Global Corona infections cross 11 million, claiming more than 524,000 lives
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases has crossed 11 million, more than 524,800 of those who have died and some six million have recovered so far.
The US now has over 2.8 million cases and 131,000 deaths from the novel coronavirus, according to a tracking website.
In Brazil, confirmed cases reached over 1.5 million, the second-worst outbreak in the world behind the US.
Brazil registered 1,252 virus deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 61,884, the Ministry of Health said.
Daily cases in India that stand at 4th place in the scale of infections, hit a record high, breaching the 20,000 marks for the first time since the country’s first cases in January.
With 20,903 new infections and 379 fatalities over the past 24 hours, India’s overall case count climbed to 625,544 as the death toll reached 18,213.
Peru as the sixth place holder, surpassed 10,000 deaths from the virus, the health ministry said, a day after the government began easing a national lockdown in a bid to revive the economy.
The number of deaths rose to 10,045, an increase of 185 in the last 24 hours, while the number of people infected rose to 292,004, the ministry said.
In the eight places, the UK death toll rose 43,906 the day before, government figures showed. Including suspected cases, the toll is approaching 55,000.
Since first being recorded late last year in China, the Covid-19 coronavirus has spread around the world and been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization