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News ID: 46319
Publish Date: 14:28 - 01 June 2020
Tehran, 01 June_Data compiled by Johns Hopkins University shows over 6,170,500 people have so far been infected with the new coronavirus around the world, while more than 372,000 others have died of the viral disease, known as COVID-19.

Latest on coronavirus: Global cases pass 6.1m, over 372k deadAt least 2.64 million patients have so far recovered from the disease globally, the data shows.

In the US, the world’s largest COVID-19 hotspot, there have been over 1,789,300 confirmed cases of infection and more than 104,000 deaths, according to the figures.

While new deaths and cases are falling in the US, Europe and Asia, the virus is spreading quickly in Latin America, with around one million infections and over 50,000 deaths reported across the region’s 33 states.

Here are the latest updates on the pandemic:

Russia partially lifts virus restrictions in Moscow

For the first time in nine weeks, Russia partially lifted restrictions in the capital Moscow on Monday, allowing residents to leave their homes to take a stroll.

The capital — which has a population of 12.7 million and is the worst-hit Russian region in terms of the volume of confirmed cases — was placed under lockdown in late March.

Residents had been told to stay at home except to buy food, seek medical attention or to work if their employers were given special dispensation.

Russian officials are reporting thousands of new cases every day across the country.

In Moscow, 2,595 new cases were recorded on Sunday. The number of confirmed cases of infection in the entire country reached 405,843 on Sunday, with 4,693 fatalities reported so far.

President Vladimir Putin has warned of the risk of a second outbreak in the fall, but said the situation overall is now stable.

Italy reports 75 new deaths

Italy on Sunday reported 75 new deaths, compared to 111 the day before, the Civil Protection Agency said, while the daily tally of new cases fell to 355 from 416 on Saturday.

The death toll now stands at 33,415, and the number of confirmed cases has reached 233,019, the agency said.

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