It seems that the coronavirus in the countries of the world with Australia is accelerating by the latest figures of a record number of daily cases – 723.
The two most affected countries in the world – the United States and Brazil – also reported new deaths and coronavirus cases. In the United States, the death toll exceeded 150,000, and among a number of states in Florida, California and Texas recorded record daily incidents.
More than 16.8 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus. According to Johns Hopkins University, about 9.9 million patients have recovered and nearly 663,000 have died.
Here are the latest updates:
Thursday, July 30
03:30 GMT ̵1; “Today is not a good day”: Australia reports a number of cases
Australia has reported the highest number of confirmed cases since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
Victoria is the hardest hit by outbreaks around care homes and workplaces in and around Melbourne.
Authorities reported 723 new cases on Thursday and 13 deaths.
“Today is not a good day,” said Victoria’s Prime Minister Dan Andrews.
He noted that although most cases in the state were in Melbourne and the suburbs, there was a “significant leap” in cases in regional communities, which guaranteed additional measures to curb the spread of the disease.
Mandatory wearing of masks is spread throughout the state from Sunday, and in some areas residents are prohibited from going to other people’s homes or visitors to their own homes.
Statement by the Prime Minister on changes in regional Victoria.
An available version of this statement will be available soon at https://t.co/l9uPOBKGdq pic.twitter.com/3owwkd6Lx2
– And Andrews (@DanielAndrewsMP) on July 30, 2020
Internal borders have been closed to help curb the spread of the virus outside Victoria. The state of Queensland in the northeast has previously announced three new cases – two people are believed to have been exposed to the virus in Sydney.
03:20 GMT – The situation with coronavirus in PNG is deteriorating
An Australian emergency team in Australia has been sent to Papua New Guinea, where the outbreak has worsened in recent days.
The AFP news agency reports that the pandemic response center was closed yesterday after a senior adviser diagnosed the virus, and the health minister is also being tested.
The situation in Papua New Guinea is rich. Cases of cultivation, testing + treatment near facilities. The COVID-19 Crisis Response Center was closed yesterday after a senior health adviser tested positive. About 100 people are currently being tested, including Health Minister Yelta Wong https://t.co/3CYpJ9z2FA
– Andrew Beatty (@AndrewBeatty) on July 30, 2020
02:50 GMT – A Chinese expert says the virus thrives in colder and wetter environments
The Chinese epidemiologist spoke to the state media.
Wu Junyo, chief epidemiologist at the Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told local reporters that the virus seems to like a colder and wetter environment.
He pointed to the country’s outbreaks of COVID-19, from its original source in Wuhan, to Beijing and Dalian, which can be traced in seafood markets or seafood companies.
02:40 GMT – Negotiations on the latest coronavirus package in the United States are delayed like clockwork
Negotiations between the US Congress of Leaders and the White House on the next round of coronavirus spending appear to be delayed when the clock begins to take measures to ban evictions and increase unemployment benefits.
Finance Minister Stephen Mnuchin proposed a short-term extension of these programs, but Democrats rejected the idea.
William Roberts Al Jazeera oversaw the talks. You can read his story here.
02:10 GMT – Pelosi to the US Congress: Mask!
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says members and staff of the House of Representatives should wear masks while the coronavirus pandemic continues.
The move came after Republican spokesman Louis Homer, who refused to wear a mask, said he had tested positive for COVID-19, prompting at least three of his colleagues to say they would be quarantined.
Pelosi warned that she had the authority to ask a chamber sergeant to remove a member from the floor for violating the decor, and that “the chair considers not wearing a mask as a serious violation of the decor.”
Participants will be allowed to remove their masks when addressing the ward.
You can read more about Homer’s diagnosis here.
01:50 GMT – Guatemala will bury dozens of unknown deaths COVID-19
Guatemalan hospital officials say they had to bury dozens of COVID-19 victims who were never identified, the AP news agency reported.
According to the agency, employees of one of the largest public hospitals in the country began photographing patients who come alone and are too sick to give their personal data. Those who die without identification are placed in body bags with transparent windows over their faces if relatives come to look for them.
Officials say protocols on the rapid burial of those killed during the pandemic only complicate the situation.
Guatemala has confirmed more than 47,000 confirmed infections and more than 1,800 deaths worldwide.
01:35 GMT – The United States is recording deaths from coronavirus, the total number of which exceeds 150,000
One person in the United States died every minute from COVID-19, when the death toll in the country exceeded 150,000, the highest in the world, according to Reuters.
Mortality from coronavirus in the United States is growing at the fastest rate in two months and has increased by 10,000 in the last 11 days.
1:20 AM GMT – Mainland China reports 105 new COVID-19 cases, including 96 in Xinjiang
In China, 105 new cases of coronavirus have been reported on the mainland, compared to 101 cases the day before.
The National Health Commission says 96 new cases have been confirmed in the far west of Xinjiang, five in the northeastern province of Liaoning, one in Beijing, and three imports.
00:45 GMT – The Vietnam outbreak, which began in Danang, continues to grow
Vietnam’s health ministry has reported an additional nine cases of coronavirus as the outbreak, which began in the popular tourist town of Da Nang, continues to spread.
Reuters claims that about 81,000 people are now in quarantine as a result of the outbreak, which spread to six cities and provinces in six days.
Reuters: Vietnam Ministry of Health reports nine more local cases of COVID-19 related to outbreak of Da Nang virus
– James Pearson (@pearswick) July 30, 2020
Scott Heydler Al Jazeera also submitted this report on the situation in Vietnam.
COVID-19 is spreading in Vietnam after an outbreak at a tourist spot
00:15 GMT – Victoria, Victoria reported more than 700 cases, 13 deaths
Local media in Australia report that the state of Victoria, the epicenter of a new wave of coronavirus in the country, will report more than 700 cases and 13 deaths on Thursday morning.
Sorry to hear that
Today’s number # COVID19Vic can be 723
With such a high number (and 1 in 6 active cases in the age care sector) it can be a gloomy day. # Stay safe
– Raphael Epstein (@Raf_Epstein) on July 29, 2020
# WARNING: There are reports that Victoria will report more than 700 coronavirus cases and 13 deaths in the last 24 hours. # 9News pic.twitter.com/nlt2IfPQll
– Nine Melbourne News (@ 9NewsMelb) on July 29, 2020
00:00 GMT – Brazil reports a record number of coronavirus deaths, cases
The Brazilian Ministry of Health has just confirmed a record of 1,595 daily deaths from coronavirus. Every week (7,677 this week) deaths are also the highest since the pandemic began.
Authorities also reported a record number of cases in one day (69,074), in part as a result of backlogs of previously unregistered cases.
Despite the accelerating pandemic, the government of President Jairo Bolsonaro has moved to limit restrictions to boost the economy, and on Wednesday said a ban on foreign travelers to the country would be lifted.
Hello and welcome to the ongoing coverage of the Al Jazeera coronavirus pandemic. I Kate Mayberry in Kuala Lumpur.
Read all the updates from yesterday (July 29) here.