Coronavirus live news: India sees record daily case rise as global deaths near 750,000

India’s infections grow by nearly 67,000 in one day; Russia vaccine not yet completed its final trials; global deaths climb towards 750,000

7.45am BST

Ukraine recorded a record daily jump of 1,592 coronavirus cases on Wednesday, the national council of security and defence said on Thursday.

The number of infections has increased sharply in Ukraine in the past two months as authorities have eased some restrictions, allowing cafes, churches and public transport to reopen.

7.33am BST

Australia posted its lowest one-day rise in new Covid-19 cases in more than three weeks on Thursday, stoking hopes that a second wave of new infections gripping Victoria state is finally being brought under control.

Australia, once heralded as a global leader in combating the virus, has struggled to contain an outbreak in the country’s second most populous state, which has seen triple digit daily new cases for weeks.
But Australian states and territories on Thursday reported just 292 new infections in the past 24 hours, down from 4xx the previous day and the lowest since July 20.
“We now believe, cautiously, that we have early signs of the flattening of the curve,” Australia’s minister for health Greg Hunt said in a televised media conference.

The bulk of the new infections again came in Victoria, which detected 278 new infections in the past 24 hours, down from 410 a day earlier.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Coronavirus live news: India sees record daily case rise as global deaths near 750,000 ———

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