Daily Archives: May 24, 2020

Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 431 to 178,281

Berlin: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 431 to 178,281, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Sunday.


The reported death toll rose by 31 to 8,247, the tally showed, according to a Reuters report.



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New York Times fills front page with names of virus dead

New York: The New York Times has filled the front page of its Sunday edition with the names of those who have died from the novel coronavirus, said dpa international.


All of the usual articles, photographs and graphics were replaced by the list of names and excerpts from their obituaries to memorialize the dead as the United States approaches the “grim milestone” of 100,000 coronavirus fatalities, the news outlet wrote.


The assistant editor of the paper’s graphics desk Simone Landon said she and her colleagues realized that “both among ourselves and perhaps in the general public, there’s a litle bit of fatigue with the data.”


The page was put together by a researcher who combed through online sources for obituaries and death notices and compiled a list of nearly 1,000 names, the newspaper said in an announcement Saturday.


Short passages were lifted to use on the front page and give a sense of the “uniqueness of each life lost,” including “Alan Lund, 81, Washington, conductor with ‘the most amazing ear'” and “Theresa Elloie, 63, New Orleans, renowned for her business making detailed pins and corsages.”


Overall, the US has confirmed about 1.6 million cases, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University. The US currently has the world’s highest number of deaths related to the disease.


In New York State, the US state hit hardest by the pandemic, there ar emore than 360,000 confirmed cases and about 29,000 deaths.


But Governor Andrew Cuomo announced signs of progress Saturday, as the state reported its lowest death toll for weeks.


At 84 deaths, the Friday tally marked the first time since March that the daily toll was down in the double digits.



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Russia reports 153 coronavirus deaths, highest daily toll yet

Moscow:  Russia on Sunday reported 153 coronavirus deaths over the previous 24 hours, the epidemic’s highest daily toll, raising total fatalities to 3,541, the country’s coronavirus crisis response centre said.


It also said 8,599 new cases had been documented, fewer than on the previous day, pushing the nationwide tally of infections to 344,481, said Reuters.



Source: Bahrain News Agency