A COVID-19 patient thumbs up to medical workers before he is moved out of an ICU ward of a hospital in Barcelona, Spain, on May 7, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)
The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 274,898 with the global confirmed cases reaching 3,938,064 as of 11 am BJT on Saturday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Current status (data as of 11:30 am BJT, May 9):
Chinese health authority said Saturday that no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported on the Chinese mainland on Friday.
The United States recorded 1,635 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 77,178, according to the latest real-time tally Friday reported by Johns Hopkins University.
Italy on Friday posted a decrease in COVID-19 intensive care cases and hospitalizations as the death toll passed the 30,000 mark, according to the country's Civil Protection Department
Russia will hold only muted celebrations on Saturday for the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II after President Vladimir Putin postponed a Red Square parade due to the coronavirus pandemic.
France's timeline of the coronavirus outbreak may be upended as more reports of suspected first patients emerged. A hospital in the eastern city Alsace said it may have treated COVID-19 patients in mid-November, nine weeks earlier than the official record.
Brazil, the country in Latin America that has been hardest hit by the coronavirus crisis, said Friday it had reached a new daily record for COVID-19 fatalities with 751 deaths.
Turkey on Friday confirmed 1,848 new COVID-19 cases, bring the total number to 135,569, while Iran's total number of infections increased to 104,691.