Global deaths from coronavirus surge to 408,734, over 7.19 million infected

Global deaths from coronavirus surge to 408,734, over 7.19 million infected
Washington: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide crossed 7.19 million on Tuesday.

Around the world the pandemic has killed more than 408,734 people and infected over 7,198,636. The United States has been the hardest-hit country, with 2,026,493 cases and 113,055 deaths.

According to latest data, 3,536,154 patients have recovered from the pandemic so far.

In United States, nearly 2,026,493 cases were confirmed, including more than 113,055 deaths.

Brazil now has the second-highest number of recorded infections in the world after the United States with 710,887 cases and 37,312 fatalities with 1,269 deaths in a 24 hour period.

Over 476,658 people have infected while 5,971 people died of the virus in Russia. The country has the third-highest number of recorded infections in the world.

Spain has recorded 27,136 fatalities and 288,797 infections.

United Kingdom has reported 40,597 fatalities and 287,399 infections.

India has reported 265,928 cases while 7,473 deaths due to the coronavirus.

Italy, which recorded its first coronavirus death at the end of February, has 33,964 fatalities, while 235,278 infections.

Peru has reported 199,696 cases while 5,571 deaths.

Germany has reported 8,783 deaths and 186,205 infections.

Meanwhile, the death toll is 8,351 in Iran as confirmed number of cases is almost 173,832.

Turkey reported 171,121 coronavirus cases and 4,711 fatalities.

France has reported 29,209 deaths and 154,188 cases.

China -- excluding Hong Kong and Macau -- has to date declared 4,634 deaths and 83,040 cases, with 78,341 recoveries.

In Belgium, 9,606 people succumbed to the disease while reported 59,348 cases due to the coronavirus.

Mexico has reported 14,053 deaths and 120,102 cases.

Canada reported 7,835 fatalities and 96,244 infections due to coronavirus.

Israel has reported 18,032 coronavirus cases while 298 deaths.

Saudi Arabia has reported 105,283 cases of coronavirus, while 746 coronavirus deaths have been reported.

Kuwait has reported 269 deaths while over 32,510 people have been tested positive for the virus.


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.

Moscow has announced to ease the lockdown from June 1 while the United Kingdom has also announced to reopen schools in phases.

Dubai has also announced to open the parks across the country from May 29.