Sunday, 12 July, 2020

Global Covid-19 deaths pass half a million

Global COVID-19 Doctors from the Critical Patients Unit prepare to check a patient infected with COVID-19 at Barros Luco Hospital in Santiago
Deanna Wagner | 30 June, 2020, 20:31

The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations' outbreaks.

At least 42 000 coronavirus infections were counted in the United States in 24 hours, according to the count Monday at 20 H 30 local Johns Hopkins University, which refers.

The ministry also reported 334 new cases, bringing the total to 23,755.

The latest daily caseload is up from the previous day, but still lower than the country's record high of more than 45,000 new cases identified last Friday. Brazil has become the second worst-affected country after a rapid surge in both confirmed cases and deaths.

Due to a lack of federal COVID-19 lockdown measures, states and cities in the USA have had to implement their own preventative policies and guidance.

For more than 16 days in a row as of Saturday, Texas set a record for hospitalizations related to COVID-19, according to The Washington Post. On Friday, the U.S. broke its all-time record for the highest number of reported COVID-19 cases in a single day - surpassing 40,000 for the first time.

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Meanwhile, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 498 to 194,259, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed.

Similar preventative measures can be seen across the world.

COVID-19 was first reported in Wuhan, China, in December.

At the time of writing, there has been a reported 502, 589 deaths around the world in relation to the virus.

According to the tracker, the United States accounts for over one-fourth of the total deaths worldwide, with 125,763 fatalities, followed by Brazil with 57,070, and 43,634 in the UK.

Pelosi said on Sunday that the U.S.is "long overdue" for a nationwide mask-wearing requirement.