Close Welcome writers, influencers and dreamers, make the world a greener place
Register here
Forgot password
Forgot password
or
or

Close
Close Stay Updated on Environmental Improvements And Global Innovations
Close Stay Updated on Environmental Improvements And Global Innovations
Close Reset password
your profile is 33% complete:
33%
Update profile Close
Close WhatsOrb Global Sustainability X-Change

For writers, influencers and dreamers who want to make the world a greener place.

WhatsOrb reaches monthly about 28.000 thousand visitors who want - like you - to make the world a greener place. Share your expertise and all can benefit.

Become an influencer and write and share sustainable news and innovations globally
Are you a writer or do you have ideas about sustainability which you want to share? Register and share your green knowledge and news. WhatsOrb offers you global exposure for your article.

If your article meets certain standards, you receive promotional gains like Facebook promotions and Google Ads advertising.

Community coronavirus updates 2020 history  3a  globally | Upload Society

Coronavirus Updates 2020 History (3A) Globally

by: WorldOmeter, The Guardian
coronavirus updates 2020 history  3a  globally | Upload

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 14th of June until the 12th of July 2020.

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.

WhatsOrb started keeping track of coronavirus developments globally on January 24, 2020. WhatsOrb published various articles on the coronavirus or COVID-19 like:

Coronavirus, COVID-19: From Pangolin, Snake Or Bat. Fact?

The Corona Virus Continued: Will The Weather Help Us Beat It?

Lockdown Caused By The Coronavirus: A Relieve For Our Planet

Coronavirus, COVID-19 Symptoms Flu And Global Climate Change

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 12-07-2020

Headlines
07:59 am

  • ‘Molecular clamp’ jab from University of Queensland ‘ticked all the boxes’ in animal tests
  • Florida reopens Walt Disney World despite infection surge
  • Japanese officials say they weren’t told until after repeated requests that more than 60 US marines based on the island of Okinawa had been diagnosed with Covid-19.
  • MOn Saturday, Mexico's Health Ministry reported 6,094 new confirmed coronavirus infections and 539 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 295,268 cases and 34,730 deaths.
  • The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 248 to 198,804.
  • Hong Kong confirmed another 61 new cases on Saturday amid a third resurgence for the city, which held off a devastating outbreak in the early months. Head of Hong Kong University’s school of medicine, Dr. Gabriel Leung, told local media today that the virus's reproductive number has risen to nearly four, making it “Hong Kong’s first sustained local outbreak.”
  • Australia has confirmed 279 new cases, of which 273 are in Victoria, including 145 cases linked to North Melbourne and Flemington public housing towers.
  • In NSW, returning Australians will be charged for the cost of their mandatory hotel quarantine, starting at $3,000 for one person. In Victoria, students in stage three lockdown areas, from prep to year 10, are going back to remote learning.
  • In Australia, a vaccine developed by the University of Queensland is ready to be tested on humans.
  • The president, Donald Trump, has appeared in public wearing a mask for the first time during a visit to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington, after previously refusing to wear one and ridiculing some who did.
  • Brazil, the world’s second-worst coronavirus hotspot after the United States, recorded 1,071 new deaths from the outbreak on Saturday, taking the total official death toll to 71,469.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates
07:36 am

  • Five new cases in Hungary 
  • 577 new cases and six new deaths in Armenia 
  • 85 new cases and 16 new deaths in Afghanistan 
  • 193 new cases and one new death in Uzbekistan 
  • 469 new cases and nine new deaths in India  
  • Five new cases in Georgia 
  • 137 new cases in Belgium 
  • One new case in Thailand 
  • 719 new cases and seven new deaths in Kyrgyzstan 
  • 2,521 new cases and 74 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • 1,798 new cases in Kazakhstan 
  • 73 new cases and four new deaths in Haiti 
  • Three new cases in Mongolia 
  • 530 new cases and 21 new deaths in Honduras 
  • Two new cases in the Turks and Caicos Islands 
  • 243 new cases and one new death in Australia    
  • 1,635 new cases and 52 new deaths in Bolivia 
  • 44 new cases and one new death in South Korea 
  • 15 new cases in Cambodia  
  • One new case in New Zealand 
  • Five new cases in Jamaica 
  • 6,094 new cases and 539 new deaths in Mexico 
  • Seven new cases in China 

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

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 10-07-2020

Headlines
07:41 am

  • according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, there are 12,265,370 confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide, relying on official government data, and 554,924 deaths.
  • Singaporeans voted in a general election Friday as the city-state struggles to recover from a coronavirus outbreak. The country has 45,423 active cases. At least 26 people have died.
  • Venezuela’s number two official and the Socialist Party leader announced his positive Covid-19 diagnosis on social media on Thursday evening and said he was in self-isolation. “We will prevail!!” tweeted the influential Chavista.
  • Jeanine Añez, Bolivia’s rightwing interim president, said she has also been diagnosed with the virus. “I’ve tested positive for Covid-19,” tweeted Añez, who controversially took power after Evo Morales was forced into exile last year. The announcements came two days after Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, said he had tested positive and underline the extent to which Covid-19 is sweeping across the region.
  • South Africa recorded its highest one-day case increase since the outbreak began, as the health minister warned people to change their behavior in the face of a coming coronavirus ‘storm.’ The country announced an increase of 13,674 new cases on Thursday night.
  • Australia’s state of Victoria, which is battling to contain a coronavirus outbreak, recorded 288 new cases – the highest one-day total for an Australian state since the outbreak began. The Australian government decided to cut incoming international passengers, including citizens, by half and charge them for their mandatory 14-day quarantine.
  • New Zealand’s government has revealed that a third person has fled from a managed isolation facility, saying a man cut through a fence so that he could go to buy some alcohol.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates
07:36 am

