Confirmed COVID-19 cases have exceeded 2.5 million globally, with the death toll exceeding 177,000, according to the latest statistics released by U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.
Here is what we know so far:
The total number of COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland has hit 82,788, including 1,610 from abroad. A total of 991 asymptomatic patients are under medical observation. The country’s death toll now stands at 4,642.
U.S. President Donald Trump says he will suspend all immigration into the U.S. due to the coronavirus pandemic, and non-essential travel across borders with Canada and Mexico is prohibited for another 30 days after the existing ban expires on Tuesday.
The U.S. now has over 45,000 COVID-19 deaths and its total number of confirmed cases has surpassed 824,000, leading the world in both fatalities and infections.
For the first time in history, oil prices saw a historic collapse into negative prices on Monday as the market continues to be roiled by an epic collapse in demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Russia reports 5,326 new COVID-19 cases, total now at 57,999
A total of 5,326 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Russia in past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 57,999 as of Wednesday, official data showed.
The death toll in the country now stands at 513. So far, 4,420 patients have recovered from the disease in the country.
Cebu, the second largest city in the Philippines, recorded 139 more confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, among which 123 were from Cebu City Jail, Mayor Edgardo Labella announced on Wednesday.
The spike of infections in prison came after the mass testing done in the city, following the death of an inmate last week. Last Saturday, a male inmate from the city jail died after contracting the coronavirus.
According to local media, the prisoner died before his test result was released on Monday, together with another inmate and two jail officers. The four were the first confirmed cases in the prison.
So far, nearly 6,600 cases were registered in the Philippines, and a total of 312 infections were identified in Cebu.