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- Global cases: More than 2.9 million
- Global deaths: At least 206,265
- Most cases reported: United States (963,379), Spain (226,629), Italy (197,675), France (162,220), and Germany (157,495).
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of 7:09 a.m. Beijing time.
All times below are in Beijing time.
8:40 am: Australia reports 10 new cases, New Zealand set to ease restrictions
Australia’s health ministry said as of 6 a.m. local time on April 27, there were 10 new cases from the day before, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 6,713. More than 5,500 people are said to have recovered from Covid-19 while 83 have died.
A commuter sits on a tram bench in Melbourne next to a screen displaying an Australian government directive regarding social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak.
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