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Global Situation Report: How is the Outbreak Growing?


Highlights:

  • Japan extended its state of emergency until May 31. The country recorded 510 deaths from the virus and more than 15,000 infections.

  • Swiss drugmaker Roche won emergency approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for an antibody test to determine whether people have ever been infected with the coronavirus.

  • Around 4 million Italians returned to work after Italy eased some conditions of the country’s eight-week lockdown.

  • Experts from around the globe announced Monday a case definition for a new inflammatory disorder in children, dubbed pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome, that is likely linked to COVID-19. A handful of cases had been reported in the New York area and in the U.K.

  • U.S. regulators pulled back a decision that allowed scores of coronavirus antibody tests to hit the market without first providing proof that they worked.

  • New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced that schools in the state will remain closed for the remainder of the academic year.

  • South Korea's government announced that it will set up 1,000 clinics to treat potential coronavirus patients in the coming months in preparation for a possible second wave of COVID-19 this fall and winter. The country also announced plans to reopen schools starting next week.

  • Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said he is allowing in-room and outdoor dining at restaurants and relaxing rules about outside gatherings.


Surveillance

  • Bangladesh has reported 688 new cases, bringing the total to 10,143. The country has reported a total of 182 deaths.

  • Brazil has reported 4,075 new cases, bring the total to 105,222. Brazil has reported 263 deaths, bringing the death toll to 7,288.

  • Chile has reported 980 new cases, bringing the total to 20,643. The country also reported 10 new deaths, bringing the total to 270.

  • China has reported three new cases, bringing the total to 82,880. China has also reported 13 new asymptomatic cases.

  • Germany has reported 679 new cases, bringing the total to 163,175. Germany has reported 43 deaths, bringing the death toll to 6,692.

  • Indonesia has reported 395 new cases, bringing the total to 11,587. Indonesian health ministry official Achmad Yurianto has also confirmed 19 new deaths, bringing the total to 864. A total of 1,954 have recovered.

  • Iran has reported 74 new deaths, bringing the death toll to 6,277. Iran has reported a total of 98,647 cases.

  • Israel has reported 38 new cases, bringing the total number to 16,246. Three people have died, bringing the death toll to 233. A total of 10,064 people have recovered and 6,436 people have been tested.

  • Italy has reported 195 new deaths, bringing the death toll to 29,079. Italy reported 1,221 new cases, bringing the total to 211,938. 99,980 remain infected with 1,479 in intensive care. 82,879 have recovered and 1.48 million have been tested for COVID-19.

  • Malaysia has reported 55 new cases, bringing the total to 6,353. 71 people have been discharged, bringing the number of recovered to 4,484. Malaysia has reported no new deaths, with the death toll remaining at 105.

  • The Netherlands has reported 199 new cases, bringing the total to 40,770. Dutch authorities reported 26 new deaths, bringing the death toll to 5,082.

  • New Zealand has reported no new cases but one probable case was reclassified as confirmed, keeping the total at 1,487 (1,137 confirmed and 350 probable). In addition, NZ health authorities have confirmed ten new recoveries, bringing the total to 1,276.

  • The Philippines has reported 16 new deaths, bringing the death toll to 623. The Philippines has also reported 262 new cases, bringing the total to 9,485.

  • Russia has reported 10,581 new cases.

  • Singapore has reported 573 new cases, bringing the total to 18,778.

  • South Korea has reported eight new cases, bringing the total to 10,801.

  • Turkey has reported 65 deaths, bringing the death toll to 3,461. Turkish authorities have reported 1,614 new cases, bringing the total to 127,659. A total of 68,166 people have recovered. Turkey has conducted 35,771 new tests, bringing the total number of tests to 1.170 million.

  • Ukraine has reported 418 new cases and 15 new deaths, bringing the total numbers to 12,331 and 303 respectively; a total of 1,619 patients have recovered.

  • The United Kingdom has reported 288 deaths, bringing the death toll to 28,734.

  • Yemen has reported two new cases, bringing the total to 12. The country has a total of two deaths


Sources: NBC News, Wikipedia, and The World Health Organization


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