Coronavirus death toll
Coronavirus death toll

COVID 19: Death toll globally nears 8,000

Agency News

Globally, the virus has infected 198,712 people and killed just more than 7,989, according to worldometer realtime data.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) put the death toll more than 7,500.

Almost 80,000 people have recovered from the infection, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. The total patients recovered from the infections were pegged at 82,779.

The World Health Organisation has said that after the European Union, South East Asia is the most dangerous as this region is facing a wave of infections. Southeast Asia is facing a wave of infections that began at an event at a mosque on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur that was attended by some 16,000 people. Malaysia now has the biggest outbreak in the region and on Wednesday sealed the country's borders and closed schools, officers and all but essential businesses.

In Europe around 3,150 people died of coronavirus infection and the European Union has already closed its borders to contain the spread of COVID19.