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# main points
One further death in Ireland and the US continues to break infection rate records: Today's Covid-19 main points
Here’s what Covid-related news is making the headlines today.

LAST UPDATE | Jun 28th 2020, 5:40 PM

HEALTH OFFICIALS have this evening confirmed there has been one further death and three new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

It brings the total number of confirmed cases here to 25,439 while the death toll from Covid-19 in Ireland is now 1,735. 

Internationally, China’s recent spike in cases has stabilised while the US continues to experience significant surges in the disease. 

Here are today’s Covid-19 main points:

Here are today’s Covid-19 main international points:

  • Over 10 million people have been infected with Covid-19 worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.
  • China’s cases have stabilised but the US is still in big trouble.
  • South Korea is allowing people to attend sports games but in reduced numbers. 
  • France is holding elections which were postponed due to the virus.
  • Rio de Janeiro in Brazil will allow football fans into stadiums from July 10 despite over 1.2 million registered cases of the disease in the country. 
  • It is now compulsory to wear masks in Iran. 


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