Sun, 09 May 2021

BEIJING, April 9 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MOSCOW -- Russia has confirmed 9,150 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 4,623,984, the official monitoring and response center said Friday.

The national COVID-19 death toll rose by 402 to 102,247 in the past day, while the number of recoveries grew by 9,662 to 4,248,700.

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KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia reported 1,854 new COVID-19 infections, the health ministry said on Friday, bringing the national total to 357,607.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press statement that 20 of the new cases are imported and with 1,834 being local transmissions.

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JAKARTA -- The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 5,265 within one day to 1,558,145, with the death toll adding by 121 to 42,348, the Health Ministry said on Friday.

According to the ministry, 6,277 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 1,405,659.

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SAO PAULO -- Brazil on Thursday registered a record daily count of 4,249 deaths from COVID-19, taking the national death toll to 345,025, the Ministry of Health said.

It was the second time in a week that Brazil's daily death toll had surpassed 4,000, following 4,195 fatalities on Tuesday.

Health authorities warned that April will be the worst month in terms of COVID-19 deaths, outstripping those seen in March throughout Brazil.

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