Global cases exceed 3.7 million, US 1.2 million | Daily News


Global cases exceed 3.7 million, US 1.2 million

More than 3.7 million Coronavirus cases have been reported globally by last night, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, USA. The total number of deaths worldwide was close to 265,000. The United States leads in terms of global infections, reporting 1,231,992 cases nationwide. Across the US, more than 73,500 people have died due to the coronavirus pandemic. New York State has the largest number of cases in the USA.

Spain is next with 220,000 cases, Italy 214,000, UK 202,000, Russia 177,000, France 174,000, and Germany 168,000. The UK (30,150 deaths) has surpassed Italy (29,684) in terms of deaths. Spain and France have recorded 25,000 deaths each. The number of people who have died after contracting Covid-19 in Europe has surpassed 150,000, with most in the UK, Italy, Spain and France, a tally of official figures by the AFP news agency showed.

Russia reported 11,231 additional cases of the coronavirus disease over the last 24 hours — a record high in daily new cases in the country. Russia’s tally of cases now stands at 177,160 since the outbreak. The death toll increased by 88 to 1,625. Brazil reported 10,503 new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours, a new daily high from its last record of 7,288 cases on April 30. Brazil has reported more than 8,000 deaths.

Coronavirus cases in India have risen past 52,000 according to the country’s health ministry, with the pace of infection showing no sign of abating. Singapore’s coronavirus cases increased by 741 to a total of 20,939, according to the health ministry’s preliminary update. Most of the new cases detected were migrant workers living in dormitories, said the ministry. The Philippines has reported 10,004 coronavirus cases as of Wednesday, with a death toll of 658, according to its department of health.

Meanwhile, the United Nations has warned that the global pandemic could cause “multiple famines”, as it appealed for a further $4.7bn in funding to help more than 50 vulnerable countries. The comments came as the UN appealed for a further $4.7bn (£3.8bn) in funding for its global humanitarian response plan.


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