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Publish Date: 11:38 - 07 June 2020
Tehran, 07 June_The number of people with COVID-19 has now passed 6.89 million around the world, and the number of related fatalities is almost 400,000, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Latest on pandemic: Global caseload over 6.89mn, death toll at nearly 400KThe disease, which first emerged in China in December last year, has so far afflicted 6,896,179 people and killed 399,784 others.

Approximately three million people have recovered from COVID-19, which is caused by a new coronavirus.

About 30 percent — or two million — of all cases have been recorded in the United States, the worst-affected country in the world.

Latin America has cumulatively reported over 15 percent of the global infections.

Brazil, with a stark caseload and fatality rate, is second only to the US. It has now threatened to pull out of the World Health Organization (WHO), as the US has.

The viral outbreak, which has relatively been brought under control in some of the worst-hit European countries, including Italy and Spain, still continues to spread quickly in some parts of Eastern Europe, according to the WHO.

Meanwhile, South Asia is becoming a new hotspot of the coronavirus, as India and Indonesia both record their largest single-day jumps in new cases of the infectious disease.

The following is the latest on the pandemic from around the globe:

Brazil removes data amid rising death toll

Brazil has removed months of data on its coronavirus outbreak from a government website, as the country’s death toll passed 35,000 on Saturday.

Brazil has more than 640,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The Brazilian Health Ministry said it would not be reporting total figures of fatalities and cases — as most countries do — anymore and would only be providing daily figures.

Late on Saturday, the ministry reported 27,075 new confirmed cases and 1,005 related deaths.

This comes amid rising pressure on far-right President Jair Bolsonaro over his handling of the health crisis.

Bolsonaro threatened to leave the WHO over what he called “ideological” bias — echoing US President Donald Trump.

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