COVID-19 Updates: US death toll tops 170,000

COVID-19 Updates: US death toll tops 170,000

BEIJING: The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, reported Xinhua news agency:

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NEW YORK — The total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States surpassed 5.4 million on Sunday, and the death toll has surpassed the 170,000 mark, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

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NAIROBI — Kenya on Sunday confirmed that COVID-19 positive cases had surpassed 30,000 in the country amid a steady increase in recoveries.

Mutahi Kagwe, cabinet secretary in the Ministry of Health, said that 271 people tested positive for the disease, raising the national tally to 30,120.

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RABAT — Morocco on Sunday reported 1,472 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections in the country to 42,489.

The number of recoveries from the coronavirus in Morocco increased to 29,344 after 778 more were added, while the death toll rose by 26 to 658, said Mouad Mrabet, coordinator of the Moroccan Center for Public Health Operations at the Ministry of Health.

China has helped Morocco in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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QUITO — Ecuador on Sunday reported a total of 101,542 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 6,070 deaths from the disease since the onset of the pandemic five and a half months ago.

In the previous 24 hours, the Andean nation registered 854 new cases and five more deaths.

— BERNAMA