Australia sees deadliest day of coronavirus pandemic: Live

  • The Australian state of Victoria reported 19 deaths overnight as it battles a resurgence of the virus in Melbourne.

  • Nearly 200 doctors in India have died after contracting COVID-19, the India Medical Association reported.
  • At least 19.7 million people around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and more than 729,000 have died. More than 12 million have recovered.

Here are the latest updates:

Monday, August 10

01:00 GMT – China reports 49 new coronavirus cases in mainland

China reported on Monday 49 new coronavirus cases in the mainland as of the end of August 9, compared with 23 cases a day earlier, Reuters news agency said quoting the health authority.

The National Health Commission said in a statement 35 of the new infections were imported cases. There were no new deaths.

China also reported 31 new asymptomatic patients, compared with 11 a day earlier.

As of August 9, mainland China had a total of 84,668 confirmed coronavirus cases, it said.

China’s death toll from the coronavirus remained unchanged at 4,634.

00:15 GMT – Mexico reports 4,376 new COVID-19 cases, 292 new fatalities

Mexico’s health ministry reported on Sunday 4,376 new confirmed coronavirus infections and 292 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 480,278 cases and 52,298 deaths, according to Reuters News Agency.

Officials have said the real number of infected people is likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases.

Mexico has the third-highest coronavirus death tally globally, behind the United States and Brazil. 

00:05 GMT – Australia’s Victoria reports 322 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths

Australia’s second-most populous state has recorded 322 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, Reuters News Agency reported on Monday quoting the state’s health department.

Victoria state said there were 19 fatalities from the virus in the last day.


Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera’s continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Ted Regencia in Kuala Lumpur. 

For all the key developments from yesterday, August 9, go here.

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