Coronavirus Death Toll Climbs 200,000 Plus Worldwide

The death toll of COVID-19 worldwide has hit over 200,000, despite the number of virus cases looking stable or declining in some European countries.

Parts of Africa are just witnessing their outbreaks.

According to the figures released by Johns Hopkins University show, there are also over 2.8 million confirmed cases of Covid-19.

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According to the tally, over 50,000 has died in the US as it has become the epicenter, taking over from Italy and Spain.

Since Chinese state media reported the first known death linked to the virus on 11 January, over 210 countries and territories have since reported cases with five countries having over 20,000 deaths. The US, Italy, and Spain have seen the highest number of reported fatalities.

Reacting to the UK’s Department of Health announcement that over 20,000 people had now died with coronavirus in UK hospitals, Home Secretary Priti Patel described the figure as a “tragic and terrible milestone”.

The UK’s daily data does not include people who die at home or in nursing homes, meaning the true figure could be higher.

With 22,614 deaths in France, the figures don’t include deaths in care homes in its statistics, said its toll had risen by 369 on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said that survivors of the COVID-19 virus may not be protected against re-infection.

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Earlier in the week, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus highlighted upward trends in Covid-19 cases in Africa, Eastern Europe, Central America, and South America.

While noting that most of the epidemics in Western Europe appeared to be stable or in decline, for many countries the disease was just getting started.

“And some (countries) that were affected early in the pandemic are now starting to see a resurgence in cases,” he said.

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