Italy coronavirus cases are on the rise again, while figures in India are continuing to break records, and some US states are reintroducing restrictions amid a spike in infections.
Italy registered its highest daily increase in coronavirus cases in 15 days with 276 infections.
The Italian Health Ministry says the cases were confirmed from a day earlier, raising to 242,639 the total of Italy's known cases in the pandemic.
Recently, infections have been confirmed in dozens of workers returning from their homeland in Bangladesh to Rome and other Italian cities.
India's is reporting another record one-day spike in coronavirus cases, prompting some states to reimpose lockdowns in high-risk areas.
The 26,506 cases reported today, bring India's total to 793,802 infections. The Health Ministry also reported another 475 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking total fatalities up to 21,604.
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak says the state will reimplement restrictions on bars and restaurants in certain counties to prevent further spread of the coronavirus after a "spike" in confirmed cases.
Governor Sisolak's newest order begins Friday (local time) at midnight. It requires bars that do not serve food to close their doors. Restaurants will stop serving parties of six or more.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has also toughened a requirement to wear masks during the coronavirus pandemic, mandating businesses open to the public deny service or entry to customers who refuse to wear one.
The governor also expanded where people must have a face covering beyond indoor public spaces. Starting immediately, they must wear one outdoors if they cannot consistently keep 1.8m from non-household members.
The Spanish region of Extremadura is following in the footsteps of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands by making the wearing of masks obligatory.
Spain's lockdown ended mid-June, but the number of new daily cases has been creeping higher in some areas.
Even as Pakistan crosses the 5000 mark for the number of deaths due to COVID-19, it's daily infection rate continues to drop with 2751 new cases during the last 24 hours.
The numbers reported today are down from a high just a few weeks earlier of nearly 9000 a day.
Pakistan's testing rate has also dropped, with 23,255 tests carried out in the last 24 hours from a previous high last month of more than 32,000 daily tests.
Wearing a face mask will become mandatory from Saturday in Belgian shops, cinemas, entertainment venues and other indoor spaces.
The Belgian government said the decision was made following a meeting of politicians and experts in charge of the lockdown exit strategy who decided to follow recommendations issued by the Health Ministry's scientific advisory body.
Tokyo has found 243 new cases of the coronavirus, surpassing 200 for a second day in a row and setting a new record.
The numbers reported today are fuelling concerns about the spread of infections in the Japanese capital, where people are encouraged to pursue social and economic activity while taking safety precautions.
Public health officials in Greece have reported another rise in the rate COVID-19 infections, most of them tourism-related.
The Health Ministry said 60 new confirmed cases had been recorded in the latest 24-hour reporting period, 40 from incoming travelers.
Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/world/coronavirus-world-news-italy-records-increase-india-one-day-cases-break-records/527a8c47-37cb-44e8-b19f-0de3a6bbd7d7