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China sees highest uptick in new COVID-19 cases since early March

China sees highest uptick in new COVID-19 cases since early March

World
April 13 (UPI) -- China reported 108 new cases of the deadly and infectious coronavirus on Monday, its highest daily tally since early March. Beijing's National Health Commission announced the new cases in its daily update, stating 98 of the 108 cases recorded over Sunday were imported. China has been experiencing a steady decline in new cases of COVID-19 since a peak in early February with the last time it recorded more than 100 cases was over March 5 with 143. However, as China's indigenous infections have drop, its number of imported cases have climbed, sparking fears of a second surge of infections. On March 5, the health commission reported its imported cases tally for the first time with a total of 20. On Monday, it had over 1,378 such cases, 38 of whom were in serious condition. ...
Services sector sees its steepest downturn since 1996 due to coronavirus

Services sector sees its steepest downturn since 1996 due to coronavirus

Business
Britain's services and manufacturing firms are falling deeper into an economic slump, according to a closely-watched survey.The IHS Markit/CIPS purchasing managers' index (PMI) for March shows that both sectors shrank as the worsening coronavirus pandemic brought restrictions to the UK. The services sector saw its steepest downturn in activity since records began in July 1996, almost entirely due to the closure of non-essential businesses and the cancellation of orders. The index posted 34.5 in March, down from 53.2 in February. A number below 50 indicates a contraction.Data for the survey was taken between 12 and 27 March, covering the period after Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered the shutdown. ...
Coronavirus: Italy sees one-day death toll of nearly 800

Coronavirus: Italy sees one-day death toll of nearly 800

World
March 21 (UPI) -- Italy again set a one-day death toll record from COVID-19, reporting another 793 deaths Saturday. Italy's Civil Protection Department said the country's overall coronavirus death toll reached 4,825, with 53,578 confirmed cases. Some 6,000 people have recovered from the disease. Most of the cases are centered in the Lombardy region -- 17,370. A strict nationwide lockdown, including restrictions on travel and closure of most stores, had been in place for 11 days in Italy, but the number of known coronavirus cases continued to rise about 15 percent every day, overwhelming hospitals. Meanwhile, new figures released Saturday show that the number of coronavirus cases in Spain jumped 25 percent in 24 hours. The number of cases increased by almost 5,000 in one day and more tha...
Italy sees biggest rise in coronavirus deaths since outbreak began

Italy sees biggest rise in coronavirus deaths since outbreak began

World
At least 631 people have now died from coronavirus in Italy - an increase of 168 in a single day.The 36% rise is the biggest since the COVID-19 contagion first came to light there on 21 February. Almost a thousand extra cases of coronavirus were recorded in 24 hours - reaching 10,149. The head of the country's civil protection agency said 877 people were in intensive care - up from 733 on Monday.Just over 1,000 have now fully recovered. Advertisement ...
Premier League fixtures and results on talkSPORT sees coverage for Brighton, Tottenham, Aston Villa and West Ham

Premier League fixtures and results on talkSPORT sees coverage for Brighton, Tottenham, Aston Villa and West Ham

Sports
Premier League games are coming thick and fast this week. No sooner have we had a festive feast, another round of fixtures are here – and that’s before the New Year spectacle! AFP or licensors Tottenham players celebrate Dele Alli’s winner against Brighton So onto Saturday where GameDay is upon us once again. Up first it’s: Brighton vs Bournemouth at 12:30pm on talkSPORT To tune in, just click here for the live stream or click the radio player below You can also listen through the talkSPORT App, on DAB Digital Radio or on MW 1053 or 1089. For more information about how to listen LIVE on talkSPORT click here Match facts Brighton are winless in their four Premier League matches with Bournemouth (D1 L3), losing this exact fixture 0-5 la