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Coronavirus Updates 2020 History (3A) Globally

by: WorldOmeter, The Guardian
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Public health experts worldwide are scrambling to understand, track, and contain the coronavirus COVID-19 - a new virus - that appeared in Wuhan, China, at the beginning of December 2019. The World Health Organization named the disease caused by the coronavirus COVID-19, which references the type of virus and the year it emerged. The WHO declared that the virus is a pandemic. Coronavirus updates 2020 history (3) globally summarizes the events from the 15th of June until the 11th of July 2020. Only the uneven dates are mentioned.

Coronavirus Updates 2020 History (3A) Globally.

Public health experts worldwide are scrambling to understand, track, and contain a new virus that appeared in Wuhan, China, at the beginning of December 2019. The World Health Organization named the disease caused by the coronavirus COVID-19, which references the type of virus and the year it emerged. The WHO declared that the virus is a pandemic.

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Below the 'Coronavirus History 2020 Globally'. Only plane text. All photos and clips removed!

Below a continuation of the updates of the last days.

Updates 11-07-2020

Headlines
07:41 am

  • Coronavirus live news: the Australian state of Victoria reports 216 new cases as France exceeds 30,000 deaths
  • San Quentin prison in the US has seven deaths and 1,500 positive tests. Serbia has record 18 fatalities;
  • Australia caps incoming flights and charges for quarantine
  • Ukraine brought its weekly total to a new record. There have been 1,345 deaths overall there and a record 118 deaths in the past week
  • India has tallied 793,802 infections and more than 21,600 deaths, with cases doubling every three weeks. It’s testing more than 250,000 samples daily after months of sluggishness, but experts say this is insufficient for a country of nearly 1.4 billion people.
  • The World Health Organization has urged countries grappling with coronavirus to step up control measures, saying it is still possible to rein it in, as some nations clamp new restrictions on citizens.
  • Brazil, the second-hardest hit, surpassed 70,000 deaths and reported 45,000 new infections, the health ministry said.
  • In Uzbekistan, citizens were from Friday facing lockdown restrictions again that was initially imposed in March but lifted gradually over the past two months.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

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Updates
07:36 am

  • Six new cases and two new deaths in Hungary 
  • Eight new cases in Georgia 
  • 157 new cases and four new deaths in Afghanistan 
  • Five new deaths in El Salvador 
  • Two new cases in Bhutan 
  • 179 new cases and one new death in Uzbekistan 
  • 14 new cases in Thailand 
  • 552 new cases and three new deaths in Kyrgyzstan 
  • 1,708 new cases in Kazakhstan  
  • 2,752 new cases and 65 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • 669 new cases and 46 new deaths in Honduras 
  • 35 new cases and five new deaths in Haiti 
  • One new case in Vietnam 
  • Four new cases in Belize 
  • One new claim in the Bahamas 
  • 1,452 new cases and 64 further deaths in Bolivia 
  • 190 new cases and one new death in Australia     
  • 35 new cases in South Korea 
  • One new case in New Zealand 
  • 6,891 new cases and 665 further deaths in Mexico 
  • Two new cases in China 

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates 09-07-2020

Headlines
07:41 am

  • Coronavirus live news: Melbourne locks down as global cases pass 12m
  • Trump’s Tulsa rally ‘likely contributed’ to the city’s surge in cases;
  • Infections worldwide pass 12m; nearly 3,000 miners infected in Chile. Follow the latest updates
  • US cases rise by a world record 60,000 in one day. Trump criticizes Fauci and says the US in a ‘good place’ as cases top 3m
  • Pence pushes to reopen schools amid fears CDC is bowing to Trump’s demands
  • Coronavirus report: global cases pass 12m as US daily tally breaks world record
  • Visitors to Japan’s amusement parks are being asked not to scream when riding rollercoasters to prevent spreading the coronavirus. Simultaneously, the limited numbers of football fans allowed into stadiums this weekend will have to support their teams without singing, clapping, or waving scarves.
  • Tokyo reports a record of 220 new cases in one day.
  • China has defended the World Health Organization and lashed out at the US decision to withdraw from the UN body, AP reports, adding to a litany of disputes between the world’s largest economies and increasing geopolitical rivals.

Updates
07:36 am

  • Two new cases in Gambia  
  • Five new cases in Thailand 
  • 170 new cases in Australia     
  • One new death in Costa Rica 
  • 3,359 new cases and 61 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • 361 new cases and four new deaths in Kyrgyzstan 
  • 1,962 new cases in Kazakhstan 
  • Three new cases in Antigua and Barbuda  
  • 550 new cases and 17 new deaths in Honduras 
  • 54 new cases and six new deaths in Haiti 
  • 1,439 new cases and 47 new deaths in Bolivia 
  • Three new cases in New Zealand 
  • Two new cases in the Bahamas 
  • 50 new cases and two new deaths in South Korea 
  • Six new cases in Jamaica 
  • 6,995 new cases and 782 new deaths in Mexico 
  • Nine new cases in China 

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates 07-07-2020

Headlines
07:41 am

  • South Africa’s cases pass 200,000
  • Kenya emerges from lockdown 
  • Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tested again for coronavirus
  • Melbourne to re-enter Stage 3 lockdown for six weeks
  • South Africa cases pass 200,000 as Kenya plans ‘phased reopening.’
  • Deaths in India pass 20,000
  • New Zealand rations places for citizens returning home during Covid-19

