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BOGOTA, Colombia – Colombia reached 1 million confirmed cases of coronavirus on Saturday, according to its health ministry, becoming the second Latin American country to report this number in less than a week

The nation of 50 million people peaked in August and has seen a decline since, but continues to record around 8,000 new infections per day

Eight countries now have more than one million confirmed cases and three are in Latin America Argentina hit 1 million confirmed cases on Monday Brazil ranks third in the world for the number of virus cases, with more of 5 million, and passed 1 million infections in June Peru and Mexico are expected to reach 1 million cases each in the coming weeks

Overall, Latin America continues to have some of the highest numbers of cases, diagnosing more than 100,000 confirmed infections every day, although the World Health Organization reports that Europe now has an even larger number as a second wave of viruses hits

– Polish President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for coronavirus; apologizes to those in quarantine for contact, including the recent winner of Roland Garros in Poland

– English police say they will try to prevent people from leaving Wales, which has started a 17-day lockdown to slow the spike in coronavirus infections

LANSING, Mich – Michigan has reported more than 3,000 new confirmed cases of coronavirus – the highest daily count to date during the pandemic

The 3,338 new COVID-19 cases reported by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Saturday surpassed the state’s previous one-day high of 2,030 new cases set in October 15 This earlier record had surpassed the previous record of 1953 in early April

The state agency also reported 35 more deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the Michigan pandemic toll to 7,182 deaths

Dr Joneigh Khaldun, Michigan’s chief medical officer, said in a statement that it was « now more important than ever that people take this seriously » She urged Michigan residents to wear face masks whenever they are with someone outside their own home, to practice social distancing and to avoid large gatherings

EL PASO, Texas – The coronavirus outbreak in the Texas border town of El Paso continued on Saturday with a record 1,216 new cases, nearly 20% of the state’s 6,125 new cases, according to city and county health officials

There have been 3,346 cases in the city in the past three days, according to city and county health reports El Paso has reported a total of 38,554 cases since the pandemic began in March

« Today’s peak is part of an unfortunate national push that we have planned and prepared, » Public Health Director Angela Mora said in a statement “Now we need our community to help us by doing their part and staying home, if and when possible, for the next two weeks to stop the rapid spread of the virus. »

Gov Greg Abbott has sent medical supplies and about 500 medical staff to the area to help fight the virus There have been more than 858,000 reported cases in Texas and nearly 17,500 deaths, 81 reported on Saturday , since the start of the pandemic

COLUMBIA, Tenn – Hospital in Tennessee is suspending all elective procedures requiring overnight stays due to increased number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19, Daily Herald of Columbia, Tennessee reported

On Friday evening, Columbia’s Maury Regional Medical Center was treating 50 inpatients for COVID-19, including 20 in the medical centre’s 26-bed intensive care unit In response, the hospital said Friday it was suspending elective surgeries that require an overnight stay for two weeks, effective Monday.

« The time is over for our community to take this virus seriously, » said Alan Watson, CEO of Maury Regional Health on Friday. « We are seeing the impact of our community letting their guard down and we must do everything to mitigate the spread of this virus »

On Thursday, the Tennessee Department of Health reported that statewide hospitalizations reached a new high of 1,300 COVID-19 patients and that the availability of intensive care beds was just 11%

Martin Chaney, chief medical officer for Maury Regional, said small home gatherings have become the emerging threat by which the disease is spreading in the six-county area covered by the medical center

“With us we all let our guard down,” said Chaney “You think it’s safe not to distance yourself socially and you take off your masks It spreads the disease very quickly”

He said Maury Regional had consistently seen an increase in the number of cases around two weeks after each big party

« It’s so predictable now, » said Chaney « When families travel and get together for the holidays, it’s a high risk time to spread the virus »

Tennessee recorded 2,574 new coronavirus cases and 24 new deaths on Saturday, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 3,100

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis met the Spanish Prime Minister in the Vatican, but neither man wore a mask during the public part of their meeting

This is despite 13 Swiss Guards and someone staying in the same guesthouse in Vatican City where Francis lives recently tested positive for the coronavirus

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez wore a mask when he arrived at a Vatican courtyard, but everyone sat down unmasked just before and after his closed-door talks with Francis

Spain this week became the first country in Western Europe with more than a million confirmed cases of the virus

The Vatican says Sanchez also met with the Holy See’s foreign minister, discussing issues such as « the current health emergency, the process of European integration and migration »

