Global COVID-19 death toll cross 5 million

Global coronavirus cases exceed one-crore mark

On Tuesday, the death toll from the pandemic there passed 100,000 with more than 2.2 million confirmed cases - a number which has more than doubled in less than one month.

Some 1.3 million cases have been reported in Brazil. The United States has suffered the highest death count (125,803), followed by Brazil (57,622) and the United Kingdom (43,634).

Some parts of the world have managed to bring the virus under control.

Meanwhile, fears of a new rise in coronavirus cases have grown in recent weeks after massive protests against racism and police brutality swept across the United States and several other Western countries, during which, in many cases, participants flouted social distancing rules.

Europe, which was earlier an epicentre of the virus, has over 2.6 million cases, but the daily figures have come down significantly.


China, New Zealand and Australia have seen new outbreaks in the past month, despite largely stifling local transmission.

Initially hard-hit countries such as Italy, Germany and Spain are lifting restrictions as case numbers decrease, while cases surge in places like India and Mexico. The rate of new cases being reported around the world is accelerating, with the World Health Organization reporting a record nearly 190-thousand cases on Sunday alone. As The Washington Post noted Saturday, Texas, Florida, and Arizona have emerged as new epicenters, repeatedly breaking their own records for the number of observed single-day increases and experiencing increases in hospitalizations related to the virus. Already 125,000 people have died from the virus in the USA, with the University of Washington estimating 179,106 deaths by October.

Due to a lack of federal COVID-19 lockdown measures, states and cities in the US have had to implement their own preventative policies and guidance. By mid-May, all 50 states had started to reopen, some at a faster pace than others.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said people in ten affected postcodes around Melbourne must stay home unless they are travelling for work, school, exercise or food for a period of four weeks.

US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar described the current situation as "very serious" during his TV appearances. That comes a day after more than 40,000 cases were reported on Thursday.

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