Global COVID-19 cases surpass 4.6 mln - WHO

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 4.6 mln - WHO

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Geneva, May 19: The number of globally confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has increased by 93,324 over the past 24 hours to surpass 4.6 million, and the death toll has topped 311,000 people, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.

The case tally currently amounts to 4,618,821, and the number of deaths stands at 311,847 - a rise by 4,452 over the past day, according to WHO on Monday. The biggest number of cases has been registered in the America - 2,017,811, an increase by 50,879, with 121,609 deaths - a rise by 2,810. The WHO declared the outbreak of the new coronavirus a pandemic on March 11. According to Johns Hopkins University, the global case tally stands at 4,782,539, with 317,566 deaths and 1,776,388 recoveries. (UNI)

US COVID-19 cases top 1.5 mn, death toll exceeds 90,000

New York, May 19: The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States has topped 1.5 million , reaching 1,500,753, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. Meanwhile, the national death toll of COVID19 rose to 90,312, according to the CSSE data on Monday.

New York remains the hardest-hit state with 351,371 cases and 28,339 fatalities. Other states with over 50,000 cases include New Jersey, Illinois, Massachusetts, California, Pennsylvania and Michigan, the CSSE data showed. Over 40 states have restarted or partially restarted economy, although the country in general has not seen a downward trend in COVID-19 infection. (UNI)