US coronavirus death toll tops 93,000, global infections cross 4.98 million

US coronavirus death toll tops 93,000, global infections cross 4.98 million
Washington: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States reached 1,570,583 and the death toll surged to 93,533 with 1155 deaths in the past 24 hours.

Around the world the pandemic has killed more than 324,958 people and infected over 4,988,831. The United States has been the hardest-hit country, with 1,570,583 cases and 93,533 deaths.

According to latest data, 1,959,137 patients have recovered from the pandemic so far.

Canada reported 5,912 fatalities and 79,112 infections due to coronavirus.

Italy, which recorded its first coronavirus death at the end of February, has 32,169 fatalities, with 195 people succumbing to the disease in last 24 hours.

Spain has recorded 27,778 fatalities with 184 deaths in a single day and 278,803 infections.

China -- excluding Hong Kong and Macau -- has to date declared 4,634 deaths and 82,965 cases, with 78,244 recoveries.

France has reported 348 deaths in a single day, taking the tally to 28,022 deaths and 180,809 cases.

United Kingdom has reported 35,341 fatalities with 494 deaths in last 24 hours and 248,818 infections.

Saudi Arabia has reported 59,854 cases of coronavirus, while 329 coronavirus deaths have been reported.

Kuwait has reported 121 deaths while over 16,764 people have been tested positive for the virus.

Turkey reported 151,615 coronavirus cases and 4,199 fatalities.

In Belgium, 9,108 people succumbed to the disease while Brazil reported 17,983 deaths due to the coronavirus.

Mexico has reported 353 deaths in a single day, taking the tally to 5,666 deaths and 54,346 cases.

Germany has reported 8,193 deaths and 177,827 infections.

Over 299,941 people have infected while 2,837 people died of the virus in Russia.

Israel has reported 16,659 coronavirus cases while 278 deaths.

Meanwhile, the death toll is 7,119 in Iran as confirmed number of cases is almost 124,603.

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.