Monday, July 6, 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic: Global COVID-19 death toll crosses 5 million

Washington: The coronavirus outbreak shows no signs of receding with the COVID-19 virus wreaking havoc all over the world.

Even as hope rises with the possibility of a coronavirus vaccine becoming available by the end of the year, several nations are struggling in the battle against the COVID-19 virus.

The coronavirus pandemic has also affected the global economy as several countries have forced to impose coronavirus lockdown in order to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The global death toll due to COVID-19 crossed 5 million mark on Monday, as the total number of cases crossed the 10 million mark, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Currently, the total number of cases increased to 10,199,798, while the fatalities increased to 502,947, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

The US accounted for the world’s highest number of infections and fatalities with 2,564,163 and 125,928, respectively, according to the CSSE.

Brazil came in the second place with 1,344,143 infections and 57,622 deaths.

In terms of cases, Russia ranks third (640,246), and is followed by India (548,318), the UK (313,467), Peru (279,419), Chile (271,982), Spain (248,970), Italy (240,436), Iran (225,205), Mexico (216,852), Pakistan (206,512), France (199,476), Turkey (198,613), Germany (195,042), Saudi Arabia (186,436), Bangladesh (141,801), South Africa (138,134) and Canada (105,615), the CSSE figures showed.

The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are the UK (43,659), Italy (34,744), France (29,781), Spain (28,346), Mexico (26,648), India (16,475) and Iran (10,670).

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