  • 511 new cases and six new deaths in Kyrgyzstan 
  • 315 new cases in Australia     
  • Five new cases in Fiji  
  • 1,726 new cases in Kazakhstan 
  • Two new cases in Myanmar 
  • 406 new cases and ten new deaths in Honduras 
  • 1,129 new cases and 61 further deaths in Bolivia 
  • Two new cases in Curaçao 
  • 86 new cases and two further deaths in Benin 
  • 45 new cases and one new death in South Korea 
  • Two new cases in New Zealand 
  • One new case in the Bahamas 
  • Two new cases in Jamaica 
  • 7,280 new cases and 730 new deaths in Mexico 
  • Four 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 08-07-2020

Headlines
07:41 am

  • Global report: WHO says 'evidence emerging' of airborne coronavirus spread
  • Brazil’s Bolsonaro tests positive; Israel health chief resigns
  • Coronavirus latest updates
    US still ‘knee-deep’ in pandemic says, Fauci
  • In Australia, there was chaos at the border between Victoria and New South Wales as roads linking the two states were closed for the first time in 100 years to suppress an outbreak of COVID in the former’s capital, Melbourne
  • Israel’s public health chief has resigned in protest at the government’s handling of the crisis and a significant rise in coronavirus cases.
  • An opposition MP in New Zealand will step down at September’s general election after it emerged that he leaked details of Covid-19 patients to expose what he claimed was the government’s mishandling of the crisis.
  • And in Auckland, a man with Covid-19 who was being quarantined in a hotel managed to escape and dash to the supermarket for supplies. He has been charged with breaking new quarantine laws.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates
07:36 am

  • 68 new cases and one new death in Uzbekistan 
  • Two new cases in Thailand 
  • 2,980 new cases and 83 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • 131 new cases in Australia      
  • 138 new cases and eight new deaths in Kyrgyzstan 
  • 1,376 new cases in Kazakhstan  
  • Two new cases in Mongolia 
  • 61 new cases and four new deaths in Haiti 
  • 763 new cases and 21 new deaths in Honduras 
  • One new case in New Zealand 
  • 1,036 new cases and 54 new deaths in Bolivia 
  • 63 new cases in South Korea 
  • Eight new cases in Jamaica 
  • 6,258 new cases and 895 new deaths in Mexico 
  • Seven 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 06-07-2020

Headlines
06:41 am

  • On Monday, the White House claimed that the US has been “a leader” in the global fight against coronavirus, despite infections nationally now approaching 3m, with 130,000 deaths, and America recently witnessing the highest ever several new daily cases reported in the world.
  • With the majority of US states reporting increases in new cases, the White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, said at a briefing on Monday afternoon: “I think the world is looking at us as a leader in Covid-19.”
  • Coronavirus: India's big city outbreaks lead to a record rise in cases
  • The country has the third-highest number of cases in the world after 25,000 new infections recorded a day.
  • According to the UN report authors, the world treats coronavirus pandemic's health and economic symptoms but not the environmental cause. As a result, a steady stream of diseases can be expected to jump from animals to humans in the coming years, they say.
  • The number of such “zoonotic” epidemics is rising, from Ebola to Sars to West Nile virus and Rift Valley fever. With the root cause being the destruction of nature by humans and the growing demand for meat, the report says.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates, 06-07-2020
11:48 pm

