NewsNet 13 Nov 2020

California Reaches 1 Million Confirmed COVID-19 Cases


Cases are quickly increasing in the state with a population of 40 million. NewsNet's Danielle Radin reports.

COVID-19 is surging across the country, with the U.S. recording another one million new confirmed cases in just the past week. As the virus shows no signs of slowing down and the economic toll deepens, President Trump spent Sunday playing golf for the second straight weekend. CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang joined "CBSN AM" with the latest.
Authorities in China's Qingdao said on Monday they would test the city's entire population of more than nine million people for COVID-19 during the next five days after new cases appeared linked to a hospital treating people who had been confirmed with the disease after returning from overseas.
The coastal city, nearly 700km (435 miles) southeast of Beijing, reported six new COVID-19 cases and six asymptomatic cases as of late October 11 with most of the cases linked to the Qingdao Chest Hospital.
China has extensive, quick test capabilities and the health commission said more than 140,000 employees of "medical institutions, newly admitted patients and personnel" had been tested in Qingdao since the cases were confirmed.
After the announcement, the National Health Commission (NHC) said mainland China had 21 confirmed COVID-19 cases on October 11. The report did not, but not include any confirmed infections in Qingdao, and it was not immediately clear why.

Al Jazeera's Laura Burdon-Manley reports.
The number of daily confirmed COVID-19 cases in Argentina is falling, and the most populated areas in and around Buenos Aries are officially out of lockdown.

The country is preparing for the summer tourist season but with one of the highest death rates in the world, there are fears of a second wave of infections next year.

CGTN's Joel Richards reports.
With more than five million confirmed COVID-19 cases, Brazilian public health officials are warning of a possible second wave.

The country is approaching 150,000 deaths - the highest pandemic death rate in Latin America, and the world's second highest COVID-19 death toll after the United States.Public health officials say if people resume normal activities too quickly, infections could spike again.

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