WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated June 2)

WORLD

The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated June 2)

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10:31, June 02, 2020

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A health professional works at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) ward where patients infected with the COVID-19 novel coronavirus are being treated, at the Santa Casa hospital in Belo Horizonte, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, on June 1, 2020. (Photo: AFP)

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 375,513 with the global confirmed cases reaching 6,264,742 as of 9:00 am BJT on Tuesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

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Current situation (data as of 9:00 am BJT, June 2):

China's inactivated COVID-19 vaccine is expected to finish clinical trials and get ready for the market as early as the end of this year or early next year, according to developer China National Biotec Group (CNBG).

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro defiantly rallied with his supporters Sunday as the country's coronavirus death toll surged to world's fourth highest, and global fatalities hit 370,000.

At least a quarter of the COVID-19 deaths in the United States were among nursing home residents, a new report said, a disclosure that came as coronavirus restrictions eased Monday even as US protests against police brutality sparked fears of new outbreaks.

French health officials announced COVID-19 cases continue to fall with 14,288 patients receiving treatment in hospitals, 14,322 fewer than the previous day. 

Italy recorded 178 fresh cases of infection from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the lowest such figure since Feb. 27, the Civil Protection Department said on Monday.

Amid a pandemic and the remnants of a tropical storm, Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador kicked off Mexico’s return to a “new normal” Monday with his first road trip in two months as the nation began to gradually ease some virus-inspired restrictions.

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