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Mainland China reports eight new coronavirus cases, two in Beijing

BEIJING (Reuters) - China recorded eight new coronavirus cases for July 4, up from with three a day earlier, the national health authority said on Sunday, while city officials in Beijing said nearly all the cases in a recent outbreak in the capital were mild. Learn More


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Iran records highest daily death toll from COVID-19

(Reuters) - Iran recorded its highest number of deaths from COVID-19 within a 24-hour period, official health ministry figures showed on Sunday. More »


WHO reports record daily increase in global coronavirus cases, up more than 212,000

(Reuters) - The World Health Organization reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Saturday, with the total rising by 212,326 in 24 hours. More »


Philippines records highest single-day jump in new coronavirus cases

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines reported its biggest single-day jump in new coronavirus cases on Sunday, adding 2,434 confirmed infections and taking the total count to 44,254, the health ministry said. More »


U.S. CDC reports 2,789,678 coronavirus cases, 129,305 deaths

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised its count of coronavirus cases and deaths to 57,718 new cases and 661 deaths on Saturday, taking the total to 2,789,678 cases and 129,305 deaths. More »


Britain puts $10 million into study on long term effects of COVID-19

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is putting 8.4 million pounds ($10.49 million) into a new study to examine the long-term effects of COVID-19 on patients, the health ministry said on Sunday. More »


WHO halts hydroxychloroquine, HIV drugs in COVID trials after failure to reduce death

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir in hospitalised patients with COVID-19 after they failed to reduce mortality. More »


Russia's coronavirus cases surpass 680,000

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Sunday reported 6,736 new cases of the novel coronavirus, raising the nationwide tally to 681,251. More »


Mexico surpasses France in coronavirus death toll

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico reported 523 more coronavirus deaths on Saturday, pushing its tally to 30,366, overtaking France to become the fifth-highest in the world. More »


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