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FACTBOX-Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world

by Reuters
Thursday, 30 April 2020 05:45 GMT

(Updates with new developments)

April 30 (Reuters) - More than 3.19 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 226,880 have died, according to a Reuters tally as of 0200 GMT on Thursday. DEATHS AND INFECTIONS * For an interactive graphic tracking the global spread, open https://tmsnrt.rs/3aIRuz7 in an external browser. * For a U.S.-focused tracker with state-by-state and county map, open https://tmsnrt.rs/2w7hX9T in an external browser. EUROPE * The United Kingdom's COVID-19 death toll is probably higher than 27,241, making it one of the worst-hit countries in Europe, opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer said. * Death toll in France rose by 427 to 24,087. * Spain recorded 325 deaths overnight, while fatalities in Italy climbed by 323. * Germany's tally jumped by 1,478 to 159,119, and fatalities rose by 173 to 6,288. AMERICAS * More than 1.04 million people have been infected in the United States and 60,772 have died, according to a Reuters tally as of 0200 GMT on Thursday. * The Trump administration is planning to speed up development of a coronavirus vaccine with the goal of having 100 million doses ready by the end of 2020. * The top U.S. infectious disease official said Gilead Sciences Inc's experimental antiviral drug remdesivir will become the standard of care for COVID-19 after early clinical trial results showed it helped patients recover more quickly. * Florida would permit a limited economic reopening next week while leaving restraints intact for the greater Miami area. * Total cases in Brazil soared to 78,162, with 449 deaths in the last 24 hours. * About two dozen migrants deported from the United States to Colombia last month have tested positive. * Mexico reported 1,047 new cases and 163 additional fatalities. * Bolivia will extend its lockdown until May 10. * The International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved $650 million in emergency financial assistance for the Dominican Republic. * Confirmed cases in Panama reached 6,378, and the death toll climbed to 178.

ASIA-PACIFIC * China reported four new cases for April 29 and cancelled the 2020 Boao Forum for Asia. * South Korea reported no new domestic cases. The national tally stood at 10,765, while the death toll rose by one to 247. * Thailand reported seven new cases but no new deaths. * Japan's parliament is set to approve a $241 billion supplementary budget to fund a record stimulus package. * Yemen reported its first two deaths. * An outbreak in Australian state of Tasmania likely originated from the Ruby Princess cruise ship, a government report published concluded. MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA * Iran's fatalities increased by 80. * Tanzania had 480 cases, a 69% jump from five days ago, and 16 deaths. The latest update came after four days of silence from officials. ECONOMIC FALLOUT * Asian stocks rose to a fresh seven-week high, lifted by encouraging early results from a COVID-19 treatment trial, though bonds and currencies held cautious ranges ahead of a European Central Bank meeting later in the day. * Federal Reserve chair said the U.S. economy could feel the weight of consumer fear and social distancing for a year or more. * The British car industry faces losing output worth more than 8 billion pounds ($10 billion). * Germany slashed its economic growth forecast for this year. * New Zealand's business sentiment fell in April, but the figures were slightly less bleak than a preliminary survey. * Japan's March factory output fell at the fastest pace in five months, retail sales dropped and crude steel output slid 12.5% in March from a year earlier. * A sudden stop in tourism will cause a 6.2% contraction of the Caribbean economy in 2020, the IMF said. * Palm oil exports from Malaysia plunged 41.7% during the first month of a partial lockdown.

(Compiled by Milla Nissi, Sarah Morland, Vinay Dwivedi and Uttaresh.V; Editing by Tomasz Janowski, Shounak Dasgupta, Giles Elgood, Maju Samuel and Sriraj Kalluvila)

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