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183,000 Covid-19 Cases Recorded In A Single Day, 9 Million In Total Worldwide

183,000 Covid-19 Cases Recorded In A Single Day, 9 Million In Total Worldwide

Hakim Hassan

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While Malaysia has been relatively successful in containing Covid-19, countries worldwide are still struggling to cope with the spread of the pandemic.

On 20 June, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that 183,000 people tested positive for the coronavirus within a 24-hour period, the largest single-day increase.

The spread now is more concentrated in the Americas, both North and South which contributed more than 116,000 cases.

In that period same period, Brazil saw 50,000 new cases.

Worldwide, as of 23 June, there are more than 9 million cases with the United States recording 2.3 million cases and Brazil 1.1 million, according to data by the John Hopkins University.

Russia recorded 7,600 COVID-19 cases on 22 June, taking its total to 592,28. The death toll also grew on that day by 95 to 8,206.

The pandemic has severely hampered their economy as Russia’s gross domestic product (GDP) shrank by 10.9% year-on-year in May.

As for India, the number of cases have surpassed the 400,000 mark on 21 June, reaching 410,461, with the total number of deaths due to the virus crossing the 13,000-mark.

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