Coronavirus cases exceed 24.6 million worldwide

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New Delhi (NVI): The global count of coronavirus cases has reached more than 24.6 million, while at least 8,35,000 people have died, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

Over 16 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.

In the US, the total number of cases stand around 5.91 million while more than 1,81,760 people have lost their lives due to the deadly virus.

Brazil, the second most affected country from COVID-19 after the US, recorded 43,412 cases within 24-hours and surpassed 3.80 million. The country’s death toll stands at 1,19,504.

French health authorities said the coronavirus epidemic is growing exponentially. They reported 7,379 new daily cases —the biggest increase since late March.

Moreover, the Latin American region breached the 7 million case mark despite some countries showing a slight decline in infections. In addition to this, the World Health Organization (WHO) has asked the countries in the region to increase testing, which remains low across the continent.

Argentina also logged 11,717 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, its highest daily jump, taking the total count of people infected with COVID-19 to 3,92,009, but the government moved ahead with its plans to ease lockdown measures.

South Korea extended social-distancing rules in the capital, Seoul, amid a triple-digit rise in cases.

Meanwhile, China is moving into its final weekend before they go for full reopening of schools amid continuing measures to prevent further spread of virus, as per the reports.

-RJV