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Brazil hits record 69 000 coronavirus cases in a day

30 July 2020, 1:06 AM

Brazil’s coronavirus outbreak set daily records on Wednesday with both 69 074 new confirmed cases and 1 595 related deaths, as the world’s second-worst outbreak accelerates toward the milestone of 100 000 lives cut short.

U.S. coronavirus deaths top 150,000, among highest in deaths per capita globally

29 July 2020, 11:01 PM

U.S. deaths from the novel coronavirus surpassed 150,000 on Wednesday, a number higher than in any other country and nearly a quarter of the world’s total, according to a Reuters tally.

Gambia Vice President tests positive for coronavirus, president self-isolating

29 July 2020, 7:04 PM

Gambia’s Vice President Isatou Touray has tested positive for COVID-19, leading President Adama Barrow to enter self-isolation for the next two weeks, the presidency said on Wednesday.

US coronavirus deaths rise by nearly 1 300 for first time since May

29 July 2020, 4:53 AM

US deaths from the novel coronavirus rose by nearly 1 300 on Tuesday, the biggest one-day increase since May, according to a Reuters tally.

Emergency response team dispatched to Australia coronavirus outbreak

29 July 2020, 3:46 AM

Australian officials have sent an emergency medical team, usually deployed to disaster zones, to aged care homes in the city of Melbourne to try help contain a rapidly spreading outbreak of the coronavirus.

Hong Kong warns city on verge of large coronavirus outbreak

29 July 2020, 3:11 AM

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lamhas warned the city is on the brink of a large-scale outbreak of the coronavirus and urged people to stay indoors as much as possible as strict new measures to curb the disease’s spread take effect on Wednesday.

China reports 101 new coronavirus cases for July 28 vs 68 prior day

29 July 2020, 2:47 AM

China reported 101 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 28, up from 68 cases a day earlier, the Health Commission said on Wednesday.

Worsening coronavirus outbreaks in Florida, Texas add to gloomy US picture

29 July 2020, 1:07 AM

Florida reported a record one-day rise in coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, and cases in Texas passed the 400 000 mark, stoking fears the United States was losing control of the outbreak and adding pressure on Congress to pass another massive aid package.

Australian PM abandons interstate tour to tackle coronavirus crisis

28 July 2020, 4:58 AM

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison cut short a planned interstate tour to focus on the country’s coronavirus crisis on Tuesday, citing a “very complex” outbreak in aged care homes in the city of Melbourne.

China reports 68 new coronavirus cases, including 2 in Beijing

28 July 2020, 4:50 AM

China reported 68 new coronavirus cases for July 27, up for the fourth consecutive day, including two in Beijing, the country’s health authority said on Tuesday.



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