Corona Global: Confirmed cases exceeds 4.4 million mark while more than 3,00,000 deaths recorded worldwide

After more than 4 months of its origin, the novel coronavirus has infected more than 4.4 million people worldwide & has killed nearly 300,000 people. There are 2,498,200 active cases out of 4,482,962 total confirmed cases. With 300,397 fatalities around the world due to COVID-19, there have been 1,684,365 patients who have recovered from it so far. On Thursday, 57,306 new positive cases & 2,632 fatalities were reported within 24 hours.

In India, the deadly virus has affected more than 81,500 people and claimed the lives of over 2,650 while over 27,920 have been cured and discharged from hospitals, as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Important highlights of the Global Update : 

  • 3,446 new cases and 428 new deaths in the United Kingdom.
  • 7,001 new deaths & 393 new deaths in Brazil.
  • 7,483 new cases and 336 new deaths in the United States.
  • 1,862 new cases and 294 new deaths in Mexico.
  • 992 new cases and 262 new deaths in Italy. 
  • 1,551 new cases and 217 new deaths in Spain.
  • 9,974 new cases and 95 new deaths in Russia.
  • 3,650 new cases and 93 new deaths in India.

With 7,483 new cases & 336 deaths in the last 24 hours, the US continues to remain the country reporting maximum cases, deaths as well as active cases. However, the number of deaths reported in the last 24 hours is slightly lower than its earlier record.

Meanwhile, Mexico has reported a higher number of fatalities on Thursday. With 294 deaths the death toll of the country has reached 4,220. The tally of deaths in Mexico is much lower than that in the US but at present the situation is becoming scary for the country with more new positive cases and deaths. 

Brazil too has continuously seen a surge in cases and deaths. Today, Brazil has registered the fourth highest number of active cases in the world & the sixth highest death toll. The country has reported the second highest number of deaths in the last 24 hours, after the UK.

The following table contains the tally of active cases, total case & the number of deaths in the countries worst hit by COVID-19: 

Sr.No.CountryActive casesTotal CasesDeaths
1.United States1,039,1311,435,23485,408
2.United Kingdom199,193233,15133,614

In Europe, the United Kingdom with 3,446 new cases & 428 new deaths is the most affected country by COVID-19. The deaths reported in the last 24 hours is the highest tally reported in the world today. The total active cases & deaths reported in the country is also the highest among the European nations. The number of deaths are on a rise in Italy, Spain & Russia as well.

However, Italy has seen a decline in its active cases. With 992 new cases & 262 deaths on Thursday, the active cases in the country remain lower than the 80,000 mark.

In Asia, Turkey has reported the maximum confirmed cases till now. However, the number of active cases in the country has reduced in the last few days. At present, India seems to be the worst hit nation in Asia with maximum active cases. The confirmed cases in the country seem to surpass the tally of China’s COVID-19 cases soon.

Other countries like Iran, Qatar, Bangladesh & Saudi Arabia have reported a huge surge in cases.

Meanwhile, Africa reported 30 new deaths & 1,276 new cases on Thursday, lower than the numbers recorded by the other continents but the active number of cases remain huge with comparatively lower recovery rate.

The only positive result can be seen in Oceania where the fight against the COVID-19 seems to have half won. Just 9 new cases were reported from Australia in the last 24 hours with not a single new death. The recovery rate has been the best with just 661 active cases left. 

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