  • 20 new cases in Suriname 
  • 50,586 new cases and 378 new deaths in the United States
  • 18 new cases and one new death in Zimbabwe 
  • 242 new cases and three new deaths in Venezuela 
  • 71 new cases and two new deaths in Libya 
  • Six new cases in Norway 
  • 399 new cases and nine new deaths in Canada 
  • 1,185 new cases and 23 new deaths in Panama 
  • 21,486 new cases and 656 new deaths in Brazil 
  • 2,632 new cases and 75 new deaths in Argentina 
  • 992 new cases and seven new deaths in Ghana 
  • Four new cases and one new death in Uruguay 
  • 724 new cases and 34 new deaths in Guatemala 
  • 399 new cases and nine new deaths in Canada 
  • 25 new cases in Guinea-Bissau 
  • 3,171 new cases and 146 new deaths in Colombia 
  • 575 new cases and nine new deaths in Nigeria 
  • 51 new cases and two new deaths in Czechia 
  • 127 new cases and eight new deaths in Sudan 
  • 253 new cases in Japan 
  • Two new cases in Antigua and Barbuda 
  • 8,971 new cases and 111 new deaths in South Africa 
  • 123 new cases and two new deaths in Gabon 
  • 174 new cases and four new deaths in Bulgaria 
  • 2,985 new cases and 183 new deaths in Peru 
  • 454 new cases and one new death in Bahrain 
  • 499 new cases and six new deaths in Germany 
  • Four new cases and one new death in the Gambia 
  • 194 new cases and one new death in Côte d'Ivoire 
  • 969 new cases and 79 new deaths in Egypt 
  • 20 new cases in Luxembourg 
  • 422 new cases and 40 new deaths in Ecuador 
  • 69 new cases and three new deaths in Mauritania 
  • 342 new cases and three new deaths in Uzbekistan 
  • 414 new cases and three new deaths in Spain
  • 245 new cases and four new deaths in Costa Rica 
  • 176 new cases and 13 new deaths in France
  • 141 new cases and four new deaths in French Guiana 
  • One new case in Sao Tome and Principe 
  • Eight new cases in Rwanda 
  • Six new cases in Norway 
  • One new case in Cyprus 
  • 49 new cases in Tajikistan 
  • 23 new cases in Eswatini 
  • 64 new cases and four new deaths in the Central African Republic 
  • 29 new cases in Paraguay 
  • 17 new cases and two new deaths in Liberia 
  • 22,510 new cases and 474 new deaths in India  
  • 18 new cases in Mayotte 
  • Three new cases in Réunion 
  • 528 new cases and one new death in the United Arab Emirates 
  • 30 new cases in Djibouti 
  • 19 new cases and seven new deaths in Yemen 
  • Five new cases in Sierra Leone 
  • Four new cases in Ireland 
  • 23 new cases and one new death in the Maldives 
  • 164 new cases and two new deaths in Morocco 
  • Nine new cases in Somalia 
  • 1,086 new cases and 16 new deaths in Turkey 
  • 78 new cases and three new deaths in Senegal 
  • 12 new cases in Lesotho 
  • 12 new cases in Cabo Verde
  • 37 new cases in Botswana 
  • 11 new cases in Tunisia 
  • 791 new cases and three new deaths in Israel 
  • 43 new cases in Greece 
  • 703 new cases and ten new deaths in the Dominican Republic 
  • 463 new cases and seven new deaths in Algeria 
  • 25 new cases in Mozambique 
  • 60 new cases in Montenegro 
  • One new case in Mali 
  • 352 new cases and 16 new deaths in the United Kingdom 
  • 36 new cases and one new death in the Netherlands 
  • Three new cases in Jordan 
  • Eight new cases in Cuba 
  • 208 new cases and eight new deaths in Italy 
  • 3,025 new cases and 76 new deaths in Chile 
  • 92 new cases and seven new deaths in Moldova 
  • Three new cases in Myanmar 
  • One new case in Mauritius 
  • One new case in Sri Lanka 
  • 181 new cases and four new deaths in Kenya   
  • 4,207 new cases and 52 new deaths in Saudi Arabia 
  • 12 new cases in Lebanon
  • 64 new cases and one new death in the State of Palestine 
  • 513 new cases and eight new deaths in Azerbaijan 
  • Six new cases in the Channel Islands  
  • Five new cases in Niger 
  • 17 new cases in China, Hong Kong SAR 
  • 232 new cases and six new deaths in Portugal 
  • 289 new cases and six new deaths in Serbia 
  • Three new cases in Iceland 
  • 1,796 new cases and 94 new deaths in Iraq 
  • 78 new cases and five new deaths in the Republic of North Macedonia 
  • 46 new cases and one new death in Denmark 
  • 496 new cases and eight new deaths in Bosnia and Herzegovina 
  • 69 new cases in Croatia 
  • 703 new cases and five new deaths in Kuwait 
  • 250 new cases and six new deaths in Belarus 
  • 546 new cases and five new deaths in Qatar 
  • Four new cases in Finland 
  • 309 new cases and one new death in Madagascar 
  • 14 new cases in Vietnam 
  • 13 new cases in Burkina Faso 
  • 21 new cases in the DR Congo 
  • 180 new cases and one new death in Nepal 
  • 47 new cases in Switzerland 
  • 1,557 new cases and five new deaths in Oman 
  • 2,613 new cases and 160 new deaths in Iran 
  • 85 new cases in Austria 
  • 250 new cases and six new deaths in El Salvador 
  • 250 new cases and 18 new deaths in Romania 
  • 14 new cases and one new death in Syria 
  • 71 new cases and three new deaths in Albania 
  • 129 new cases and two new deaths in Malawi 
  • Five new cases in Malaysia 
  • 1,209 new cases and 70 new deaths in Indonesia 
  • 14 new cases in Uganda 
  • 205 new cases and four new deaths in Poland 
  • 2,079 new cases and six new deaths in the Philippines 
  • One new case in Liechtenstein 
  • 3,201 new cases and 44 new deaths in Bangladesh 
  • 73 new cases in Namibia 
  • 16 new cases in Slovenia 
  • Five new cases in Lithuania 
  • 183 new cases in Singapore 
  • One new case in Slovakia 
  • One new case in Estonia 
  • 6,611 new cases and 135 new deaths in Russia 
  • Six new cases in Hungary 
  • One new case in the Turks and Caicos Islands 
  • Three new cases in Latvia 
  • 330 new cases and seven new deaths in Armenia 
  • 543 new cases and 13 new deaths in Ukraine 
  • Two new cases in Georgia 
  • 239 new cases and 34 new deaths in Afghanistan 
  • 137 new cases and two new deaths in Australia      
  • Five new cases in Thailand 
  • 314 new cases and four new deaths in Kyrgyzstan 
  • 3,344 new cases and 50 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • Two new cases in Bhutan 
  • 1,403 new cases and 13 new deaths in Kazakhstan 
  • 1,022 new cases and ten new deaths in Honduras 
  • 107 new cases in Belgium 
  • One new case in Faeroe Islands 
  • 39 new cases in Haiti 
  • One new case in Fiji 
  • 1,226 new cases and 56 new deaths in Bolivia  
  • 46 new cases and one new death in South Korea 
  • One new case in New Zealand 
  • Four new cases in Jamaica 
  • 4,683 new cases and 273 new deaths in Mexico  
  • Four 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 04-07-2020

Headlines
06:41

  • The World Health Organization was alerted to the coronavirus crisis by its own office in China, and not by the local authorities, according to reports, as worldwide cases of Covid-19 passed 11 million, and infections in the US rose by another 53,000.
  • Brazil reported 1,290 more deaths and registered 42,223 new cases on Friday. It remains the second-worst in case of numbers globally, with more than 1.5 million, behind the US.
  • Portugal’s government has expressed anger that it has been left off the list of countries designated safe for English holidaymakers to travel to when the so-called “air bridges” open across Europe next week.
  • The outbreak in the state of Victoria has divided Australia. After days when the number of new cases did not rise very sharply, the state recorded its highest single daily total since 28 March with 108 new infections.

                          
                                                                Coronavirus: The latest COVID-19 news. 

