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Coronavirus: Global daily cases increase for 4th day in a row

  • Published at 11:47 am June 26th, 2020
File photo: Office workers wearing protective face masks walk to head home at sunset amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan June 9, 2020 Reuters

Till now, the number of active cases stands at 3,972,917

The world saw an increase in the number of new daily cases from the coronavirus for the fourth consecutive day since June 21.

According to Worldometer, a total of 179,718 new coronavirus cases in the world were recorded on Thursday, taking the total number of Covid-19 cases to 9,702,386.

The number is 6,064 higher than that of the previous day, which was 173,654 and again 15,581 higher than the day before, which was 164,137.

A week ago, on June 18, the number of new cases worldwide was 141,412 and a week before that on June 11, it was 139,165.

According to Worldometer, a total of 491,856 people have died so far from the coronavirus pandemic as of Friday. Currently, there are 9,714,860 confirmed cases across 213 countries and regions.

Till now, the number of active cases stands at 3,972,917.

Of the active cases 3,915,526 (99%) were identified to be in mild condition while the rest 57,391 (1%) have been marked as serious or critical.

At the same time, 5,250,087 people from across the world have recovered fully from the infection or were discharged from treatment – which was 91% of cases which had an outcome.

The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed 491,856 lives since its discovery in December 2019 – which was 9% 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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