Coronavirus: What’s taking place in Canada and around the globe on Wednesday

The latest:

The World Health Organization says there was a seven per cent rise in new coronavirus cases throughout Europe final week — the one area on the planet where reported cases elevated.

The UN health company mentioned in its weekly evaluation of the pandemic launched late Tuesday that throughout the week of Oct. 11-17, there have been:

  • More than 2.7 million new COVID-19 cases reported worldwide.
  • More than 46,000 deaths reported worldwide.

Both the variety of new cases and deaths reported worldwide final week was much like every week earlier, the report said.

The European area, nevertheless, was the outlier when it comes to new cases.

“For the third consecutive week the European Region has shown an increase in new weekly COVID-19 cases, with over 1.3 million new cases reported during this week,” the report mentioned, noting that greater than half of the nations included within the WHO area reported an uptick in new weekly cases.

Russia had essentially the most reported deaths within the week coated by the report, with 6,897 deaths — a six per cent enhance from every week prior.

Russia’s health-care system is working underneath nice pressure, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko mentioned on Wednesday, because the nationwide loss of life toll from COVID-19 hit a day by day excessive for the second consecutive day.

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday accredited a government proposal for a week-long office shutdown initially of November to fight an alarming rise in COVID-19 cases and deaths. Speaking at a televised assembly with government officers, Putin mentioned this era, from Oct. 30 to Nov. 7, might start earlier or be prolonged for sure areas.

Romania, where ICUs are additionally underneath extreme pressure, noticed 2,360 reported deaths, a 27 per cent enhance from every week earlier.

Ukraine, in the meantime, noticed 2,140 reported deaths, in keeping with the revealed WHO information, a 25 per cent enhance.

-From The Associated Press, CBC News and Reuters, final up to date at 8:15 a.m. ET


What’s taking place in Canada

WATCH | Sask premier talks about transferring COVID-19 sufferers out of province — and the way the province acquired up to now: 

Sask. Premier says province ought to have moved quicker, as 6 ICU sufferers despatched to Ont.

As Saskatchewan is transferring 6 ICU sufferers to Ontario, Premier Scott Moe admits that the province ought to have seemingly moved every week or two earlier on reenacting public health measures to curb the fourth wave. 13:11


What’s taking place around the globe

Activists from the Rio de Paz human rights group dangle white scarves representing people who died of COVID-19, in entrance of the National Congress in Brasilia, Brazil, earlier this week. (Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images)

As of early Wednesday morning, greater than 241.6 million cases of COVID-19 had been reported around the globe, in keeping with the latest figures posted by Johns Hopkins University. The reported world loss of life toll stood at greater than 4.9 million, in keeping with the U.S-based college’s coronavirus tracker.

In the Americas, 1000’s of unvaccinated staff throughout the United States are going through potential job losses as a rising variety of states, cities and personal firms begin to implement mandates for inoculation in opposition to COVID-19.

The senator main a congressional probe into Brazil’s dealing with of the COVID-19 pandemic has advisable President Jair Bolsonaro be charged with murder for alleged government errors that led to the deaths of 1000’s.

In Africa, Algeria lifted an in a single day curfew that was imposed in elements of the nation final month.

In Europe, Poland reported greater than 5,000 day by day COVID-19 cases for the primary time since May on Wednesday. The nation of round 38 million people reported 5,559 new cases and 75 deaths. Since the start of the pandemic Poland has reported 2,950,616 cases and 76,254 deaths.

Slovakia reported 3,480 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, its highest day by day tally since March 9. The Czech Republic reported 3,246 new cases, spiking above the three,000 degree for the primary time since late-April.

In the Middle East, Iran reported 81,785 new cases of COVID-19 final week, in keeping with the WHO weekly epidemiological report, or 97.4 new cases per 100,000. The numbers have been much like the figures reported every week earlier.

In Asia, China reported a fourth day of new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases in a handful of cities throughout the nation, prompting alarmed native governments to double down on efforts to trace potential carriers amid the nation’s zero-tolerance policy.

A complete of 17 new native cases have been reported for Oct. 19, up from 9 a day earlier, information from the National Health Commission confirmed on Wednesday.

-From Reuters, The Associated Press and CBC News, final up to date at 7:10 a.m. ET

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