• The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed 6.73 million of which more than 393 000 died and over 3.27 million recovered.
• US remains by fa the worst-affected country with over 1.92 million cases. Brazil is now the second worst-hit country, with over 618 000 registered cases. Russia reported 8,726 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, pushing the total number of infections to 449,834 which is the third highest number of infections in the world.
Almost 130 thousand new coronavirus cases were reported yesterday! This is the highest number since the pandemic began. Meanwhile 7-day average currently stands at 118 422. Source: Worldometers
• On Thursday Florida reported 1317 new COVID-19 cases and that's a 2.4% rise in total cases compared to the 7-day average of 1.6%. That's the largest jump since mid-April and Wednesday's numbers were also elevated.
• South Africa recorded 3,267 new infections on Thursday which its largest daily jump of cases so far.
• Yesterday Mexico reported 4442 new coronavirus cases. Thursday's figure surpassed the record set just the previous day.
Latin America has become a global epicenter for the pandemic, with countries like Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Chile recording high numbers of cases. The situation is also getting worse in Africa and some countries of southern Asia. Source: Financial Times
• The US is the country with more deaths caused by the virus with over 110 000, followed by the UK which reported nearly 40 000 deaths. Brazil surpassed Italy and is now the third worst-hit country with over 34 000 death casualties.
Yesterday 5511 people have died due to coronavirus. Thursday’s figure came in above 7-day average, which currently stands at 4338. Source: Worldometers
• Russian officials announced that 144 people had died in the last 24 hours, bringing the official nationwide death toll to 5,528.
• Daily death toll is still rising quickly in Mexico. Yesterday government officials reported 816 more deaths. A Reuters investigation concluded that fatalities could be 2.5 times higher than reported. Mexico’s government has previously admitted the real number of fatalities was higher than the official count.
Daily death rate is still accelerating in South Asian, Africa and Latin American countries. Meanwhile mortality rate seems to stabilize in the worst-affected European countries and in Australia and New Zealand. Source: Financial Times