WHO reports record case numbers as South Korea and Vietnam see COVID-19 resurgence

By Helene Fung

The World Health Organisation (WHO) reported a new record increase in the number of COVID-19 cases globally – 284,196 new cases in a 24 hour period. The death toll rose by 9,753 and it also broke the record of the biggest single day increase since April.

The largest number of new cases came from the United States (69,641), Brazil (37,860) and India (49,310).

Meanwhile, a couple of Asian countries who managed to control the COVID outbreak are seeing signs of resurgence.

On Saturday, South Korea has reported 113 new cases – the highest number of new cases since March, and bringing the national total case count to 14,092.

Vietnam is also back on alert on Saturday, after authorities detected the first locally transmitted case for the first time in three months. Prior to this, there were no locally transmitted infections for 100 days, and strict quarantine rules have kept the country’s total to only 415 cases. So far, 103 contacts of “Patient 416” have returned negative tests, but 50 close contacts are in isolation as a precaution.

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Ivan Leung began his media adventure in 2007 with DHK News Chinese, he worked as a journalist and the senior newsreader in Hong Kong. In 2009, he becomes the DHK English News Executive Producer and the Chief Newsreader in-charging a 20 people news team in HK and Perth, presenting "Evening News" together with Ana Godden. Ivan becomes WAMN's Editor-in-chief after resigned from DMHK due to personal reasons. Ivan can speak fluent Cantonese, Mandarin and English.

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