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Covid-19 Cases Worldwide Now Reach 5 Million

Covid-19 Cases Worldwide Now Reach 5 Million

Hakim Hassan

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Covid-19 cases around the world have reached to 5 million with the death toll now at 328,000.

According to the World Health Organisation, Latin America has surpassed the United States and Europe in the number of new daily infections.  

The organisation said that 106,000 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours in the continent – the highest daily figure since the outbreak began. 

The country with the highest number of infections, the United States has now recorded at least 1,577,758 cases of Covid-19 and 94,729 related deaths, based on a CNN report which quoted statistics from the Johns Hopkins University.

New York still has the highest number of cases, with 356,458 and 28,743 deaths.

Russia, the nation with the second highest number of infections reported 150 new fatalities on 22 May in the past 24 hours – a record daily rise.

The country’s official nationwide death toll from the virus is now 3,249 with the number of infections at 326,448. This is after 8,894 new coronavirus cases were reported on 22 May.

As for Brazil, the third most infected country reported a record of 19,951 cases on 20 May taking total infections to 291,579.

Over in Asia, India reported its biggest jump within the space of 24 hours as 6,088 new cases were recorded in the country just as it tries to loosen the nationwide lockdown.

The number of cases there has now reached 118,447 with 148 deaths.

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