 

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates:
06:33

  • Three new cases in Georgia 
  • 104 new cases in Uzbekistan 
  • One new case in Bhutan 
  • Five new cases in Thailand  
  • 3,387 new cases and 68 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • 327 new cases and two new deaths in Kyrgyzstan 
  • 1,644 new cases in Kazakhstan 
  • 129 new cases in Haiti  
  • Five new cases in Australia     
  • 996 new cases and 14 new deaths in Honduras 
  • Two new cases in Belize 
  • 1,290 new cases and 49 new deaths in Bolivia 
  • 63 new cases and one new death in South Korea 
  • Six new cases in Jamaica 
  • 6,740 new cases and 654 new deaths in Mexico 
  • Three 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.
  • 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 02-07-2020

Headlines
07:08

  • More than 300,000 people entered the second lockdown in Melbourne’s inner north and west from Thursday after a spike in coronavirus cases. Police will target certain roads and backstreets in the areas and public places with large volumes of foot traffic.
  • Thailand has confirmed six new cases of Covid-19, all related to returnees who are staying in-state quarantine. The country has recorded no local transmission of the virus for more than five weeks.
  • India has now recorded more than 600,000 coronavirus infections and 17,834 deaths. The country has the fourth-largest outbreak globally, and the increase in infections presents a severe challenge for its overburdened health system.
  • Tokyo confirmed more than 100 new coronavirus infection cases on Thursday, according to public broadcaster NHK, the Japanese capital’s highest daily tally in two months. The city of 14 million initially sought to hold new daily cases below 20 since Japan lifted a state of emergency on May 25, but its tally has consistently exceeded 50 recently.
  • More than 15,000 prisoners have been freed from overcrowded jails in the Philippines in an attempt to stop the spread of the coronavirus, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports.
  • The 15,322 prisoners, mostly older people, were released between 17 March and June 22, following an order allowing people who are awaiting trial but unable to afford bail to be sent home. Most are accused of less serious crimes.
  • The US has postponed flights for dozens of American diplomats who had planned to return to China later this month, Reuters reports, after failing to reach an agreement with Beijing over Covid-19 testing and quarantine issues.
  • Five months after the coronavirus epidemic forced the evacuation of some 1,300 US diplomats and family members from China, Washington and Beijing remain locked in negotiations over their return conditions, according to more than a dozen internal State Department emails seen by Reuters and people familiar with the matter.
    The impasse comes as the pandemic intensifies in many parts of the world, including the US, with the global tally this week topping 10 million cases and half a million deaths.
  • The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 503 to 195,228, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Thursday. The reported death toll rose by 9 to 8,994.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates:
06:53

  • Six new cases in Thailand 
  • 526 new cases and four new deaths in Kyrgyzstan 
  • 65 new cases and two new deaths in Haiti  
  • 4,339 new cases and 78 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • 1,509 new cases in Kazakhstan 
  • 704 new cases and 45 new deaths in Honduras 
  • 1,008 new cases and 78 new deaths in Bolivia 
  • 81 new cases in Australia     
  • Five new cases in Jamaica 
  • 54 new cases in South Korea 
  • Two new cases in New Zealand 
  • 915 new cases and 44 new deaths in Guatemala 
  • 5,681 new cases and 741 new deaths in Mexico  
  • Three new cases in China 

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

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 22-06-2020

Headlines
07:53

  • The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases passed 8.9 million. The figure currently stands at 8,929,394, while the global death toll is at 467,676, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker. Both numbers are likely to be higher in reality due to differing testing rates and definitions, time lags, and suspected underreporting.
  • The WHO reported a record daily increase in coronavirus cases. The World Health Organization declared a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 183,020 in 24 hours. According to its daily report, the most significant increase was North and South America, with over 116,000 new cases. Total global examples are over 8.7 million, with more than 461,000 deaths, according to the WHO. The previous record for new cases was 181,232 on 18 June.
  • Beijing reported nine new cases. Beijing’s municipal health authority said on Monday nine new cases of the coronavirus in the city for June 21, down from 22 a day earlier. More than 20 million people reported its first case in the latest wave on 11 June. The resurgence has been linked to a wholesale food center in the southwest of Beijing. So far, 236 people in the city have been infected in the outbreak.
  • China suspended imports of poultry from the US-based Tyson plant over Covid-19. On Sunday, China’s customs authority had suspended poultry products from a plant owned by US-based meat processor Tyson that has been hit by a coronavirus. The General Administration of Customs said on its website it had decided on the suspension after the company confirmed a cluster of coronavirus cases at facilities in Arkansas. A total of 481 people tested positive for the virus.
  • UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will unveil the latest easing of England’s coronavirus lockdown on Tuesday, when he will also announce the conclusion of a review into whether a two-meter rule on social distancing should be relaxed, his office said. The lockdown has hammered England’s economy to stop the spread of Covid-19. Although non-essential retailers were allowed to reopen last Monday, many businesses, particularly in the hospitality and leisure sectors, have remained closed.
  • EU and China to seek to cool tensions at the video summit. The European Union and China will try to calm tensions on Monday at a video summit. Since ties soured over European accusations, their first formal talks about Beijing have spread disinformation about the novel coronavirus. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel - the EU’s chief executive and chairman - will hold video conferences with Premier Li Keqiang and President Xi Jinping.
  • Mexico’s cases passed 180,000. On Sunday, Mexico reported 5,343 new infections and 1,044 additional deaths from the coronavirus, the health ministry said, bringing the totals for the country to 180,545 cases and 21,825 deaths. The government has said the actual number of infected people is likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases.
  • Citizens returning home to New Zealand could undergo two weeks of quarantine in campervans because hotels in Auckland were nearing capacity, the ministry of health has warned. According to the director-general of health, the government was also “actively considering” placing returnees in defense force bases, Dr. Ashley Bloomfield. On Saturday, more than 200 travelers who returned to New Zealand via Auckland Airport were put on buses and taken to hotels in Rotorua because Auckland was full. New Zealand currently has nine active cases of coronavirus.
  • German police were injured as clashes erupt over virus quarantine. Several police officers were hurt in clashes with residents of a high-rise apartment block in the German city of Goettingen, who had been placed under quarantine over a coronavirus outbreak, authorities said on Sunday.
  • Dutch arrest dozens at virus protest clashes. On Sunday, Dutch police charged on horseback and fired water cannon to disperse protesters frustrated with the government’s coronavirus policies, arresting dozens after skirmishes broke out.
  • Delhi to transform 25 luxury hotels into Covid-19 care centers. Amid growing concerns that there are not enough hospital beds to cope with the rising number of cases, the Delhi government has become the first in the country to request its hotels. Starting this week, 25 establishments will be repurposed as emergency Covid-19 care centers for patients with mild to moderate symptoms.