Updates
07:36 am

  • 194 new cases and 22 new deaths in Afghanistan 
  • 361 new cases and four new deaths in India  
  • One new case in Sri Lanka 
  • 2,324 new cases and 46 new deaths in Cameroon 
  • Seven new cases in Germany 
  • 97 new cases in Uzbekistan 
  • 450 new cases and seven new deaths in Kyrgyzstan 
  • 2,691 new cases and 77 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • 1,109 new cases in Kazakhstan 
  • 42 new cases and three new deaths in Belgium 
  • Five new cases in Mongolia 
  • 38 new cases in Haiti 
  • 169 new cases in Australia     
  • 722 new cases and 17 new deaths in Honduras 
  • Two new cases in Fiji 
  • Two new cases in New Zealand 
  • 1,212 new cases and 42 new deaths in Bolivia 
  • 44 new cases and one new death in South Korea 
  • Five new cases in Jamaica 
  • 4,902 new cases and 480 new deaths in Mexico 
  • Eight new cases in China 

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates, 05-07-2020

  • 115 new cases and one new death in Austria 
  • 21 new cases in Slovenia 
  • 136 new cases in Singapore 
  • 706 new cases and seven new deaths in Armenia 
  • 196 new cases in Israel 
  • 408 new cases and ten new deaths in India 
  • 212 new cases in the United States
  • Nine new cases in Hungary 
  • Three new cases in Georgia 
  • Two new deaths in the State of Palestine 
  • 28 new cases in Lesotho 
  • 279 new cases and 38 new deaths in Afghanistan 
  • 87 new cases in Australia     
  • 121 new cases in Uzbekistan 
  • One new death in Costa Rica 
  • Five new cases in Thailand 
  • 283 new cases and ten new deaths in Kyrgyzstan 
  • 3,191 new cases and 93 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • 64 new cases and three new deaths in Haiti 
  • One new death in Montenegro 
  • 1,452 new cases in Kazakhstan 
  • 805 new cases and 24 new deaths in Honduras 
  • Three new cases in New Zealand 
  • 1,253 new cases and 58 new deaths in Bolivia 
  • 104 new cases and four new deaths in Sudan  
  • 61 new cases in South Korea 
  • 6,914 new cases and 523 new deaths in Mexico 
  • Seven new cases in Jamaica 
  • Eight new cases in China 

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates 03-07-2020

Headlines
06:41

  • Global cases are nearing 11 million. There are 10,842,615 known infections worldwide and 520,785 deaths.
  • The past week has seen the United States break its one-day case record four times, according to data compiled by researchers at Johns Hopkins University. In the seven days up to and including 1 July, the country, which has the highest number of cases and deaths worldwide, confirmed over 40,000 cases on four separate days. Wednesday also saw cases rise by more than 50,000 for the first time in the US, with 51,200 confirmed in 24 hours.
  • Brazil, second only to the US in terms of the number of cases and deaths, has almost 1.5 million confirmed infections after it added 48,105 new cases on Thursday. Cases there stand at 1,496,858, with fatalities at 61,884. Brazil has reported more than 40,000 daily cases at least three times in the past week.
  • The top health official in the state of Sonora, Mexico, has asked the federal government to temporarily close the border to non-essential visits from the US in response to a spike in virus cases reported in Arizona. Mexico’s coronavirus outbreak also rose by a record of 6,741 confirmed cases and 679 deaths on Thursday, putting the country’s death toll at 29,189.
  • The United Nations has predicted that more than 2.7m businesses could go under, and 8.5m jobs could be lost in Latin America due to the coronavirus crisis. The UN’s economic commission for the region said shops, hotels, and restaurants, many small- and medium-sized businesses, will be the hardest hit.
  • The Australia’s state of Victoria is still struggling to contain a new outbreak, with 66 additional cases confirmed on Friday. The state health minister, Jenny Mikakos, said on Friday there was evidence of a “super spreader” in the Victorian outbreak.
  • In Tokyo, Japan, more than 120 new cases were found on Friday, the Nikkei newspaper reported. On Thursday, the metropolis confirmed 107 new cases, the most in two months. Still, the government – eager to revive a slumping economy – said it was not planning to reimpose the emergency lifted on 25 May. Tokyo’s governor, Yuriko Koike, looks set cruise to victory in her bid for re-election on Sunday, buoyed by approval of her handling of the pandemic. Tokyo accounts for nearly 6,400 of Japan’s approximately 19,000 cases.
  • South Korea reported 63 new coronavirus cases as of Thursday, most from domestic infections outside Seoul, triggering the return of tighter social distancing curbs in one city as the specter of a second wave of the disease worried authorities. For the first time in almost two months, new daily cases of other towns surpassed those from the Seoul area. Gwangju's southwestern city has recorded more than 50 cases in the past few days, prompting the suspension of operations at public facilities such as public libraries and museums.
  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un meanwhile praised what he described as his country’s “shining success” in holding off the pandemic, according to state-run KCNA news agency on Friday. The head of the totalitarian state spoke at a Workers’ Party politburo meeting on Thursday, discussing the virus's impact, AFP reported. Pyongyang has not confirmed a single case of the deadly disease but has imposed strict rules, including closing its borders and schools and putting thousands of people into isolation. Analysts say the North is unlikely to have avoided infections and that its ramshackle health system could struggle to cope with a significant outbreak.
  • Staff and residents in the UK care homes for people over 65 and those with dementia will receive regular tests from Monday. The team will be tested for the virus weekly, while residents will receive a check every 28 days. The new measures will be in addition to intensive testing in any care home facing an outbreak or an increased risk of a surge in cases.
  • Holidaymakers from England will visit Spain, Italy, France, and Germany without quarantine for 14 days on their return. Travel restrictions on up to 60 other countries and territories are also set to be lifted.
  • Hundreds of health workers have been infected with coronavirus in South Africa’s Gauteng province, including Johannesburg and Pretoria's capital. Across South Africa, more than 2,000 health workers have been infected.
  • There is “minimal risk” that pets can infect their owners with Covid-19, the World Health Organization's chief scientist on Thursday.
  • A leading obstetrician has advised women in Papua New Guinea not to fall pregnant for up to two years, saying fears of Covid-19 transmission have seen pregnant women turned away from hospitals, resulting in the death of at least one baby.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates:
06:33

