View of a projection reading "Over 40,000 Brazilians have died from COVID-19", in one of the towers of the JK building, in Belo Horizonte, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, on June 11, 2020. (Photo by AFP)
The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 420,847 with the global confirmed cases reaching 7,493,514 as of 9:30 am BJT on Friday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Current situation (data as of 9:30 am BJT, June 12):
Chinese health authority said Friday that it received reports of seven new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Thursday, of which six were imported from overseas.
Brazil has surpassed 40,000 deaths from the novel coronavirus and 800,000 cases, according to the latest figures from the health ministry on Thursday. Brazil is second only to the United States in total cases.
An influential COVID-19 model produced by the University of Washington has revised its projections, forecasting nearly 170,000 COVID-19 deaths in the United States by Oct. 1.
Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca on Thursday said nearly 85 percent of the total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Turkey have recovered. urkey on Thursday partially resumed international flights, which have been suspended for nearly two months over the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Spanish Ministry of Health, Consumer Affairs and Social Welfare on Thursday reported no new deaths from COVID-19 for a fourth consecutive day.