Global coronavirus death toll tops 546,000, over 11 million infected

Global coronavirus death toll tops 546,000, over 11 million infected
Washington: The number of coronavirus infection cases across the world has surge to 11,954,942 and the pandemic has so far claimed over 546,720 lives.

According to latest data, 6,902,358 patients have recovered from the pandemic so far.

The United States tops with nearly 3,097,084 cases and more than 133,972 deaths followed by Brazil with over 1,674,655 cases and more than 66,868 deaths.

India has reported 743,481 cases while 20,653 deaths due to the coronavirus.

Over 694,230 people have infected while 10,494 people died of the virus in Russia. The country has the third-highest number of recorded infections in the world.

Peru has reported 309,278 cases while 10,952 deaths.

In Chile, nearly 301,019 cases were confirmed, including more than 6,434 deaths.

Spain has recorded 28,392 fatalities and 299,210 infections.

United Kingdom has reported 44,391 fatalities and 286,349 infections.

Mexico has reported 32,014 deaths and 268,008 cases.

Meanwhile, the death toll is 11,931 in Iran as confirmed number of cases is almost 245,688.

Italy, which recorded its first coronavirus death at the end of February, has 34,899 fatalities, while 241,956 infections.

Germany has reported 9,103 deaths and 198,355 infections.

Turkey reported 207,897 coronavirus cases and 5,260 fatalities.

France has reported 29,933 deaths and 168,810 cases.

China -- excluding Hong Kong and Macau -- has to date declared 4,634 deaths and 83,572 cases, with 78,548 recoveries.

In Belgium, 9,774 people succumbed to the disease while reported 62,058 cases due to the coronavirus.

Canada reported 8,711 fatalities and 106,167 infections due to coronavirus.

Israel has reported 32,222 coronavirus cases while 342 deaths.

Saudi Arabia has reported 217,108 cases of coronavirus, while 2,017 coronavirus deaths have been reported.

Kuwait has reported 377 deaths while over 51,245 people have been tested positive for the virus.

Taiwan has reported 449 cases and 7 deaths while 438 patients have already been recovred. Taiwan was one of the countries that managed to control the epidemic caused by the coronavirus with timely measures and border closures.

In addition, the government has issued instructions to citizens not to travel abroad unnecessarily.


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.

Europe travels are on the cards–for all tourists, not just Europeans–as the EU ban draws to an end starting on July 1. While allowing entry of all travelers from across the world, EU will also welcome the tourists from the Unites States as well.

France has announced to open the Louvre Museum from July 6, world's largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris.

On July 7, Australia's two most populous states, Victoria and New South Wales (NSW), closed their shared border after a spike in coronavirus cases in Melbourne.