Worldwide coronavirus cases pass 10m in latest grim milestone – Latest News


Analysis from John Hopkins University confirmed the US had the highest number of confirmed cases with more than a quarter of all patients worldwide, or 2.5m.

The global death toll from the pandemic has topped 500,000, it has been announced.

The analysis from John Hopkins University also found the global Covid-19 death toll has now reached 500,000, while more than a quarter of all confirmed cases are in the US

Global coronavirus cases have now topped 10m

The UK has the fifth-highest number worldwide according to the university, with 311,739.

Worldwide coronavirus cases have now passed 10million, according to new research out today.

North America, Latin America and Europe each account for roughly a quarter of cases while Asia and the Middle East have around 11% and 9% respectively.

Brazil has the second-highest number, with more than 1.3m testing positive.

Recent weeks have seen a feared second wave become a reality in a number of countries, with the US now reaching its former peak as the country eases its lockdown.

This is despite the fact the disease started in China.

Experts warned the death toll in Latin America could rise to over 380,000 by October, from around 100,000 this week.

Brazil reported a record 54,700 new cases on June 19.

India and Brazil, in particular, are facing spikes of cases, with the two countries accounting for more than a third of all new cases worldwide.

In some countries with limited testing capabilities, case numbers reflect just a small proportion of total infections.

But there are fears the true number of infected patients worldwide could be far higher.

This week, US President Donald Trump claimed recklessly he was going to test fewer people in the US to bring down their daily case numbers.

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