  • 121 new cases in Uzbekistan
  • 1,501 new cases in Kazakhstan 
  • One new case in Thailand 
  • 4,087 new cases and 78 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • 506 new cases and ten new deaths in Kyrgyzstan 
  • 858 new cases and 49 new deaths in Honduras 
  • 61 new cases and three new deaths in Haiti  
  • Two new cases in the Turks and Caicos Islands 
  • 1,301 new cases and 70 new deaths in Bolivia  
  • 65 new cases in Australia    
  • 1,070 new cases and 19 new deaths in Equatorial Guinea 
  • 63 new cases in South Korea 
  • Eight new cases in Jamaica 
  • 1,061 new cases and 26 new deaths in Guatemala 
  • 6,741 new cases and 679 new deaths in Mexico  
  • Five new cases in China 

Updates 01-07-2020

Headlines
07:08

  • Cases worldwide are nearing 10.5m. There are 10,450,628 confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide and 510,632 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker.
  • The US saw a record one-day case increase. Tuesday saw 44,358 new coronavirus cases confirmed in the US, according to The COVID-19 Tracking Project, which said on Twitter that the 7-day average for new daily claims has doubled since 13 June and that hospitalizations in the country jumped by the highest number since 21 April. Tuesday saw 44,358 new coronavirus cases confirmed in the US, according to The COVID-19 Tracking Project, which said on Twitter that the 7-day average for new daily cases has doubled since 13 June and that hospitalizations in the country jumped by the highest number since 21 April.
  • Deaths in Brazil, the second-worst affected country after the US, are nearing 60,000. According to Health Ministry data, Brazil has suffered 1,280 more deaths, bringing its confirmed death toll to 59,594. The total number of confirmed cases rose by 33,846 to reach 1,402,041, the worst outbreak in the world outside the United States.
  • Australia locked down 300,000 in Victoria state suburbs. Authorities will lockdown around 300,000 people in the suburbs north of Melbourne for a month from late on Wednesday to contain the risk of infection after two weeks of double-digit rises in new coronavirus cases in Australia’s second-most populous state.
  • The UN warned job figures are worse than feared. The pandemic has taken a much more massive toll on jobs than previously feared, the UN says, warning the Americas' situation is particularly dire. In a recent study, the International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that global working hours were down 14 percent by the mid-year point compared to last December - equivalent to 400 million full-time jobs.
  • Three asylum seekers at a camp near the US border tested positive for coronavirus. Three asylum seekers have tested positive for coronavirus in a sprawling border encampment, marking the first cases in a settlement that advocates have long viewed as vulnerable amid the pandemic.
  • The US has bought up virtually all the stocks for the next three months of remdesivir, one of the two drugs proven to work against Covid-19, leaving none for the UK, Europe, or most of the world, my colleague Sarah Boseley reports. Experts and campaigners are alarmed both by the US unilateral action on redelivering and the broader implications, for instance, in the event of a vaccine became available.
  • The Trump administration has already shown that it is prepared to outbid and outmaneuver all other countries to secure the medical supplies it needs for the US.
  • South Korea is treating severe coronavirus cases with r.md.s.v.r. South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reports that South Korea has started providing r.md.s.v.r to patients for coronavirus treatment.
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci told US senators he “would not be surprised” if cases go up to 100,000 a day. He said the US was “going in the wrong direction” in its handling of the coronavirus pandemic and warned that the death toll “is going to be very disturbing” unless officials intervene, and urged Americans to wear masks and practice social distancing in public spaces.
  • In Delaware, Joe Biden said the pandemic is unlikely to have subsided by January 2021 and if he’s elected. “On the day I’m sworn in, I’ll get right to work implementing all aspects of the response that remain undone,” he said.
  • The United Nations has called on governments to provide nearly $10bn in aid for Syria, as the war-torn country’s humanitarian crisis deepens amid the coronavirus pandemic. The UN said it needed $3.8bn to help 11 million people in Syria – where food prices have soared – and a further $6.04bn to help the 6.6 million Syrians who have fled the country.
  • Greece should prepare for a 'tough' tourist season, the country’s prime minister has said. Tourism officials say the country – which usually takes around 18.1 billion a year from tourism – would be lucky if revenues hit the 4-5 billion euro mark this year.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates:
06:53

  • 124 new cases in Uzbekistan 
  • Two new cases in Thailand 
  • 439 new cases and five new deaths in Kyrgyzstan 
  • 4,133 new cases and 91 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • 740 new cases and 12 new deaths in Honduras 
  • 489 new cases in Kazakhstan 
  • 42 new cases in Haiti 
  • 1,094 new cases and 52 new deaths in Bolivia  
  • 84 new cases in Australia     
  • 50 new cases in South Korea 
  • Four new cases in Jamaica 
  • 687 new cases and 27 new deaths in Guatemala 
  • 5,432 new cases and 648 new deaths in Mexico  
  • Three new cases in China 

