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Global cases close to 1.3 million

The total number of global COVID-19 cases was close to 1.3 million mark last night as the Coronavirus Dashboard of the Johns Hopkins University, USA indicated 1,289,390 cases, with the US leading at 338,000 cases. Spain (135,000 cases) has overtaken Italy (129,000 cases) while Germany exceeded 100,000 cases last night. France was edging closer to that figure with nearly 94,000 patients. There are 70,500 COVID-19 deaths recorded around the world so far, with Italy accounting for 16,000 and Spain 13,000.

More than 270,000 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 178, out which 33 have fully recovered.

There is currently no cure or vaccine for COVID-19, though trials are underway for both.    

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