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The number of coronavirus cases exceeds 16 million worldwide

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide is over 16 million.

According to a note from Johns Hopkins University, the US leads the census by 4.1 million, followed by 2.3 million in Brazil and 1.3 million in India.

The US also has the highest number of deaths at 146,460, followed by 86,449 in Brazil and 45,823 in the UK.

In the US, New York State leads to 32,608 deaths.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he believes “the vicious virus” may have entered the country and completely shut down the city of Kaesong, near the border with South Korea, after a person with suspected Covid-19 was found. symptoms.

In South Korea, the number of new cases dropped below 60, a day after more than 100 were reported for the first time in almost four months.

The Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed an additional 58 cases in the last 24 hours, representing 14,150 with 298 deaths.

Twelve of the recently confirmed cases were infected locally, while the rest came from abroad.

Health authorities said the 113 cases on Saturday were mainly imported infections found in cargo ship crews and hundreds of South Korean construction workers were flown in from virus-stricken Iraq.

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People wearing face masks pass a sign with the distance to the city of Kaesong in North Korea and the capital of South Korea, Seoul, in the Imjingak Pavilion in Paju, near the border with North Korea (Ahn Young-joon / AP)

Vietnam re-imposed restrictions in one of the most popular beach destinations after a second person tested positive for the virus, the first locally transmitted cases in the country in more than three months.

The authorities in Da Nang have banned gatherings of more than 30 people in public places and all sports, cultural and religious events in the city of 1.1 million. Theme parks, beauty salons, bars and clubs also had to close.

On Sunday, a 61-year-old man was confirmed to be infected, a day after a 57-year-old had tested positive for the coronavirus. Both are in critical condition and need life support.

A team of doctors who successfully cured a British pilot from Covid-19 flew to Da Nang to lead the treatment of the two patients.

However, health workers have failed to establish a connection between the two men and have not identified the source of the infection. It was reported that they had not left the city in the past month, where there have been no cases since April.

Several hundred people who had been in contact with the men initially tested negative for the virus. The city has also started testing on a larger scale.

Vietnam has not allowed international commercial fighting to resume, but does carry out repatriation battles for stranded Vietnamese overseas and international experts. All arrivals must be quarantined at designated facilities.

The new infections bring the Vietnam cases to 418 without deaths.

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People in an open-air shopping area in Beijing as China reported several dozen new confirmed cases of coronavirus (Mark Schiefelbein / AP)

China reported 46 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, the highest daily number in more than a month as it took steps to stop recent outbreaks that infected more than 160 people on other sides of the country.

Authorities confirmed 22 cases in Urumqi, a city in the Xinjiang region in the far west of the country, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. That brought the total to the local outbreak at 137 since the first case was discovered 10 days ago.

A further 13 cases were confirmed in the northeast Liaoning province, bringing the total to 25, almost all of them in Dalian city.

The National Health Commission also reported 11 imported cases in the past 24 hours in people who had arrived from abroad.

China has recorded 83,830 cases and 4,634 deaths since the pandemic began. The Health Commission said that 288 patients remain in treatment, including 18 in critical condition.

In Australia, the state of Victoria registered 10 deaths at night – the highest daily toll rate amid a continued rise in the number of cases.

Prime Minister Daniel Andrews said the death included seven men and three women. A man in his forties became one of the youngest victims of Covid-19 in Australia.

There were 459 new infections, the 21st consecutive day with triple increases.

The deaths bring Victoria’s toll to 71 and the Australian national number to 155. A total of 228 people are hospitalized in Victoria, 42 of whom are in intensive care.

Victoria processed 42,973 tests on Saturday, Mr. Andrews said, “by far the largest test result we’ve seen in one day.”

He said he currently has no plans to expand the closure in Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city.