Pandemic Red Alert: Six Million and Rising is The Latest on Covid-19

Published May 31st, 2020 - 08:34 GMT
A railway official checks the temperature of a woman queueing to enter the Kamalapur railway station after the government-imposed lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus ended, in Dhaka on May 31, 2020. Munir UZ ZAMAN / AFP
A railway official checks the temperature of a woman queueing to enter the Kamalapur railway station after the government-imposed lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus ended, in Dhaka on May 31, 2020. Munir UZ ZAMAN / AFP
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COVID-19 global death toll tops 367,300 deaths, while over 2.53 million patients recovered, says Johns Hopkins University.

The total number of global confirmed novel coronavirus cases surpassed 6 million late on Saturday, according to a running tally by the US-based Johns Hopkins University.

The university's data showed that the worldwide tally of fatalities had reached 367,356, while the number of recoveries topped 2.53 million.

The US remains the worst-hit country by the virus with over 1.76 million infection cases, while the death toll in the country exceeded 103,600.

Brazil, which has the largest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Latin America, is the second country with the highest number of cases with more than 465,100, followed by Russia with around 397,000 and the UK with over 274,200 cases.


Several European countries are also among the hardest hit in the world.

China, the ground zero of the virus, has registered 84,127 cases so far, including 79,384 recoveries. The country's death toll stands at 4,638. Barely changing figures continue to raise questions in and outside China.

Overall, the virus has spread to 188 countries since it first emerged last December.

Despite the rising number of cases, most who contract the virus suffer mild symptoms before making a recovery.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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