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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- US President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr, has tested positive for coronavirus, a personal spokesman told CNN on Friday.
- 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.
- The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday has advised against the use of remdesivir in patients hospitalised for coronavirus treatment.
- The overall number of global coronavirus cases has crossed the 57.5-million mark, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
(With ANI inputs)