Coronavirus live news: Mexican state asks for US border closure as global cases near 11m

UN predicts mass bankruptcies in Latin America; Florida confirms 10,000 new cases in one day; Brazil infections nearing 1.5m

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South Africa, with 58 million people and nearly 40% of all the cases on the entire continent, has seen the number of confirmed infections rise from 34,000 at the start of June to more than 168,000 on Friday, the Associated Press reports.

Although some of that is thought to be due to efforts to clear a testing backlog, the rate of increase of new cases is picking up.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Coronavirus live news: Mexican state asks for US border closure as global cases near 11m ———

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