Global confirmed cases of Coronavirus infection have passed 11 million around the globe and mortalities caused by the COVID-19 reached near to 534 thousand people.

Iran Press/Iran News: WHO reports record 200,000 cases in one day, amid surging COVID-19 outbreaks.

According to the, the U.S., as the worst-hit country, with 2,935,770 confirmed cases and 132,318 deaths, still tops the world, followed by Brazil, Russia, and India with 1,578,376, 674,515, 673,904 confirmed cases and 64,365, 10,027, 19,279 deaths.

In the US, Donald Trump used his speeches on Independence Day to promote what he described as America’s “victory” over the virus: “We were doing better than any country had done in history and then we got hit with this terrible plague from China and now we’re getting closer to fighting our way out of it,” adding that: “We’re on our way to a tremendous victory”.

His speech stood at odds with surging infections in many states, including daily record cases being reported in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Alaska, Missouri, Idaho, and Alabama. Johns Hopkins university’s tracker showed US infections had passed 2.38m.

WHO halts hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 as confirmed cases rises around the Globe 

One of Trump’s biggest supporters, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, attended a US Independence Day celebration in Brasilia. He and others attending declined to wear face masks, one day after Bolsonaro vetoed obligatory use of masks in private settings.

Brazil, the world’s sixth most populous nation, with more than 210 million people, is one of the global hot spots of the pandemic. There have been more than nearly 1.6m confirmed cases and 64,365 deaths, according to Health Ministry data.

The country with the highest death rate is Belgium with 84 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by the United Kingdom with 65, Spain 61, Italy 58, and Sweden 54.

In Iran, total confirmed cases reached 237,878 with 11,408 deaths, putting the country in the 11th in the global ranking of the pandemic; 

observing social distancing and health protocols becomes obligatory in public across the nation 

Death toll in Africa from coronavirus tops 11000; The most affected countries are Egypt, South Africa, and Algeria. There are 3,280 deaths in Egypt, 3,026 in South Africa, and 946 in Algeria.

Rwanda's president marked the country’s 26th Liberation Day with a pledge to defeat the coronavirus pandemic, urging citizens to stand together and protect each other.

President Paul Kagame said the country was facing a difficult time but could overcome all odds by putting up a united front.

The number of new coronavirus infections in the occupied West Bank hit a fresh high on Saturday, with 501 cases registered.

The focus of infections was in the area of Hebron, where more than 400 of the new infections were recorded, according to the Palestinian health ministry. The novel coronavirus has so far been detected in 3,763 people in the occupied West Bank. Eleven people have died.

WHO also reported that it will stop the use of hydroxychloroquine and a combination of HIV drugs after they failed to reduce Coronavirus infection mortality. The UN agency said that the decision, taken on the recommendation of the trial's international steering committee, does not affect other studies where the drugs are used for non-hospitalized patients or as prophylaxis. 212/ 104

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