Passengers wearing face masks ride a SkyTrain in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on July 18, 2020. (File photo: Xinhua)
Chinese mainland reported 16 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 13 were domestically transmitted cases in Xinjiang and three were from overseas.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 72,045 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, setting a fresh single-day case record since the outbreak of the pandemic.
As of Saturday morning, 294,066 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Britain, a daily increase of 827, the British Department of Health and Social Care announced.
European Union leaders were due to meet for a third day Sunday to try and agree on a giant post-coronavirus economic recovery plan as four million residents of Barcelona in virus-ravaged Spain were effectively placed under lockdown.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 271,606 in Iran on Saturday. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia's tally nears 250,000.
Turkey's COVID-19 cases increased by 918 on Saturday, while the total cases climbed to 218,717, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Saturday.