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    The global COVID-19 case total has surpassed 10.1 million, according to Baltimore, Maryland's Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media and other sources.

    The United States remain the nation worst hit by the virus, having registered over 2.5 million cases and more than 125,700 fatalities so far.

    It is followed by Brazil, where more than 1.3 million people have been infected with the novel coronavirus, at least 57,622 of them have died.

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    • 02:55

      Germany Registers 262 New Cases of Coronavirus, Four New Deaths - Robert Koch Institute

    • 02:31

      China Registers 12 COVID-19 Cases, 6 Asymptomatic Carriers Over Day - Health Commission

      BEIJING (Sputnik) - China reported 12 new coronavirus cases and six asymptomatic carriers in the past 24 hours, the National Health Commission said on Monday, adding that nine patients had recovered in the given period.

      Out of the 12 new cases, eight are local, all of them registered in Beijing, where a spike in new infections started earlier this month.

      The country's total number of confirmed coronavirus cases now stands at 83,512, the death toll is 4,634. The total number of recovered patients in China stands at 78,450.

      A new cluster of coronavirus cases was detected in Beijing earlier this month. On 13 June, Beijing authorities announced they had shut down the city's major wholesale food market, Xinfadi, after several dozen people linked to the market tested positive for the coronavirus. Restrictive measures have been re-imposed in the Chinese capital.

      The current coronavirus pandemic started in China in December of last year. Initial reports indicated that the start of the COVID-19 epidemic in China could be linked to a "wet market" in the city of Wuhan in Hubei Province, where meat, live animals and seafood were sold.

      According to local reports, the coronavirus was detected on a chopping board for imported salmon at the Xinfadi market this month.

    • 02:07

      Daily Number of COVID-19 Cases in South Korea Drops Below 50, New Clusters Identified - KCDC

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - South Korea's daily number of COVID-19 cases has slightly dropped below 50, as 42 new cases were reported on Monday, the Health Ministry's Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said, adding that cases continued to emerge in clusters tied to churches.

      According to the KCDC, the total number of infections now stands at 12,757. On Sunday, the country reported 62 new COVID-19 cases and 51 the day before.

      Twenty-one new cases have been recorded in the capital of Seoul alone.

      The KCDC added that there were 27 cases traced to a church in Seoul's southwestern ward of Gwanak as a result of choir activities and a two-day workshop program.

      The death toll in South Korea remains at 280. The number of recoveries has grown by 65 to 11,429 according to the health authorities.

    • 02:06

      South Korea Is Reportedly Introducing 3-Level Social Distancing Due to Surge in Virus Cases

      A man sanitises his hands before entering a cheater for Phantom of the Opera as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Seoul, South Korea, June 18, 2020.

      South Korea Will Introduce 3-Level Social Distancing Due to Spike in COVID-19 Cases - Reports

      TOKYO (Sputnik) - The South Korean authorities are planning to introduce a three-level system of social distancing in the country due to an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, the state-run Yonhap News agency reported, citing the Health Ministry's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).
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    • 00:32

      Mexico Registers Over 4,000 New Coronavirus Cases - Health Ministry

      MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Mexico confirmed more than 4,000 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number or registered cases up to over 216,000 the country's Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell has announced.

      "The epidemic in Mexico started on 28 February, since that time, 216,852 people showed COVID-19 symptoms and had a positive test result for SARS-CoV-2. Of them, 25,558 people showed symptoms in the past 14 days", Lopez-Gatell said during a Sunday press conference broadcast by Mexico’s Health Ministry on Twitter.

      In the past 24 hours, 267 new deaths from COVID-19 were confirmed in Mexico, bringing the total death toll up to 26,648.

      On Saturday, Mexico reported 602 new coronavirus deaths. On Friday, Mexico reported 719 new coronavirus-related deaths and 5,441 new COVID-19 cases.

