Egypt's one-day coronavirus infections at new high: Live updates

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Egypt's Health Ministry has announced 1,677 new confirmed cases of coronavirus - the highest 24-hour infection total since the virus was first detected in the country in mid-February.

African leaders say China will ensure the supply of 30 million testing kits and 10,000 ventilators each month for the African continent as the coronavirus pandemic accelerates there.

Brazil became the country with the second-highest coronavirus death toll in the world with 42,720 fatalities, surpassing the death toll of the United Kingdom and second only to the United States.

More than 7.75 million people have now been confirmed to have the coronavirus, and at least 429,000 have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Here are the latest updates:

Sunday, June 14 00:05 GMT - Ukraine records highest daily count for third day in a row 

Ukraine has recorded its highest daily count of new coronavirus infections for the third day in a row, more than double the count earlier in the month.

The health ministry on Saturday reported 753 new cases, compared with 683 the previous day.

In early June, Ukraine was recording fewer than 350 new cases a day. Overall, Ukraine counts 30,506 confirmed infection cases and 880 deaths.

00:01 GMT - Egypt's one-day coronavirus infections at new high

Egypt's Health Ministry has announced 1,677 new confirmed cases of coronavirus - the highest 24-hour infection total since the virus was first detected in the country in mid-February, according to The Associated Press news agency.

The ministry also reported 62 deaths from COVID-19, the disease that can be caused by the virus.

The figures raise Egypt's coronavirus totals to 1,484 deaths and 42,980 confirmed cases. The ministry says 11,529 patients have been discharged from quarantine after their recovery.

Egypt is the Arab world's most populous country, and it has the highest death rate from COVID-19 among Arab nations. It ranks third in the Middle East after Iran and Turkey.

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Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera's continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I'm Ted Regencia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

You can find all the developments from yesterday, June 13, here.

SOURCE: Al Jazeera and news agencies

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