Live breaking news: Inflation hits multi-decade high; Pauline Hanson storms out of Senate; Sparks fly during first question time of new parliament – 9News

Welcome to the live blog for Wednesday, July 27, 2022. Inflation has hit a multi-decade high after the Consumer Price Index rose 6.1 per cent in a year. One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has stormed out of the Senate during the traditional Acknowledgement to Country. A toddler has died of COVID-19 in a Queensland … Read more

United Kingdom: the latest coronavirus counts, charts and maps – Reuters

Last updated July 15, 2022There have been 22,243,056 infections and 177,977 coronavirus-related deaths reported in the country since the pandemic began.There is no one perfect statistic to compare the outbreaks different countries have experienced during this pandemic. Looking at a variety of metrics gives you a more complete view of the virus’ toll on each … Read more

Ontario COVID news: Province likely seeing 100K cases per day | CTV News – CTV News Toronto

Ontario is likely seeing upwards of 100,000 new cases of COVID-19 each day, with roughly five per cent of its residents currently infected, the head of the province’s science table says. Peter Jüni made the comment in an interview with CP24 on Wednesday afternoon as he discussed a resurgence in COVID activity, which has now … Read more

Australia's COVID response was one of the best in the world at first. Why do we rank so poorly now? – ABC News

For the latest flood and weather warnings, search on ABC EmergencyAustralia's elimination strategy during the first two years of the COVID pandemic was one of the most effective in the world.Through a combination of early border closures, widespread testing and meticulous contact tracing, localised lockdowns and mask mandates, the number of reported cases was kept to … Read more

China cuts off vital US contacts over Pelosi Taiwan visit – The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — China cut off contacts with the United States on vital issues Friday — including military matters and crucial climate cooperation — as concerns rose that the Communist government’s hostile reaction to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit could signal a lasting, more aggressive approach toward its U.S. rival and the self-ruled island.China’s … Read more

Arizona weekly COVID-19 update adds 7,360 cases, 40 deaths – The Arizona Republic

Reported COVID-19 cases in Arizona climbed last week and the percentage of tests returning positive for the virus also rose, according to the state’s latest weekly update.Health officials on Wednesday added 7,360 new COVID-19 cases and 40 new known deaths over the weeklong period ending Nov. 5, well above the case additions from recent weeks.Case counts are still … Read more