Global coronavirus death toll tops 670,000, over 17.1 million infected

Global coronavirus death toll tops 670,000, over 17.1 million infected
Washington: The number of coronavirus infection cases across the world has surged to 17,188,007 and the pandemic has so far claimed over 670,207 lives.

According to latest data, 10,698,202 patients have recovered from the pandemic so far.

The United States tops with nearly 4,568,037 cases and more than 153,840 deaths followed by Brazil with over 2,484,649 cases and more than 90,188 deaths.

India has reported 1,584,384 cases while 35,003 deaths due to the coronavirus. The country has the third-highest number of recorded infections in the world.

Over 828,990 people have infected while 13,673 people died of the virus in Russia.

South Africa has become one of the top five worst-hit countries in the coronavirus pandemic as the country reported over 471,123 infections. The country reported 7,497 deaths.

Mexico has reported 45,361 deaths and 408,449 cases.

Peru has reported 395,005 cases while 18,612 deaths.

In Chile, nearly 351,575 cases were confirmed, including more than 9,278 deaths.

Spain has recorded 28,441 fatalities and 329,721 infections.

United Kingdom has reported 45,961 fatalities and 301,455 infections.

Meanwhile, the death toll is 16,343 in Iran as confirmed number of cases is almost 298,909.

Saudi Arabia has reported 272,590 cases of coronavirus, while 2,816 coronavirus deaths have been reported.

Italy, which recorded its first coronavirus death at the end of February, has 35,129 fatalities, while 246,776 infections.

Turkey reported 228,924 coronavirus cases and 5,659 fatalities.

Germany has reported 9,212 deaths and 208,811 infections.

France has reported 30,238 deaths and 185,196 cases.

Canada reported 8,917 fatalities and 115,470 infections due to coronavirus.

China -- excluding Hong Kong and Macau -- has to date declared 4,634 deaths and 84,165 cases, with 78,957 recoveries.

In Belgium, 9,833 people succumbed to the disease while reported 66,662 cases due to the coronavirus.

Israel has reported 68,299 coronavirus cases while 491 deaths.

Kuwait has reported 444 deaths while over 65,903 people have been tested positive for the virus.

Taiwan has reported 467 cases and 7 deaths while 441 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.