Chinese scientist at center of virus controvery denies lab leak theory

The Chinese scientist at the center of theories that the coronavirus pandemic originated with a leak from her specialized lab in the city of Wuhan has denied her institution was to blame for the health disaster.

"How on earth can I offer up evidence for something where there is no evidence?" Dr. Shi Zhengli told the New York Times in rare comments to the media.

Romania's COVID-19 death toll rises by 148 to 31,531

Another 148 Romanians infected with SARS-CoV-2 died in the last 24 hours, including 124 from 2020 and early 2021 entered by the public health directorates at the request of the Ministry of Health, according to data released on Thursday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force. According to GCS, they are 80 men and 68 women.

GCS: 121 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection in nearly 18,000 tests in past 24 hrs

Bucharest, June 6 /Agerpres/ - As many as 121 new cases of persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the last 24 hours, in nearly 18,000 tests performed, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Sunday. These are cases that have not previously had a positive test, the source states.

Covid-19 in Bulgaria: 170 Newly Infected, 45 Fatalities

In the past 24 hours 170 are the new cases of coronavirus detected after 15,295 tests, data from the Single Information Portal show.

2,765 are hospitalized, of which 309 are in intensive care. There are 16,117 active cases of infection.

There are 45 Covid-19-related deaths in the last 24 hours.

494 are cured.

National Public Health Organisation releases data from study of COVID-19 variants in Greece

Greece's National Public Health Organisation (EODY) today announced results from an analysis of 955 confirmed SARS-CoV-2 samples in Greece conducted by the Greek Genome Centre.

The samples were collected between 29 March and 20 May, 2021, and the results include a geographic breakdown of where the particular variants are concentrated.

Coronavirus figures keep gradually improving

Ljubljana – Slovenia recorded 273 coronavirus cases for Wednesday as the rolling 7-day average daily case count further dropped by 13 to 260. Three patients with Covid-19 died, the government said on Thursday.

The latest cases were confirmed from 3,837 PCR tests, for a positivity rate of 7.1%, down from 9% for Tuesday.