Coronavirus: Further drop in new virus cases globally

Modesto Morganelli
Giugno 29, 2020

The Union Health Ministry has claimed that eight states - Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu, contributed 85.5 per cent of active Covid-19 cases and also accounted for 87 per cent deaths due to the viral infection. United States deaths now exceed 125,000, approximately one-quarter the world total of nearly 499,000.

While the overall death rate has flattened in recent weeks, health experts have expressed concerns about record numbers of new cases in countries including the US, India and Brazil, as well as new outbreaks in parts of Asia. But cases are rising by about a million a week, the World Health Organization warned last week, with the rate of contagion doubling since 21 May, according to analysis by AFP.

But officially - COVID-19 cases worldwide have now reached the 10 million mark - while the number of confirmed deaths has now passed 500 thousand.

Overall, the U.S. has the highest death rate with 128,000 fatalities and more than 2.5 million cases - roughly twice that of Brazil, which has the second-highest number of deaths at 57,000.

A total of 10,861 people have required hospital care, including 1,178 in intensive care units and on ventilators, according to the ministry. Now, as many countries ease restrictions in the hope of restarting their economies, new outbreaks are emerging. And, additionally, much will depend on who the new cases are (if they are fit young people, then there won't be a similar rise in deaths). Sunday's total cases were decreased by 16% from that day. There were over 189,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in a single 24-hour period - higher than the previous record a week earlier at over 183,000 cases.

Miami announced beaches would close over the 4 July holiday weekend and bars are also shutting their doors.

Russian Federation on Sunday recorded 6,791 new coronavirus cases, bringing its confirmed infections to over 634,000, the third-highest number in the world.

The state has embarked on a testing blitz in Melbourne's hotspot suburbs.

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