Brazil surpasses Spain and Italy in total confirmed cases

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  • Global cases: More than 4.6 million
  • Global deaths: At least 311,425
  • Most cases reported: United States (more than 1.4 million), Russia (272,042), United Kingdom, (241,461), Brazil (233,142) and Spain (230,698)

The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of 7:32 a.m. Beijing time. 

All times below are in Beijing time.

10:55 am: South Korea confirms 13 more cases

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. 

The number of coronavirus-related deaths in South Korea remained at 262 after KCDC reported no additional fatalities in the past day. — Yen Nee Lee

10:10 am: Mexico’s death toll cross 5,000

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. — Yen Nee Lee     

9:25 am: China reports 5 new cases, no additional deaths

China’s National Health Commission said there were five new coronavirus cases in the past day. Two of those cases were “imported,” while the remaining three were detected in the northeastern province of Jilin, said NHC.

That brings the total number of confirmed cases in mainland China to 82,947, according to the commission. The country’s death toll remained at 4,634, said NHC.

Jilin province has experienced a resurgence in cases. Last week, Shulan — a city in the province — reported new cases for the first time in more than 70 days. That prompted authorities to reinstate some restrictions, such as closing sporting facilities and libraries, and halting some train services. — Yen Nee Lee

9:05 am: Brazil surpasses Spain and Italy in total confirmed cases 

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, reported Reuters, 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.

Reuters also reported that the death toll in Brazil rose to 15,633 — 816 more than the previous day. — Yen Nee Lee

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