Updates:
07:42

  • Two new cases in Georgia 
  • 310 new cases and 17 new deaths in Afghanistan 
  • One new occurrence in Western Sahara 
  • 43 new cases in Uzbekistan 
  • Nine new deaths in El Salvador 
  • 134 new cases in Haiti 
  • Three new cases in Thailand 
  • 507 new cases in Kazakhstan 
  • 205 new cases and three new deaths in Kyrgyzstan 
  • 4,471 new cases and 89 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • Seven new cases in Mongolia 
  • 13 new cases in Australia     
  • 463 new cases and five new deaths in Honduras  
  • 147 new cases in Ghana 
  • 876 new cases and 33 new deaths in Bolivia 
  • 18 new cases in China 
  • Two new cases in New Zealand 
  • 17 new cases in South Korea 
  • 390 new cases and 17 new deaths in Guatemala 
  • Two new cases in Jamaica 
  • 5,343 new cases and 1,044 new deaths in Mexico 
  • 58 new cases and one new death in the United States

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

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  20-06-2020

Headlines
06:49

  • Reuters reported the global infection tally of people who tested positive for Covid-19 has now passed 8.67 million. About 459,211 have died.
  • Australia. Victoria reintroduces lockdown measures as cases reach a two-month high.
  • The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 601 to 189,135, data from the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases showed on Saturday.
  • Meanwhile, in Hungary, thousands of people made jobless by the coronavirus pandemic have applied to join the army, which is one of the few careers offering job stability.
  • New Zealand has reported two new cases of Covid-19 in a couple who returned to Auckland, New Zealand, on a repatriation flight from India. Their baby, who was traveling with them, has not been tested due to its young age and may also be infected.
  • Coronavirus deaths in Mexico surpassed 20,000 on Friday after the health ministry reported 647 new fatalities and 5,030 new confirmed cases.
  • Total cases now stand at 170,485, with 20,394 fatalities, though the government has said the real number of infections is likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases.

Updates:
06:51

  • 79 new cases in Uzbekistan 
  • 27 new cases in Australia     
  • One new case in Thailand 
  • 64 new cases and three new deaths in Haiti 
  • 6,604 new cases and 153 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • 428 new cases in Kazakhstan 
  • One new case in Bhutan 
  • 519 new cases and six new deaths in Honduras 
  • Two new cases in Bermuda  
  • 14 new cases in Jamaica 
  • 977 new cases and 18 new deaths in Bolivia  
  • Two new cases in New Zealand 
  • 67 new cases in South Korea 
  • 27 new cases in China 
  • 641 new cases and 34 new deaths in Guatemala 
  • 5,030 new cases and 647 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 18-06-2020

Headlines
06:49

  • The global death toll from coronavirus is nearing 450,000, with more than 8.2 million confirmed cases of the disease worldwide. The Johns Hopkins University tracker is recording more than 448,959 deaths from Covid-19 across the world, as of
  • Wednesday evening UK time. More than one in four fatalities are in the US, making it by far the worst-hit country. There are 8,349,950 cases worldwide.
  • Brazil cases near 1 million. Brazil recorded 1,269 additional Covid-19 deaths on Wednesday, bringing its official death toll from the novel coronavirus to 46,510, the most in the world outside the United States. The Health Ministry also registered 32,188 new cases of the virus since its Tuesday update, for a total of 955,377 confirmed cases, even second to the United States globally.
  • India sees the highest one-day case spike. India has reported its most upper cases in the pandemic so far, with 12,881 confirmed in the last 24 hours, for a total of 366,946 cases. There have been 334 additional deaths, bringing the toll to 12,237.
  • UK cases pass 300,000. The number of coronavirus infections in the UK has passed 300,00, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, with the current total standing at 300,717. At least 42,238 people have died in the UK so far.
  • WHO hails steroid treatment ‘hope.’ The cheap steroid British researchers believe they can help save lives should be used only for the most severe cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. The WHO chief Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said the research was at last providing “green shoots of hope.”
  • Arizona governor to let mayors require masks as Covid-19 cases surge. As coronavirus cases rise across the state, Arizona’s Republican governor said he would no longer block mayors from requiring residents to wear masks. But governor Doug Ducey held off from issuing a statewide mask-wearing requirement, even after hundreds of Arizona medical professionals sent him an open letter this week, outlining the evidence that masks save lives and asking him to require citizens to wear them.
  • Argentina’s president Alberto Fernández has gone into voluntary isolation amid growing concerns over a surge of coronavirus infections, including several cases among its political elite. The decision to quarantine the president – whose popularity is riding high on his no-nonsense response to the pandemic – was taken due to the “significant increase in the circulation of the virus,” presidential doctor Federico Saavedra said in a statement on Wednesday.
  • Honduras president hospitalized with pneumonia, Covid-19. President Juan Orlando Hernández announced late Tuesday that he and his wife had tested positive for the virus. Just hours later, he was hospitalized after doctors determined he had pneumonia. From March to 7 June, Honduras confirmed 6,327 coronavirus infections. In the ten days since, it added 3,329 more, a surge that has come after the government began a gradual reactivation of the economy.
  • New Zealand confirms one new case, defenses under scrutiny as more breaches emerge. More reports have appeared in New Zealand of people leaving isolation without being tested and going on to meet friends, placing government officials under increasing scrutiny over the rigor of their Covid-19 quarantine rules. Police revealed that six people absconded from managed isolation after being granted compassionate leave from Covid-19 quarantine to attend a funeral in Hamilton.
  • Australia’s Qantas cancels most international flights until October. On Thursday, Qantas Airways had canceled most international flights until late October after the Australian government indicated its border closure because the coronavirus was likely to extend to 2021.
  • Australian unemployment reaches 7.1%. Australia’s unemployment rate has jumped to 7.1% after another 227,700 people lost their jobs thanks to coronavirus. The jobless rate had already climbed from 5.2% in March to a revised 6.4% in April, as the deadly global pandemic gripped the country. May’s monthly drop in the number of people employed is the second largest on record after nearly 600,000 got sacked in April. Another reduced set of figures had been expected as a result of nationwide lockdowns.
  • Beijing records 21 new cases. Beijing confirmed 21 new Covid-19 cases as of June 17, China’s health authority said on Thursday, down from 31 a day earlier. Since early February,  Beijing logged its first case in the current outbreak, the worst in the city on 11 June. The total number of infections has risen to 158 over the past week.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates:
06:51

