USA virus cases surge as global infections pass 10 million

Henrietta Strickland
June 29, 2020

According statistics by John Hopkings university, COVID-19 cases have surpassed 10 million, with a global death toll of approximately half a million. Citywide, data shows that there were 211,569 confirmed coronavirus cases as of Sunday afternoon.

Indeed, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020. The country with the second-highest death toll is Brazil with more than 57,000 deaths reported. The United States accounts for about a quarter of all deaths.

The U.S. has taken the hardest-hit with total diagnosed cases surpassing 2.5 million and deaths now more than one-hundred-25-thousand. It can cause pneumonia, respiratory diseases, among others, and spreads between people in droplets from coughs and sneezes. But as many places continued to ease lockdown restrictions, cases began to rise again, hitting a record high of 47,341 a day on 26 June.

Cases have also kept mounting on the African continent. The number of confirmed cases across the continent reached 371,548 as of Sunday morning, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

USA virus cases surge as global infections pass 10 million
USA virus cases surge as global infections pass 10 million

South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Sunday urged his countrymen to prepare for a further surge in cases during the winter season.

Egypt confirmed on Sunday 1,265 new COVID-19 infections, raising the country's total to 65,188.

"It was mentioned that presently eight states - Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal - contribute 85.5 percent active case load and 87 percent total deaths in India", said a Health Ministry statement on the briefing it gave to the Group of Ministers (GoM) on the Covid-19 situation in the country.

In the United Kingdom, the government warned it might have to lock down the city of Leicester because of a spike in cases, but still plans to reopen pubs, restaurants and hairdressers across England on 4 July, dubbed "super Saturday". The number of daily cases had been declining in May and early June.

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