CNN 12 Oct 2020

Covid-19 cases are rising sharply in parts of Europe


The novel coronavirus has infected more than 37 million people worldwide and caused more than a million deaths. In Germany, Covid-19 cases are rising rapidly, with almost all of its largest cities becoming virus hotspots. Meanwhile, England is rolling out new lockdown rules as the city of Liverpool is set to be placed under tier three lockdown restrictions, the strictest of the country's new Covid-19 rules.

Despite a rise in cases, daily COVID-19 deaths are the lowest they've been since the start of the pandemic.

The number of cases is as high as it was at the height of the pandemic, but that's because the #UK is testing more people.

A lower proportion of people who test positive for #coronavirus appear to be dying, suggesting that the second peak may not be as bad as the first.

At the height of the pandemic, coronavirus deaths were multiplying quickly - but so far, that's not happening in Spain or France, who are ahead of the UK's trajectory by about three weeks.

Ed Conway analyses the data.

COVID-19 cases are rising in Alberta, and officials say difficulties with contact tracing could hamper the province's ability to slow the spread.

The US presidential candidates are making their final push to win over voters in the states where the race will be close.
President Donald Trump is campaigning in Wisconsin, where COVID-19 cases are rising fast, and claimed before several thousand supporters that the coronavirus was going away.
Campaigning in Georgia, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden said unlike Trump, he would make tackling the pandemic a priority.
So far nearly 70 million Americans have already voted - a record that could lead to the highest voter turnout in a century.

Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna reports from Washington, DC, the US.
COVID-19 cases are once again surging in the United States. Hospitalizations are also rising while deaths remain steady.

The current epicenter of the crisis runs along the northern US and through the Midwest. In Wisconsin an emergency field hospital has been built to handle the crush of new cases.

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