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31 Aug, 40 tweets, 42 min read
The daily #Coronavirus megathread for Tuesday starts early, from Manchester airport.

Because of the early start I missed a few countries from yesterday's thread, first I'll update these #Covid19 totals. Tweets during the day may be delayed due to travel & connectivity issues
1/3 #GreekIslands - yesterday cases nudged lower again in #Greece and there were some very promising data from the islands too.

#Crete cut new cases of #Covid19 by 43% while for #Corfu it was a 48% fall and #Rhodes saw a reduction of 38%.

#Samos and #Chios need watching...
#Greece - #Covid19 on the islands yesterday vs previous week

#Crete 129 (-98)
#Corfu 26 (-24)
#Andros 2 (-1)
#Chios 22 (+11)
#Ikaria 3 (+1)
#Kalymnos 4 (-6)
#Kefalonia 4 (-4)
#Kos 9 (-4)
#Lefkada 5 (-7)
#Lemnos 4 (+3)
#Lesbos 19 (-4)
#Greece - #Covid19 on the islands yesterday vs previous week

#Milos 6 (+3)
#Mykonos 11 (-5)
#Naxos 11 (-2)
#Paros 5 (=)
#Rhodes 42 (-26)
#Samos 13 (+6)
#Santorini 15 (-10)
#Sporades 6 (+1)
#Syros 3 (+1)
#Thassos 2 (+2)
#Tinos 4 (+3)
#Zakynthos 10 (-5)
#Portugal achieved another modest reduction yesterday with 1,072 new cases of #Covid19 detected.

That's down just 54 (around 5%) with 9 deaths.

All looks good in the main tourist areas now:

#Lisbon 281 (-40)
#Algarve 127 (-42)
#Azores 8 (-2)
#Madeira 14 (-24)
#Turkey was up very slightly when #Covid19 data were published yesterday evening.

19,557 new cases, a rise of almost 4%
Disappointingly the positive test rate is back to 6.9%
245 Covid deaths reported.
#France 3,795 new #Covid19 cases, down 27%.
98 further deaths.

#Germany though is still climbing. Up 21% yesterday with 6,276 new infections. 24 deaths
Could hit 14,000 cases on Wednesday, but looks likely to "top-out" around 15,000
However remember #GER does very little testing
#Spain's doing very well right now.
Just 15,489 new #Covid19 cases registered over the weekend, a fall of more than 8k compared to the previous Monday's figures.

146 further deaths.
#ESP govt 7 day rates/100k for the islands are:

#Balearics 114 (-20)
#Canaries 62 (-11)
#Italy sees cases of #Covid19 inch up again to 4,257 (+89), 53 deaths

#Cyprus 311 cases (-22), 2 deaths. Positivity rate falls again to 0.58%

#Ireland 1,293 (-299)

#Netherlands 2,171 (-219), 2 deaths
#Balkans #Covid19 data:

#Albania 486 (+89), 3 deaths
#Bosnia 173 (+46), 5 died
#Bulgaria 2,090 (+199), 109 deaths - highest daily toll for 16 weeks.
#Kosovo 932 (-135) 20 dead
#Montenegro 423 (+8), 4 further deaths
#NorthMacedonia 294 (-36), 32 died
#Serbia 2335 (+498), 12 dead
#Norway suffers another blow with a 49% rise in its #Covid19 caseload this morning
1,349 inf3ections diagnosed in the last 24 hours, taking the 7 day rate to 228 AD/M, 26 times higher than amber listed Poland #JustSaying

#NOR may break its record tomorrow, if not, certainly Weds
#USA is at its highest #Covid19 7 day infection rate since 29 January.

Cases keep sneaking up a little, but patients hospitalised with the disease seems to have plateaued at almost exactly 100,000

Meanwhile the EU advises against non-essential travel to the States.
I have to say a suspiciously quick turnaround in the #Covid19 situation on #StLucia

The Caribbean island, under threat of red listing or an FCDO "ban" reports just 44 new cases today compared with 189 a week ago. Relieved travellers won't care!
No further deaths on St Lucia
#Jamaica reported 739 new cases of #Covid19 yesterday.

That's a drop of 140 compared to the week before.
The daily numbers continue to chop and change. The trend remains slightly up but looking much better now.
Six more deaths on #JAM
1,244 new cases and a further 4 #Covid19 deaths in #Australia today.

Not a record, but things not getting better in either of the two worrisome states.
#NSW records 1,164 new infections and #Victoria 76
#ACT has 13 cases
#Pakistan achieves a fall in #Covid19 cases this morning.

3,838 new infections, down by 237 (6.6%) from last Tuesday.
118 additional deaths
#Belgium moving up again, which is a little surprising.

1,858 new infections which is a 15% increase on last Tuesday.
6 more have died of #Covid19 in #BEL
I've had a few queries about #Barbados' rates.

There is an uptick in #Covid19 on the island, but still looking OK for now. I will keep an eye on it, but with a larger population shouldn't be quite as dramatic changes.
Good to read @SimonCalder highlighting the shocking experience I reported on here yesterday.

