Latin America reported a grim milestone of 50,000 deaths from COVID-19 and some one million confirmed cases. Experts say the true number could be much higher.
The European Union (EU) has called on US President Donald Trump to rethink a decision to terminate ties with the World Health Organization (WHO), and Pope Francis has implored world leaders to act generously to end the pandemic of poverty amid the global health crisis.
The following is the latest on the pandemic from the last 24 hours:
Brazil second only to US in caseload
Brazil reported a record 33,274 new cases of the viral infection on Saturday, according to the country’s Health Ministry, which put the overall tally at 498,440.
Brazil’s death toll also increased by 956 to 28,834.