent plasma has been used to treat more than 100,000 patients hospitalized with Covid-19 in the United States between April and August.

The study that was published in the BMJThese included 426 participants in 39 hospitals in India, approximately half of whom were randomized to receive two doses of convalescent plasma 24 hours apart. It found that convalescent plasma was not associated with a reduction in progression to severe Covid-19 or death within 28 days. A spokesman for NHS Blood and Transplant said studies in the UK are only infusing plasma that contains higher levels of coronavirus antibodies than the plasma used in this most recent study. "This was a study that used donations with antibodies that were about 6 to 10 times lower than those we used," said a statement.

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Tests for the coronavirus in wastewater are used to predict where new outbreaks might occur. A wastewater sampling program has been in place in the south west of England since June and has already seen an increase in cases in the region and in the region alerts NHS Test and Traceaccording to the UK government. The program is currently being rolled out at more than 90 sewage treatment sites in the UK, covering approximately 22 percent of the UK population.

Parts of Nottinghamshire and West Yorkshire may be subject to strict Tier 3 restrictions from Wednesday. Discussions are ongoing between the UK government and local leaders. Tier 3 rules went into effect today in Greater Manchester, England, and Wales will have a 17-day embargo from 6pm. South Yorkshire, England, will move into the third stage from Saturday.

The antiviral drug remdesivir has been approved by the FDA as treatment for people hospitalized with Covid-19, although a recent World Health Organization study suggested it little impact on survival in covid-19. It is the first drug in the US to receive approval for the treatment of Covid-19.

Travelers returning to Australia may soon be able to choose to go through a Smartphone app or a portable tracking device They can be quarantined at home rather than in a hotel, according to a government review.

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The global death toll has exceeded 1.13 million. The number of confirmed cases is loud. More than 41.8 million Johns Hopkins Universityalthough the true number of cases will be much higher.

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October 22nd

NHS Test and Trace achieves the lowest percentage of all virus case contacts

Third year in a row the contact tracing system in England reached a record low percentage of people who came into contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus. Only 59.6 percent of the contacts of the diagnosed people were reached by NHS Test and Trace and asked to self-isolate in the week ending October 14, down from 62.6 percent in the previous week and the lowest value since the system was introduced in May. Scientific advisors to the UK government recommend a target of 80 percent or more to limit the spread of infection. "(The latest figures) show a system struggling to control the epidemic," said James Naismith of the University of Oxford in one statement.

The system delivered a record low percentage of coronavirus test results within 24 hours – Only 7.4 percent of people got their results within a day. In early June, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Parliament that all Covid-19 tests would be returned within 24 hours by the end of the month. "We understand that test times need to improve and we're working hard to fix that," Johnson's official spokesman told the Huffington Post.

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Black, Asian and other ethnic minorities in England are all rolled into one increased risk of getting infected with a coronavirus and dying of Covid-19, and some of that excessive risk remains unexplained, according to a Report released today from the UK Government's Race Disparity Unit. The report said: “Current evidence clearly shows that a range of socioeconomic and geographic factors, such as occupational exposure, population density, household composition and pre-existing health conditions, contribute to higher rates of infection and death among ethnic minorities for all of the increased risk. In response, Chaand Nagpaul, Council Chairman of the British Medical Association, called for "tangible measures now" to protect black, Asian and ethnic minorities. “Since we are in the middle of a second wave of infections, we know that about a third of the people admitted to the intensive care unit are not white – – shows no change since the first climax, ”Nagpaul said in a statement. "Meanwhile, it has been found that blacks and Asians are twice as likely to be infected as whites." The report suggested action to investigate the inequality in England that the UK government has accepted, including Record of ethnicity mandatory on death certificates.

In one study of a potential coronavirus vaccine, a participant who reportedly did not receive the vaccine was given a placebo instead died. The person took part in a study in Brazil with a vaccine candidate developed by AstraZeneca in partnership with Oxford University. In a statement, AstraZeneca said that "all required review processes have been followed" and that "assessments have not raised concerns about the continuation of the ongoing study". The phase 3 study was paused in September after a participant fell ill in the UK. Have attempts since resumed in the UK, Brazil, South Africa and India, although they are still suspended in the US.

