Covid 19 coronavirus: Fiji cases surge by 1220 in a day

By RNZ Fiji has recorded 1220 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours. It is the largest number of cases in a single day since the latest outbreak began in April. Even before the latest figures were announced, Fiji had the highest number of cases per capita in the world. There were another five deaths […]

Covid 19 coronavirus: Four new cases in managed isolation

There are no new community cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand today, but there are four new cases in managed isolation. There are two new historical cases in managed isolation. There are also two previously reported cases reported on 6 May which were being investigated as historical cases which have now been confirmed as historical. […]

Worldwide coronavirus cases surpass 22 million: Live updates

Australia signs deal for potential vaccine; South Korea cases at five-month high as church clusters grow. Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera’s continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Kate Mayberry in Kuala Lumpur. Australia has signed a deal to secure supplies of a coronavirus vaccine being developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca should it […]

‘99% of Victoria virus cases linked to quarantine’

Almost all current cases of Covid-19 in Victoria, Australia, can be linked to returned travellers quarantined in the state, an inquiry has heard. The inquiry also heard guards at quarantine hotels were given “inappropriate” training advice. Australian media report that guards were told masks and other protection would not be necessary, as long as they […]

Worldwide coronavirus cases surpass 20 million: Live updates

Brazil, Mexico report a combined 27,000 new COVID-19 cases; US residents with possible coronavirus could be turned away. Worldwide coronavirus cases have surpassed 20 million, with Brazil and Mexico reporting a combined 27,000 infections in just one day. More than 12.2 million have recovered, and over 734,000 have died from the disease, according to the Johns […]

Texas virus cases take ‘swift and dangerous turn’

The spread of coronavirus infections has taken a “swift and very dangerous turn” in the US state of Texas, Governor Greg Abbott has warned. “Over just the past few weeks, the daily number of cases have gone from an average of about 2,000, to more than 5,000 a day,” he said on Sunday. Several southern […]

US virus cases at highest level for two months

New Covid-19 cases in the US have risen to their highest level in two months, according to Johns Hopkins University, which is tracking the outbreak. On Tuesday the US reported 34,700 new cases – the third highest daily tally since the US outbreak began, according to AP news agency. States including Arizona, California, Mississippi, Nevada […]