      Starting from Monday, the coronavirus risk level in Mexico City and in 18 of Mexico's 32 states will be downgraded from "red light" (maximum) to "orange light" (high).

    • 22:24

      Brazil Registers 30,476 New Coronavirus Cases, 552 New Deaths - Health Ministry

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil has increased by 30,476 to 1,344,143 within the past 24 hours, the country's Health Ministry said.

      The death toll has risen by 552 to 57,622 within the same period of time. A total of over 733,000 patients have recovered.

      A day earlier, Brazil reported some 38,693 new cases of the coronavirus disease.

      The Latin American country comes second on a global tally of coronavirus cases after the United States, which has recorded over 2.5 million COVID-19 patients.

    • 22:23

      Bars in California Are Being Closed Amid Rise in COVID-19 Infections - Governor Gavin Newsom

      California's Governor Gavin Newsom speaks to the media after casting his vote at a voting center at The California Museum for the presidential primaries on Super Tuesday in Sacramento, CA, U.S., March 3, 2020.

      California Closing Bars as Coronavirus Infection Spreads, Governor Newsom Says

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Bars in the US state of California are being closed amid a rise in the number of coronavirus cases, Governor Gavin Newsom has announced.
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    • 21:20

      More Than 500,000 Coronavirus Deaths Confirmed Globally - Johns Hopkins University

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The global COVID-19 death toll now stands at over 500,000 according to data from the Johns Hopkins University's Coronavirus Resource Centre.

      As of 12:12 am Moscow time on Monday (21:12 GMT on Sunday), there are 10,063,319 confirmed coronavirus cases in the world. The global death toll from COVID-19 stands at 500,108. The number of recovered individuals stands at 5,089,366.

      The United States remains the country with the largest number of cases (2,539,544) and the highest COVID-19 death toll (125,747), according to the latest data from the Johns Hopkins University.

    • 20:42

      Moscow's Death Toll From COVID-19 Rises by 23 to 3,761 - Response Centre

      "Another 23 patients, who were diagnosed with pneumonia and tested positive for the coronavirus infection, died in Moscow", the city's coronavirus response centre said in a statement on Sunday.

      In the previous day, 24 people infected with the coronavirus died in Moscow.

    • 20:12

      Single-Day Record 189,077 New COVID-19 Cases Registered Worldwide Over Past 24 Hours – WHO

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The global COVID-19 case total has surged past 9.8 million after a single-day record of 189,077 cases were registered worldwide over the past 24 hours, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Sunday.

      “Today we report a record number of new cases in the last 24 hours globally (189 077 cases), with several countries reporting their highest number of new cases in a 24-hour period", the WHO said in its daily statistical bulletin.

      The latest rise to the overall case total is a significant increase from the 179,316 new positive tests reported on Saturday by the WHO.

      The bulk of the new cases were reported in Brazil and the United States, which confirmed 46,860 and 44,458 new positive tests over the past 24 hours, respectively. A further 19,906 new cases were also reported in India over the past day.

      The WHO confirmed on Sunday that 4,612 people died from complications related to the coronavirus disease over the past 24 hours, a drop of 2,254 compared to the corresponding rise to the death toll on Saturday.

    • 17:59

      Iraqi Lawmakers Reportedly Refuse to Attend Parliament Sessions Over COVID-19 Fears

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Members of the Iraqi parliament are refusing to attend its sessions due to concerns related to COVID-19, the Iraqi Shafaq news agency reported, citing a source in the parliament.

      The source said that nothing indicated that parliament sessions would resume in the near future. A possibility of holding parliament meetings in video format are being examined, according to the outlet.

      More than 30 lawmakers contracted COVID-19 since the start of the outbreak, the source stated, adding that some of them had not recovered yet.

      Iraq has so far registered 45,402 COVID-19 cases, 1,756 related deaths and over 21,000 recoveries. A curfew is still in effect in the country, while domestic and international air traffic have been suspended.