  • One new case in Myanmar 
  • 15 new cases in Uzbekistan 
  • Six new cases in Thailand 
  • Three new deaths in El Salvador 
  • 95 new cases and one new death in Kyrgyzstan 
  • 335 new cases in Kazakhstan  
  • 5,358 new cases and 118 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • Four new cases in Mongolia 
  • 141 new cases and two new deaths in Haiti 
  • 643 new cases and six new deaths in Honduras 
  • One new case in New Zealand 
  • 802 new cases and 20 new deaths in Bolivia 
  • Five new cases in Jamaica 
  • 59 new cases and one new death in South Korea 
  • 20 new cases in Australia     
  • 545 new cases and 14 new deaths in Guatemala 
  • 4,930 new cases and 770 new deaths in Mexico  
  • 28 new cases in China 

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 total 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 16-06-2020

Headlines
07:10On
n Tuesday, Thailand reported no new coronavirus infections or deaths and marked 22 successive days without a domestic transmission.

  • The country has recorded 58 deaths related to Covid-19 among some 3,135 confirmed cases, of which 2,993 patients have recovered.
  • Two new Covid-19 cases in New Zealand – the first cases there for 24 days.
  • The two women had traveled from the UK and were released from government quarantine and allowed to drive 650km from Auckland to Wellington on compassionate grounds.
  • Beijing bans 'high-risk' travelers from leaving the city. New cluster in Beijing, which numbers 106 cases. Beijing has now banned high-risk people from leaving the Chinese capital and halted some transportation services to stop spreading a fresh coronavirus outbreak to other cities and provinces.
  • China’sShanghai financial hub demanded some travelers from Beijing be quarantined for two weeks, as 27 new Covid-19 cases took the capital’s current outbreak to 106 since Thursday.
  • German cases rise by 378. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 378 to 186,839; data from the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases showed on Tuesday. The reported death toll rose by nine to 8,800.
  • Germany has fared better than many of its European neighbors during the outbreak. Italy has recorded 237,000 cases and 34,000 deaths. France has had 194,000 infections and 29,000 deaths.
  • The UK has the worst infection and death in Europe, with 298,000 cases and nearly 42,000 deaths.
  • UK vaccine trials to start this week. Researchers at Imperial College London will begin clinical trials in 300 people to see whether their jab produces an effective immune response against Covid-19, Press Association reports.
  • The healthy participants, aged between 18 and 70, will all receive two doses of the vaccine over the coming weeks, and the hopes are that tests could then move on to 6,000 volunteers if they are successful.
  • Australia continues to ease restrictions. Australia’s most populous state will nearly double its public transport capacity from 1 July, allowing more locals to avoid driving as it continues to ease curbs designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
  • The relaxation of rules in New South Wales will allow more passengers to board buses, trains, and ferries, where capacity has been restricted.
  • A study estimates 20% of the global population at risk of serious illness if infected with Covid-19.
  • An estimated 1.7 billion people – more than 20% of the world’s population risk becoming severely infected with Covid-19 due to underlying health problems such as obesity and heart disease, according to an analysis carried out by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and published in The Lancet medical journal.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates:
06:44

  • Two new deaths in El Salvador 
  • 100 new cases and one new death in Kyrgyzstan 
  • One new case in Bhutan 
  • 65 new cases in India  
  • 383 new cases in Kazakhstan 
  • 4,443 new cases and 110 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • 614 new cases and 21 new deaths in Bolivia 
  • 132 new cases and three new deaths in Haiti 
  • 320 new cases and ten new deaths in Honduras 
  • Two new cases in New Zealand 
  • 34 new cases and one new death in South Korea 
  • 12 new cases in Australia     
  • 427 new cases and 15 new deaths in Guatemala 
  • Four new cases in Jamaica 
  • 3,427 new cases and 439 new deaths in Mexico 
  • 40 new cases in China 

