COVID-19 | Top 10 global developments this Saturday morning

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The overall number of global coronavirus cases has crossed the 57.5-million mark, while the deaths have increased to more than 1.37 million, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

Here are the top 10 developments this morning:

  1. Mexico reported 6,426 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing its total confirmed cases to 1,025,969 with 100,823 deaths, the country’s health ministry said.
  2. US President Donald Trump will appear at the virtual Group of 20 (G20) summit this weekend, announced the White House, as global leaders struggle with surging COVID-19 cases around the world.
  3. France’s total COVID-19 cases have reached 2,109,170, and deaths at 48,265, while the number of hospitalizations continued to decline, data released by health authorities showed on Friday.
  4. Another 20,252 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 1,473,508, according to official figures released Friday.
  5. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil has increased by 38,397 to 6,020,164 within the past 24 hours, the national Ministry of Health said on late Friday.
  6. The number of COVID-19 cases has risen to 76,414, with 1,532 new cases in Myanmar on Friday, according to a release from the Health and Sports Ministry.
  7. US President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr, has tested positive for coronavirus, a personal spokesman told CNN on Friday.
  8. Moscow has registered 74 deaths of patients infected with the COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, bringing the Russian capital’s death toll to 8,233, the city’s coronavirus response centre said in a statement on Friday.
  9. The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday has advised against the use of remdesivir in patients hospitalised for coronavirus treatment.
  10. The overall number of global coronavirus cases has crossed the 57.5-million mark, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

(With ANI inputs)

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