According to Worldometers real-time statistics, as of 07:16 Beijing time, novel Coronavirus confirmed 36 million cases, 283,100 new cases to 36,004,488, 1.050 million deaths and 4884 new cases to 1053,370. The number of countries with more than 100,000 confirmed cases rose to 41 worldwide, with the United Arab Emirates the latest to have more than 100,000 cases. In addition, more than 90,000 cases have been confirmed in Sweden, Guatemala and Nepal.
Novel Coronavirus confirmed cases reached 7.71 million in the United States, with 37,252 new cases increasing to 7716,338, accounting for nearly one-quarter of the total confirmed cases worldwide. The number of deaths reached 210,000, with 677 new cases to 215,709, accounting for nearly a quarter of the global total.
Trump calls off stimulus talks
President Donald Trump said On Tuesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was not ready to negotiate in good faith and that he had rejected a Democratic economic stimulus proposal.
“We offered a very generous $1.6 trillion offer, and she, as always, has no intention of negotiating in good faith,” Mr Trump tweeted. He was referring to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Trump said he had directed Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell to “focus on confirming my outstanding Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett.”
“I have instructed my representatives to stop negotiating until after the election, and immediately after I am elected, we will pass a major economic stimulus bill focused on hardworking Americans and small businesses,” Mr. Trump added on Twitter.
Earlier in the day, Trump discussed coronavirus relief by phone with House Minority Leader McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader mitch McConnell and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
The call came ahead of an expected conversation between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Mr. Mnuchin.
Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Mnuchin met for an hour on Monday, but failed to reach an agreement.
Earlier Tuesday, Ms. Pelosi issued a statement about the need for further fiscal stimulus. “Strong and immediate action is needed to avert an economic catastrophe caused by the coronavirus pandemic,” she said.
Hong Kong has a total of 5,132 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 with eight new cases
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) announced Wednesday afternoon that there had been 8 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hong Kong as of midnight, including 5 local cases and 3 imported cases. Hong Kong has reported a total of 5,132 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Of the new confirmed local cases, three could not be traced back to the source of the infection, and two were related to previous cases, said Dr Cheung Chu-jun, director of the CHP’s Infectious Diseases Division. Three imported cases were from the Philippines, Germany and Russia.
The Hospital Authority said a total of 4,875 confirmed and suspected patients had been discharged from hospital as of 9 am, while 117 confirmed patients remained in hospital, with 10 in critical condition, 9 in serious condition and 98 in stable condition. About 65 per cent of negative pressure beds and 72 per cent of negative pressure wards have been used in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong’s social distance restrictions will be extended by a week to 15 days
The Secretary for Food and Health of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), Mr Chan Shiu-shih, said on Saturday that the recent outbreak was not encouraging and that the social distance restriction, which expires at midnight on August 8, would be extended by one week to 15 days, including the restriction on catering premises, the restriction of four people and the mask requirement. Speaking at a press conference on the same day, Mr Chan said that if people did not strictly observe anti-epidemic measures and maintain a social distance, the outbreak of large-scale community infection would be imminent. “The fourth wave could be coming early.” Chen said that if the outbreak starts again in the community, the government will have no choice but to significantly tighten its epidemic prevention measures.
First ever: Motorcycle sales in the UK have surged by more than 60 per cent as social distance rules have prompted Britons to ride their bikes
In London, many people abandoned public transport and opted for motorcycles as a way of commuting during the epidemic in order to maintain a “social distance”. Sales of scooters in the U.K. rose 62.5 percent in July from a year earlier, the biggest monthly increase on record, according to the British Motorcycle Industry Association. Many London motorcycle dealers say they are at a stage where demand outpaces supply and they have a backlog of orders waiting to be shipped.
Who Director-General: CoVID-19 vaccine may be available by the end of the year
On 6 October local time, AT a special meeting of the Executive Committee, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhane said that the novel Coronavirus is now more known and it is important to use all available tools to tackle the epidemic. Many countries have shown that existing tools can control COVID-19 pandemic. Vaccines will also be needed, and there is hope that a coVID-19 vaccine may be available before the end of the year. Tedros called on leaders to make political commitments, especially on the equitable distribution of vaccines.