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

Updates 14-06-2020

Headlines
06:30

  • Deaths worldwide pass 430,000. According to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, which relies on official government figures, there have been 430,128 known coronavirus deaths worldwide since the start of the pandemic. The number of cases stands at 7,766,952. The actual data for deaths and circumstances are likely to be higher due to differing definitions and testing rates, time lags, and suspected underreporting.
  • China reports 57 new virus cases, the highest daily count since April. On Sunday, China said 57 new coronavirus cases, the highest daily figure since 13 April, as concerns grow about the disease's resurgence. The National Health Commission said 36 of the new cases were domestic infections in Beijing, with two more domestic infections in northeastern Liaoning province. Local health officials said they were close contacts of the Beijing cases. The new cluster of internal infections has prompted fresh lockdowns with people ordered to stay home in 11 residential estates near the market. The cases are the first in Beijing in two months.
  • Chile Health Minister resigns amid coronavirus deaths. On Saturday, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera replaced Health Minister Jaime Manalich amid controversy over the country’s figures for deaths from the coronavirus outbreak. Pinera said Manalich had spared “no effort” in carrying out his “difficult and noble duty” to protect Chileans’ health. He replaced him with Oscar Enrique Paris, an academic and medical doctor.
  • Half of Brits support Brexit transition extension, survey finds. More than half of people in Britain support an extension to the Brexit transition period. At the same time, three-quarters believe the UK should work very closely with the European Union to combat coronavirus, a survey suggests.
  • New York State sees the lowest number of deaths since the pandemic started. New York saw its lowest death toll since the pandemic began on Friday. State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Saturday in the US and the lowest number of hospitalizations since late March.
  • Evacuation flight for British Nationals leaves Columbia. The flight is operated by the South American country’s flag-carrying airline Avianca. On Saturday night, 230 passengers, mostly British nationals, were boarding the aircraft. The plane will return to Colombia from the UK with Colombian evacuees on Sunday.
  • Egypt saw a record daily rise in infections and deaths, as it confirmed 1,677 new coronavirus cases and 62 deaths on Saturday. In total, the Arab world’s most populous country has registered 42,980 cases, including 1,484 deaths, the ministry said in a statement.
  • Israel has noted a spike in coronavirus cases as schools, businesses, restaurants, bars, tourist attractions, and other establishments reopen, leading to 177 schools and educational institutions throughout the country closing again after 493 students and teachers tested positive for the virus.
  • France reported 24 new coronavirus deaths over the 24 hours to Saturday, taking the total to 29,398 and marking the fourth day with under 30 fatalities.
  • The president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, blamed citizens on Saturday for their reduced adherence to health measures designed to stop the spread of coronavirus.
  • Lebanese protesters took to the streets in Beirut and other cities on Saturday in mostly peaceful protests against the government, calling for its resignation as the small country sinks deeper into economic distress amid lockdown restrictions.
  • The state of Victoria, Australia, has announced nine new coronavirus cases today, three of whom are in hotel quarantine. In addition to 50 people being allowed in cafes, restaurants, pubs, and patrons to consume alcohol without a meal, some community sports restrictions will be eased. Non-contact community sport will return on 22 June – for both adults and kids, both indoor and outdoor.
  • NSW recorded nine new Covid-19 cases from 13,591 tests in the 24 hours to 8 pm on Saturday. Eight of the cases are among returned travelers in hotel quarantine, and one is a teacher at Laguna Street Public School in southern Sydney. All students at the primary school have been deemed close contacts and have been told to self-isolate. The school will stop on-site learning until 24 June. Authorities are investigating the source of the teacher’s infection. No cases are in intensive care.
  • The 50-cafes, restaurants, and restrictions d churches will be scrapped in NSW with venues instead of following one person per four-square-meter rule.
    The new rule, announced by the NSW government on Sunday, will be in place from 1 July and applies to most indoor venues, including pubs and workspaces. Outdoor cultural and sporting venues with a capacity of up to 40,000 will from 1 July also be allowed to seat 25% of their standard capacity.
  • The Queensland state government is committing AU$250m (US$172m) to reduce elective surgery waitlists, which have blown out following the pandemic. More than 7,000 Queenslanders have waited longer than medically recommended for their procedures.
  • Western Australia reports zero new coronavirus cases. According to the WA Department of Health, WA Western Australia has reported no new cases of Covid-19 overnight, with the State’s total number of cases remaining at 602.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates:
06:04

  • 28 new cases in Uzbekistan  
  • 36 new cases in Israel 
  • One new case in Thailand 
  • 6,825 new cases and 81 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • 78 new cases in Kyrgyzstan 
  • 258 new cases in Kazakhstan  
  • 323 new cases and four new deaths in Honduras 
  • Four new cases in Bhutan 
  • 18 new cases in Australia     
  • 224 new cases and six new deaths in Haiti 
  • 913 new cases and 26 new deaths in Bolivia 
  • Two new cases in Cambodia  
  • 34 new cases in South Korea 
  • 509 new cases and 16 new deaths in Guatemala 
  • One new case in Jamaica 
  • 3,494 new cases and 424 new deaths in Mexico  
  • 57 new cases in China 

Cover photo by Martin Jahr, Unsplash

Source: Worldometer, the Guardian

Before you go!

Recommended: Travel The World: Keeping The Environment Healthy

Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below.
We try to respond the same day.

Like to write your article about the coronavirus?
Click on 'Register' or push the button 'Write An Article on the Homepage.

Messange
You
Share this post
profilepic

Breaking News, as the world changes…

In our world, WhatsOrb refuses to turn away from the changes in our society and environment which succeeds each other at a rapid pace.

For WhatsOrb, publishing on the environment is a priority. We give reporting on climate, nature, waste, lifestyle and sustainable solutions the prominence it deserves.

At this turbulent time for ‘all’ species and our planet, we are determined to inform readers about threats, consequences and solutions based on facts, not on political prejudice or business interests.

WhatsOrb Breaking News will be published as soon as urgent events from around the world and startling sustainable innovations reach us.

If there is anything we should know and publish about, please send a note to: info@whatsorb.com or write your own story on: www.whatsorb.comthe only news site which gives you a ‘sustainable voice!’

profileimage

Breaking News, as the world changes…

In our world, WhatsOrb refuses to turn away from the changes in our society and environment which succeeds each other at a rapid pace.

