Global corona cases surpass 5.2 million

New Delhi (NVI): The number of coronavirus cases globally has gone beyond 5.2 million, with the death toll rising to 3,38,000, according to Johns Hopkins University tally.

Over 1.9 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease worldwide.

Brazil confirmed a total of 330,890 coronavirus cases so far, overtaking Russia to become the world’s second hotspot for COVID-19 infections.

Likewise, Peru reported 1,11,698 coronavirus cases, the second-highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Latin America, behind Brazil.

In the US, around 1.6 million positive cases of coronavirus have been reported with more than 96,000 deaths.

Apart from this, Spain, which was one of the worst-affected nations, further eased its lockdown restrictions and allowed outdoor dining and gatherings of up to 10 people.

Britain will introduce a 14-day quarantine for almost all international travellers from June 8.

China, on the other hand, reported zero new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, for the first time since it started reporting data in January, as per media reports.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, South America has become an epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic with Brazil the hardest hit country.