SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 11 (Net) -- Seven more people have died in the North Complex Fire in California's Butte County, bringing the death toll to 10, while 16 people remain missing, officials said on Thursday evening.
According to a Thursday update from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), the North Complex Fire, which is burning across Butte, Yuba and Plumas counties, has covered 247,358 acres (1,000 square km) with 23 percent containment.
The fire has burned more than 2,000 structures, devastating several communities including Berry Creek and Feather Falls, while still threatening others, including Oroville and Paradise. More than 22,000 structures are still in danger, Cal Fire said.
The massive August Complex Fire raging in the Mendocino National Forest is now the largest blaze in the state's history. As of Thursday, the fire has burned 471,185 acres, overtaking the 2018 record set by the Mendocino Complex fires, which burned about 459,000 acres. Six of California's top 20 largest fires have occurred this year, according to Cal Fire.
Russia’s COVID-19 cases up 5,504 to over 1.05 mln
Moscow, Sept. 11 (Net) -- Russia registered 5,504 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking its nationwide total to 1,051,874, the country's COVID-19 response center said in a statement Friday.
Meanwhile, 102 new deaths were reported, taking the death toll to 18,365, it said.
Moscow, the country's worst-hit region, reported 698 new cases, bringing its tally of infections to 269,777, the center said.
According to the statement, 868,107 patients have recovered so far, including 5,734 over the past day.
As of Thursday, 209,628 people were still under medical observation, while over 39.9 million tests have been conducted across the country.