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Global cases exceed 4.6 million

18 May, 2020

Coronavirus global cases have passed 4.6 million and global deaths have passed 311,800.

Most cases were reported from the United States (more than 1.46 million), Russia (272,043), the United Kingdom, (241,461), Brazil (233,511) and Spain (230,698), according to the Johns Hopokins University.

India’s National Disaster Management Authority ordered an extension to the nationwide lockdown meant to fight the spread of the coronavirus until May 31. The lockdown over the country of 1.35 billion was first implemented on March 24. India’s confirmed coronavirus cases totaled 90,927 after it reported another 4,987 new infections, according to the latest data by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. 

India also reported 120 additional deaths relating to the Coronavirus, bringing total fatalities to 2,872, the Health Ministry data showed. Despite the continued jump in cases and deaths, India is expected to ease some lockdown measures starting from Monday

Indonesia’s confirmed Coronavirus infection count rose by 489 on Sunday to reach 17,514, its health ministry said.

The country also reported 59 new deaths from the virus, taking its death toll to 1,148. The southeast Asian state of 267 million has tested 140,473  people so far, according to its Health Ministry.

Malaysia reported 22 new Coronavirus cases Sunday, bringing the total infections for the country to 6,894. Its health authorities reported no new deaths Sunday, with the national reported death toll remaining at 113. Russia, home to the second-highest volume of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide, counted 9,709 new cases on Sunday, in a rise of more than 500 from the previous day’s new infection count of 9,200.

The country’s Coronavirus task force reported its overall infection number at 281,752. It announced 94 additional deaths from the virus over the last 24 hours, bringing the total death count to 2,631

Germany confirmed another 583 Covid-19 cases, which brings its tally to 174,355, according to the latest data by Robert Koch Institute, a federal government agency responsible for disease monitoring and prevention. 

The country’s death toll increased by 33 to 7,914, said the institut


Thailand eased restrictions further this weekend by allowing more businesses and activities to resume, including department stores, restaurants and some sporting facilities.

The government also shortened the nationwide curfew by one hour. The nighttime curfew will now run from 11 p.m. — instead of 10 p.m. previously — until 4 a.m. the next day. 

The number of new daily cases in Thailand has slowed to a trickle this month. As of Saturday, the Southeast Asian country has reported 3,025 confirmed infections and 56 deaths, according to the Department of Disease Control.

South Korea reported 13 new confirmed Coronavirus cases, bringing its tally to 11,050, according to the latest data by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Of those, five cases were detected in Seoul, where a new cluster of infections linked to several nightclubs and bars was recently found. Authorities have been tracking down the roughly 5,500 people that visited the affected nightlife spots between April 24 and May 6 — more than a thousand of them still out of contact, according to Yonhap News Agency. 

Mexico’s health ministry said there were another 278 coronavirus-related fatalities, taking the country’s death toll to 5,045 since the outbreak, reported Reuters. 

Mexico’s Covid-19 death rate is higher compared to the global average because pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetes, hybertension and obesity are more widespread among the population, according to the report.

The country’s cumulative confirmed cases jumped by 2,112 to 47,144, said the report Brazil’s total confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease surpassed that of Spain and Italy to become the fourth largest in the world, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Brazil now has 233,142 in cumulative confirmed cases after adding 14,919 new infections in the last 24 hours, media reports said, citing the country’s health ministry. Only the U.S., Russia and the U.K. have reported higher numbers of confirmed infections compared to Brazil, Hopkins data showed. (CNBC)