COVID-19 | Top 10 global developments this Monday morning

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Globally, more than 16.1 million people around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and 647,910 have died, according to data from the Johns Hopkins University’s tracker. However, 9.3 million have recovered from the virus.

Here are the top 10 global developments this morning:

1. New Zealand has reported another day with no new cases of COVID-19 – the third day in a row. New Zealand has recorded 1,206 confirmed cases of the virus since the pandemic began, with 22 deaths.

2. Brazil registered an additional 555 deaths due to coronavirus over the last 24 hours and another 24,578 confirmed cases, the country’s health ministry said on Sunday.

3. China reported 61 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 26, up from 46 cases a day earlier, the health commission said on Monday.

4. India reported the highest single-day spike of 49,931 cases and 708 deaths in the last 24 hours. According to the Health Ministry Monday morning update, total confirmed cases in the country now climbed to 14,35,453.

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5. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared an emergency and a lockdown in a border town after a person suspected of being infected with the novel coronavirus returned from South Korea after illegally crossing the border, state media said on Sunday.

6. Spain has said outbreaks of new Covid-19 cases are isolated and under control after the UK abruptly ordered people coming from the country to quarantine.

7. Mexico’s Health Ministry on Sunday said the country reported 5,480 new cases of coronavirus infection and 306 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 390,516 cases and 43,680 deaths.

8. In Australia, second-most populous state of Victoria reported six new deaths from the coronavirus and logged a record daily increase of 532 new cases compared with 459 a day earlier.

9. The United States has recorded around 1,000 deaths per day for five days in a row, as the national caseload nears 4.2m and the death toll approaches 150,000.

10. Vietnam has reintroduced social distancing measures in the city of Danang, following the detection of four new locally-transmitted coronavirus cases in the country, after three months of no new infections.

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