Global coronavirus death toll tops 479,000, over 9.35 million infected

Global coronavirus death toll tops 479,000, over 9.35 million infected
Washington: The number of coronavirus infection cases across the world has risen to nearly nine point three million and the pandemic has so far claimed over 479,000 lives.

Around the world the pandemic has killed more than 479,879 people and infected over 9,359,372.

According to latest data, 4,743,011 patients have recovered from the pandemic so far.

The United States tops with nearly 2,424,418 cases and more than 123,475 deaths followed by Brazil with over 1,151,479 cases and more than 52,771 deaths.

Over 599,705 people have infected while 8,359 people died of the virus in Russia. The country has the third-highest number of recorded infections in the world.

India has reported 456,183 cases while 14,483 deaths due to the coronavirus.

United Kingdom has reported 42,927 fatalities and 306,210 infections.

Spain has recorded 28,325 fatalities and 293,832 infections.

Peru has reported 260,810 cases while 8,404 deaths.

In Chile, nearly 250,767 cases were confirmed, including more than 4,505 deaths.

Italy, which recorded its first coronavirus death at the end of February, has 34,675 fatalities, while 238,833 infections.

Meanwhile, the death toll is 9,863 in Iran as confirmed number of cases is almost 209,970.

Germany has reported 8,986 deaths and 192,778 infections.

Turkey reported 190,165 coronavirus cases and 5,001 fatalities.

France has reported 29,720 deaths and 161,267 cases.

China -- excluding Hong Kong and Macau -- has to date declared 4,634 deaths and 83,430 cases, with 78,428 recoveries.

In Belgium, 9,713 people succumbed to the disease while reported 60,810 cases due to the coronavirus.

Mexico has reported 23,377 deaths and 191,410 cases.

Canada reported 8,454 fatalities and 101,963 infections due to coronavirus.

Israel has reported 21,512 coronavirus cases while 308 deaths.

Saudi Arabia has reported 164,144 cases of coronavirus, while 1,346 coronavirus deaths have been reported.

Kuwait has reported 334 deaths while over 41,033 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.