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Africa reaches 100,000 known COVID-19 deaths as danger grows

Loading the player… Africa has surpassed 100,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 as the continent praised for its early response to the pandemic now struggles with a dangerous resurgence and medical oxygen often runs desperately short. “We are more vulnerable than we thought,” the director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, John Nkengasong, told The Associated Press… Read More »

WHO says 2 million coronavirus deaths is ‘not impossible’ as world approaches 1 million

As the global death toll from the coronavirus approaches 1 million people, the World Health Organization said Friday that it’s “not impossible” that number could double if countries don’t uniformly work to suppress the virus’ spread. “It’s certainly unimaginable, but it’s not impossible, because if we look at losing 1 million people in nine months… Read More »

Coronavirus UK: 871 more cases and 98 deaths

Are coronavirus cases now levelling off? Daily cases average drops for first time in a fortnight and 98 deaths are recorded after ONS estimated number of infections in England has fallen 12% in a week to 3,700 Statistics reveal 834 cases are being registered each day — down slightly from yesterday’s average of 835  The… Read More »

Malaysia reports 277 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

New office buildings under construction are pictured in Kuala Lumpur, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, Malaysia June 3, 2020. REUTERS/ Lim Huey Teng KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian health authorities on Thursday reported 277 new coronavirus cases after infections were detected in an immigration detention centre. The rise in new cases pushed Malaysia’s cumulative… Read More »

Coronavirus deaths fall to six-week low

Coronavirus death registrations in the UK in the week to 15 May reached their lowest point since the beginning of April. Between 11 and 15 May, there were 4,210 death registrations mentioning Covid-19, across the UK. Down from 4,426 the previous week, it is the lowest weekly figure since the 3,801 for the week ending… Read More »