Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera’s continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Ted Regencia in Kuala Lumpur.
- The United States could see 200,000 deaths due to the coronavirus at one point in September, Asihish Jha, head of the Harvard Global Health Institute, said in an interview with CNN, while the American total coronavirus Cases exceeded 2 million on Wednesday as governments relax the restrictions.
Europe is expected to reopen its borders as the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development warns that euro area GDP is expected to drop 11.5% in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. Austria will partially open its borders from June 16, while Greece will allow tourists to travel to Athens or the main city in northern Thessaloniki from June 15.
- Neil Ferguson, epidemiologist at Imperial College London, whose modeling helped define Britain’s coronavirus strategy, says the death toll in the country could have been cut in half if the lock had been introduced a week earlier. early. The United Kingdom has more than 291,000 cases and at least 41,000 deaths.
- Student mental health is at the heart of China after locking, amid an increase in the number of suicides. In one district of Shanghai, so far there have been 14 suicides by elementary and high school students this year.
- More than 7.3 million people have now been confirmed to have coronavirus and more than 415,000 have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
Here are the latest updates:
Thursday June 11
02:31 GMT – South Korea reports 45 new infections
South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday reported 45 new cases of coronavirus, including 40 local infections – a slight decrease from 50 the previous day.
The total workload in the country now stands at 11,947, with a total of 10,654 considered recovered, according to news agency Yonhap citing the country’s health agency.
The total number of deaths remained unchanged at 276, with the death rate reaching 2.31%.
02:07 GMT – China reports 11 cases of imported coronavirus
China reported a slight spike in confirmed cases of imported 11-coronaviruses. There were no new deaths or cases of local transmission in Thursday’s report.
Chinese authorities say only 62 people are still on treatment for COVID-19. In addition, 130 people are being observed and isolated for showing signs of the disease or having tested positive for the virus without showing symptoms, to prevent them from spreading to others.
China has reported a total of 4,634 deaths from COVID-19 – a figure that has not changed for weeks – among 83,057 cases recorded since the virus was first detected in the central industrial city of Wuhan at the end of Last year.
01:25 GMT – Latin America kills 70,000 by pandemic, daily record in Mexico
The Latin American coronavirus crisis reached a grim new milestone on Wednesday with more than 70,000 deaths, according to a Reuters count, as Mexico hit a daily record of confirmed infections.
Brazil, with the largest economy in the region, remains the most affected country in Latin America, with the total death toll at just 40,000, the third highest global death toll after the United States and the Great -Brittany.
In the second largest country in the region, Mexico, a new daily record of 4,883 confirmed cases has been reported by the Ministry of Health, with an additional 708 deaths. Daily totals bring Mexico’s overall official count to 129,184 infections and 15,357 deaths.
00:01 GMT – Mexico City to increase COVID-19 tests defying the national government
Mexico City mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said the capital would embark on a large-scale COVID-19 test effort as the centerpiece of its plan to reopen its economy, deviating from the federal government’s strategy, which has avoided generalized testing as a waste of resources.
The goal will be to run some 100,000 tests per month by July and use the results to detect and isolate new infections as quickly as possible, Sheinbaum said at a press conference. It will be associated with an intensive information campaign.
The sprawling city of nine million – with an equal number or more in the suburbs – has confirmed more than 32,000 cases of coronavirus and more than 3,200 deaths, both considered underestimated due to the limited number of tests. Nationally, there were more than 129,000 cases and 15,357 deaths as of the end of Wednesday.
Read all of yesterday’s (June 10) updates here.