Global coronavirus cases surge to 9.53 million, death toll tops 485,000

Global coronavirus cases surge to 9.53 million, death toll tops 485,000
Washington: The number of coronavirus infection cases across the world has risen to 9,532,038 and the pandemic has so far claimed over 485,122 lives.

According to latest data, 5,178,999 patients have recovered from the pandemic so far.

The United States tops with nearly 2,462,554 cases and more than 124,281 deaths followed by Brazil with over 1,192,474 cases and more than 53,874 deaths.

Over 606,881 people have infected while 8,513 people died of the virus in Russia. The country has the third-highest number of recorded infections in the world.

India has reported 473,105 cases while 14,907 deaths due to the coronavirus.

United Kingdom has reported 43,081 fatalities and 306,862 infections.

Spain has recorded 28,327 fatalities and 294,166 infections.

Peru has reported 264,689 cases while 8,586 deaths.

In Chile, nearly 254,416 cases were confirmed, including more than 4,731 deaths.

Italy, which recorded its first coronavirus death at the end of February, has 34,644 fatalities, while 239,410 infections.

Meanwhile, the death toll is 9,996 in Iran as confirmed number of cases is almost 212,501.

Germany has reported 9,003 deaths and 193,254 infections.

Turkey reported 191,657 coronavirus cases and 5,025 fatalities.

France has reported 29,731 deaths and 161,348 cases.

China -- excluding Hong Kong and Macau -- has to date declared 4,634 deaths and 83,449 cases, with 78,443 recoveries.

In Belgium, 9,722 people succumbed to the disease while reported 60,898 cases due to the coronavirus.

Mexico has reported 24,324 deaths and 196,847 cases.

Canada reported 8,484 fatalities and 102,242 infections due to coronavirus.

Israel has reported 22,044 coronavirus cases while 308 deaths.

Saudi Arabia has reported 167,267 cases of coronavirus, while 1,387 coronavirus deaths have been reported.

Kuwait has reported 337 deaths while over 41,879 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.