Updates  21-06-2020

Headlines
06:49

  • US President Donald Trump told thousands of supporters on Saturday that he had asked officials to slow down testing for Covid-19 because case numbers in the country were rising so rapidly. He also used racist language to describe Covid-19, referring to the virus as 'Kung flu.' The country is the worst hit by a coronavirus, with more than 119,700 deaths.
  • Mainland China reported 26 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Sunday, mainly driven by the latest outbreak of Covid-19 in the capital Beijing.
  • The Philippines reported 578 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, a record number. This includes test results that were released to patients over the past three days.
  • In Australia, Victoria has extended its state of emergency for another four weeks after case numbers rose to their highest for more than two months.
  • Two new Covid-19 cases have been detected in New Zealand, the Ministry of Health said on Sunday.
  • In Chile, the government nearly doubled its estimated death toll to more than 7,000 on Saturday, after it included probable deaths in its official tally. There have been 236,748 infections in the country so far.
  • Mexico on Saturday reported 4,717 new infections and 387 additional deaths from the coronavirus.
  • Serbians go to the polls on Sunday to elect a new parliament in Europe’s first national election since coronavirus lockdowns took effect three months ago.
  • According to Johns Hopkins University, globally, 8,769,383 coronavirus cases have now been detected, and 464,029 fatalities confirmed.

Updates:
06:51

  • 446 new cases in Kazakhstan  
  • 97 new cases and one new death in Haiti  
  • 4,951 new cases and 119 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • 25 new cases in Australia    
  • Two new cases in Mongolia 
  • One new case and one new death in Gambia 
  • 1,048 new cases and nine new deaths in Honduras  
  • 26 new cases in China 
  • Two new cases in New Zealand 
  • Five new cases in Sao Tome and Principe 
  • 1,036 new cases and 25 new deaths in Bolivia 
  • 164 new cases and eight new deaths in Sudan 
  • Ten new cases and one new death in Mali 
  • 48 new cases in South Korea 
  • 246 new cases and 31 new deaths in Guatemala 
  • Five new cases in Jamaica 
  • 4,717 new cases and 387 new deaths in Mexico  

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates 19-06-2020

Headlines
06:49

  • The global death toll from Covid-19 passes 450,000. The number of people who have lost their lives in the pandemic so far stands at 453,289, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker. There are 8,464,739 known cases worldwide. Both figures are likely to be higher due to differing testing rates and definitions, time lags, and suspected underreporting.
  • On Thursday, the United States questioned China’s credibility on reporting new coronavirus cases in Beijing and called for neutral observers to assess the outbreak's extent. China has locked down the capital as it seeks to prevent a second wave of Covid-19, reporting 158 cases since a fresh cluster was detected last week. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, an outspoken critic of China, urged greater transparency during talks Wednesday in Hawaii with senior Chinese official Yang Jiechi, as David Stilwell, the top US diplomat for East Asia who accompanied Pompeo, said: “I would hope that their numbers and their reporting are more accurate than what we saw in the case of Wuhan and other places in the PRC, but that remains to be seen.”
  • China publishes genome data for coronavirus behind the new outbreak. China has announced the genome data for the coronavirus behind the latest Covid-19 outbreak in Beijing's capital city, the website of state-backed National Microbiology Data Center showed on Friday. State-backed Beijing News also reported that the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention submitted the genome sequencing data for the virus to the World Health Organization, which had previously sought access to the data.
  • Tokyo lifts remaining business restrictions. Tokyo lifted all remaining restrictions on businesses on Friday, although officials urged caution over a possible second wave of the coronavirus. The measure, the final phase of a three-step easing of preventive measures in the Japanese capital, means live music venues, nightclubs, and similar establishments where it is difficult to avoid the “three Cs” – closed spaces, crowded places, and close contact – will be allowed to reopen with the blessing of local authorities.
  • Anthony Fauci thinks a return to full lockdowns is unlikely. The United States does not require more widespread lockdowns to get its Covid-19 outbreak under control. Even though the national daily infection rate does not show signs of decline, leading government expert Anthony Fauci told AFP in an interview Thursday. “I don’t think we’re going to be talking about going back to lockdown,” he said when asked whether places like California and Texas that are seeing a surge in their caseload should reissue stay-at-home orders.“I think we’re going to be talking about trying to control better those areas of the country that seem to be having a surge of cases.”
  • WHO eyes 2bn vaccine doses by the end of 2021. The World Health Organization said Thursday that the end of the year could produce a few hundred million Covid-19 vaccine doses - and be targeted at those most vulnerable to the virus. The UN health agency said it was working on that assumption, with a view to two billion doses by the end of 2021, as pharmaceutical firms rush to find a vaccine. The WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said researchers worked on more than 200 vaccine candidates worldwide, including ten in human testing.
  • San Quentin: outcry after Covid-19 cases at California prison triple in two weeks. The number of coronavirus cases in California’s San Quentin state prison has tripled within the last two weeks, prompting advocates, families, and attorneys to demand urgent action to fast trackprisoners'e release and curb the spread among correctional officers. San Quentin, California’s oldest prison and home to the state’s only death row for male prisoners, reported its first batch of 15 positive cases on 3 June. Since then, that number has risen to 46. Organizers are pointing to the 30 May transfer of more than 100 incarcerated people from the California Institution for Men (CIM) in Chino as a catalyst for the spread of Covid-19 in prison:
  • India lifts an export ban on hydroxychloroquine. India Thursday entirely lifted an export ban on hydroxychloroquine, a drug favored by US President Donald Trump as a treatment against coronavirus. Questions remain over the malaria medicine effectiveness against Covid-19. The Directorate General of Foreign Trade said in a notice that “hydroxychloroquine and its formulations” were now “free” to be exported.
  • ‘Extensive testing’ in New Zealand has not uncovered new cases. Covid-19 testing of thousands of people in New Zealand has not revealed any new evidence, health officials say. The screening was undertaken after a quarantine bungle when two women were allowed out of managed isolation without being tested – and later turned out to have the coronavirus. Dr. Ashley Bloomfield, the director-general of health, is giving a news conference in the capital, Wellington, during which he said the day of zero new cases of Covid-19 to report was “very reassuring.”
  • Non-essential shops in Wales can reopen from Monday. All non-essential shops in Wales will be able to resume from Monday so long as physical distancing can take place, as part of the devolved government’s cautious easing of lockdown restrictions. But the Labour-led administration is not expected to change its guidance that people should not travel more than five miles. The government will review the requirement to stay local by 6 July.
  • Mexico confirms record new cases. On Thursday,  Mexico’s health ministry reported a record 5,662 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections and 667 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 165,455 cases and 19,747 deaths. The government has said the real number of infected people is likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases.
  • Chinese medical expert says coronavirus under control in Beijing.“The epidemic in Beijing has been brought under control,” said Wu Zunyou, the chief epidemiologist of China’s Center for Diseases Prevention and Control. However, he said the capital can still expect sporadic new cases. The city has recorded 158 infections since confirming the first on 11 June in its worst outbreak since early February, which has been traced to the sprawling wholesale food center of Xinfadi in the south-west of the city.

