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Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 1411: RKI

FILE PHOTO: A member of the medical staff walks past a sign on a door to an intensive care unit at the St.-Antonius-Hospital Eschweiler, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Eschweiler, Germany, September 25, 2020. The sign reads "Keep two meters distance". REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen/File Photo. BERLIN (Reuters) - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 1411 on Sunday compared to Saturday, data from the ... Full story

Czech Republic reports 1,985 new coronavirus cases

FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a face mask walks across the medieval Charles Bridge as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Prague, Czech Republic, September 25, 2020. REUTERS/David W Cerny. PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech Republic reported 1,985 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday and nine related deaths, health ministry data showed. That was roughly a third lower than Friday’s infection count, but fewer tests are done on ... Full story

'Everything is uncertain': Coronavirus rages in Argentina, cases top 700,000

Slideshow ( 3 images ). BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina’s coronavirus infections topped 700,000 on Saturday with new daily infections and deaths among the top five globally, Reuters data showed, despite seven months of quarantine that have ravaged the frail economy. Argentina reported a rolling seven-day average of 11,082 new cases daily, behind only India, the United States, France and Brazil, all countries with far larger populations than ... Full story

Brain-eating microbe: US city told not to use water amid contamination concerns

Image caption Residents of Lake Jackson have been urged not to use tap water. Residents of Lake Jackson, Texas, have been urged not to use tap water because it might be contaminated with a deadly brain-eating microbe. The local water authority warned of the potential contamination of its supply to the town - home to about 27,000 people - by Naegleria fowleri. The amoeba typically infects people when contaminated water enters the body through ... Full story

Mainland China reports 14 new COVID-19 cases vs 15 a day earlier

FILE PHOTO: A woman walks down the street, wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic in Beijing, China September 18, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang. SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Mainland China reported 14 new COVID-19 cases on Sept. 26, compared with 15 cases announced a day earlier, the national health authority said on Saturday. The National Health Commission said in a statement that all the new cases were imported infections involving travellers from ... Full story

Mexico's confirmed coronavirus cases up to 726,431: health ministry

FILE PHOTO: People walk on the street, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, in Mexico City, Mexico September 21, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso. MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico’s confirmed coronavirus cases rose to 726,431 on Saturday, according to updated data from the health ministry, along with a reported death toll of 76,243. Authorities reported 5,573 new cases along with 399 deaths on Friday, but the true figures are ... Full story

Rashford says UK response to food poverty campaign lacks empathy

Slideshow ( 2 images ). (Reuters) - Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford has said he was disappointed by the British government’s “lack of empathy” over calls to help tackle hunger among children. The England international forward formed a taskforce with major food brands to help tackle child food poverty, writing an open letter to parliament endorsing three policy recommendations of the National Food Strategy earlier this month. The points ... Full story

Colombia passes grim milestone of 800,000 coronavirus cases, more than 25,000 deaths

FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective mask, due to the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, walks among merchandise from informal traders after the mayor's office ended the quarantine in Bogota, Colombia August 27, 2020. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez. BOGOTA (Reuters) - Coronavirus cases in Colombia, which is nearly a month into a national reopening after a long quarantine, surpassed 800,000 on Saturday, a day after deaths from COVID-19 ... Full story

France reports 14,412 new confirmed coronavirus cases

FILE PHOTO: Medical workers treat a patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Clinique Bouchard-ELSAN private hospital in Marseille, France, September 21, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard. PARIS (Reuters) - France registered 14,412 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Saturday, not far from a daily record of 16,096 set earlier this week. The total number of cases now stands at 527,446, Health Ministry data showed. The number of people who have ... Full story

U.S. Midwest sees surge in COVID-19 cases as four states report record increases

(Reuters) - Four U.S. states in the Midwest reported record one-day increases in COVID-19 cases on Saturday as infections rise nationally for a second week in a row, according to a Reuters analysis. FILE PHOTO: A researcher puts on protective gloves at the Microbiology Research Facility where researchers are beginning a trial to see whether malaria treatment hydroxychloroquine can prevent or reduce the severity of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ... Full story