Coronavirus briefing: The rapid increase in daily cases continues in DenmarkThe epidemic
- Global recorded cases per day have increased. Total global cases passed 30 million last week.
- Recorded cases in India remain high, but the increase in daily cases may have peaked. There is a small uptick in daily cases also in the US.
- Cases have continued to climb in Europe. Daily cases are still rising in Spain, France, and the UK.
- Hospitalizations are also increasing in Europe but remain notably lower than during spring.
- Confirmed daily cases have decreased in Sweden. According to the chief epidemiologist, Sweden is not expecting a big second wave.
- The rapid increase in daily cases continues in Denmark, while the situation in Norway is stable.
- Cases have moved upwards also in Finland, but the number of cases per population remains the lowest among the Nordic countries.
- The increase in daily cases continues in Lithuania and Estonia, while in Latvia the situation remains stable.
- According to WHO, there is very low evidence that blood plasma from Covid-19 survivors works as a treatment.
- In Sweden, the ban on visiting retirement homes ends at the beginning of October.
- In Estonia, the government has decided to restrict selling alcohol at night between 00 am to 10 am in all nightclubs and restaurants across the country.
- Denmark will lower the limit on public gatherings to 50 people from 100. Bars and restaurants are also ordered to close early to curb a rise in new coronavirus infections.
- As expected, the Fed kept the federal funds rate unchanged at 0.00%-0.25%.
- In Finland, the budget proposal for 2021 totals EUR 64.2 bn. The budget proposal is EUR 10.8 bn in deficit.
- Eurozone manufacturing production has now risen for three consecutive months and was up by 4.7% in July.
- In Sweden, the unemployment rate decreased marginally to 9.14% in August (SA).
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