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Last updated: March 27, 2020, 16:19 GMT
United States Coronavirus Cases: 93,151
Canada Last updated:
Coronavirus Cases: 4,043 Deaths: 39
The UK has recorded its biggest daily rise in coronavirus deaths for the second day running. In the last 24 hours, 181 have died after testing positive for Covid-19. It comes after 115 deaths were recorded the day before. The death toll in the UK stands at 759, with 14,579 confirmed cases.
France has extended its lockdown by two weeks until April 15, the country’s prime minister Edouard Philippe said in a speech.
French health authorities reported 365 new deaths from coronavirus on Thursday, taking the total to 1,696. A 16-year-old girl was among them, making her France's youngest-ever person to die from the virus.
In the Middle East, 269 coronavirus cases have been reported today in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Lebanon, Oman, Kuwait, Egypt.
The Saudi Arabian health ministry announced 92 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours, pushing the total number of positive cases to 1,104 in the kingdom, its health ministry said in a statement.
Iraqi officials reported 76 new coronavirus cases, in last 24 hours, taking the total number of infections to 485. Four patients have also been died after contracting coronavirus in the same period, increasing the total number deaths to 40, according to the country’s health ministry. A further 122 patients have recovered.
In Lebanon, health officials said 23 more patients have tested positive for Covid-19 in last 24 hours, meaning the total number of confirmed cases stands at 391. One patient died, taking the total number deaths to seven.
Oman reported 22 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours, pushing the total number to 131. Of the 22 cases, 10 patients had direct contact with previously infected cases, eight are related to travel, and four are under investigation, the Omani health ministry said in a statement. Some 23 patients have been recovered so far.
Kuwait announced 17 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours, meaning the total number of infections is now 225. Five cases are Kuwaiti nationals related to travel to USA, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, France and Jordan. Nine cases were in contact with confirmed cases and three are under investigation, the health ministry of the country said in a statement. Eleven patients are in critical condition.
Egypt’s health ministry has reported 39 new coronavirus cases and three deaths, pushing the total number of infections to 495.
Total Coronavirus Cases: 566,064