Global coronavirus cases surpass 12 million, death toll surges to 552,046

Global coronavirus cases surpass 12 million, death toll surges to 552,046
Washington: The number of coronavirus infection cases across the world has surged to 12,166,688 and the pandemic has so far claimed over 552,046 lives.

According to latest data, 7,064,772 patients have recovered from the pandemic so far.

The United States tops with nearly 3,158,932 cases and more than 134,862 deaths followed by Brazil with over 1,716,196 cases and more than 68,055 deaths.

India has reported 769,052 cases while 21,144 deaths due to the coronavirus.

Over 700,792 people have infected while 10,667 people died of the virus in Russia. The country has the third-highest number of recorded infections in the world.

Peru has reported 312,911 cases while 11,133 deaths.

In Chile, nearly 303,083 cases were confirmed, including more than 6,573 deaths.

Spain has recorded 28,396 fatalities and 299,593 infections.

United Kingdom has reported 44,517 fatalities and 286,979 infections.

Mexico has reported 32,796 deaths and 275,003 cases.

Meanwhile, the death toll is 12,084 in Iran as confirmed number of cases is almost 248,379.

Italy, which recorded its first coronavirus death at the end of February, has 34,914 fatalities, while 242,149 infections.

Germany has reported 9,115 deaths and 198,765 infections.

Turkey reported 208,938 coronavirus cases and 5,282 fatalities.

France has reported 29,965 deaths and 169,473 cases.

China -- excluding Hong Kong and Macau -- has to date declared 4,634 deaths and 83,581 cases, with 78,590 recoveries.

In Belgium, 9,776 people succumbed to the disease while reported 62,123 cases due to the coronavirus.

Canada reported 8,737 fatalities and 106,434 infections due to coronavirus.

Israel has reported 33,557 coronavirus cases while 344 deaths.

Saudi Arabia has reported 220,144 cases of coronavirus, while 2,059 coronavirus deaths have been reported.

Kuwait has reported 379 deaths while over 52,007 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.