Updates:
06:51

  • Five new cases in Thailand 
  • 4,944 new cases and 136 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • 132 new cases and one new death in Kyrgyzstan 
  • 474 new cases and five new deaths in Kazakhstan 
  • 228 new cases and two new deaths in Haiti 
  • Three new cases in Mongolia 
  • One new case in Sri Lanka 
  • 18 new cases in Australia     
  • 23 new cases in Myanmar  
  • 814 new cases and 18 new deaths in Bolivia 
  • 440 new cases and seven new deaths in Honduras 
  • 49 new cases in South Korea 
  • 617 new cases and 17 new deaths in Guatemala 
  • 12 new cases in Jamaica 
  • 5,662 new cases and 667 new deaths in Mexico  
  • 32 new cases in China 

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates 17-06-2020

Headlines
07:10

  • Deaths worldwide passed 440,000. According to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, which relies on official government data, the global coronavirus death toll stands at 441,668. There are 8,162,276 known infections.
  • Beijing raised its emergency level as dozens of new coronavirus cases emerged, and residents were barred from any “unessential” travel. Hundreds of flights were canceled, schools suspended, and all residential compounds were ordered to reinstate strict screening after authorities raised the city’s four-tiered COVID-19 emergency response system from three to two on Tuesday evening. All movement in and out of the city will be “strictly controlled,” officials said at the briefing. Authorities reported 31 new cases of the virus in Beijing as of Tuesday, bringing the total number of infections to 137 over the past six days.
  • Six US states saw record case increases. New coronavirus infections hit record highs in six US states on Tuesday. Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Texas all reported record increases in new cases on Tuesday after recording all-time highs last week. Nevada also reported its highest single-day tally of new cases on Tuesday, up from a previous high on May 23. Hospitalizations are also rising or at record highs. Health officials in many states attribute the spike to businesses reopening and Memorial Day weekend gatherings in late May.
  • New Zealand put quarantine in the hands of the military after the border fiasco. The New Zealand government has so far identified 320 close contacts of the two women, who were not tested before being released on compassionate grounds. Ardern said she would not be replacing Minister of Health David Clark. However, she has called in the military to oversee the quarantine and isolation process under the leadership of Assistant Chief of Defense Air Commodore Digby Webb.
  • The UK began talks with Australia and New Zealand on a free trade deal. Australia and New Zealand are about to begin negotiations on a free trade agreement with the UK in what the Australian trade minister said was “a strong signal of our mutual support for free trade” in a post-COVID-19 world.
  • Japanese researchers confirmed coronavirus testing in sewers as a possible outbreak warning system. The researchers confirmed the coronavirus's presence in wastewater plants, a finding that could serve as a signal for future outbreaks. The findings mirror similar studies in Australia, the United States, and Europe. Public health experts say such sampling could be used to estimate the number of infected people in a region without testing every individual.
  • Mexico recorded its 3rd highest daily death numbers. Mexico’s 730 deaths are its third-highest one-day total, AP reports. Even as Mexico announced plans for reopening churches and religious events, the country posted near-record numbers of newly confirmed cases and deaths from Covid-19 on Tuesday. The Health Department reported that confirmed cases rose by 4,599, the second-highest daily increase to date, to reach an accumulated total of 154,863. Deaths rose by 730, the third-highest daily confirmation number, after one-day increases of 1,092 and 816 earlier this month. Those death tolls rivaled those of the United States.
  • Brazil suffered a record increase in cases. Brazil has had its worst day for new confirmed cases, recording 34,918 in 24 hours to 923,189 total infections. The health ministry said the country has also suffered 1,282 deaths since the last update on Monday, bringing the number of confirmed fatalities to 45,241. In nominal terms, Brazil is the second-worst hit country in the world in both respects.
  • Around 9% of Guinea-Bissau health workers have been infected with Covid-19. More than 170 of Guinea-Bissau’s 2,000 health workers have contracted Covid-19, a World Health Organization expert said on Tuesday, warning that hospitals were close to being overwhelmed. The tiny West African nation’s under-equipped healthcare system has been struggling to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, which has infected over 1,400 people and killed 15. Health authorities have raised the alarm over a lack of oxygen to treat patients.
  • The asteroid was found to help prevent the deaths of the sickest coronavirus patients. A cheap steroid has become the first life-saving treatment in the Covid-19 pandemic, described by scientists as “a breakthrough” and raising hopes for the survival of thousands of the most seriously ill.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates:
06:51

