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Global cases exceed 1.2 million

The total number of global COVID-19 cases has exceeded the 1.2 million mark last night as the Coronavirus Dashboard of the Johns Hopkins University, USA indicated 1,237,490 cases, with the US leading at 321,000 cases. Spain (130,000 cases) has overtaken Italy (125,000 cases) while Germany was close to reaching 100,000 last night. There were 67,000 COVID-19 deaths recorded around the world so far, with Italy accounting for 15,000 and Spain 12,000.

More than 250,000 people across the globe have fully recovered from the viral disease, with the biggest number of recoveries (77,000) in China, where several previously locked down cities are now open for travel, day-to-day activity and limited business. In Sri Lanka, the total number of infected persons confirmed stands at 175, out which 33 have fully recovered. Three out of the new cases confirmed yesterday were detected from the Homagama Hospital. One person was detected from a quarantine centre in Puttalam and another was detected from Matara. He had closely associated with an infected person. Two others were detected from Colombo and another one tested positive from Negombo. There is no currently no cure or vaccine for COVID-19, though trials are underway for both.   

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Compared to the world population of 10 Billion it is only 0.00012 - that is 12 in every Hundred Thousand.

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