Coronavirus cases exceed 5.8 million worldwide

New Delhi (NVI): More than 5.8 million cases of coronavirus have been confirmed around the world, while at least 3,59,000 people have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Meanwhile, more than 2.4 million have recovered or have been cured of the deadly contagion.

In the US, nearly 21,760 new cases of coronavirus and 1,174 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the number of total coronavirus cases in the country to more than 1.7 million and 1,01,616 deaths.

Furthermore, the infection rate in Brazil is accelerating, and some experts believe that the toll could quintuple by August.

So far, Brazil has reported 4,38,238 cases of coronavirus with 26,754 fatalities.

In another development, Spain, Turkey, France, Britain and Brazil all announced today plans to at least partially lift lockdowns and resume businesses.

European governments have moved to halt the use of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 patients.