Coronavirus Update: WHO Reports Single-Biggest Day Jump In Worldwide COVID-19 Cases

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There are over 8.9 million cases of the coronavirus worldwide, with over 468,000 deaths.

On Sunday, the World Health Organization reported the single-biggest daily jump in coronavirus cases across the world. In a 24-hour period, the total rose to 183,020. And at the source of that increase was the Americas.

The U.S. has 2.2 million of those cases with 119,000 deaths. Brazil has surpassed one million cases of the virus, with over 50,000 deaths.

China said it would suspend poultry imports from Tyson Foods following an outbreak of coronavirus infections at Tyson’s plant in Springdale, Arkansas. China's General Administration of Customs announced the decision via its website on Sunday, adding to a suspension of pork products from a COVID-19 hit production facility in Germany last week.

In the past week, China has seen a rise in coronavirus cases, which was led by a new outbreak in Beijing. To control the recent outbreak, China's customs officials have told food producers from around the world that they're willing to take "all necessary measures to eliminate food safety risks and protect consumer health."

Last Friday, Tyson said that 481 workers, from a labor force of 3,748 in two Arkansas facilities, tested positive for the coronavirus, but noted that only 26 of those who tested positive were showing symptoms of the disease. 

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