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Coronavirus: Global daily deaths on the continuous rise

  • Published at 12:07 pm June 4th, 2020
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File photo: Members of Madrid's Emergency Service (SUMMA) wearing protective equipment transfer a patient suffering from coronavirus disease (Covid-19) to another hospital amid the coronavirus disease outbreak in Madrid, Spain, April 20, 2020 Reuters

Daily death toll around the world from the coronavirus rose to 4,929 on Wednesday

The world faces a continuous increase in the number of new daily deaths from the coronavirus for two consecutive days.

Daily death toll around the world from the coronavirus rose to 4,929 on Wednesday, taking the total number of deaths to 386,788. It is 260 higher than that of the previous day, which was 4,669.

A week ago, on May 27, the number of new deaths worldwide was 5,304 and a week before that on May 20, it was 4,685.

According to Worldometers, a total of 388,041 people has died so far from the coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak as of June 4, 2020. There are currently 6,574,585 confirmed cases in 213 countries and regions.

Till now, the number of active cases stands at 3,014,627.

Of the active cases 2,960,312 (98%) were identified to be in mild condition while the rest 54,200 (2%) have been marked as serious or critical.

At the same time, 3,171,032 people from across the world have recovered fully from the infection or were discharged from treatment – which was 89% of cases which had an outcome.

The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed 388,041 lives since its discovery in December 2019 – which was 11% of cases which had an outcome.

In January, China effectively shut down Wuhan and placed its 11 million residents in effective quarantine after the novel coronavirus infection turned into outbreak.

The virus is thought to have emerged late last year in a Wuhan market illegally trading wildlife. It can cause pneumonia, respiratory diseases, among others, and spreads between people in droplets from coughs and sneezes.

Till now, coronavirus or Covid-19 has affected 213 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.

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