Brazil coronavirus death toll is approaching 50,000: Live updates | News


  • Nearly 50 000 people are dead coronavirus in Brazil, the world’s No. 2 hotspot, with 1,022 fatalities in the past 24 hours, according to the country, the ministry of health. Brazil confirmed its first case of this novel coronavirus on the 26th of February and passed 1 million event on Friday.

  • South Africa has announced almost 5,000 new cases of coronavirus for a new daily record. The country has recorded a total of 92 000 confirmed cases, which is about 30 per cent of all cases across the African continent. At least of 1 877 persons have been killed in the country.

  • The Palestinian Authority, is to restore a duration of five days coronavirus restriction in two west bank cities following a spike in infections. The actions in Hebron and Nablus came after 86 Palestinians have been tested positive for the virus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases there to 687, with two deaths.

  • More than 463,000 people are dead as the result of the new coronavirus, according to data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University. Less than 8.75 million people have been confirmed to have the sars coronavirus around the world and more than 4.2 million have been recovered.

Here are the latest updates:

Sunday, June 20

00:01 GMT – Montenegro restores lock measures after new cases emerge

Montenegrin health authorities have restored a part of the locking action in the north-east of the boundary of the city to contain a cluster of cases of coronavirus, was reported by the AP news agency.

The authorities have confirmed new cases of the virus after he was not there in Montenegro for several weeks. They say that on the 31 active cases, 26 were imported from neighbouring countries of Serbia.

Infected people include some who went to a football match in Serbia’s capital, Belgrade, and some of the citizens of the north-east region of Montenegro, the town of Rozaje, who traveled in a city other side of the border.


Hello and welcome on Al Jazeera’s continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Ted Regencia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

You can find all of the key developments since yesterday, June 20, here.


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