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Coronavirus Pandemic: Latest COVID-19 Updates From Around The World

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the world like never before. Here are some updates on the COVID-19 cases and death toll from around the world on Sunday.

Global COVID-19 cases top 6.8 mn: Johns Hopkins University

The total number of global coronavirus has surged to over 6.8 million, while the death toll was nearing 400,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

As of Sunday morning, the overall number of cases stood at 6,855,858, while the death toll increased to 398,321, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

With 1,919,430 confirmed cases and 109,791 deaths, the US currently accounts for the highest number of infections and fatalities in the world, according to the CSSE.

In terms of cases, Brazil comes in the second place with 645,771 infections.

This was followed by Russia (458,102), the UK (286,294), India (246,622), Spain (241,310), Italy (234,801), Peru (191,758), France (190,759), Germany (185,450), Iran (169,156), Turkey (169,218), Chile (127,745) and Mexico (110,026), the CSSE figures showed.

Regarding fatalities, the UK continues in the second position after the US with 40,548 COVID-19 deaths, which also accounts for the highest fatalities in Europe.

The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are Brazil (35,026), Italy (33,846), France (29,145), Spain (27,135) and Mexico (13,170).

The number of cases outside China exceeded 6,715,000, according to the CSSE data.

France’s COVID-19 deaths up by 31 to 29,142

France saw its overall death toll of the coronavirus pandemic rise to 29,142 as it recorded 31 more deaths, the Health Ministry has said.

The updated tally only includes hospital daily fatalities as those occurring in nursing homes and medico-social establishments will be updated next Tuesday.

The number of people in hospital with coronavirus infection fell to 12,479, including 1,059 in intensive care, Xinhua reported on Saturday.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, France has registered 153,634 confirmed cases of infection, including 579 since Friday.

On Friday, Jean-Francois Delfraissy, head of the scientific council that advises the French government on COVID-19, said the coronavirus pandemic has been put “under control” in the country as a result of the nearly two-month lockdown.

Meanwhile, he warned that French people should not relax “too much” their efforts, recommending continued distancing measures, wear mask in public transport and frequently wash their hands.

Italy’s COVID-19 death toll rises by 72 to 33,846

Italy recorded another 72 COVID-19 victims in the past 24 hours, bringing the national death toll to 33,846, the Civil Protection Department said on Saturday.

Total active infections stood at 35,877, a decrease of 1,099 from Friday. Meanwhile, another 1,297 COVID-19 patients recovered, bringing the total to 165,078 on Saturday.

Of those active infections, 293 are in intensive care, down by 23 compared to Friday, and 5,062 are hospitalized with symptoms, down by 299, the Civil Protection Department said, Xinhua reported. The remaining 30,582, or about 85 percent, are isolated at home because they are asymptomatic or have very light symptoms.

The overall number of COVID-19 cases — combining active infections, fatalities, and recoveries — rose by 270 to 234,801 cases over the past 24 hours.

The pandemic began in late February in northern Italy. As it slowed down visibly in recent weeks, Italy further eased the 10-week lockdown.

From June 3, people in Italy were allowed to move freely within the country. Travel restrictions were also eased the same day, so travellers from European Union and passport-free Schengen-area countries, as well as the UK, Andorra, and Monaco, can visit Italy without subjecting to quarantine.

S.Korea reports 57 more COVID-19 cases, 11,776 in total

South Korea reported 57 more cases of the COVID-19 compared to 24 hours ago as of 12 a.m. on Sunday, raising the total number of infections to 11,776.

The daily caseload hovered above 50 for the second straight day due to small cluster infections relevant to religious gatherings, night spots, a distribution centre and a health product retailer in the metropolitan area, Xinhua reported.

Of the new cases, four were imported from overseas, lifting the combined figure to 1,292.

No more death was confirmed, leaving the death toll at 273. The total fatality rate stood at 2.32 per cent.

A total of 21 more patients were discharged from quarantine after making full recovery, pulling up the combined number to 10,552. The total recovery rate was 89.6 per cent.

Since January 3, the country has tested more than 1.01 million people, among whom 974,512 tested negative for the virus and 26,481 are being checked.

India surpasses Spain, ranked 5th worst-hit COVID-19 country

As per the calculation noted on Saturday with biggest-ever jump of 9,887 new COVID-19 cases, India has now become the fifth-worst coronavirus-hit country in the world surpassing Spain with around 244,000 cases.

In the morning, the number from the Health Ministry was reported 236,657 when India overtook Italy, which has recorded 234,531 cases.

Now, India seems to have crossed the European country Spain, a COVID-19 epicentre weeks ago, with 240,978 cases.

On Saturday morning, the Health Ministry data said India reported 9,887 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours in the biggest one-day spike so far.

There has been a minor fall in recovery rate compared to Friday, from 48.27 per cent to 48.20 per cent. The number of deaths reported in the last 24 hours is 294, taking the total in India to 6,642.

The country on Friday took over Italy, one of the biggest sufferers of the disease, in terms of total cases. Figures from America’s Johns Hopkins University around Friday midnight showed India has 2,35,769 corona positive cases and Italy has 2,34,531.

Though the count of recoveries has risen, India still has more than 1 lakh active cases across the country. The cases have been rising sharply, by 8,000 or more, for several days now.
Globally, the total number of global coronavirus has increased to over 6.7 million, while the death toll has topped 394,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.

As of Saturday morning, the overall number of cases stood at 6,731,824, while the death toll increased to 394,787, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

With 1,897,239 confirmed cases and 109,127 deaths, the US currently accounts for the highest number of infections and fatalities in the world, according to the CSSE.

In terms of cases, Brazil comes in the second place with 614,941 infections.

This was followed by Russia (449,256), the UK (284,734), India (244,000), Spain (240,978), Italy (234,531), France (190,180), Peru (187,400), Germany (184,924), Turkey (168,340), Iran (167,156), Chile (122,499) and Mexico (110,026), the CSSE figures showed.

Regarding fatalities, the UK continues in the second position after the US with 40,344 COVID-19 deaths, which also accounts for the highest fatalities in Europe.

The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are Brazil (34,021), Italy (33,774), France (29,114), Spain (27,134) and Mexico (13,170).

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