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Unusually “high incidence” of virus cases among children in new UK hotspot, says Health Secretary

June 30, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Shoppers walk past a social distancing message painted on the pavement in Leicester, U.K., on Monday, June 29, 2020. Leicester could become the first place in England to face a local lockdown after a spike in coronavirus cases. Photographer: Darren Staples/Bloomberg via Getty Images

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Tuesday that there is an unusually “high incidence” of coronavirus cases among children in Leicester, a city in England's East Midlands region which will be the first in the UK to be put under a localized lockdown.

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Tuesday that there is an unusually “high incidence” of coronavirus cases among children in Leicester, a city in England's East Midlands region which will be the first in the UK to be put under a localized lockdown.

Tuesday marks six months since the World Health Organization first received reports of cases of pneumonia in China from an unknown cause, which would later be identified as a novel coronavirus infection, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Monday.

More than 10. 3 million coronavirus cases have been reported worldwide, including at least 505,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.

A new swine flu with "pandemic potential" has been discovered: Chinese researchers have discovered a new type of swine flu that can infect humans and has the potential to cause a future pandemic, according to a study released Monday.

Researchers say the disease, called the G4 virus, now shows "all the essential hallmarks of a candidate pandemic virus," and is genetically descended from the H1N1 swine flu that caused a global pandemic in 2009.

Chinese researchers have discovered a new type of swine flu that can infect humans and has the potential to cause a future pandemic, according to a study released on Monday.

The new study comes as the world grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic, which has now infected more than 10. 3 million people globally and caused more than 505,000 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

The United States reported at least 41,586 new coronavirus cases and 338 deaths on Monday, according to Johns Hopkins University.

CNN is tracking US coronavirus cases here:

On Tuesday, Victoria reported 64 new cases of coronavirus, the 14th consecutive day of double-digit daily increase of new infections.

Japan recorded 111 new coronavirus cases on Monday, the second consecutive day of more than 100 new infections, the country's health ministry announced Tuesday.

The country's capital, Tokyo, recorded 58 new infections on Monday -- the fourth consecutive day the city reported more than 50 new cases.

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