More than 450 000 people died as a result of the new coronavirus, according to data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University. More than 8.4 million people have been confirmed as having the new coronavirus in the world, and over four million have recovered.
With the worst epidemic in the world outside of the United States, Brazil has now 978 142 confirmed cases and 47 748 deaths.
In Honduras, president Juan Orlando Hernandez became the latest world leader to be hospitalized after having been tested positive for the coronavirus.
- The world health Organization (WHO) has announced that tests for the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in its extensive testing multi-country treatment for patients COVID-19 had been stopped after new data and studies have not shown any benefit.
Here are the latest updates:
Friday, June 19
01:34 GMT – The president of Honduras to be stable, tired after his hospitalization
Honduran president Juan Orlando Hernandez is in a stable condition and is being treated for pneumonia after having been tested positive for the COVID-19, said Thursday one of its doctors.
Dr. Cesar Aaron Carrasco of the military hospital told the Reuters news agency that the state of Hernandez had improved since his admission to Wednesday, with difficulty breathing, fever, and fatigue.
“In the course of the two days of hospitalization, an improvement of its situation, has been observed,” said Carrasco. “He is in a good general condition, in recovery. ”
Carrasco said that the president was no longer in his breathing, but he was still suffering from fatigue in walking. He said that it was not clear how long Hernandez would remain in the hospital.
00:53 GMT – new deadlocks are not needed in the United States, said Fauci AFP
The United States does not have need of blockages more extensive to master their epidemic COVID-19, said a government expert from the foreground to the AFP news agency, amid concerns over an increase in cases in some twenty states, including California, Florida and Texas.
“I don’t think we’re going to talk about back at the lock,” said Anthony Fauci when asked if the States that reported an increase in their workload should reissue the orders to remain at home.
“I think we’re going to talk about trying to better control the regions of the country that seem to have an outbreak. ”
Stressing the need for localised approaches, Fauci said one thing that bothered him was the lack of compliance of the public to the recommendations of the authorities concerning the wearing of masks.
“We have a country where even when the recommendations are to wear a mask, a recommendation that I have been involved in the formulation, there are some groups who make the recommendations very strictly and adhere to it “, he said.
“And then … you see pictures of people in bars and in congregations without it. Once again, it is a mixed bag. Some people do well, others do not. “
00:18 GMT – The nursing homes represent more of a death of coronavirus on 4 in the United States
In the United States, residents of nursing homes account for nearly one in 10 cases of all cases of coronavirus, and more than a quarter of the deaths, according to an Associated Press analysis of government data.
The analysis of data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services revealed that nearly half of the more than 15,000 nursing homes had reported suspected cases or confirmed cases of COVID-19 to 7 June. About 1 institution in 5 – 21% – reported deaths.
Nationally, nursing homes have reported nearly 179 000 patients with suspected or confirmed among residents and 29 497 deaths.
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00:01 GMT – The Brazil approach the 50,000 deaths due to the coronavirus, and 1 million cases of
New statistics from the brazilian ministry of Health show that the country is rapidly approaching 1 million confirmed cases of coronavirus and 50 000 deaths.
With the worst epidemic in the world outside of the United States, Brazil has now 978 142 confirmed cases and 47 748 deaths, up 1 to 238, compared to Wednesday, said the ministry.
Hello and welcome to continued coverage of Al Jazeera on the outbreak of coronavirus. I am Zaheena Rasheed in Malé, Maldives.
You can find some of the major developments of yesterday, the 18th of June, here.