Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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NewsBytes:

Afghanistan – At least 21 people have died in avalanches in the Daykundi province in Afghanistan. Another 10 people have been injured. About 50 houses have been destroyed by the avalanches.

Indonesia – At least 422 residents of Penajam district in North Penajam Paser regency – the planned location of Indonesia’s new capital in East Kalimantan – have been affected by floods that hit the area on Tuesday morning.

Disease

Novel Coronavirus

The number of deaths from the coronavirus outbreak in mainland China rose by 136, pushing the nationwide death toll to 2,004, the country’s National Health Commission reported on Wednesday.

At least 132 of the fatalities were from Hubei province, the epicentre of the epidemic.

Nationwide, there were a further 1,749 new confirmed cases, bringing the total number of infections across the country to 74,185.