The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pledged on Saturday night that all human beings should unite as one to combat the common enemy of coronavirus and rebuild a fairer world.
“Together, we will defeat this virus and rebuild a fairer world — as united global citizens and united nations,” the UN chief said in his video message for “One World: Together At Home” concert organized by international advocacy organization Global Citizen.
India’s federal health ministry said on Sunday morning that the death toll due to COVID-19 in India rose to 507 and the total number of confirmed cases in the country reached 15,712.
This is a jump of 19 deaths and an increase of 920 cases since Saturday evening, when the number of COVID-19 cases was 14,792 and the death toll 488.
Over 100 people have died from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours in Mexico, bringing the country’s death toll to 650, a health official said on Saturday.
With 622 new confirmed cases, the number of the total infected in the country rose to nearly 7,500 on Saturday, Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said.
Chinese health authority said Sunday that it received reports of 16 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland Saturday, of which nine were imported.
The other seven new cases were domestically transmitted, the National Health Commission said in a daily report, noting that six cases were reported in Heilongjiang Province and one in Guangdong Province.
South Africa on Saturday reported 251 new cases of COVID-19, the highest surge within 24 hours since the country recorded its first case last month.
The total number of infections has reached 3,034, said South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.
Two more patients have died of the disease, bringing the death toll to 52, Mkhize added.