Coronavirus: What’s happening around the world on June 16

The latest:

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 now exceeds the number of American service members who died in the First World War.

The tally for the United States from Johns Hopkins University reached more than 116,700 on Tuesday, just past the 116,516 Americans believed to have died in the war a century ago.

Both figures are far from precise, due to a lack of testing during the pandemic and the challenges of counting the war dead, though historians and the Congressional Research Service say 116,516 is the best figure for World War One battlefield deaths.

Meanwhile, some U.S. states are continuing to see a spike in cases. 

A guest has their temperature checked before entering a Disney Springs shopping, dining and entertainment comple in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Tuesday. (John Raoux/The Associated Press)

Nevada reported its single largest daily increase — 379 — after the governor announced he would hold off on easing any more restrictions; Arizona reported a new daily high of 2,392 new cases; Tennessee hospitals have reached its highest number of patients at more than 400; and Florida reported 2,783 new confirmed cases.

More than 8.1 million people worldwide have contracted the coronavirus since the outbreak began, according to Johns Hopkins. The university has tallied more than 440,000 deaths from the disease it causes, COVID-19.


What’s happening in Canada

In Canada, the number of confirmed and presumptive coronavirus cases has surpassed 99,400. A CBC News tally of deaths based on provincial data, regional health information and CBC’s reporting stood at 8,270. 

Here’s a look at some of CBC’s coverage from across the country:

A shopper purchases produce through a plexiglass shield at Montreal’s Jean Talon Market on Tuesday. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)

What’s happening around the world

Brazil set a daily record for new confirmed cases with 34,918, while also tallying 1,282 more deaths.

China sharply ramped up restrictions on people leaving the capital in an effort to stop the most serious coronavirus flare-up since February from spreading to other cities and provinces.

Health workers wearing PPE take swab tests in Beijing on Tuesday. (Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images)

Germany appealed to the public to download a new smartphone app to help break the chain of infections, one of several such apps that European governments hope will revive travel and tourism safely.

Mexico will stop sending temporary workers to Canadian farms that have registered an outbreak and that do not have proper worker protections, Mexico’s Labour Ministry said.

A health worker takes blood samples from workers during medical check before the reopening of a Volkswagen facility, in Puebla, Mexico, on Tuesday. (Imelda Medina/Reuters)

In India, Delhi’s local health minister checked into hospital and was being tested for the coronavirus as India reported more than 10,500 new infections.

Nigeria’s commercial hub Lagos has suspended plans to reopen places of worship after a review of the new outbreak, the state governor said.

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