The number of coronavirus cases recorded around the world has now climbed to 27.47 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker. Deaths from the virus stand at 896,236. However, over 18.44 million people have been recovered from the virus.
Here are the top 10 global developments this morning:
1. Final clinical trials for a coronavirus vaccine, developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, have been put on hold after a participant had an adverse reaction in the UK.
2. France recorded 6,544 new daily cases over the last 24 hours to stand at a total of 335,524.
3. Spain reported 3,168 new cases in the past 24 hours. Spain’s health ministry reported 8,964 new COVID cases on Tuesday, 3,168 of them diagnosed over the past 24 hours.
4. Australia’s coronavirus hot spot of Victoria state on Wednesday reported 76 new cases and 11 deaths from the virus in the last 24 hours, Reuters reported.
5. Mainland China reported two new COVID-19 cases on 8 September, down from 10 a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Wednesday. Both cases were imported infections involving travellers from overseas, marking the 24th straight day of no local infections.
6. Mexico reported 5,351 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and 703 additional fatalities on Tuesday, bringing its totals to 642,860 infections and 68,484 deaths, according to updated health ministry data.
7. Egypt reported 187 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the national tally to 100,228, the health ministry said. Meanwhile, 19 deaths were reported, raising the death toll to 5,560, the ministry’s spokesman Khaled Megahed said in a statement, ANI reported.
8. New Zealand reported six new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, all spread by community transmission and connected to an outbreak in the largest city, Auckland.
9. 2,420 new cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed by laboratory tests in the United Kingdom over the last 24 hours, taking the total number of infections to 352,520, the Department of Health and Social Care reported on Tuesday.
10. The Brazilian government said on Tuesday the country’s COVID-19 death toll surpassed 127,000 after registering 504 more deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 127,464. Additionally, 14,279 new Covid-19 cases were reported, bringing the national count to 4,162,073 cases.