Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 1,479 to 240,986

The number of coronavirus infections in Germany went up to 240,986. (File/AFP)
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Updated 29 August 2020

Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 1,479 to 240,986

  • The reported death toll rose by one to 9,289

FRANKFURT: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 1,479 to 240,986, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Saturday.
The reported death toll rose by one to 9,289, the tally showed.


France may be experiencing 100,000 new COVID-19 cases per day – government advisor

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France may be experiencing 100,000 new COVID-19 cases per day – government advisor

  • France registered a record 52,010 new confirmed coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours

PARIS: France may be experiencing 100,000 new COVID-19 cases per day — two times more than the latest figures — Professor Jean-François Delfraissy, who heads the scientific council that advises the government on the pandemic, told RTL radio on Monday.
“There is probably more than 50,000 cases per day. We estimate, on the scientific committee, that we are more in the region of 100,000 cases per day,” said Delfraissy.
France registered a record 52,010 new confirmed coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, the health ministry said in a statement on Sunday, as a second wave of cases surges through Europe.
The new cases took the French total to 1,138,507, with France now ahead of Argentina and Spain to register the world’s fifth highest number of cases after the United States, India, Brazil and Russia.