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Fears of second wave of coronavirus in Germany: Live updates

Senior health official warns another wave could hit before autumn in country that has reported more than 168,000 cases.
  • Senior German health official Lars Schaade said a second coronavirus wave could hit Germany before autumn. Case numbers are falling but this is not an all-clear signal, Schaade said at a news conference.
  • Black people in the United Kingdom are more than four times as likely to die from coronavirus than white people, according to the UK's statistics office.
  • Globally, more than 3.7 million people have been confirmed infected with the new coronavirus so far, and more than 264,000 have died, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Thursday, May 7

11:16 GMT - Malaysia reports 39 new cases

Malaysia confirmed 39 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 6,467 coronavirus infections.

The total number of coronavirus-related deaths stands at 107.

11:13 GMT - Africa disease control body rejects Tanzania assertion that tests are faulty

The head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) rejected an assertion by Tanzania's president that his nation's coronavirus tests are faulty and are giving too many false positives.

"The tests that Tanzania is using we know they are working very well," Dr. John Nkengasong told journalists on a conference call.

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