  • 68 new cases in Uzbekistan 
  • One new case in Vietnam 
  • 90 new cases and one new death in Kyrgyzstan 
  • 106 new cases and four new deaths in Haiti 
  • 478 new cases and eight new deaths in Honduras 
  • One new case in Belize 
  • 5,839 new cases and 136 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • 350 new cases in Kazakhstan 
  • 810 new cases and 27 new deaths in Bolivia 
  • One new death in Paraguay 
  • 23 new cases in Australia     
  • 43 new cases and one new death in South Korea 
  • 44 new cases in China 
  • 358 new cases and 20 new deaths in Equatorial Guinea 
  • 434 new cases and 19 new deaths in Guatemala 
  • 4,599 new cases and 730 new deaths in Mexico  

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates 15-06-2020

Headlines
06:30

  • Iran deaths the top 100 for the first time in two months; cases worldwide near 7.9m. Follow the latest updates
  • WHO cautions against the further lifting of lockdown in England
  • Demand for flu vaccine soars as countries plan for second Covid-19 wave
  • Republicans insist Trump Tulsa rally won’t spread coronavirus
  • The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 192 to 186,461, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Monday.
    The reported death toll rose by four to 8,791, the tally showed.
  • Mexico’s health ministry reported 4,147 new confirmed coronavirus infections along with 269 additional fatalities on Sunday, bringing the total in the country to 146,837 cases and 17,141 deaths.
    The government has said the real number of infected people is likely significantly higher than the official count.
  • Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Monday the 15th of June it was not true the government had decided to ease an entry ban, which was implemented to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, for people from certain countries.
  • The Yomiuri daily reported last week that Japan might restart business trips to and from Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, and Thailand in the next few months.
  • In a press briefing on Monday, Beijing city authorities said that “multiple cases” at a Haidian market were all linked to the Xinfadi market.
  • Officials said that ten residential communities near the Yuquandong market in Haidian had been closed as of midnight. Residents were put under home quarantine and ordered to take nucleic acid tests.
  • The areas will be under 24-hour supervision and disinfected. The Yuquandong market has been closed since Saturday.
  • Confirmed coronavirus cases in Colombia have risen to over 50,000, the country’s Health Ministry said on Sunday, while neighboring Ecuador approached the same milestone, Reuters reports.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates:
06:29

  • No new cases and no further deaths in Thailand 
  • One further recovery in Bhutan 
  • 313 new cases in Kazakhstan  
  • 87 new cases in Kyrgyzstan 
  • 5,242 new cases and 97 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • 144 new cases and three further deaths in Haiti  
  • 15 new cases in Australia    
  • 403 new cases and two new deaths in Honduras  
  • 354 new cases and 17 new deaths in Guatemala 
  • 617 new cases and 26 new deaths in Bolivia 
  • Two new deaths in El Salvador 
  • 4,147 new cases and 269 new deaths in Mexico 
  • 36 new cases in South Korea 
  • Two new cases in Jamaica 
  • 49 new cases in China 
  • 74 new cases and one new death in Venezuela 

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

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Source: Worldometer, the Guardian

