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COVID – 19 WORLD UPDATE: US VIRUS DEATHS NEAR 120,000

As monitored by Malikana Mulele,

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases, with the total rising by over 183,000 in a 24-hour period.

The highest increase is from North and South America, with more than 116,000 new cases, according to a daily WHO report on Sunday.

As reported by BBC and Aljazeera, most of the cases came from Brazil, followed by the US and India.

Worldwide, about 8.9 million people have been confirmed to have the coronavirus and at least 4.4 million have recovered, while more than 467,000 people have died, according to Johns Hopkins University.

A former US Food and Drug Administration commissioner has warned that some US states, including Texas, Florida and Arizona, could start to see a rapid rise in coronavirus cases this coming week.

Commissioner Scott Gottlieb sounded the alarm as the US death toll hit 119,969, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.

Brazil, the world’s second coronavirus hotspot after the US, officially passed 50,000 coronavirus deaths, with 50,617 deaths as of the end of Sunday. The country has over a million cases, according to the country’s health ministry.

Latin America is the current pandemic hotspot but confirmed cases have also been rising in India and Pakistan.

China has reported nine new cases in Beijing over the past 24 hours.

Commissioner Scott Gottlieb sounded the alarm as the US death toll hit 119,969, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.

Brazil, the world’s second coronavirus hotspot after the US, officially passed 50,000 coronavirus deaths, with 50,617 deaths as of the end of Sunday. The country has over a million cases, according to the country’s health ministry.

Latin America is the current pandemic hotspot but confirmed cases have also been rising in India and Pakistan.

China has reported nine new cases in Beijing over the past 24 hours.

That is down from 22 the previous day, and the first time it has been in single figures for more than ten days.

Globally, there have been almost nine million confirmed cases since the outbreak began, with 467,000 deaths.

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