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Coronavirus cases worldwide surpass 4.6 million

17 May 2020  

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KATHMANDU: Globally, more than 4.6 million people have been infected and more than 311,000 have died from COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University.

About 1.8 million people have recovered, according to another coronavirus monitor, Worldometers.

The United States suffered the most from the pandemic, with 1,456,029 cases and a death toll of 88,230. Countries with over 200,000 cases also included Russia, Britain, Spain, Italy and Brazil, according to the CSSE data.

Brazil’s health ministry has confirmed 14,919 new cases of the novel coronavirus, as well as 816 related deaths, pushing the total number of infections to at least 233,142 – the fourth-highest in the world, surpassing Spain’s tally – while the death toll hit 15,633, Aljazeera reported.

Similarly, French health authorities reported 96 new coronavirus deaths, bringing the total to 27,625, the fourth highest in the world.

The ministry said the number of people in hospitals fell to 19,432 from 19,861 on Friday and the number of people in intensive care units dropped to 2,132 from 2,203 on Friday.

Likewise, the daily toll from the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy fell to 153, its lowest since March 9, against 242 the day before, the Civil Protection Agency said, while the daily tally of new cases increased to 875 from 789 on Friday, media reports said.

The total death toll since the outbreak came to light on February 21 now stands at 31,763 the agency said, the third-highest in the world after those of the United States and Britain.

Similarly, a total of 34,466 people who tested positive for the new coronavirus have died in the United Kingdom, a rise of 468 in a 24-hour period, the health ministry said.

(With inputs from agencies)

Publish Date : 17 May 2020 07:05 AM

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