US coronavirus deaths close to 120,000: Live updates

A former US Food and Drug Administration commissioner has warned that some US states, together with Texas, Florida and Arizona, may begin to see an “exponential” rise in coronavirus instances this coming week. Commissioner Scott Gottlieb sounded the alarm because the US dying toll hit 119,959, in accordance with the Johns Hopkins University tally.

The World Health Organization reported a report improve in world coronavirus instances, with the whole rising by 183,020 in a 24-hour interval. The greatest improve was from North and South America with greater than 116,000 new instances, in accordance with a each day WHO report on Sunday.

Brazil, the world’s No 2 coronavirus scorching spot after the United States, formally handed 50,000 coronavirus deaths, with 50,617 dying toll as of the top of Sunday. It has 1,085,038 complete variety of instances, in accordance with the nation’s well being ministry.

Worldwide, not less than 8.9 million individuals have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, At least 4.Four million have recovered, whereas greater than 466,000 individuals have died, in accordance with Johns Hopkins University.

Here are the most recent updates:

As a vote by Major League Baseball gamers on whether or not to simply accept the house owners’ newest proposal to play the 2020 season continues to be delayed, a USA Today report surfaced that a big of optimistic COVID-19 checks is the principle cause for the delay.

Citing two sources near the scenario, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reported that 40 MLB gamers and employees members examined optimistic for COVID-19 within the final week.

According to Nightengale, the current uptick in COVID-19 infections will push the beginning of the season again to July 26 on the earliest, with spring coaching resuming no sooner than June 29. The house owners and gamers had beforehand agreed to restart the season on July 19, in accordance with Reuters News Agency.

Mexico has reported 5,343 new infections and 1,044 extra deaths from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, the well being ministry mentioned, bringing the totals for the nation to 180,545 instances and 21,825 deaths.

The authorities has mentioned the precise variety of contaminated individuals is probably going considerably larger than the confirmed instances, Reuters News Agency mentioned.

Mexico will resume sending short-term farm staff to Canada after the 2 international locations reached a deal on improved security protections for labourers on Canadian farms in the course of the coronavirus pandemic, Reuters News Agency reported.

Mexico’s Foreign Ministry mentioned in a press release that the Temporary Agricultural Workers Program (PTAT) had “entered into operation as soon as once more after a brief pause.”

Mexico mentioned final Tuesday it might pause sending staff to farms with coronavirus infections after not less than two of its nationals died from COVID-19 after outbreaks on 17 Canadian farms.

Canadian farmers depend on 60,000 short-term international staff, predominantly from Latin America and the Caribbean, to plant and harvest crops.


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 important thing developments from yesterday, June 21, right here. 

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