Russia reports second highest number of coronavirus infections after US

Russia reports second highest number of coronavirus infections after US
Moscow: As the deadly coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, Russia now has the second-highest number of recorded infections in the world after the United States with 290,678 cases and 2,722 deaths.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide crossed 4.89 million on Tuesday.

Around the world the pandemic has killed more than 320,180 people and infected over 4,894,071. The United States has been the hardest-hit country, with 1,550,294 cases and 91,981 deaths.

According to latest data, 1,907,992 patients have recovered from the pandemic so far.

In United States, nearly 1,550,294 cases were confirmed, including more than 91,981 deaths. The US reported an increase of 865 deaths in the past 24 hours.

Over 290,678 people have infected while 2,722 people died of the virus in Russia.

Canada reported 5,842 fatalities and 78,072 infections due to coronavirus.

Italy, which recorded its first coronavirus death at the end of February, has 32,007 fatalities, with 153 people succumbing to the disease in last 24 hours. The country has reported 225,886 infections.

Spain has recorded 27,709 fatalities with 104 deaths in a single day and 278,188 infections.

China -- excluding Hong Kong and Macau -- has to date declared 4,634 deaths and 82,960 cases, with 78,241 recoveries.

France has reported 96 deaths in a single day, taking the tally to 28,239 deaths and 179,927 cases.

United Kingdom has reported 34,796 fatalities with 468 deaths in last 24 hours and 246,406 infections.

Saudi Arabia has reported 57,345 cases of coronavirus, while 320 coronavirus deaths have been reported.

Kuwait has reported 118 deaths while over 15,691 people have been tested positive for the virus.

Turkey reported 150,593 coronavirus cases and 4,171 fatalities.

In Belgium, 9,080 people succumbed to the disease while Brazil reported 16,853 deaths due to the coronavirus.

Mexico has reported 353 deaths in a single day, taking the tally to 5,332 deaths and 51,633 cases.

Germany has reported 8,123 deaths and 177,289 infections.

Israel has reported 16,617 coronavirus cases while 272 deaths.

Meanwhile, the death toll is 7,057 in Iran as confirmed number of cases is almost 122,492.

Lockdowns begin to ease

Some parts of Europe have reopened schools and shops, meanwhile, UK called it was too early to follow suit as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson emerged after his own battle with the virus.

With some of Europe's worst-hit nations reporting drops in daily death counts, governments are exploring how to relax confinement orders exacting their own damaging economic and psychological tolls.

Italy, the first European country to go into lockdown seven weeks ago, began allowing some construction and factory workers to go back to work on Monday.

Starting May 4, Italians are exercising outdoors and visit relatives, but only if they respect social distancing and wear masks.

Restaurants can offer takeout and wholesale stores can resume business on the same day, with other shops following on May 18, along with museums and libraries.

Thousands of schools reopened throughout France on Tuesday as the government eases its coronavirus lockdown rules despite some fears of a second wave of infections.