Brazil’s well being ministry has confirmed 14,919 new circumstances of the novel coronavirus, in addition to 816 associated deaths, pushing the overall variety of infections to a minimum of 233,142 – the fourth-highest on the earth, surpassing Spain’s tally – whereas the loss of life toll hit 15,633.
Burundi is pushing forward with an election on Wednesday that may finish President Pierre Nkurunziza’s divisive and bloody 15-year rule. However the coronavirus poses a menace to the Could 20 vote, and the federal government has kicked out World Well being Group employees after issues have been raised.
Former US President Barack Obama has criticised American leaders for the dealing with of the coronavirus response, telling faculty graduates in a web based graduation deal with that the pandemic exhibits many officers “aren’t even pretending to be in cost.”
Globally, greater than 4.6 million individuals have been contaminated and greater than 311,000 have died from COVID-19, based on Johns Hopkins College. About 1.eight million individuals have recovered, based on one other coronavirus monitor, Worldometers.
Listed below are all the newest updates:
Sunday, Could 17
04:09 GMT – Church attendee in US state of California assessments constructive of COVID-19
An individual who attended a non secular service on Mom’s Day within the US state of California has examined constructive for the coronavirus, probably exposing it to greater than 180 members of a congregation.
The church in Butte County, north of Sacramento, selected to open its doorways defying the federal government’s order banning gatherings of any measurement, county public well being officers stated.
03:50 GMT – Germany stories 583 extra coronavirus circumstances, 33 new deaths
The Robert Kock Institute reported on Sunday a minimum of 583 new circumstances in Germany, bringing to 174,355 the overall variety of circumstances within the nation.
It additionally reported 33 new deaths as of the tip of Saturday, with complete fatalities at 7,914.
03:16 GMT – China, South Korea seek the advice of Japan on easing business-travel limits
China and South Korea have consulted Japan about easing border controls on enterprise travellers to assist revive enterprise actions, the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Sunday with out citing sources.
The thought, already carried out between South Korea and China, would permit a fast-track entry of enterprise individuals in the event that they take a look at detrimental for the brand new coronavirus earlier than departure and after arrival, the newspaper stated.
However Tokyo is cautious about enjoyable border controls at this level as a consequence of fears of one other spike in infections, in addition to an absence of take a look at kits for travellers, based on the report. Japan has reported some 16,300 circumstances of the coronavirus and 748 deaths.
03:01 GMT – Coronavirus circumstances hit 1,000 in US state of Washington
The variety of deaths in Washington state due to the brand new coronavirus has reached 1,000.
The Washington State Division of Well being on Saturday added eight extra deaths and listed the overall variety of confirmed circumstances at 18,288.
02:35 GMT – Venezuela sees its largest one-day virus improve
Venezuela is reporting its greatest one-day improve in confirmed coronavirus circumstances because the pandemic hit the South American nation, with 45 new circumstances bringing the overall variety of circumstances to 504 with 10 deaths.
President Nicolás Maduro ordered a nationwide lockdown shortly after the primary circumstances, and he just lately prolonged it till mid-June, hoping to comprise the virus’ unfold.
Officers say that 35 of Saturday’s circumstances concerned individuals returning to Venezuela, together with a number of on a flight from Peru.
02:18 GMT – China stories 5 new coronavirus circumstances, down from eight a day earlier
Mainland China reported 5 new confirmed COVID-19 circumstances for Could 16, down from eight the day prior to this, Reuters information company reported on Sunday quoting the Nationwide Well being Fee (NHC).
Two of the 5 confirmed circumstances are so-called imported infections, whereas three are regionally transmitted in northeastern Jilin Province. The variety of new asymptomatic circumstances of the coronavirus fell to 12 from 13, the NHC stated.
The variety of confirmed circumstances within the mainland stands at 82,947 and the loss of life toll at 4,634.
01:50 GMT – South Korea provides 13 new virus circumstances
South Korea added 13 new circumstances of the brand new coronavirus on Sunday with nightclub-linked infections exhibiting indicators of a slowdown over the weekend, Yonhap information company reported on Sunday quoting well being officers.
The brand new circumstances, detected as of the tip of Saturday, introduced the nation’s complete to 11,050, based on the Korea Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (KCDC). There have been no new reported deaths maintaining the overall loss of life toll at 262.
01:40 GMT – Coronavirus deaths in Turkey decelerate
Turkey’s well being ministry says 41 extra individuals have died from COVID-19 previously 24 hours, bringing the loss of life toll to 4,096. The loss of life price is the bottom registered because the finish of March.
Minister Fahrettin Koca wrote on social media that 1,610 new infections have been confirmed, bringing the overall variety of confirmed circumstances to 148,067.
01:18 GMT – Sudan hits highest one-day tally of infections
Sudan’s Well being Ministry has reported the nation’s highest one-day tally of coronavirus infections, with 325 new COVID-19 sufferers and 6 deaths.
Saturday’s figures have taken the nation’s tally to 2,289 confirmed circumstances, together with 97 fatalities, the ministry stated. A complete of 222 have been discharged after recovering.
A lot of the nation’s COVID-19 sufferers have been within the capital, Khartoum the place authorities imposed round the clock curfew in April to stem the unfold of the virus, AP information company reported.
01:05 GMT – Mexico registers 47,144 circumstances of coronavirus and 5,045 deaths
Mexico registered 47,144 circumstances of coronavirus on Saturday, with the nation’s loss of life toll rising to five,045, well being authorities stated.
Mexico has seen a barely larger loss of life price from coronavirus than the worldwide common to date as a result of widespread presence of pre-existing medical situations resembling diabetes, hypertension and weight problems, specialists instructed Reuters information company.
00:38 GMT – Extra US sailors take a look at constructive of coronavirus
Eight extra American sailors aboard the usTheodore Roosevelt have examined constructive a second time for the brand new coronavirus, elevating to 13 the quantity who seem to have turn into contaminated once more whereas serving aboard the sidelined plane provider, AP information company reported.
All of the sailors had beforehand examined constructive and had gone by a minimum of two weeks of isolation. Earlier than they have been allowed to return to the ship, all needed to take a look at detrimental twice in a row, with the assessments separated by a minimum of a day or two.
On Saturday, a Navy official confirmed eight extra sailors had examined constructive once more. A day earlier the Navy had stated in an announcement that 5 had examined constructive a second time. The Navy official was not authorised to talk publicly and requested anonymity.
00:04 GMT – Obama criticises US coronavirus response
Former President Barack Obama on Saturday criticised American leaders over the dealing with of the coronavirus response, telling faculty graduates in a web based graduation deal with that the pandemic exhibits many officers “aren’t even pretending to be in cost”.
Obama spoke on, Present Me Your Stroll, HBCU Version, a two-hour occasion for college kids graduating from traditionally black faculties and universities broadcast on YouTube, Fb and Twitter.
“Greater than something, this pandemic has totally, lastly torn again the curtain on the concept that so most of the people in cost know what they’re doing,” Obama stated with out naming the president or different officers. “So much them aren’t even pretending to be in cost.”
Good day and welcome to Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the coronavirus pandemic. I am Ted Regencia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Yow will discover all the important thing developments from yesterday, March 16, right here.