Russia on Tuesday reported record high daily coronavirus cases and deaths, pushing total infections to over 1.32 million, but authorities said they do not plan to impose lockdowns across the vast country.
India’s coronavirus caseload topped seven million on Sunday when the Health Ministry reported 74,383 new infections in the previous 24 hours, with a rise in infections in southern states offsetting a drop in western regions.
The number of novel coronavirus infections in Iran rose by 3,341 from Sunday to Monday, the highest daily tally since early June, taking total cases to 425,481, the Health Ministry spokeswoman said on Monday.
South Africa’s coronavirus cases have passed 200,000, the highest total in Africa, as Kenya’s leadership announced that it was pressing on with plans to ease the country’s lockdown despite a steep increase in cases.
Iran’s Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour announced on Tuesday that 80,475 of those people hospitalized with the coronavirus disease since its outbreak in the country in mid-February have been discharged.
The total number of diagnosed coronavirus cases in Iran reached 92,584 as 1,112 more people tested positive for the virus in the past 24 hours, Iran’s Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said on state TV on Tuesday.