'No mask' rally in Italy as coronavirus deaths inch up: Live news


  • Protesters gathered in the Italian capital, Rome, to protest against the use of mask to help contain the spread of coronavirus. This as the country’s health ministry reported an increase of COVID-19 deaths, with 16 new fatalities, bringing the total to 35,534. At least 1,700 more cases were also reported, with the total at 276,338 infections. 
  • Brazil’s ministry of health has reported 30,168 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s total infections to at least 4.1 million. The country also reported 682 additional fatalities, bringing the death toll to 126,203.
  • Mexico’s health ministry has recorded an extra 122,765 deaths above expectations during the pandemic up to August, in a report about excess mortality rates, suggesting Mexico’s true coronavirus toll could be much higher. The country has recorded 67,326 confirmed deaths, according to Reuters news agency. 

  • More than 26.73 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, and more than 876,900 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 17.8 million people have recovered.

Here are the latest updates:

Sunday, September 6

01:30 – Mexico records 122,765 additional deaths during pandemic -health ministry

Mexico’s health ministry has recorded an extra 122,765 deaths above expectations during the pandemic up to August.

The report about excess mortality rates could suggest Mexico’s true coronavirus toll could be much higher, Reuters news agency reported.

Mexico has recorded 67,326 confirmed deaths from the coronavirus, including 475 news cases on Saturday. It also recorded 6,319 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total infections to at least 629,400.

00:15 – Brazil reports 30,168 coronavirus cases, 682 deaths

Brazil’s ministry of health has reported recorded 30,168 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s total infections to at least 4.1 million.

The country also reported 682 additional fatalities, bringing the death toll to 126,203.

Brazil ranks second to the United States in the number of cases and infections worldwide.

00:05 – Italy sees resurgence in coronavirus deaths

A couple of ‘anti-mask’ protesters in Rome also carried a banner supporting US President Donald Trump [Remo Casilli/Reuters]

Protesters gathered in the Italian capital, Rome, to protest against the use of mask to help contain the spread of coronavirus. 

This as the daily number of coronavirus deaths in Italy has been rising, with 16 registered Saturday by the Italian health ministry.

The death toll is five more than the previous day. However, those numbers are dramatically lower than in the early weeks of the pandemic in the nation, when hundreds of people were dying daily, according to an AP news agency analysis.

With nearly 1,700 more cases Saturday, Italy has confirmed a total of 276,338 infections. Most of the recent cases have been linked to popular holiday locales, particularly among those who vacationed on the island of Sardinia.

Italy’s known death toll stands at 35,534.

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

For key developments from yesterday, September 5, go here


SOURCE:
Al Jazeera and news agencies



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