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All times below are in Beijing time.
- Global cases: More than 720,100
- Global deaths: At least 33,925
- Top 5 countries: United States (139,675), Italy (97,689), China (82,122), Spain (80,031) and Germany (62,095)
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of 7:50 a.m. Beijing time.
10:15 am: South Korea reports 78 new cases, six additional deaths
There were 78 new cases of infection in South Korea, bringing the country’s total to 9,661, according to the latest figures from the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Another six people died and total fatalities from the virus stood at 158.
South Korea is said to be planning emergency measures to help millions of low-income households. (See 7:42 a.m. update) — Saheli Roy Choudhury
9:25 am: Japanese comedian Ken Shimura dies from coronavirus
Iconic Japanese comedian Ken Shimura, 70, died on Sunday night, according to a report from NHK.
Shimura was infected with the…