In his speech, Francis called politics an “act of charity, of nobility” and the mission of a politician is to help a nation to progress The pontiff also says he is “very sad” when ideologies determine the fate of a nation

PHOENIX – Arizona sees rise in coronavirus cases and rate of positive test results

The 14-day moving average of confirmed daily infections fell from 617 in October 9 to 914 on Friday Meanwhile, the average daily mortality has increased from 76 to 84 and the average of positive tests has increased from 65% to 89%

The state’s Department of Health Services reported 890 cases and four additional deaths on Saturday, bringing Arizona’s total to 236,772 confirmed infections and 5,869 deaths

The Oklahoma State Department of Health report on Saturday comes a day after government Kevin Stitt extended the state of emergency for an additional 30 days The Department of Health reported 1 829 new cases for a total of 115,685

Lombardy, where the epidemic has been the most devastating, has recorded more than double the number of daily cases than any other region

The confirmed death toll in the country, the second highest in Europe after Britain, has risen to 37,210, after an additional 151 deaths

CHICAGO – Illinois health officials reported a single-day record of 6,161 confirmed coronavirus cases on Saturday

The Illinois Department of Public Health also reported an additional 63 people had died from the virus, bringing the state’s total to 9,481 since the start of the pandemic

Illinois officials have warned in recent days that the state is undergoing a second outbreak and begged people to wear headgear and take other precautions

ATHENS, Greece – Greek officials introduced compulsory masks everywhere on Saturday as the country hits records of new daily cases of coronavirus

The total number of confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic is 29,992 and 564 deaths

Blazej Spychalski said on Twitter on Saturday that the 48-year-old Tory leader had been tested the day before and his result was positive He says the president is feeling good and is in isolation

Duda’s diagnosis comes amid a huge increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths in Poland, a country which had low numbers in the spring

Soaring infection rates are pushing country’s health system to breaking point The government is preparing to open field hospitals, but it does not know where it will find doctors and nurses to staff them

Duda visited the National Stadium in Warsaw on Friday, which is being transformed into one of the field hospitals. He also met with Iga Swiatek, the 19-year-old Polish tennis player who won the French Open this month

ALGIERS, Algeria – Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune is in isolation for five days as a precaution

The Algerian presidency claims that the symptoms of the coronavirus appeared in the midst of several senior officials of the presidency of the Republic and the office of the Prime Minister

Tebboune’s self-isolation comes a day after the Algerian Minister of Health warned of a possible upsurge of the virus « due to the negligence » of those who do not respect social distancing measures

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BISMARCK, Nré – National Guard soldiers helped notify 800 people who tested positive for the coronavirus but were initially not notified due to a backlog of cases

The backlog was due to a recent sharp increase in coronavirus cases North Dakota leads the country with more than 1,272 new cases per 100,000 population in the past two weeks, according to the COVID Tracking Project

This week, North Dakota National Guard soldiers began telling people they had tested positive for the virus Previously, they were informing people who had come in contact with a positive person and should watch out for their health to detect signs and symptoms of the virus

North Dakota reported 886 new infections on Friday, up from 1,038 record cases on Thursday Health officials reported nine deaths on Friday, bringing the statewide death toll to 440

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah reached highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases with 1,960 in a single day

Gov Gary Herbert warned in a statement that the state was « on the brink » and once again pleaded with people to respect the masked warrants in place in 21 of the state’s 29 counties

The Republican governor said people should wear masks whenever they are with people outside their immediate family, even if extended family or friends

The capacity of the state’s intensive care units has reached 76%, with more people hospitalized with coronavirus this week than at any time during the pandemic

Four more deaths were recorded on Friday, bringing the total to 567 Utah has the seventh highest rate of confirmed infections per capita, according to data from Johns Hopkins University

ZAGREB, Croatia – The number of confirmed daily cases in Croatia has climbed to more than 2,000

Authorities say 2,242 people have tested positive for the virus in the past 24 hours as the number of new cases has steadily increased Sixteen people have died Most cases have been confirmed in the capital, Zagreb, where authorities are setting up new testing facilities and adding hospital beds

Senior public health official Krunoslav Capak said: « We will do everything possible to contain the spread of the epidemic »

Croatia has made face masks mandatory, limited gatherings and opening hours of bars and restaurants to help contain the outbreak Much of central and eastern Europe has seen a sharp increase in cases virus

BALTIMORE, Maryland – The United States has reached a daily record of coronavirus cases with more than 83,000 infections reported, thousands more than the previous US peak in July

