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Global COVID-19 Cases Exceed 7 Million Mark And Death Toll Surpasses 400,000

Global COVID-19 Cases Exceed 7 Million Mark And Death Toll Surpasses 400,000

According to a Reuters tally, global deaths from the novel coronavirus exceeded 400,000 on Sunday, as new cases mount in Brazil and India.

The United States is accountable for about one-quarter of all deaths, but fatalities in South America are quickly growing.

The number of deaths connected to COVID-19 in just five months is now equal to the number of deaths yearly from malaria, one of the world’s most deadly infectious diseases.

Global COVID-19 cases have crossed 7 million marks on Monday morning, with about 2 million, or 30%, of those cases in the United States. Latin America has the second-largest outbreak, with over 15% of cases, followed by Russia with around 467,000 and the UK with over 287,600 cases.

Global COVID-19 Cases Exceed 7 Million Mark And Death Toll Surpasses 400,000
South Africa had recorded 45,973 cases of the new coronavirus as of Saturday, the highest in Africa. Image Source: Reuters

Many European countries are also among the hardest hit in the world. The British Government will concede places of worship to revive on June 15, only for private prayer. Marriages and other services will not be allowed under the latest easing of the coronavirus lockdown. People are required to adhere to social-distancing laws.

In South Korea, there has been a recent uptick in the number of new cases after movement restrictions were relaxed. They have been traced to nightclubs, religious gatherings, and a logistics center.

The number of coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan has exceeded 100,000, following a rise in new infections over the past two weeks.

Global COVID-19 Cases Exceed 7 Million Mark And Death Toll Surpasses 400,000
Muslims perform the Al-Fajr prayer inside the Al-Rajhi Mosque while practicing social distancing, after the announcement of the easing of lockdown measures amid COVID-19 pandemic, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 31, 2020. Image Source: Reuters

On Sunday, India recorded 9,971 new coronavirus cases, taking its tally to 246,628 cases, with 6,929 fatalities.

New Zealand’s health ministry said on Monday that the last of its coronavirus patients have recovered. It has been 17 days since the recent new case was reported in New Zealand and added to the health ministry.

China, the origin of the disease, has recorded 84,191 cases so far, including 79,434 recoveries. The country’s death toll reaches 4,638. Hardly changing figures proceed to raise questions in and outside China.

Global COVID-19 Cases Exceed 7 Million Mark And Death Toll Surpasses 400,000
Two Brothers attend the burial of their father, 76- year-old, who died from the coronavirus disease at the Sao Francisco Xavier cemetery in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 6, 2020. Image Source: REUTERS

The first COVID-19 death was reported in Wuhan, China, on January 10, but it was early April before the death count crossed 100,000. It took 24 days to go from 300,000 to 400,000 losses.

The United States has the largest death toll in the world at about 110,000. The deaths in Brazil are overgrowing, and the country may pass the United Kingdom to have the second-largest number of fatalities in the world.

The total amount of deaths is considered to be higher than the officially recorded 400,000 as many countries lack the equipment to test all sufferers, and some nations do not include deaths outside of a hospital.

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