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Argentina records highest daily COVID-19 cases

Total cases near 10,700 with 718 additional infections

Muhammed Emin Canik   | 23.05.2020
Argentina records highest daily COVID-19 cases A woman wearing a face mask walks past a mural depicting on a shutter as Argentina extends the curfew till 24th of May, imposed since 20th of March, in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Buenos Aires, Argentina on May 21, 2020. People are obliged to wear protective face mask as they go out for fundamental needs. ( Muhammed Emin Canik - Anadolu Agency )

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina

Argentina reported 718 new coronavirus infections Friday, the highest daily figure which brings its tally to 10,649. 

The death toll reached 433 with 14 additional fatalities, according to health officials.

Education was suspended and borders closed. All commercial flights were suspended until Sept. 1.

After originating in Wuhan, China last December, COVID-19 has spread to at least 188 countries and regions, with Europe and the US currently the worst hit.

The pandemic has killed more than 338,100 worldwide, with an excess of 5.2 million confirmed cases, while recoveries have surpassed 2 million, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University in the US.

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