COVID-19: Here's what you need to know today

Latest News

COVID-19: Here's what you need to know today

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Print this page Email A Friend!


KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections worldwide has surpassed 33.7 million, with over one million people across 196 countries and territories having died and over 23.2 million having recovered from the virus. Many countries have eased restrictions on movement and social gathering, but in recent weeks some have had to reimpose measures due to a resurgence in the number of infections.

— Jamaica recorded six new COVID-19 related deaths and 74 new cases, bringing the island’s death toll to 107 and the total number of confirmed cases to 6,482.

— Up to 100 million additional doses of any eventual COVID-19 vaccines will be secured for delivery to poorer countries in 2021.

— New York's daily rate of positive coronavirus tests climbed to 3.25 per cent yesterday, with a sharp increase in cases among Orthodox Jewish communities.

— The Bahamas recorded two COVID-19 deaths yesterday and 65 new cases.

— Haiti recorded 39 new cases of the virus yesterday, bringing its total to 8,723 with 1,908 being active.

— The United States has so far recorded 206,005 deaths, making it the hardest-hit country. Meanwhile, Brazil has recorded 142,921 deaths, India 97,497, Mexico 77,163 and Britain 42,072.

Read the full stories here:

74 new COVID cases, 6 new deaths

Boost for vaccine doses planned for poor as virus rages on

Jump in positive COVID tests causes alarm in New York


Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at http://bit.ly/epaper-login


ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT