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. 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’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 deaths from the novel coronavirus rose by nearly 1 300 on Tuesday, the biggest one-day increase since May, according to a Reuters tally.
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 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 reported 101 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 28, up from 68 cases a day earlier, the Health Commission said on Wednesday.
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 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 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.