1st LD Writethru: Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 500,000 -- Johns Hopkins University

Cheryl Sanders
June 30, 2020

Considering the fact that the virus emerged in China late final 12 months, there have been much more than 10 million situations, Johns Hopkins experiences.

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In the United States alone, there were more than 2.5 million confirmed cases, 125,000 deaths and 679,000 recoveries, according to Johns Hopkins.

An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) dons personal protective equipment before going into Elmhurst Hospital during the ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Queens borough of New York, US, April 20, 2020. However, with testing still limited in some corners of the world, the actual number of global cases could be significantly higher.

PRAGUE - The Czech Republic detected 260 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, but the surge is not a sign of a second wave in the country, said Health Minister Adam Vojtech on Sunday.

China has extended Covid-19 tests to newly reopened hairdressers and beauty salons amid a drop in cases, while South Korea continues to face new infections after it eased social distancing rules to boost its economy.

The United States accounts for the majority of global cases of the virus.

Several US states, including Florida, Arizona and Texas, broke new records for infections on Saturday. Speaking by video link to the World Government Summit in Dubai on Monday, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that it took more than three months for the world to reach 1 million infections but that another million cases were recorded in just the previous eight days. 1 in the absence of a universal mask-wearing order. The one-day number of new confirmed cases in the US hit 40,000 on June 26, a new record.

Experts, including US Surgeon General Jerome Adams, have said some US states may have prematurely opened businesses, contributing to current spikes.

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