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Germany, France, Italy, and Poland are all reporting a surge in cases.
Of the travel-related cases in 99 countries early in the pandemic, the 3 top source nations were Italy, China, and Iran.
A dramatically scaled-back version of the hajj pilgrimage began in Saudi Arabia yesterday.
In a large US study, 35% of ICU patients died within 28 days of hospitalization.
Hong Kong and Japan, which had contained the virus, are experiencing flare-ups and recorded record cases.
"We call on all countries and all people to exercise extreme vigilance."
Pandemic disruptions in some nations are affecting pregnant women, and lockdowns reduce access to mental health services, nutrition for young people.
In other international developments, case surges stretch health systems in Russia and Brazil, and France reports illnesses associated with recent school reopenings.
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