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    The coronavirus tally is growing across the world, with the death toll from the disease surpassing 371,900, according to Johns Hopkins University. That includes over 104,300 dead in the United States, at least 38,571 in the United Kingdom, and 33,415 in Italy.

    The number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed 6.1 million, of which more than 1.7 million infections have been registered in the US only.

    Numbers are spiking in Brazil, where the tally has already surpassed 514,000 people.

    In Russia, where more than 405,000 have been infected.

    At the same time, numerous countries are easing their pandemic-induced restrictions, reporting a decrease in the number of new cases.

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    • 03:08

      South Korea Registers 35 New Cases of Coronavirus - KCDC

    • 02:49

      Germany's Coronavirus Tally Rises by 333 to 181,815, Deaths Rise by 11 to 8,511 - Robert Koch Institute

    • 01:21

      China Reports 16 New Coronavirus Cases - Health Authorities

      BEIJING (Sputnik) - China confirmed 16 COVID-19 cases and three recoveries over the past 24 hours, the National Health Commission said on Monday, adding that the death toll did not change.

      All the new cases are imported ones. Eleven cases were registered in the Sichuan province, three in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, and two more in the province of Guangdong. The authorities also reported about 16 new asymptomatic cases.

      Overall, China now has a total of 83,017 confirmed coronavirus cases, 1,756 of them imported. In total, 78,307 people have recovered from COVID-19 in the country, while the death toll stands at 4,634.

      Separately, Hong Kong has so far confirmed 1,084 COVID-19 cases, 1,037 recoveries, and four deaths. Forty-five people have been infected with COVID-19 in Macao, and all of them have already been released from medical facilities. Taiwan registered 442 cases, 423 recoveries, and seven fatalities.

    • 00:08

      Mexico's Coronavirus Tally Rises to 90,664, Deaths Reach 9,930 - Health Ministry

      MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Mexico registered over 3,100 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 90,664, the country’s Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell has announced.

      "The total number of COVID-19 cases [confirmed] since the start of the epidemic has reached 90,664, of these, 16,964 showed symptoms in the past 14 days and are active cases", Lopez-Gatell said at a Sunday press conference broadcast on Twitter.

      In the past 24 hours, Mexico confirmed 3,152 new coronavirus cases and 151 new deaths from COVID-19.

    • 22:55

      COVID-19 Case Count in Chile Nears 100,000, Death Toll Exceeds 1,000 - Health Ministry

      BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Chile’s COVID-19 case count increased by 4,830 and reached 99,688, the country's Health Ministry said on Sunday.

      The South American nation also registered 57 coronavirus-related fatalities over the given period, taking the overall death toll to 1,054.

      At the same time, the number of recoveries reached 42,727.

      Chile's COVID-19 infection rate significantly increased in the second half of May — the country is reporting some 3,500-4,500 new cases a day, up from approximately 300-500 cases per day in April.

    • 22:38

      Brazil Registers Total 514,849 Cases of COVID-19, Deaths Rise to 29,314 - Health Ministry

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Brazil has surpassed 500,000, while the country's COVID-19 death toll stands at over 29,000, according to the Health Ministry.

      In the past 24 hours, Brazil registered 16,409 new coronavirus cases, thus the total number of confirmed cases in the country now stands at 514,849, the Health Ministry said on Sunday. Brazil’s COVID-19 death toll increased by 408 in the past 24 hours and now stands at 29,314.

      More than 206,500 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Brazil so far.

    • 21:20

      Moscow's COVID-19 Death Toll Rises by 76 to 2,553 - Response Centre

      "Another 76 patients, who were diagnosed with pneumonia and tested positive for the coronavirus infection, have died in Moscow", the statement read.

      On Saturday, 69 COVID-19 carriers died in Moscow.

    • 20:55

      Egypt Reports Highest Daily Coronavirus Toll Since February

      CAIRO (Sputnik) - Egypt recorded 1,536 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, its highest daily count since the North African nation saw the first infection in February, a Health Ministry spokesman said.

      "There have been 1,536 new positive tests for coronavirus... In the past day, 46 people died from the disease", Khaled Mugahed said in a statement.

      Infections have been on the rise in Egypt, which saw 1,000 new infections on Thursday. There are now 24,985 confirmed cases, including 959 deaths and 6,037 recoveries.

      Health Minister Hala Zayed said Saturday it was too soon to tell if Egypt had passed the peak. Despite this, the Egyptian government plans to cut curfews imposed nationwide to curb the spread of the virus by an hour.

    • 18:08

      Number of COVID-19 Patients in Hospitals in France Drops by 58 to 14,322, Authorities Say

      PARIS (Sputnik) - The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus in France continues to decline and amounts to 14,322 on Sunday, down from 14,380 the day before, the French Public Health Agency (DGS) said.

