Snippets05 August 2020
Coronavirus cases spike in Netherlands
New confirmed coronavirus cases nearly doubled in the Netherlands over the past week to 2,588, health authorities said, continuing a steady surge continuing since lockdown measures were eased at the start of July.
The new cases registered in the week through August 4 were up 95 percent from 1,329 in the week through July 28, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment said in its weekly report.
Indonesia reports 1,922 new coronavirus cases, 86 deaths
Indonesia has recorded 1,922 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of cases in the Southeast Asian country to 115,056, official data by the country's COVID-19 task force showed.
The data also showed there were 86 additional deaths, taking the overall number of fatalities to 5,388.
Hong Kong reports 80 new cases, mostly local transmission
Hong Kong has reported 80 new coronavirus cases, including 75 that were locally transmitted, as authorities raced to contain a third wave of the outbreak which has seen infections soar over the past month.
Since late January, Hong Kong has reported more than 3,600 infections and 40 related deaths.
Philippines reports 6,352
coronavirus cases, Southeast Asia's biggest daily jump
The Philippines' health ministry has reported 6,352 new coronavirus infections, marking the biggest daily jump in cases in Southeast Asia and after posting a record rise in five of the past six days.
In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases had increased to 112,593, while deaths rose by 11 to 2,115.
Germany already dealing with second coronavirus wave, says Doctors' Union
Germany is already contending with a second wave of the coronavirus and risks squandering its early success by flouting social distancing rules, the head of the German doctors' union said in a newspaper interview published.
The number of daily confirmed coronavirus cases has ticked up steadily in recent weeks, with health experts warning lax adherence to hygiene and distancing rules among some of the public is spreading the virus across communities.