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Global Infections Passes 5.3 Million, COVID-19 Updates At A Glance
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Global Infections Passes 5.3 Million, COVID-19 Updates At A Glance

Global cases have passed 5.3 million. According to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, there are 5,311,089 confirmed infections. At least 342,104 people have lost their lives in the pandemic so far. Both figures are likely to be significantly higher, however, due to underreporting and differing definitions and testing rates. Wuhan lab had three live bat coronaviruses: Chinese state media. The Chinese virology institute in Wuhan, the city where Covid-19 first emerged, has three live strains of bat coronavirus on-site, but none match the new contagion wreaking chaos across the world, its director has said, AFP reports. The director of the Wuhan Institute of Virology told state broadcaster CGTN that claims made by US President Donald Trump and others the virus could have leaked fr...
Iran Reports Over 2,100 New Virus Cases
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Iran Reports Over 2,100 New Virus Cases

Iran on Tuesday reported no new coronavirus deaths in nearly a third of its provinces for 24 hours but said there were more than another 2,100 cases of infection nationwide. The virus spread rapidly to all 31 of Iran’s provinces soon after the country’s first cases — two deaths in the holy city of Qom — were announced three months ago. “Ten provinces have reported zero deaths in the past 24 hours and six others only one,” said health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour. The southwestern province of Khuzestan was still classified as “red” — the highest level on the country’s colour-coded risk scale, he said. But the situation was “stable” in most other provinces, Jahanpour told a televised news conference. Khuzestan was currently the only province still classified as re...
UK Coronavirus Death Toll ‘Passes 40,000’ – By Far The Worst In Europe
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UK Coronavirus Death Toll ‘Passes 40,000’ – By Far The Worst In Europe

The number of Coronavirus deaths in the UK has now passed 40,000, making it by far the worst toll in Europe. The Office for National Statistics said on Tuesday that 35,044 deaths involving Covid-19 were registered in England and Wales up to 9 May. Figures from the National Records of Scotland showed 2,795 deaths involving Covid-19 had been registered in Scotland up to May 3, while in Northern Ireland, 516 deaths had been registered in the country up to May 6. A further 1,678 hospital patients in England who had tested positive for Covid-19 died between May 2 and May 10, according to figures published by NHS England – which, together with the total figure of 38,355 registered deaths, the total official UK death toll now stands at 40,011. The shocking new figures from the Off...
Philippines Records 12 New Coronavirus Deaths, 172 More Cases
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Philippines Records 12 New Coronavirus Deaths, 172 More Cases

The Philippines’ health ministry on Sunday reported 12 new coronavirus deaths and 172 new infections. The Southeast Asian country now as a total of 6,259 confirmed coronavirus cases and 409 deaths, it said in a bulletin. It said 56 more patients have recovered, bringing the total to 572.
Lagos Confirms 3 Coronavirus Deaths
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Lagos Confirms 3 Coronavirus Deaths

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi confirmed this via his Twitter handle. #COVID19Lagos Update *️⃣32 new #COVID19 cases were confirmed in Lagos on April 17, 2020. *️⃣Total number of confirmed cases in Lagos now stands at 286. *️⃣Sadly, Lagos has recorded 3 more deaths bringing total number of #COVID19 related deaths in Lagos to 13. *️⃣The deceased are 2 males and 1 female aged 52, 63 and 67. Two of the dead had underlying health issues. *️⃣The 2 males had no travel history or record of contact with any infected person.
COVID-19 In Ecuador: Cardboard Coffins, Over 100 Bodies Litter The Streets
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COVID-19 In Ecuador: Cardboard Coffins, Over 100 Bodies Litter The Streets

Bodies are left to rot on the side of the road as officials struggle to cope with coronavirus deaths in an Ecuadorian city. At least 150 corpses were left on the street or kept in the homes of grieving relatives in Guayaquil as the deadly bug ravages the horror-struck port city. The bodies were placed on the roadside in the desperate hope that authorities would be able to take them away but removals take up to three days due to a backlog. Residents were even forced to use cardboard boxes as coffins as Ecuador's official death toll hit 172 with at least 3,500 confirmed cases. Health workers in protective gear remove a dead body. Coffins wrapped in plastic were seen on the pavement as relatives lined up for a funeral outside a cemetary.   ...
USA Records 1,150 COVID-19 Deaths In 24 Hours – Johns Hopkins
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USA Records 1,150 COVID-19 Deaths In 24 Hours – Johns Hopkins

The US recorded 1,150 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, Johns Hopkins University said late Monday, April 6, pushing the country’s toll further above the 10,000 mark reached earlier in the day. According to Johns Hopkins’ running tally, there are more than 366,000 cases of new coronavirus in the United States — including in excess of 30,000 new cases in 24 hours — with total deaths at 10,783. AFP reports that the US has by far the most number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world. The number of deaths recorded since the start of the pandemic has for the past several days increased by at least 1,000 per day and is gradually approaching the number of deaths in Italy (16,523) and Spain (13,005)
COVID-19: US Records 1,169 Deaths In 24 Hours — Highest Single-Day Toll Globally
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COVID-19: US Records 1,169 Deaths In 24 Hours — Highest Single-Day Toll Globally

The United States recorded 1,169 COVID-19 fatalities in a single day, the Johns Hopkins University tracker showed Thursday, the highest one-day death toll recorded in any country since the global pandemic began. The toll reflected figures reported by the university between 8:30pm Wednesday (0030 GMT) and the same time Thursday. The grim record was previously held by Italy, where 969 people died on March 27. The US has now recorded around 6000 coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began. Trump changes his position on masks US President Donald Trump's administration appeared to join local officials on Thursday in advising Americans to wear masks when venturing out during the still-exploding coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at a White House briefing, Deborah Birx, a member o...

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