    • 16:21

      UK Home Secretary Says Leicester Could Face Lockdown Due to Surge in Virus Cases

    • 14:48

      Florida Registers 8,350 New Cases After Record Spike of 9,585 Day Before

    • 14:12

      UK Authorities Say Death Toll Rises By 36 to 43,550

    • 10:17

      Global Pandemic, Moves to Prevent Outbreak Resurgence Pose Risks to Economic Growth - China's Central Bank

    • 10:14

      More Than 10 Million COVID-19 Cases Registered Worldwide

      The global tally of coronavirus cases has exceeded 10 million, according to data collected by US-based Johns Hopkins University from official government sources, media and other sources from across the world.

      The statistics released by the university's Coronavirus Response Center showed that the number of coronavirus cases recorded since the beginning of the outbreak had reached 10,001,527 and a total of 499,124 people had died, as of 10:15 GMT.

    • 07:45

      Russia Reports Almost 6,800 New COVID-19 Cases as Total Nears 635,000

      The number of people who have contracted the coronavirus infection in Russia has increased by 6,791, consistent with the daily increase dynamics of the past three days, the country's COVID-19 Response Center said in a daily update on Sunday.

      "Over the past day, 6,791 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in 83 regions of Russia, including 2,198 cases — or 32.4 percent — with no clinical symptoms," the response center said, specifying that Russia's cumulative toll has now reached 634,437 cases in 85 regions.

      Of newly detected cases, 717 have been confirmed in Moscow, 325 in Moscow Region and 285 in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area, according to the report.

      The reported daily dynamics showed there were 104 new fatalities, including 24 in Moscow, 21 in St.Peterburg and six in the Moscow Region. This brought the cumulative death toll to 9,073.

      Total recoveries now count 399,087, an increase of 5,735 over the past day, including 1,319 in Moscow Region, 1,052 in Moscow and 598 in St. Petersburg.

    • 05:16

      Coronavirus Case Tally in Kyrgyzstan Grows by 235 to 4,738 Over Day

      Kyrgyzstan reported 235 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 4,738, the republic's coronavirus response center told Sputnik on Sunday.

      "As of 28 June, 2020, 235 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been registered in the republic, including 107 in [the capital of] Bishkek," the center's spokesperson said.

      Twenty-seven new patients are doctors, which takes the total count of infected medical staffers to 739.

      The death toll has increased by one to 47 and the number of cured COVID-19 patients has grown by 30 to 2,242, according to the spokesperson.

    • 04:54

      China Registers 17 COVID-19 Cases, 7 Asymptomatic Carriers Over Day

      China detected 17 new coronavirus cases and seven asymptomatic carriers in the past 24 hours, the National Health Commission said on Sunday, adding that seven patients had recovered in the given period.

      Out of the 17 new cases, 14 are local, most of them registered in Beijing, where a hike in new infections started earlier this month.

      The country’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases now stands at 83,500, the death toll is 4,634. The total number of recovered individuals in China stands at 78,451.

      A new cluster of coronavirus cases was detected in Beijing earlier this month. On June 13, Beijing authorities announced they had shut down the city’s major wholesale food market, Xinfadi, after several dozen people linked to the market tested positive for the coronavirus. Restrictive measures have been re-imposed in the Chinese capital.

      The current coronavirus pandemic started in China in December of last year. Initial reports indicated that the start of the COVID-19 epidemic in China could be linked to a "wet market" in the city of Wuhan in Hubei Province, where meat, live animals and seafood were sold.

      According to local reports, the coronavirus was detected on a chopping board for imported salmon at the Xinfadi market this month.

    • 04:51

      India Registers Highest Single-Day Rise in COVID-19 Cases, Tally Climbs to 528,859

      States in India have reported 19,906 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, the Indian Health Ministry said.

      The death toll rose to 16,095 after 410 coronavirus-related fatalities were reported during the day.

      As per the Health Ministry, there are currently 203,051 active cases, while 309,712 patients have recovered.

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