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Update on CoronaVirus Pandemic – Friday 24th April, 2020

• Belgium reports 1,496 new cases of coronavirus and 190 new deaths.
A total of 44,293 cases and 6,679 deaths.

• UK reports 5,386 new cases of coronavirus and 684 new deaths.
Total of 143,464 cases and 19,506 deaths.

• 93 new coronavirus deaths in Iran, raising death toll to 5,574

• Spain’s new daily coronavirus death toll falls to 367

• Italy reports 3,021 new cases of coronavirus and 420 new deaths.
Total of 192,994 cases and 25,969 deaths.

• Sweden reports 812 new cases of coronavirus and 131 new deaths.
A total of 17,567 cases and 2,152 deaths.

• U.S. reports 26,019 new cases of coronavirus and 3,176 new deaths.
Total of 868,395 cases and 49,861 deaths.

• ITALY: For the first time, the country has reported more recoveries from coronavirus in a day than new cases.

• ‘Unimaginable human tragedy’ in Europe’s care homes – WHO

• Trump suggests injecting disinfectant as coronavirus treatment – News Report

• Kano-returnee becomes Plateau index case

• Djibouti sees a rapid spike in coronavirus cases with the Horn of Africa nation now recording the highest prevalence on the continent as the population largely ignores measures imposed by authorities.

• U.S. food banks run short on staples as hunger soars – Reuters

• Trump’s coronavirus disinfectant comments are ‘dangerous’, doctors say, after the U.S. president said during a White House briefing that scientists should try to apply their findings to patients by inserting ultraviolet light or disinfectant – Reuters

• Lysol and Dettol maker Reckitt Benckiser says that “under no circumstance” should its disinfectant products be administered into the human body, through injection, ingestion or any other route.

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