Worldwide coronavirus death toll exceeds 500,000

  • Worldwide coronavirus death toll exceeds 500,000

Worldwide coronavirus death toll exceeds 500,000

Latest data from the CSSE showed that the current death toll stands at 501,281, while the number of confirmed cases has surpassed 10,117,000.

Around one-quarter of all deaths so far have been in the U.S. and a recent surge in cases have been reported in a handful of southern and western states that reopened earlier and more aggressively. The Union Health Ministry has claimed that eight states - Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu, contributed 85.5 per cent of active Covid-19 cases and also accounted for 87 per cent deaths due to the viral infection.

The United States has by far the highest number of confirmed cases globally, with more than 2.5 million, and 125,803 deaths.

Russian Federation on Sunday recorded 6,791 new coronavirus cases, bringing its confirmed infections to over 634,000, the third-highest number in the world.

A total of 10,861 people have required hospital care, including 1,178 in intensive care units and on ventilators, according to the ministry.

The disease also continues to rampage through Latin America, with Peru topping 9,000 deaths on Saturday. Total infections are at 509,000, with more than 15,600 deaths.

U.S. coronavirus cases surge, worldwide death toll exceeds 500,000

The United States has seen a quarter of the world's infections and, with cases in many areas continuing to rise, some states are reimposing restrictions.

In response to a surge in USA cases, California governor Gavin Newsom on Sunday ordered bars in seven counties - an area home to 13.5 million residents - to close.

South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria and Ghana are among the African countries severely impacted by COVID-19.

The hardest-hit parts of the USA are in the south and west, where many state leaders had pushed for early economic reopenings.

One million new cases were recorded in only six days, just as countries start to unwind lockdowns that have devastated their economies and thrown millions out of work. The number of daily cases had been declining in May and early June.

Switzerland has recorded 31,555 coronavirus infections with 1,682 deaths so far, the ministry said.