      "A total of 14,322 people with COVID-19 are in hospitals, while a week ago the number was 17,185", the agency said in a statement.

      The health authorities also said that 72 new patients were admitted to hospitals over the coronavirus infection in the past 24 hours, adding that 1,319 COVID-19 patients are currently in intensive care units.

      Since the outbreak, 101,657 people have been hospitalized, of which 17,951 have been in intensive care units, 68,355 have been discharged and 18,475 have died, the DGS added.

      The total toll of those infected with the virus has surpassed 151,000 so far, including 28,802 fatalities.

    • 17:38

      Japan Reports New Coronavirus Cluster in Primary School

      TOKYO (Sputnik) - A recent surge in coronavirus infections in southwestern Japan has been traced to a primary school in the city of Kitakyushu, the national broadcaster NHK said Sunday.

      Mayor Kitahashi Kenji said on Thursday that the city was experiencing a second wave of infections. Kitakyushu saw 97 new cases in the past nine days, which is more than the total recorded in the previous six weeks.

      The city authority could not identify the source for a third of new infections. Starting Sunday, it reimposed restrictions to curb the spread of the virus, shutting museums, theatres, libraries and limiting in-class education at primary and secondary schools until June 18.

    • 16:58

      Russia Will Not Exit Coronavirus Lockdown Overnight, Consumer Watchdog Says

      Coronavirus restrictions on public life will not be lifted overnight in Russia as regions have their own exit strategies and different infection rates, the head of the national consumer safety regulator said Sunday.

      "For Russia, there is no immediate way out of this situation, at least out of the lockdown. Regions are exiting it at their own pace, but we hope that the process will be successful," Rospotrebnadzor's Anna Popova told Rossiya-24 news channel.

      The official said the exit dynamic was favorable. Several regions, including Moscow suburbs, have already canceled mandatory permits that residents needed to obtain to leave their homes.

    • 16:04

      Italy Records 355 New Coronavirus Cases, 75 Deaths

    • 15:40

      Easing Lockdown is a Really Critical Time, People Need to Stick to Guidance, England's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Says

    • 15:38

      Additional Lockdown Easing Measures Are Manageable, Should Keep Rate of Infection, UK's Housing Minister Says

      "Those additional easements together will still in all likelihood keep the rate of infection below 1. So we are reasonably confident that the steps that we've taken and will be taking on Monday are manageable, but we have to all continue to play our part in that," he told a news conference.

    • 14:54

      UK Death Toll From Coronavirus Rose by More Than 100 in 24 Hours

    • 14:47

      Poland’s COVID-19 Tally Exceeds 23,600 as New Cases Decline - Health Ministry

      Poland’s COVID-19 tally has reached 23,686 as another 115 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Poland between Saturday evening and Sunday morning, the Health Ministry said.

      A day before, the country registered 221 cases over the same period, while on Friday the increase in new cases stood at 141. Since April, Poland has been witnessing a general downward trend in new infections.

      The death toll has risen by three to 1,064. A day before, no fatalities were reported.

    • 14:28

      Oman's Daily Coronavirus Tally Tops 1,000 - Health Ministry

      Oman saw 1,014 new coronavirus cases in the past day, the Health Ministry said Sunday, the first time that the daily count exceeded 1,000 since the start of the outbreak.

      "The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced the registration of (1014) confirmed cases... (371) of the new cases are Omanis and (643) for non-Omanis," the statement read.

      The total number of confirmed cases in the sultanate has reached 11,437. Five more virus-related deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 47.

    • 13:44

      UK Prime Minister's Office Says Extremely Vulnerable People in England Will be Able to Spend Time Outdoors

    • 13:21

      Spanish PM Sanchez to Extend Lockdown Until 21 June

      Spanish authorities are going extend the nationwide state of high alert due to the coronavirus just one more time, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Sunday upon consultations with regional heads.

      "I informed the heads of the autonomous communities that we will need to extend the high-alert regime for 15 days," Sanchez said at a press conference.

      The prime minister added that at the third and final stage of the lockdown exit, regional governments would resume their powers.

      "Only the regulation of movement will remain in the hands of the Spanish [central] government," Sanchez noted.

      Spain's lower house of parliament, the Congress of Deputies, will vote on the extension of the high alert regime on Wednesday.

      This would be the sixth extension of the high alert mode since it was introduced for the first time on March 14. Each extension requires the legislators' consent. The current extension expires on June 7.

    • 13:06

      Over 100 Pupils Quarantined in Central Israel Over COVID-19 Case at School - Reports

      More than 100 pupils and several teachers of a school in the central Israeli city of Holon have been quarantined after one of the school children tested positive for the coronavirus, local media reported on Sunday.

