US coronavirus deaths near 130,000 amid July Four fete: Live updates

  • The variety of COVID-19 deaths within the United States has hit almost 130,000 because the nation wraps up its July 4 Independence Day celebrations. More than 2.eight million folks have been contaminated within the US with the states of Florida and Texas posting a mixed file of almost 20,000 circumstances in simply sooner or later.
  • The World Health Organization stated that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and mixture HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir in hospitalised sufferers with COVID-19 after the drugs failed to cut back mortality. 
  • Brazil handed 1.5 million confirmed coronavirus circumstances with almost 65,000 deaths, in keeping with the well being ministry, as cities reopen bars, eating places and gymnasiums, sparking fears infections will hold rising.

  • Worldwide circumstances have reached 11.18 million whereas 6.03 million sufferers have recovered, in keeping with the newest Johns Hopkins University tally. The variety of deaths worldwide hit greater than 528,000.

Here are the newest updates.

Sunday, July 5

02:25 GMT – Singapore stories eight new ‘unlinked’ circumstances

Singapore’s The Straits Times reported early on Sunday that an 82-year-old Singaporean girl is amongst eight new unlinked group circumstances that have been introduced yesterday.

The girl was confirmed to have the virus on Saturday after displaying signs final Wednesday.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 185 new coronavirus circumstances in Singapore on Saturday, bringing the overall to 44,664. Of the 185 new circumstances, eight have been reported with no recognized earlier hyperlinks to an contaminated particular person, together with the 82-year-old girl.

Singapore has managed to maintain its dying toll low at 26.

02:03 GMT – South Korea stories 61 new circumstances

Coronavirus - Seoul

South Korea has reported a complete of 13,901 coronavirus circumstances nationwide however has been praised for its early response to the pandemic [Heo Ran/Reuters]

South Korea’s day by day new virus circumstances stayed above 60 for the third consecutive day Sunday as infections outdoors the Seoul metropolitan space continued to swell, Yonhap information company reported.

The nation added 61 circumstances, together with 43 native infections, elevating the overall caseload to 13,091, in keeping with the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC). At least 18 of the circumstances have been imported.

The nation, nevertheless, reported no further deaths, with the dying toll staying at 283.

01:23 GMT – China stories eight new lively circumstances, seven asymptomatic sufferers

China reported eight new coronavirus circumstances within the mainland for July 4, in contrast with three circumstances a day earlier, Reuters information company reported on Sunday quoting the well being company.

Six of the brand new infections have been imported circumstances, in keeping with an announcement by the National Health Commission, whereas the capital Beijing reported two new circumstances. There have been no new deaths.

China reported seven new asymptomatic sufferers, up from 4 a day earlier.

As of Saturday, mainland China had 83,553 confirmed coronavirus circumstances, the well being authority stated. China’s dying toll from the COVID-19 remained 4,634, unchanged since Mid-May.

00:29 GMT – Mexico’s coronavirus dying toll surpasses 30,000

Mexico’s well being ministry has reported 523 extra deaths from the novel coronavirus, bringing the overall to 30,366, and 6,014 new infections, bringing the overall to 252,165.

The authorities has beforehand stated the precise variety of contaminated folks is probably going considerably larger than the variety of confirmed circumstances.

Citing unpublished figures from the nation’s civil registry, broadcaster Milenio reported that as of June 19, nearly twice as many individuals had died from the coronavirus than have been reported by Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell. Reuters information company was unable to confirm the knowledge.

00:05 GMT – Ghana’s president self-isolates after shut contact with contaminated particular person

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo

The authorities didn’t say whether or not the 76-year-old president was uncovered to a employees or member of the family [File: John MacDougall/Pool via AP]

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo will self-isolate for 14 days on the recommendation of medical doctors after an individual in his shut circle examined constructive for the coronavirus, Reuters information company reported, quoting a authorities assertion.

“He has, as at today, tested negative, but has elected to take this measure out of the abundance of caution,” the assertion stated, including that the president will proceed to work through the interval, in compliance with COVID-19 security protocols.

The assertion didn’t say if the shut particular person was a employees or member of the family.

Ghana has recorded 19,388 coronavirus circumstances, one of many highest variety of circumstances in sub-Saharan Africa, with 117 deaths.

The West African nation’s deputy commerce and trade minister, Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah, resigned on Friday after violating coronavirus self-isolation measures following a constructive check for the virus.

00:01 GMT – Brazil registers 37,923 new circumstances of coronavirus, 1,091 deaths

Brazil has recorded 37,923 new confirmed circumstances of the novel coronavirus up to now 24 hours in addition to 1,091 deaths, Reuters information company reported, quoting the nation’s well being ministry.

Brazil has registered greater than 1.5 million circumstances for the reason that pandemic started, whereas cumulative deaths complete 64,265, in keeping with the ministry.


Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Ted Regencia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

You can discover all the newest developments from yesterday, July 4, right here.