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Weekly Coronavirus Report: What Happened Today

Updated: Jan 25, 2021

Around the World:

  • Spain’s death toll topped 10,000, making it only the second country in the world to reach the grim milestone. Only Italy had more deaths at 13,555.

  • The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Iran surpassed 50,000. The country’s death toll also rose to 3,160.

  • The head of the European Commission announced that Italy will be the first country to receive financial help from the European Union to aid with the economic impact of the pandemic.

  • The U.S. Department of Labor released new figures that showed a record 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits the previous week, a sign of the pandemic’s mounting toll on the U.S economy.

  • Thailand announced plans for a six-hour curfew, from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. local time, until further notice, in a bid to control the virus’ spread.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin extended the country’s nationwide work-from-home guidance until the end of April.

  • The number of coronavirus cases worldwide surpassed 1 million, with more than 51,000 deaths globally, according to Johns Hopkins University.


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