Coronavirus Worldwide: 1.43Mn Infected, 82K Dead
By Staff, Agencies
The number of coronavirus cases around the world reached 1,430,141 so far, with 82,119 people losing their lives due to complications caused by the viral infection, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University.
Some 301,130 people have also recovered and been discharged from hospitals.
Italy, the country with the world’s highest death toll, reported 604 fatalities and 3,039 new infections on Tuesday. It was 32 deaths lower than the day before.
The total death toll in the country rose to 17,127, and the number of confirmed cases reached 135,586.
In Spain, the number of daily deaths from the virus on Tuesday rose for the first time in five days as 743 patients died of complications.
Spain has so far had 141,942 confirmed cases and 14,045 deaths.
In its daily update, France said on Tuesday that its overall deaths passed 10,000, while the country has not yet reached the peak of the epidemic.
Health official reported 607 more deaths in hospitals and 820 in nursing and care homes across the country on Tuesday.
The deaths may have occurred over several days but are being added to the overall toll now, official said.
France now has a total of 10,328 deaths and 110,272 positive cases.
The country has been under lockdown since mid-March, with fines for violations.
Meanwhile, South Korea reported 53 new positive cases of COVID-19 and eight deaths on Wednesday.
The country reported 10,384 cases of infection and 200 deaths altogether, according to data from the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In Singapore, Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam warned that the epidemic crisis would affect several generations and its consequences would likely be far more serious than past financial crises.
The country has reported 1,481 cases of COVID-19 and six deaths as of Tuesday noon. At least 377 patients have also recovered.