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October 21

South Yorkshire is the newest region of England to have the strictest virus rules

Sheffield and Doncaster are subordinated strict Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions from this Saturday along with the rest of South Yorkshire. "The number of people with Covid in our hospitals has doubled in the past ten days with no signs that this will subside in the coming weeks," Sheffield Mayor Dan Jarvis said in a statement today. "Inaction wasn't an option." He said he and other local leaders will have received £ 41million from the UK government to support people and local businesses once the region moved into Stage Three. Yesterday the UK government announced that it would see Tier 3 rules in place in Greater Manchester on Friday, contrary to the wishes of local leaders who have asked for more funding to help businesses. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced today a £ 60 million support package for the region, an increase from an initial package of £ 22million announced yesterday, but still less than the £ 65million requested by local leaders. Level three is the highest coronavirus alert and means tighter restrictions on household mixing and the closure of bars and pubs that do not serve meals. The Liverpool and Lancashire metropolitan areas are already subject to the third level restrictions. Until Saturday, October 25th, 7.3 million people in England – – 13 percent of the population – – will live under tier 3 rules.

Scotland is expected to switch to a tiered system of coronavirus restrictions on November 2nd. Restrictions on restaurants in Scotland were extended for an additional week today after bars and restaurants in the central belt of Scotland closed on October 9th. Venues in other parts of the country are not allowed to serve alcohol indoors.

The UK as a whole saw 26,688 new coronavirus cases today, a new daily record.

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New Zealand 25 new coronavirus cases were registered Today it is the largest daily count since April. Two of the most recent infections were acquired locally and the rest were discovered at the New Zealand border, including 18 among Russian and Ukrainian fishing teams who had arrived on a flight from Moscow. New Zealand has been widely praised for its aggressive response to the coronavirus aimed to eradicate the virus out of the country entirely.

Locks were reintroduced in Regions of Spain and Italyand Ireland will today first European country to revert to a full national coronavirus lockdown. Ireland currently has 270.8 virus cases per 100,000 people, compared to 348.7 per 100,000 people in the UK European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

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the 20th of October

The UK government is mandating Tier 3 virus rules in Greater Manchester despite local disagreements

The British Government in Westminster will Imposition of Tier 3 restrictions on Greater Manchester as of Friday despite opposition from local leaders who say financial support is inadequate for businesses that are about to close. Level three is the highest level of alert and means tighter restrictions on household mixing and the closure of bars and pubs that do not serve meals. Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham told the government hadn't offered enough money "to protect the poorest people in our communities". British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said at a televised briefing today that the region will receive £ 22 million of additional funding. Burnham and other local guides originally proposed £ 90 million Plan that they reduced to a £ 65 million request during today's talks with Johnson.

The UK government has also signaled this today Sheffield and Leeds could be the next areas faced with Tier 3 rules as cases remain high in South and West Yorkshire. If so, a third of the UK population could be living under stricter rules within a few days, as Wales will travel nationwide Curfew on Friday. Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon said at a briefing today that she expects to announce plans for a tiered system of Coronavirus restrictions in Scotland later this week.

Thousands of people live in Halton A petition has been signed in the Liverpool metropolitan area, which is currently subject to Tier 3 rules, demanding that their area be removed from Tier 3. The number of cases in Halton fell from 399.5 to 338.5 per 100,000 people in the week leading up to October 15. Tier 3 restrictions were first introduced in the Liverpool metropolitan area on October 14th. They also apply in Lancashire and will soon also apply in Greater Manchester.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan called for one today 10 p.m. The curfew for pubs and restaurants in town ends, now that London is under the second tier coronavirus restrictions. "We saw the worrying consequences of increasing social intermingling on the streets and on public transport in the capital around 10 p.m. immediately after its introduction," Khan said in a statement. "Now London and other parts of the country have moved into level two and higher restrictions that prohibit household mixing. The current 10pm curfew makes even less sense and should be removed." Under the rules of the second tier, people are not allowed to mix with people from other households indoors, but are allowed to visit pubs or restaurants with members of their own household or a support bubble.

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In order to break the chains of coronavirus transmission in Europe, countries must act systematically Quarantine people who have been in contact with people who test positive for coronavirussaid Mike Ryan, World Health Organization (WHO) director for health emergencies, at a virtual press conference yesterday. "About half of our Member States in the European Region have seen cases increase by 50 percent in the past week," said Ryan. "If I was asked about one thing (…) that could change the game here, namely: Make sure that every contact on a confirmed case is in quarantine for the appropriate period of time to break the transmission chains. " The WHO recommends that all contacts of people with confirmed or likely Covid-19 will be quarantined for 14 days in a designated facility or at home from their last exposure. "I don't think this has been done systematically anywhere, especially in countries that are currently seeing big gains," said Ryan.

The The UK recorded 21,331 coronavirus cases todayaccording to official data from 18,804 yesterday. There were also 241 deaths from Covid-19 – the highest daily number since 258 deaths on June 5. England assistant chief medical officer Jonathan van Tam said during a press conference today that he expects the upward trend in deaths to continue.

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