Brazil registered 23,529 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and 716 new deaths on Sunday, the health ministry said.

Total cases in Brazil, the world’s second most affected country after the United States, have now risen to 2,098,389 while deaths totaled 79,488.

Mexico’s Health Ministry on Sunday reported 5,311 new confirmed coronavirus infections and 296 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 344,224 cases and 39,184 deaths.

The government has said the real number of infected people is likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases.

Indonesia on Sunday reported 1,639 new coronavirus cases and 127 more deaths, taking the total number of infections to 86,521 and fatalities to 4,143, health ministry official Achmad Yurianto said.

Hong Kong tightened coronavirus restrictions on Sunday, with non-essential civil servants told to work from home from this week, as the global financial hub reported a record number of daily cases.

Earlier on Sunday, an event by pro-democracy politicians to mark the one-year anniversary of an attack in a train station by an armed mob was stopped by police in riot gear for breaking coronavirus measures already in place that restrict group gatherings to four people.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam told a news conference the city recorded more than 100 cases in the past 24 hours, the most since the pandemic took hold in late January, taking the tally close to 2,000 patients, 12 of whom have died.

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