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Coronavirus Updates From Around The Globe Today

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. Here are the latest updates on the COVID-19 crisis from around the globe on Monday.

Global COVID-19 cases cross 7 mn mark: Johns Hopkins University

In a new grim milestone, the global number of COVID-19 cases has crossed the 7 million mark, while the deaths have surged to more than 402,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

As of Monday morning, the overall number of cases stood at 7,006,436, while the death toll increased to 402,699, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

The US continues with the world’s highest number of confirmed cases and deaths at 1,940,468 and 110,503, respectively, according to the CSSE.

In terms of cases, Brazil comes in the second place with 691,758 infections.

This was followed by Russia (467,073), the UK (287,621), India (257,486), Spain (241,550), Italy (234,998), Peru (196,515), France (191,102), Germany (185,750), Iran (171,789), Turkey (170,132), Chile (134,150), Mexico (117,103) and Saudi Arabia (101,914), the CSSE figures showed.

Regarding fatalities, the UK continues in the second position after the US with 40,625 COVID-19 deaths, which also accounts for the highest number of fatalities in Europe.

The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are Brazil (36,455), Italy (33,899), France (29,158), Spain (27,136) and Mexico (13,699).

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 180,000 mark

The number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases across the African continent reached 183,474, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Sunday.

The Africa CDC in its latest update said that the number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases rose from 176,807 on Saturday afternoon to 183,474 as of Sunday afternoon, Xinhua reported.

The death toll from the pandemic also rose from 4,902 Saturday afternoon to 5,041 as of Sunday afternoon, according to the Africa CDC.

The continental disease control and prevention agency, which noted that the virus has so far spread into 54 African countries, also said that some 81,367 people who have been infected with COVID-19 have recovered across the continent so far.

France sees 13 new deaths from COVID-19, lowest since March 10

France reported on Sunday 13 additional deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, its lowest since March 10, bringing the country’s toll to 29,155, according to data released by the National Public Health Agency.

In total, 12,461 people remain hospitalized for COVID-19 infection, including 1,053 in intensive care, down by 18 and six respectively, Xinhua reported.

With 343 new cases detected, the total of confirmed infections rose to 153,977.

France further eased confinement measures on June 2, allowing non-essential businesses to resume activities and free movement for the public

Saudi Arabia’s COVID-19 cases exceed 100,000

Saudi Arabia registered 3,045 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total cases to 101,914, the health ministry tweeted.

The death toll reached 712 after the reporting of 36 new fatalities. The recoveries increased to 72,817 with the 1,026 newly recovered cases, Xinhua reported.

Saudi Arabia has 28,385 actives cases, of which 1,564 are in critical condition.

In mid-February, Saudi Arabia offered generous support to China to help fight the deadly virus. As the virus raged in Saudi Arabia, a team of eight Chinese medical experts visited the kingdom on April 15 to assist its anti-coronavirus fight.

Nine COVID-19 patients discharged in Chinese mainland

Nine COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery in the Chinese mainland on Sunday, the National Health Commission said on Monday.

There were 65 patients still being treated, the commission said in its daily report, Xinhua reported.

Altogether 78,341 patients had been cured and discharged from hospitals by Sunday, the report said.

As of Sunday, a total of 83,040 confirmed COVID-19 cases had been reported on the mainland, and 4,634 people had died of the disease.

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