Russia has registered another daily record of coronavirus deaths as rapidly surging infection rates raises pressure on the country’s health care system. The government task force on Tuesday reported 1,015 coronavirus deaths over the past 24 hours for a total of 225,325. That's by far the highest in Europe. The daily coronavirus mortality numbers have been surging for weeks and topped 1,000 for the first time over the weekend amid sluggish vaccination rates and the government’s reluctance to toughen restrictions. Russia's deputy prime minister suggested Tuesday introducing a weeklong nonworking period starting Oct. 30.
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Many scientists are pressing the British government to re-impose social restrictions and speed up booster vaccinations as coronavirus infection rates that are Europe’s highest rise still further. The U.K. recorded 49,156 new COVID-19 cases on Monday. That was the largest number since mid-July. New infections averaged 43,000 a day over the past week in a 15% increase comparted to the week before. Last week the Office for National Statistics estimated that 1 in 60 people in England had the virus. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government lifted all the legal restrictions on business and social life in July. Many scientists are urging the government to reconsider and to speed up a vaccination booster program.
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Latvia will enter into a nearly monthlong lockdown, including curfew, on Thursday due to the worsening coronavirus situation in the Baltic country where the vaccination rate is among the lowest in the European Union. The prime minister said late Monday that the lockdown from Oct. 21 until Nov. 15 and accompanying drastic measures are needed as the pandemic continues to spread in Latvia, causing hospital wards to fill up with COVID-19 patients amid scarce health care resources. Only slightly over half of Latvians are now fully vaccinated, and the prime minister admitted that his government had failed sufficiently to lure citizens to have vaccinations.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Legislature approves new congressional district maps that bolster GOP, despite demographic shifts.
Some college towns plan to challenge the results of the 2020 census. They claim they were shortchanged because the pandemic forced students to leave campuses. They also complain that the undercount could cost them federal money and prestige. The affected communities include Bloomington, Indiana; Tuscaloosa, Alabama; and State College, Pennsylvania. Dudley Poston is a sociology professor at Texas A&M University. He says off-campus students ran the greatest risk of being missed. An Associated Press review of 75 metro areas with the largest share of residents between 20 and 24 showed that the census results fell well below population estimates in some cases but also exceeded them significantly in others.
Students walk to and from classes on the Indiana University campus, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, in Bloomington, Ind. College communities such as Bloomington are exploring their options for contesting the results of the 2020 census, which they say do not accurately reflect how many people live there. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox talks about the off-campus student housing in the background that is seeing growth Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. College communities such as Tuscaloosa are exploring their options for contesting the results of the 2020 census, which they say do not accurately reflect how many people live there. Maddox believes thousands of off-campus students were overlooked, and the city plans to challenge the numbers. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
Future students take a tour of the Indiana University campus, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, in Bloomington, Ind. College communities such as Bloomington are exploring their options for contesting the results of the 2020 census, which they say do not accurately reflect how many people live there. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)