Coronavirus cases surpass 14.7 million worldwide

New Delhi (NVI): More than 14.7 million people around the world have been diagnosed with coronavirus and 6,08,637 have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

The United States has recorded nearly 141,000 deaths, the most in the world. Meanwhile, the total number of cases have surpassed 3.8 million in the country.

In Brazil, the number of infected cases have exceeded 2.1 million while the death toll has crossed 80,000.

In addition to this, France has reported up to 500 virus clusters. Despite the clusters, authorities say there are no signs of an imminent “second wave”. The total number of cases stands at more than 2,14,000 in the country.

The hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia will begin on July 29. The drastically scaled back event will include only around 1,000 Muslim pilgrims due to the pandemic.

South Africa has reported a total of 3,64,328 coronavirus cases so far and has the fifth most confirmed Covid-19 infections in the world.

The World Health Organziation (WHO) voiced alarm at the spread in Africa. It warned that South Africa’s surging numbers could be a “precursor” for outbreaks across the continent.

-CHK