      According to the Maariv newspaper, the coronavirus was diagnosed in a seventh-grade pupil, after which students of four classes — about 120 people — and six teachers were put under quarantine for two weeks.

    • 11:08

      Kremlin Hopes Restrictions in Moscow to be Lifted by the Time of Victory Parade

      Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov expressed hope on Sunday that all the coronavirus-related restrictions in Moscow would be lifted before June 24, the rescheduled date of the parade marking the 75th anniversary of the victory in World War II.

      "Let's hope that by the time of the parade there’s practically nothing left from this [COVID-19 self-isolation] regime," Peskov said in a televised interview.

      The spokesman added that Russian President Vladimir Putin and guests invited to the military parade in Moscow would be at the rostrum.

      "Of course, the president and guests will be at the rostrum. And of course, there will be foreign heads of state," Peskov said when asked whether there would still be social distancing due to the epidemiological situation.

    • 09:33

      Indonesia Reports 700 New Coronavirus Deaths

      Indonesia has recorded 700 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the total toll in the country to 26, 473 amid the gradual lifting of quarantine measures across the country, the Health Ministry said on Sunday.

      The daily increase was 557 on Saturday and 678 on Friday.

      According to the ministry, 40 people have died over the past day and the overall number of fatalities is now 1,613. Over 7,300 people have fully recovered and were discharged from hospitals since the start of the outbreak.

    • 09:32

      Coronavirus-Stricken Costa Atlantica Cruise Liner Departs From Japan, Reports Say

      The Costa Atlantica cruise ship, whose crew members suffered an outbreak of the coronavirus disease while docking in the Japanese port of Nagasaki, departed for the Philippines, the Kyodo news agency reported on Sunday.

      The Italian-registered cruise liner, with 623 crew members on board without any holidaymakers, docked on March 25 for maintenance work at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries shipyard. It was supposed to leave Nagasaki in late April, but one crew was found to have been infected with COVID-19 in mid-April. A total of 149 crew members have since tested positive, with some of them hospitalized with severe symptoms.

    • 08:59

      Singapore's COVID-19 Tally Nears 35,000 After Another 518 Cases Mostly Among Migrants

      Singapore has registered 518 COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, all but three new infections among foreign workers in dormitories, the Health Ministry said on Sunday, updating the total tally to 34,884.

      "As of 31 May 2020 ... the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 518 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, the vast majority of whom are Work Permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories. Based on our investigations so far, there are three cases in the community, all of whom are Singaporeans/Permanent Residents," the statement said.

    • 07:38

      Number of Coronavirus Cases in Russia Rises by 9,268, Total Count Surpasses 400,000

      Russia has registered 9,268 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours (8,952 yesterday), bringing the total count to 405,843, the national coronavirus response center said on Sunday.

      "Over the past 24 hours, 9,268 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in 84 regions. Of these, 3,784 (or 40.8 percent) have been detected actively, with people showing no clinical symptoms," the center said in a statement.

      This brings the total tally to 405,843 (+2.3 percent) in 85 regions across Russia.

    • 07:25

      Further 1,855 COVID-19 Patients Discharged in Moscow Raising Total to 80,179, Deputy Mayor Says

      A further 1,855 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 have been discharged in Moscow over the past 24 hours after undergoing treatment (3,599 yesterday), taking the overall number of people who have recovered from the disease in the Russian capital to 80,179, Moscow Deputy Mayor Anastasia Rakova said on Sunday.

      "Over the past 24 hours, 1,855 more people have recovered in Moscow after undergoing treatment. The total number of people who have recovered from the infection has increased to 80,179," Rakova told reporters.

    • 07:18

      Pakistan Implements Mandatory Use of Masks For All Citizens

    • 06:55

      Indian PM Modi Asks Citizens to Remain Careful as Economic Lockdown Almost Over

      "The last time I spoke, passenger, air travel were shut. Now, with utmost precautions, flights have resumed. Industry too is returning to normalcy, opening up a major segment of the economy. In such a scenario, we need to be even more alert and careful. We should not be careless in our fight against coronavirus. We have to continue to follow social distancing and other protocols more sincerely now”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a monthly radio programme called "Mann ki Baat".

    • 06:30

      Ukraine Confirms 468 New Cases, 23,672 in Total

    • 06:01

      Number of Infected in Czech Republic Reaches 9,230

    • 05:42

      Germany Records 286 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Reaches 181,482

    • 05:20

      Number of Coronavirus Cases in Canada Surpasses 90,000

    • 05:11

      Thailand Reports 4 New Cases, Total Rises to 3,081

    • 04:54

      South Korea’s COVID-19 Case Count Rises by 27 to 11,468

    • 04:47

      India Confirms Record Spike in Number of Infected, Reaching 182,143 Cases

    • 04:37

      Rwanda Confirms 1st Coronavirus-Related Death in Country

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