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    • Russia registers record coronavirus deaths, but also recoveries

      Russia registers record coronavirus deaths, but also recoveries

      Russia on Tuesday recorded its highest daily coronavirus death toll of 174 but said more than 12,000 people had also recovered over the past 24 hours, news wires reported.  Health officials said country’s total death toll from the pandemic had reached 3,807 and its number of cases had hit 362,342, the third-highest in the world after the US and Brazil.

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    • UK virus lethal cases ballooned with deaths outside hospitals

      UK virus lethal cases ballooned with deaths outside hospitals

      Nearly one in 10 coronavirus-related deaths in England and Wales happened outside hospitals in the week ending 3 April, according to the Office for National Statistics cited by British media. The 406 deaths were not included in the daily NHS and Department of Health figures, which only count hospital deaths. The number is made up of 217 deaths in care homes, 33 in hospices, 136 in private homes, three in other communal establishments, and 17 elsewhere.

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    • Coronavirus cases across the globe surpass one million

      Coronavirus cases across the globe surpass one million

      Coronavirus cases across the globe surpassed 1 million on Thursday with more than 52,000 deaths as the pandemic further exploded in the US and the death toll climbed in France, Spain and Italy, news wires reported. So far Italy had the most deaths, more than 13,900, followed by Spain. The US had the most confirmed cases of any country, more than 240,000, the data showed.

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    • COVID-19: Italy registers record daily rise, nearly 1,000 deaths

      COVID-19: Italy registers record daily rise, nearly 1,000 deaths

      The Italian Civil protection agency said Friday that 9,134 people have died with the coronavirus in Italy, 969 up on the number given on Thursday.It is the highest daily rise in deaths anywhere in the world since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, although around 50 of the deaths were cases carried over after not being included in Thursday's data, ANSA reported.

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    • Air pollution in Europe causes hundreds of thousands premature deaths

      Air pollution in Europe causes hundreds of thousands premature deaths

      Poor air across Europe caused up to 412,000 premature deaths in 2016, according to an EU report released last Wednesday. According to the European Environmental Agency, city dwellers across the continent are at risk of life-threatening air pollution, and Member States should take rapid action to tackle the issue. The report cited WHO figures that pointed at heart disease and stroke as the most common reasons for premature death due to air pollution, followed by lung diseases and lung cancer.

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