The US death toll rose to nearly 224.00, according to the count released by Johns Hopkins University The total US number of cases reported on Friday was 83,757, exceeding the 77,362 cases reported on July 16

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The numbers are a worrying sign the disease still has a firm grip on the country which has more confirmed deaths and infections linked to the virus than any other in the world Many states report outbreak of cases and say hospitals are running out of space in areas where the pandemic seemed distant just a few months ago

PRAGUE – Coronavirus infections in the Czech Republic hit record high, reaching more than 15,000 in one day for the first time

According to the health ministry, the daily increase in confirmed cases in the hard-hit country reached 15,252 on Friday The previous record of 14968 was set on Wednesday

The record surge has continued for two months despite strict restrictions including movement limits, the closure of shops, schools and restaurants and a ban on sports competitions and gatherings of more than two people The masks facials are mandatory outside and in cars

The number of COVID-19 patients in hospital topped 5,000 for the first time, putting the healthcare system under pressure

The Czech Republic has recorded more than 238,300 confirmed cases of coronavirus, including more than 78,000 in the past seven days, and has reported 1,971 virus-related deaths

Seven-day moving average of daily new cases has risen from 41 in past two weeks78 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants in October 9 to 10,433 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants Friday

Germany has recorded 49 new deaths and a daily high of coronavirus infections with 14,714 However, Saturday’s new figures include cases from Thursday and Friday as there was a three-hour data outage Thursday at the country’s disease control agency

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged citizens again to reduce their social contact Chancellor says in her weekly podcast that she is convinced, ‘If we all obey (social distancing) we will all survive this huge challenge together posed by the virus »

Meanwhile, the number of intensive care patients nearly doubled in one week Friday, 1,121 COVID patients were in intensive care in Germany, up from 690 a week earlier

In Berlin, around 1,000 police officers ensured that people obeyed stricter rules to keep their distance, not to congregate in large groups and to wear masks when required

ANKARA, Turkey – The mayor of Istanbul tested positive for COVID-19, a spokesperson for the city’s municipality said on Saturday

Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu has undergone treatment in hospital and his condition is good, spokesman Murat Ongun said in a tweet

Istanbul, a city of 16 million people, has recorded 40% of the total number of COVID-19 patients in Turkey, according to Health Minister Fahrettin Koca The country has registered more than 357,690 people with symptoms of COVID-19 Friday evening, including 9,658 deaths Turkey reported 2,165 new patients on Friday, the highest daily figure since May

Imamoglu, who represents the opposition Republican People’s Party, has become one of Turkey’s best-known politicians after being elected in June last year. His success was part of a series of victories by opposition in big cities like Istanbul and the capital, Ankara

He has been among those who criticize the government’s approach to tackling the pandemic, including the decision to only publish data on patients with symptoms rather than including asymptomatic cases

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – Slovakia adopts strict new limits on movement amid record rise in coronavirus infections

The number of new confirmed cases in one day reached 2,890 on Friday in the country’s 54 million, according to the health ministry, a record The EU country has recorded more than 40,800 confirmed cases and 159 deaths linked to the virus

As of Saturday, people are only allowed to travel to work, buy food and medicine at the nearest stores, see a doctor, get tested for coronavirus, or attend a funeral They can walk a dog within 100 meters (yards) of their home and if they go to a park it must be in their county

Slovak authorities on Friday launched a plan to test almost the entire population for the coronavirus Testing will run until Sunday in the four most affected countries Antigen testing will then continue in the rest of the country

Slovak Prime Minister Igor Matovic joined medical and military personnel at one of the test stations in the town of Tvrdosin

HONOLULU – Hawaii welcomed around 60,000 travelers to the islands in the first week of its pre-trip coronavirus testing program

This is a state effort to revive the tourism economy Lt Gov Josh Green said on Thursday nearly 60,000 returning residents, military personnel, essential workers, tourists and others had been tested since October 15

The vast majority tested negative and were allowed to skip the previously required two weeks of quarantine

Other travelers have come to Hawaii without being tested Nearly 7,300 people were quarantined on arrival

NEW YORK – The number of people hospitalized in New York due to the coronavirus has risen by more than 1,000

Gov Andrew Cuomo said there were 1,023 hospitalizations in the state on Thursday.This is more than double the number of hospitalizations a month ago, and the first time since late June that the state in has seen so many in hospitals with the virus

At the peak of the pandemic in April, nearly 19,000 people were hospitalized Statewide, 1,637 people tested positive for the virus on Thursday, on par with levels for the month

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