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The new measures will be in addition to intensive testing in any care home facing an outbreak or an increased risk of a surge in cases. Holidaymakers from England will visit Spain, Italy, France, and Germany without quarantine for 14 days on their return. Travel restrictions on up to 60 other countries and territories are also set to be lifted. Hundreds of health workers have been infected with coronavirus in South Africa’s Gauteng province, including Johannesburg and Pretoria's capital. Across South Africa, more than 2,000 health workers have been infected. There is “minimal risk” that pets can infect their owners with Covid-19, the World Health Organization's chief scientist on Thursday. A leading obstetrician has advised women in Papua New Guinea not to fall pregnant for up to two years, saying fears of Covid-19 transmission have seen pregnant women turned away from hospitals, resulting in the death of at least one baby. Source Worldometers, The Guardian Updates: 06:33 121 new cases in Uzbekistan 1,501 new cases in Kazakhstan  One new case in Thailand  4,087 new cases and 78 new deaths in Pakistan  506 new cases and ten new deaths in Kyrgyzstan  858 new cases and 49 new deaths in Honduras  61 new cases and three new deaths in Haiti   Two new cases in the Turks and Caicos Islands  1,301 new cases and 70 new deaths in Bolivia   65 new cases in Australia     1,070 new cases and 19 new deaths in Equatorial Guinea  63 new cases in South Korea  Eight new cases in Jamaica  1,061 new cases and 26 new deaths in Guatemala  6,741 new cases and 679 new deaths in Mexico   Five new cases in China  Updates 01-07-2020 Headlines 07:08 Cases worldwide are nearing 10.5m. There are 10,450,628 confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide and 510,632 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker. 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Both figures are likely to be higher due to differing testing rates and definitions, time lags, and suspected underreporting. On Thursday, the United States questioned China’s credibility on reporting new coronavirus cases in Beijing and called for neutral observers to assess the outbreak's extent. China has locked down the capital as it seeks to prevent a second wave of Covid-19, reporting 158 cases since a fresh cluster was detected last week. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, an outspoken critic of China, urged greater transparency during talks Wednesday in Hawaii with senior Chinese official Yang Jiechi, as David Stilwell, the top US diplomat for East Asia who accompanied Pompeo, said: “I would hope that their numbers and their reporting are more accurate than what we saw in the case of Wuhan and other places in the PRC, but that remains to be seen.” China publishes genome data for coronavirus behind the new outbreak. China has announced the genome data for the coronavirus behind the latest Covid-19 outbreak in Beijing's capital city, the website of state-backed National Microbiology Data Center showed on Friday. State-backed Beijing News also reported that the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention submitted the genome sequencing data for the virus to the World Health Organization, which had previously sought access to the data. Tokyo lifts remaining business restrictions. Tokyo lifted all remaining restrictions on businesses on Friday, although officials urged caution over a possible second wave of the coronavirus. The measure, the final phase of a three-step easing of preventive measures in the Japanese capital, means live music venues, nightclubs, and similar establishments where it is difficult to avoid the “three Cs” – closed spaces, crowded places, and close contact – will be allowed to reopen with the blessing of local authorities. Anthony Fauci thinks a return to full lockdowns is unlikely. The United States does not require more widespread lockdowns to get its Covid-19 outbreak under control. Even though the national daily infection rate does not show signs of decline, leading government expert Anthony Fauci told AFP in an interview Thursday. “I don’t think we’re going to be talking about going back to lockdown,” he said when asked whether places like California and Texas that are seeing a surge in their caseload should reissue stay-at-home orders.“I think we’re going to be talking about trying to control better those areas of the country that seem to be having a surge of cases.” WHO eyes 2bn vaccine doses by the end of 2021. The World Health Organization said Thursday that the end of the year could produce a few hundred million Covid-19 vaccine doses - and be targeted at those most vulnerable to the virus. The UN health agency said it was working on that assumption, with a view to two billion doses by the end of 2021, as pharmaceutical firms rush to find a vaccine. The WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said researchers worked on more than 200 vaccine candidates worldwide, including ten in human testing. San Quentin: outcry after Covid-19 cases at California prison triple in two weeks. The number of coronavirus cases in California’s San Quentin state prison has tripled within the last two weeks, prompting advocates, families, and attorneys to demand urgent action to fast trackprisoners'e release and curb the spread among correctional officers. San Quentin, California’s oldest prison and home to the state’s only death row for male prisoners, reported its first batch of 15 positive cases on 3 June. Since then, that number has risen to 46. Organizers are pointing to the 30 May transfer of more than 100 incarcerated people from the California Institution for Men (CIM) in Chino as a catalyst for the spread of Covid-19 in prison: India lifts an export ban on hydroxychloroquine. India Thursday entirely lifted an export ban on hydroxychloroquine, a drug favored by US President Donald Trump as a treatment against coronavirus. Questions remain over the malaria medicine effectiveness against Covid-19. The Directorate General of Foreign Trade said in a notice that “hydroxychloroquine and its formulations” were now “free” to be exported. ‘Extensive testing’ in New Zealand has not uncovered new cases. Covid-19 testing of thousands of people in New Zealand has not revealed any new evidence, health officials say. The screening was undertaken after a quarantine bungle when two women were allowed out of managed isolation without being tested – and later turned out to have the coronavirus. Dr. Ashley Bloomfield, the director-general of health, is giving a news conference in the capital, Wellington, during which he said the day of zero new cases of Covid-19 to report was “very reassuring.” Non-essential shops in Wales can reopen from Monday. All non-essential shops in Wales will be able to resume from Monday so long as physical distancing can take place, as part of the devolved government’s cautious easing of lockdown restrictions. But the Labour-led administration is not expected to change its guidance that people should not travel more than five miles. The government will review the requirement to stay local by 6 July. Mexico confirms record new cases. On Thursday,  Mexico’s health ministry reported a record 5,662 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections and 667 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 165,455 cases and 19,747 deaths. The government has said the real number of infected people is likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases. Chinese medical expert says coronavirus under control in Beijing.