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China reports zero deaths; Japan declares state of emergency

China reports zero deaths; Japan declares state of emergency

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April 7 (UPI) -- China on Tuesday reported no deaths associated with COVID-19 in the past 24 hours -- a first since it started publishing updates on the coronavirus outbreak in late January. Beijing's National Health Commission announced the milestone in its daily briefing that it first started publishing in late January, nearly two months after the deadly and infectious coronavirus is believed to have emerged from the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Tuesday's update reported zero deaths and 32 new cases of the virus over Tuesday, all of which were imported, increasing its total infections to 81,740 while its death toll stands pat from the day prior at 3,331, according to the commission. It also said it recorded 30 asymptomatic cases, which are people who test positive for the virus but d...
Coronavirus deaths in Spain down for second day in a row

Coronavirus deaths in Spain down for second day in a row

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Spain has seen a drop in the number of people dying from COVID-19 for the second day in a row.The number of deaths related to coronavirus now stands at 11,744 - up from 10,935 the previous day. The 809 extra deaths in the last 24 hours was down from 932 on Friday. Spain's number of dead passes 10,000 It came as Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez was expected to announce a new extension to a COVID-19 lockdown that has p...
WHO: Coronavirus deaths will pass 50,000 in ‘the next few days’

WHO: Coronavirus deaths will pass 50,000 in ‘the next few days’

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The number of deaths due to coronavirus will pass 50,000 within the "next few days", according to the World Health Organization.The organisation's director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters on Wednesday evening that the growing number of COVID-19 deaths was "deeply concerning". He said: "As we enter the fourth month since the start of the pandemic, I'm deeply concerned about the rapid escalation and global spread of infection."Over the past five weeks we have witnessed a near exponential growth in the number of new cases reaching almost every country, territory, and area."The number of cases has more than doubled in the past week. In the next few days, we will reach one million confirmed cases and 50,000 deaths." His words came as the number of confirmed cases worldw...
Spain surpasses China coronavirus cases as deaths rise to 7,340

Spain surpasses China coronavirus cases as deaths rise to 7,340

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Spain has become the third country to confirm more cases of coronavirus than China - as its number of deaths rose by 812 in a day to reach a total of 7,340.Confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by 6,398 since Sunday to reach 85,195 in total, Spain's health ministry said. The country has now joined the United States and Italy in having more coronavirus cases than China, which had confirmed 82,156 cases as of Monday. Image: Military Emergencies Unit members helped transport patients from a Madrid hospital to the Ifema convention centre to relieve crowded hospitals At midday on Monday, a minute's silence was held in Madrid, Spain's hardest hit city, for those who have died as an adagio was heard in one of the capital's best known squar...
Spain has second-highest number of deaths as Italy and France tolls rise

Spain has second-highest number of deaths as Italy and France tolls rise

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A total of 3,434 coronavirus patients have now have died in Spain - more than the recorded number of deaths in China where the outbreak began.Spain now has the world's second-highest tally of COVID-19 deaths after 738 more were reported on Wednesday, the country's deadliest toll in one day. With 3,434 coronavirus patients dead, Spain surpassed China's toll of 3,285. Is Spain the new COVID-19 epicentre? Italy stil...