Worldwide COVID-19 cases reach 9.7 million

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 12:48, Jun 27,2020


Volunteers of Social Democratic Party of India wearing a protective gear carry an abandoned body of a victim who died from the COVID-19 coronavirus, during a burial at a graveyard in Chennai on June 16, 2020. — AFP file photo

The confirmed COVID-19 cases have reached 9,776,963 million globally with 493,609 deaths as of Saturday morning.

Besides, more than 4.8 million recoveries have been confirmed, according to the latest tally of Johns Hopkins University.

The worst-hit United States has recorded over 2.46 million confirmed cases and over 125,046 deaths while South American country Brazil has come up to the second position with 1,274,974 confirmed cases and 55,961 deaths so far.

Meanwhile, Russia, the third most infected country, has confirmed 619, 936 coronavirus cases and 8,770 deaths, followed by South Asian country India (490,401 cases), United Kingdom (310,836 cases) and Peru (272,364 cases)

Besides, The UK has the third-highest death toll at 43,498, followed by Italy with 34,708, France 29,781 and Spain 28,338, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The World Health Organisation chief warned the number of coronavirus cases around the world is set to reach 10 million ‘within the next week.’

WHO regional director for Europe said there had been a resurgence of cases as many countries began to ease restrictions.

Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December last year.

The World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.

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