WHO reports record single-day surge in global COVID-19 cases


The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday reported 212,326 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day increase since COVID-19 broke out.


The biggest increase was reported in the Americas region with 129,772 new cases, said the WHO, adding that nearly half of the new cases were recorded in the United States and Brazil, with 53,213 and 48,105 new infections, respectively.


The Southeast Asia region recorded the second largest surge with 27,947 new cases and 534 deaths over the past 24 hours, it added.


Chinese mainland reports 8 new confirmed COVID-19 cases


Chinese health authority said Sunday that it received reports of eight new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Saturday, of which two were domestically transmitted.


The domestically transmitted cases were reported in Beijing, the National Health Commission said in its daily report.


One new suspected case from abroad was reported in Shanghai, and no deaths related to the disease were reported Saturday, according to the commission. 


China upgrades emergency response to floods


China upgraded its emergency response for flood control from level IV to level III on Saturday, according to the Ministry of Water Resources, as incessant downpours continued to wreak havoc in vast stretches of the country.


Water levels in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River as well as Dongting Lake and Poyang Lake have been rising as a result of sustained rainfall. A total of 16 rivers in Jiangxi and Anhui were struck by above-warning-level floods on Saturday, said the ministry.


According to the ministry, coordinated operation of reservoirs in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River will be carried out to reduce the amount of water flowing into the Three Gorges Dam and relieve flood control pressure in the middle and lower reaches of the river.


The Three Gorges Dam on Thursday saw the arrival of the Yangtze River's first flood of the year, with a flow rate of 50,000 cubic meters of water per second.


Local authorities were urged to step up the monitoring of weather and patrolling of dikes, reservoirs and hydropower stations.


China has a four-tier flood control emergency response system, with level I representing the most severe.


The country's national observatory on Saturday renewed a blue alert for rainstorms. 



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WHO reports record single-day surge in global COVID-19 cases


WHO reports record single-day surge in global COVID-19 cases


The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday reported 212,326 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day increase since COVID-19 broke out.


The biggest increase was reported in the Americas region with 129,772 new cases, said the WHO, adding that nearly half of the new cases were recorded in the United States and Brazil, with 53,213 and 48,105 new infections, respectively.


The Southeast Asia region recorded the second largest surge with 27,947 new cases and 534 deaths over the past 24 hours, it added.


Chinese mainland reports 8 new confirmed COVID-19 cases


Chinese health authority said Sunday that it received reports of eight new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Saturday, of which two were domestically transmitted.


The domestically transmitted cases were reported in Beijing, the National Health Commission said in its daily report.


One new suspected case from abroad was reported in Shanghai, and no deaths related to the disease were reported Saturday, according to the commission. 


China upgrades emergency response to floods


China upgraded its emergency response for flood control from level IV to level III on Saturday, according to the Ministry of Water Resources, as incessant downpours continued to wreak havoc in vast stretches of the country.


Water levels in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River as well as Dongting Lake and Poyang Lake have been rising as a result of sustained rainfall. A total of 16 rivers in Jiangxi and Anhui were struck by above-warning-level floods on Saturday, said the ministry.


According to the ministry, coordinated operation of reservoirs in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River will be carried out to reduce the amount of water flowing into the Three Gorges Dam and relieve flood control pressure in the middle and lower reaches of the river.


The Three Gorges Dam on Thursday saw the arrival of the Yangtze River's first flood of the year, with a flow rate of 50,000 cubic meters of water per second.


Local authorities were urged to step up the monitoring of weather and patrolling of dikes, reservoirs and hydropower stations.


China has a four-tier flood control emergency response system, with level I representing the most severe.


The country's national observatory on Saturday renewed a blue alert for rainstorms. 



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