Latest on global coronavirus pandemic

Latest on global coronavirus pandemic

Japan reported 242 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, raising the total number to 4,340, with 97 deaths. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a state of emergency in seven prefectures including Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka. 

Iran reported 2,089 new cases. As of Tuesday, 62,589 total cases have been confirmed, with 3,872 deaths.

Russia registered 1,154 cases, bringing its total to 7,497. Fifty-eight people have died and 494 patients recovered.

Portugal confirmed 712 new cases, adding to a total of 12,442.

Switzerland has 22,242 total cases and 641 deaths. It has seen less than 1,000 new cases for five straight days.

Belgium reported 1,381 new cases. A total of 22,194 cases have been registered, with 2,035 deaths.

Malaysia reported 170 new cases, bringing the total number to 3,963.

Saudi Arabia detected 147 new cases, totaling 2,752. It has ordered a nationwide curfew from 3 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Malawi reported its first death from the coronavirus. The country has confirmed eight cases in total.