June 9 coronavirus news

Helen Regan, Steve George and Adam Renton, CNN

Updated 2:41 AM ET, Wed June 10, 2020
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4:29 a.m. ET, June 9, 2020

Latin America's Covid-19 case numbers are rising faster than anywhere in the world

From journalist Stefano Pozzebon in Bogota, CNN's Omar Fajardo, Shasta Darlington and journalist Rodrigo Pedroso in Sao Paulo and CNN's Ben Tinker in Atlanta

Workers of "Los Olivos" funeral home collect the remains of a victim of Covid-19 from a hospital in Mexico City, on June 1.
Workers of "Los Olivos" funeral home collect the remains of a victim of Covid-19 from a hospital in Mexico City, on June 1. Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images

Coronavirus-related cases and deaths across Latin America are rising faster than anywhere in the world. 

Mexico: The country reported 2,999 coronavirus cases Monday, bringing its total to 120,102, according to the health ministry. The death toll rose to 14,053, up 354 from Sunday's total.

Peru: The health ministry recorded 3,181 new cases Monday, bringing the country's total to 199,696. Peru also recorded 106 new fatalities, bringing the death toll to 5,571.

Brazil: The health ministry reported 15,654 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, bringing the country's total to 707,412. Brazil also confirmed 679 new Covid-19 deaths Monday, bringing the country's total deaths to 37,134. Brazil has recorded the second highest number of cases worldwide, behind the United States.

Biggest spike in worldwide cases: Sunday marked the most Covid-19 cases reported to the World Health Organization in a single day so far during the coronavirus pandemic, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a media briefing in Geneva on Monday. 

"Yesterday, more than 136,000 cases were reported -- the most in a single day so far," Tedros said. "Almost 75% of yesterday’s cases come from 10 countries, mostly in the Americas and South Asia."
2:18 a.m. ET, June 9, 2020

Qatar to gradually lift coronavirus restrictions beginning June 15

From CNN's Chandler Thornton and Sharif Paget in Atlanta

Qatar will gradually lift its coronavirus restrictions beginning June 15, according to Qatar News Agency (QNA.)

The easing of restrictions will happen in four stages, Qatar's spokesperson of the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management announced Monday, QNA reported.

First stage starts June 15: It includes the gradual reopening of mosques with precautionary measures. 

Second stage starts July 1: It will allow for public gatherings of a maximum of 10 people.

Third stage starts August 1: This allows for gatherings of 40 people maximum and flights from countries "with low risk" for residents and other "priority travelers" who will be subject to two weeks of quarantine upon entering Qatar.

Final stage starts September 1: It includes "gatherings to be permitted according to certain controls and capacity," QNA reported.

The spokesperson "stressed that the gradual lifting of restrictions doesn't mean lack of application of the precautionary measures, noting that transition from stage to next depends on extent of everyone's commitment to the instructions," QNA reported.

As of Monday night, Qatar has 70,158 confirmed coronavirus cases and 57 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.