#Czechia reports 245 new cases of #Covid19 and 2 deaths today. That's up 39 from last Tuesday, 19%.

#Ukraine is well up again, but last week was a holiday so to be expected. 1,356 new infections vs 692 a week ago.
#Hungary up another 34% today. Low numbers always there on a Tuesday but still the trend is indicated.
110 #Covid19 cases, up from 82. One death.

#Lithuania up 8% with 646 new infections and 6 dead.

#Estonia down a shade 358 cases (-17) and 1 death.
I've managed to get back online!
I'll start with the #UK data.

32,181 new cases of #Covid19 but difficult tell exactly what it means. It's up 1,343 on last Tuesday but the figure includes two days of data from Wales.
But with yesterday being a bank holiday, testing was down 13%
Here are the new #Covid19 infections by country for the #UK, but again with yesterday being a bank holiday numbers today should be down 10-12%

#England 20,967 (-11%)
#NIreland 1,313 (-20%)
#Scotland 6,029 (+40%)
#Wales 3,872 (last Sun + Mon combined =4.640)
#Covid19 deaths today in the #UK well down, but only because of the holiday.
Tuesday is normally the worst day of the week - last week 174 people reported dead, today just 50.
Tomorrow and Thursday likely to be very high, possible we will see 200 for first time since 9 March.
Last Tuesday saw an all time record number of #Covid19 cases in #Greece. Today new infections fall by nearly 1,000.

3,628 more cases diagnosed.
Deaths down to 22m but the number of patients seriously ill and intubated has risen from 326 a week ago to 344 today.
#Ireland continues its much better data of late with a 12% drop in new infections.

1,382 positive tests in the last 24 hours. But 355 #Covid19 patients are now in hospital, with 54 in ICU.
A near 10% drop in #Italy too, offsetting fears of another swift rise.
5,498 new cases of #Covid19 and 47 deaths.

To the north, very similar figures in #Switzerland, also down almost 10%.
2,702 new cases and 11 more people have died of Covid
#Denmark suffers 4 #Covid19 deaths today - there hasn't been more than 4 in a day since April.
843 new cases, down 37% on last Tuesday.

Over the bridge, #Sweden is heading up again quite strongly. 3,413 new infections over the weekend. That's 23% more than a week ago. 7 deaths
An unexpected rise for #Turkey this evening with the positive test rate also up quite significantly to 7.4%

21,893 new #Covid19 cases detected, up 14%
Also 252 more people died with Covid in #TUR
Another fall of well over 3000 for #Spain today which gets new cases of #Covid19 down to 7,767.

194 more deaths

The 7 day rate in #Canaries is down to 60/100,000 while in #Balearics it's now 103
19,425 new #Covid19 cases diagnosed in #France in the last 24 hours.
That's a fall of over 5k, or 22%
136 deaths in #FRA
#Cyprus sees new infections fall by 20%
267 positive tests for #Covid19 in the last 24 hours.

The health situation continues to improve too.
There are now only 138 Covid patients in hospital with 54 described as in a serious condition.
Just two more deaths.
#Covid19 in the Balkans:

#Albania 1054 (+254)
#Bosnia 474 (-59) - first fall
#Bulgaria 2,090 (+199)
#Croatia 668 (+198)
#Kosovo 1,383 (-518)
#NorthMacedonia 870 (-340)
#Montenegro 598 (-63)
#Romania 1,313 (+531)
#Serbia 2,981 (+765)
#Slovenia 538 (+61)
In the words of The Smiths "Stop me if you've heard this one before...."

#UAE today claims 996 new cases of #Covid19
This is even more farcical than last time, with even narrower parameters.

#Portugal had 1,908 new cases of #Covid19 today and 13 deaths
Infections then down more than 15%

All regions falling. Data for the most visited areas:
#Lisbon 619 (-66)
#Algarve 141 (-20)
#Azores 9 (-4)
#Madeira 21 (-11)
I'm not surprised that #Russia fakes its data
What I am astonished by is that the Kremlin is still reporting almost exactly 800 deaths every single day. All this while still maintaining #Covid19 cases are slowly falling.
795 Covid deaths today, 17,813 new infections.
The rest of Europe's #Covid19 case numbers:

#Austria 1,229 (+227)
#Finland 617 (-27)
#Iceland 84 (+7)
#Latvia 237 (+68)
#Luxembourg 88 (+2)
#Malta 48 (+13)
#Moldova 322 (-190)
#Netherlands 2,312 (-125)
#Poland 285 (+52)
#Slovakia 132 (+21)
#Spain's weekly report on #Coronavirus variants continues to show that #Beta is seemingly on its way to being eradicated. Not a single case in #Balearics or #Canaries since the last update.

However look at the rise of "other" variants. Image
The #Spain data above come hot on the heels of #SouthAfrica investigating a new mutant strain of #Coronavirus
C.1.2 is its current name - and it could be less lethal, not worse, but it's been discovered in a few countries now.

I'm waiting to see if #Grenada's status will be changed by FCDO after one of the most dramatic surges of #Covid19 seen

In the early hours today Grenada announced 104 more cases of the disease. Remember by start of August it only ever had 164 cases total

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