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Weekly Coronavirus Report: What Happened Today


Around the World Today:


  • Algeria confirmed nine additional cases, bringing the total number to 17.

  • Belgium confirmed 27 new cases, bringing the total number to 50.

  • Brazil confirmed three new cases, bringing the total to 8.

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina confirmed the first two cases in the country.

  • Canada confirmed 11 new cases in Ontario, and the first one in Alberta, bringing the total to 45.

  • China confirmed 139 new cases, bringing the total number to 80,409. 31 new deaths were also confirmed (all in Hubei), bringing the total to 3,012.

  • Ecuador confirmed three more cases, bringing the total number to 13.

  • Egypt confirmed the first case in an Egyptian national, who had recently traveled from Serbia via France.

  • France registered 92 new confirmed cases, taking the total number of cases to 377. It also saw deaths rise from 4 to 6. This then rose to 423 total cases and 7 deaths. Jean-Luc Reitzer was the first Assembly member to be diagnosed with the virus.

  • Georgia confirmed five new cases, all of whom had recently returned from Italy.

  • Germany confirmed 87 new cases, taking it to a total of 349.

  • Greece confirmed its tenth case. It later confirmed an additional 21 cases, taking it to a total of 31.

  • India confirmed one more case, bringing the total number to 30.

  • Iran saw its largest daily increase in cases, with 591 new cases, taking it to a total of 3,513 confirmed cases. It also saw 15 new deaths, increasing its total to 107. Hossein Sheikholeslam, a diplomat and a former member of parliament and Iran's former ambassador to Syria died from the virus.

  • Ireland confirmed six new cases, bringing the total number to 13.

  • Israel confirmed two new cases, bringing the total to 17. And of these was a bus driver from East Jerusalem who drove a group of Greek tourists in Israel and the West Bank, the other having recently returned from Italy.

  • Italy reported 769 new cases and 41 new deaths, bringing the total number to 3,850 and 148 respectively.

  • Malaysia confirmed five more cases, bringing the total number to 55.

  • Martinique confirmed its first two cases.

  • The Netherlands confirmed 44 new cases, bringing the total number to 82.

  • New Zealand confirmed its third case, an Auckland man who had contracted the virus after family members had returned from a trip to Iran. Relatives of the man at two Auckland schools, Auckland Grammar School and Ormiston Junior College, had also been placed into isolation.

  • Norway confirmed six new cases, bringing the total number to 66.

  • Pakistan confirmed a sixth case, a 69-year-old man in Karachi.

  • Palestine reported its first cases in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Seven staff at a hotel were reported to be infected by visiting tourists from Greece. These tourists were the same ones from who the Israeli bus driver was infected from.

  • Russia confirmed one more case, bringing the total number to 7. Saudi Arabia confirmed three additional cases, bringing the total number to 5.

  • Scotland confirmed three more cases, bringing the total to 6.

  • Singapore confirmed five more cases, bringing the total number to 117.

  • South Africa records its first case in the KwaZulu-Natal province.

  • South Korea confirmed 145 more cases, bringing the total number to 5,766. The death toll had reached 35. Another 322 more cases and 6 more deaths are confirmed later in the afternoon, bringing the total to 6088 cases and 41 deaths respectively.

  • Spain had confirmed that the total number of cases had risen to 234.

  • Sweden confirmed 42 more cases, bringing the total number to 94.

  • Switzerland reported its first death from the virus.

  • Thailand confirmed four new cases, bringing the total to 47.

  • The United Kingdom's total increased to 90. The UK also later confirmed the total number of cases had increased further up to 116, as well as recording the first death in the country, an older person with underlying health conditions.


Sources: The COVID Tracking Project and The World Health Organization


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