“The epidemic in Beijing has been brought under control,” said Wu Zunyou, the chief epidemiologist of China’s Center for Diseases Prevention and Control. However, he said the capital can still expect sporadic new cases. The city has recorded 158 infections since confirming the first on 11 June in its worst outbreak since early February, which has been traced to the sprawling wholesale food center of Xinfadi in the south-west of the city. Updates: 06:51 Five new cases in Thailand  4,944 new cases and 136 new deaths in Pakistan  132 new cases and one new death in Kyrgyzstan  474 new cases and five new deaths in Kazakhstan  228 new cases and two new deaths in Haiti  Three new cases in Mongolia  One new case in Sri Lanka  18 new cases in Australia      23 new cases in Myanmar   814 new cases and 18 new deaths in Bolivia  440 new cases and seven new deaths in Honduras  49 new cases in South Korea  617 new cases and 17 new deaths in Guatemala  12 new cases in Jamaica  5,662 new cases and 667 new deaths in Mexico   32 new cases in China  Source Worldometers, The Guardian Updates 17-06-2020 Headlines 07:10 Deaths worldwide passed 440,000. According to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, which relies on official government data, the global coronavirus death toll stands at 441,668. There are 8,162,276 known infections. Beijing raised its emergency level as dozens of new coronavirus cases emerged, and residents were barred from any “unessential” travel. Hundreds of flights were canceled, schools suspended, and all residential compounds were ordered to reinstate strict screening after authorities raised the city’s four-tiered COVID-19 emergency response system from three to two on Tuesday evening. All movement in and out of the city will be “strictly controlled,” officials said at the briefing. Authorities reported 31 new cases of the virus in Beijing as of Tuesday, bringing the total number of infections to 137 over the past six days. Six US states saw record case increases. New coronavirus infections hit record highs in six US states on Tuesday. Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Texas all reported record increases in new cases on Tuesday after recording all-time highs last week. Nevada also reported its highest single-day tally of new cases on Tuesday, up from a previous high on May 23. Hospitalizations are also rising or at record highs. Health officials in many states attribute the spike to businesses reopening and Memorial Day weekend gatherings in late May. New Zealand put quarantine in the hands of the military after the border fiasco. The New Zealand government has so far identified 320 close contacts of the two women, who were not tested before being released on compassionate grounds. Ardern said she would not be replacing Minister of Health David Clark. However, she has called in the military to oversee the quarantine and isolation process under the leadership of Assistant Chief of Defense Air Commodore Digby Webb. The UK began talks with Australia and New Zealand on a free trade deal. Australia and New Zealand are about to begin negotiations on a free trade agreement with the UK in what the Australian trade minister said was “a strong signal of our mutual support for free trade” in a post-COVID-19 world. Japanese researchers confirmed coronavirus testing in sewers as a possible outbreak warning system. The researchers confirmed the coronavirus's presence in wastewater plants, a finding that could serve as a signal for future outbreaks. The findings mirror similar studies in Australia, the United States, and Europe. Public health experts say such sampling could be used to estimate the number of infected people in a region without testing every individual. Mexico recorded its 3rd highest daily death numbers. Mexico’s 730 deaths are its third-highest one-day total, AP reports. Even as Mexico announced plans for reopening churches and religious events, the country posted near-record numbers of newly confirmed cases and deaths from Covid-19 on Tuesday. The Health Department reported that confirmed cases rose by 4,599, the second-highest daily increase to date, to reach an accumulated total of 154,863. Deaths rose by 730, the third-highest daily confirmation number, after one-day increases of 1,092 and 816 earlier this month. Those death tolls rivaled those of the United States. Brazil suffered a record increase in cases. Brazil has had its worst day for new confirmed cases, recording 34,918 in 24 hours to 923,189 total infections. The health ministry said the country has also suffered 1,282 deaths since the last update on Monday, bringing the number of confirmed fatalities to 45,241. In nominal terms, Brazil is the second-worst hit country in the world in both respects. Around 9% of Guinea-Bissau health workers have been infected with Covid-19. More than 170 of Guinea-Bissau’s 2,000 health workers have contracted Covid-19, a World Health Organization expert said on Tuesday, warning that hospitals were close to being overwhelmed. The tiny West African nation’s under-equipped healthcare system has been struggling to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, which has infected over 1,400 people and killed 15. Health authorities have raised the alarm over a lack of oxygen to treat patients. The asteroid was found to help prevent the deaths of the sickest coronavirus patients. A cheap steroid has become the first life-saving treatment in the Covid-19 pandemic, described by scientists as “a breakthrough” and raising hopes for the survival of thousands of the most seriously ill. Source Worldometers, The Guardian Updates: 06:51 68 new cases in Uzbekistan  One new case in Vietnam  90 new cases and one new death in Kyrgyzstan  106 new cases and four new deaths in Haiti  478 new cases and eight new deaths in Honduras  One new case in Belize  5,839 new cases and 136 new deaths in Pakistan  350 new cases in Kazakhstan  810 new cases and 27 new deaths in Bolivia  One new death in Paraguay  23 new cases in Australia      43 new cases and one new death in South Korea  44 new cases in China  358 new cases and 20 new deaths in Equatorial Guinea  434 new cases and 19 new deaths in Guatemala  4,599 new cases and 730 new deaths in Mexico   Source Worldometers, The Guardian Updates 15-06-2020 Headlines 06:30 Iran deaths the top 100 for the first time in two months; cases worldwide near 7.9m. Follow the latest updates WHO cautions against the further lifting of lockdown in England Demand for flu vaccine soars as countries plan for second Covid-19 wave Republicans insist Trump Tulsa rally won’t spread coronavirus The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 192 to 186,461, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Monday. The reported death toll rose by four to 8,791, the tally showed. Mexico’s health ministry reported 4,147 new confirmed coronavirus infections along with 269 additional fatalities on Sunday, bringing the total in the country to 146,837 cases and 17,141 deaths. The government has said the real number of infected people is likely significantly higher than the official count. Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Monday the 15th of June it was not true the government had decided to ease an entry ban, which was implemented to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, for people from certain countries. The Yomiuri daily reported last week that Japan might restart business trips to and from Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, and Thailand in the next few months. In a press briefing on Monday, Beijing city authorities said that “multiple cases” at a Haidian market were all linked to the Xinfadi market. Officials said that ten residential communities near the Yuquandong market in Haidian had been closed as of midnight. Residents were put under home quarantine and ordered to take nucleic acid tests. The areas will be under 24-hour supervision and disinfected. The Yuquandong market has been closed since Saturday. Confirmed coronavirus cases in Colombia have risen to over 50,000, the country’s Health Ministry said on Sunday, while neighboring Ecuador approached the same milestone, Reuters reports. Source Worldometers, The Guardian Updates: 06:29 No new cases and no further deaths in Thailand  One further recovery in Bhutan  313 new cases in Kazakhstan   87 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  5,242 new cases and 97 new deaths in Pakistan  144 new cases and three further deaths in Haiti   15 new cases in Australia     403 new cases and two new deaths in Honduras   354 new cases and 17 new deaths in Guatemala  617 new cases and 26 new deaths in Bolivia  Two new deaths in El Salvador  4,147 new cases and 269 new deaths in Mexico  36 new cases in South Korea  Two new cases in Jamaica  49 new cases in China  74 new cases and one new death in Venezuela  Source Worldometers, The Guardian Cover photo by  Martin Jahr , Unsplash S ource: Worldometer, the Guardian Before you go! 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