For WhatsOrb, publishing on the environment is a priority. We give reporting on climate, nature, waste, lifestyle and sustainable solutions the prominence it deserves.

At this turbulent time for ‘all’ species and our planet, we are determined to inform readers about threats, consequences and solutions based on facts, not on political prejudice or business interests.

WhatsOrb Breaking News will be published as soon as urgent events from around the world and startling sustainable innovations reach us.

If there is anything we should know and publish about, please send a note to: info@whatsorb.com or write your own story on: www.whatsorb.comthe only news site which gives you a ‘sustainable voice!’

Stay Updated on Environmental Improvements And Global Innovations
SIGN UP FOR MONTHLY TIPS & TRICKS
More like this:

Coronavirus Updates 2020 History (3A) Globally

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 14th of June until the 12th of July 2020. 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. WhatsOrb started keeping track of coronavirus developments globally on January 24, 2020. WhatsOrb published various articles on the coronavirus or COVID-19 like: Coronavirus, COVID-19: From Pangolin, Snake Or Bat. Fact? The Corona Virus Continued: Will The Weather Help Us Beat It? Lockdown Caused By The Coronavirus: A Relieve For Our Planet Coronavirus, COVID-19 Symptoms Flu And Global Climate Change 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 12-07-2020 Headlines 07:59 am ‘Molecular clamp’ jab from University of Queensland ‘ticked all the boxes’ in animal tests Florida reopens Walt Disney World despite infection surge Japanese officials say they weren’t told until after repeated requests that more than 60 US marines based on the island of Okinawa had been diagnosed with Covid-19. MOn Saturday, Mexico's Health Ministry reported 6,094 new confirmed coronavirus infections and 539 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 295,268 cases and 34,730 deaths. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 248 to 198,804. Hong Kong confirmed another 61 new cases on Saturday amid a third resurgence for the city, which held off a devastating outbreak in the early months. Head of Hong Kong University’s school of medicine, Dr. Gabriel Leung, told local media today that the virus's reproductive number has risen to nearly four, making it “Hong Kong’s first sustained local outbreak.” Australia has confirmed 279 new cases, of which 273 are in Victoria, including 145 cases linked to North Melbourne and Flemington public housing towers. In NSW, returning Australians will be charged for the cost of their mandatory hotel quarantine, starting at $3,000 for one person. In Victoria, students in stage three lockdown areas, from prep to year 10, are going back to remote learning. In Australia, a vaccine developed by the University of Queensland is ready to be tested on humans. The president, Donald Trump, has appeared in public wearing a mask for the first time during a visit to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington, after previously refusing to wear one and ridiculing some who did. Brazil, the world’s second-worst coronavirus hotspot after the United States, recorded 1,071 new deaths from the outbreak on Saturday, taking the total official death toll to 71,469. Source Worldometers, The Guardian Updates 07:36 am Five new cases in Hungary  577 new cases and six new deaths in Armenia  85 new cases and 16 new deaths in Afghanistan  193 new cases and one new death in Uzbekistan  469 new cases and nine new deaths in India   Five new cases in Georgia  137 new cases in Belgium  One new case in Thailand  719 new cases and seven new deaths in Kyrgyzstan  2,521 new cases and 74 new deaths in Pakistan  1,798 new cases in Kazakhstan  73 new cases and four new deaths in Haiti  Three new cases in Mongolia  530 new cases and 21 new deaths in Honduras  Two new cases in the Turks and Caicos Islands  243 new cases and one new death in Australia     1,635 new cases and 52 new deaths in Bolivia  44 new cases and one new death in South Korea  15 new cases in Cambodia   One new case in New Zealand  Five new cases in Jamaica  6,094 new cases and 539 new deaths in Mexico  Seven new cases in China  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 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 10-07-2020 Headlines 07:41 am according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, there are 12,265,370 confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide, relying on official government data, and 554,924 deaths. Singaporeans voted in a general election Friday as the city-state struggles to recover from a coronavirus outbreak. The country has 45,423 active cases. At least 26 people have died. Venezuela’s number two official and the Socialist Party leader announced his positive Covid-19 diagnosis on social media on Thursday evening and said he was in self-isolation. “We will prevail!!” tweeted the influential Chavista. Jeanine Añez, Bolivia’s rightwing interim president, said she has also been diagnosed with the virus. “I’ve tested positive for Covid-19,” tweeted Añez, who controversially took power after Evo Morales was forced into exile last year. The announcements came two days after Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, said he had tested positive and underline the extent to which Covid-19 is sweeping across the region. South Africa recorded its highest one-day case increase since the outbreak began, as the health minister warned people to change their behavior in the face of a coming coronavirus ‘storm.’ The country announced an increase of 13,674 new cases on Thursday night. Australia’s state of Victoria, which is battling to contain a coronavirus outbreak, recorded 288 new cases – the highest one-day total for an Australian state since the outbreak began. The Australian government decided to cut incoming international passengers, including citizens, by half and charge them for their mandatory 14-day quarantine. New Zealand’s government has revealed that a third person has fled from a managed isolation facility, saying a man cut through a fence so that he could go to buy some alcohol. Source Worldometers, The Guardian Updates 07:36 am 511 new cases and six new deaths in Kyrgyzstan  315 new cases in Australia      Five new cases in Fiji   1,726 new cases in Kazakhstan  Two new cases in Myanmar  406 new cases and ten new deaths in Honduras  1,129 new cases and 61 further deaths in Bolivia  Two new cases in Curaçao  86 new cases and two further deaths in Benin  45 new cases and one new death in South Korea  Two new cases in New Zealand  One new case in the Bahamas  Two new cases in Jamaica  7,280 new cases and 730 new deaths in Mexico  Four 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 r