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Coronavirus Pandemic: Latest 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 surge to over 7.7 mn: Johns Hopkins University

The overall number of global COVID-19 cases has surged to over 7.7 million, while the death toll was nearing 430,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

As of Sunday morning, the total number of cases stood at 7,764,977, while the fatalities stood at 429,666, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

With 2,074,082 cases and 115,402 deaths, the US continues with the world’s highest number of COVID-19 infections and fatalities, according to the CSSE.

In terms of cases, Brazil comes in the second place with 850,514 infections.

This was followed by Russia (519,458), India (308,993), the UK (295,828), Spain (243,605), Italy (236,651), Peru (220,749), France (193,746), Germany (187,267), Iran (184,955), Turkey (176,677), Chile (167,355), Mexico (142,690), Pakistan (132,405), Saudi Arabia (123,308) and Canada (100,043), the CSSE figures showed.

Regarding fatalities, Brazil has overtaken the UK in the second position with 42,720 COVID-19 deaths.

The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are the UK (41,566), Italy (34,223), France (29,377), Spain (27,136) and Mexico (16,448).

Chinese mainland reports 57 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

Chinese health authority said on Sunday that it received reports of 57 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland on Saturday, of which 38 were domestically transmitted and 19 were imported.

Of the domestically transmitted cases, 36 were reported in Beijing and two in Liaoning Province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report, Xinhua reported.

No deaths related to the disease were reported Saturday, according to the commission.

Washington governor alarms increase of COVID-19 transmission

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has issued a statement to alarm the increase of COVID-19 transmission.

The Washington State Department of Health on Saturday released the latest statewide situation report, which showed COVID-19 transmission continued to increase in eastern Washington as of the end of May, with a possible uptick in western Washington as well, Xinhua reported.

“The report estimates cases and deaths will soon increase substantially if COVID-19 continues to spread at current levels,” Inslee said in the statement.

“Washingtonians have done the hard work to flatten the curve on COVID-19… But today’s report shows us there is still reason for strong concern in parts of our state,” he added.

“This is not the time to give up on efforts to protect ourselves, our families and our communities. We are still in the middle of a pandemic that is continuing to infect and kill Washingtonians,” Inslee warned.

Inslee said that the cases in Benton, Franklin and Yakima counties are of particular concern. He joined the Institute for Disease Modeling on Saturday morning as it shared data with leaders in these three counties. “This data will force us to look for some creative solutions and strengthen our strong local – state partnerships to address the disease activity,” he said.

According to Inslee, residents must increase testing and mask-wearing, and maintain physical distancing to continue tackling the coronavirus.

He also stressed the importance of strengthening hospital capacity, as well as target interventions for high-risk populations such as long-term care facilities and indoors, including close proximity workplace operations, such as food processing and agricultural housing.

UK COVID-19 deaths rise to 41,662

Another 181 COVID-19 patients have died in Britain as of Friday afternoon, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in the country to 41,662, the British Department of Health and Social Care said on Saturday.

The figures include deaths in all settings, including hospitals, care homes and the wider community, Xinhua reported.

As of Saturday morning, 294,375 people have tested positive in Britain, a daily increase of 1,425, according to the department.

As of Saturday morning, there have been 6,624,676 tests of the novel coronavirus in the country, with 188,794 tests on Friday, said the department.

(With Agency Inputs)

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