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Coronavirus: Gradual rise in the number of global daily cases

  • Published at 01:31 pm July 9th, 2020
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File Photo: People wearing protective masks make their way during rush hour on the first working day after the Golden Week holiday amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, at Shinagawa station in Tokyo, Japan, May 7, 2020 Reuters

A week ago, on July 1, the number of new cases worldwide was 1,98,785 and a week before that on June 24, it was 1,74,306

The world saw a rise in the number of global coronavirus daily cases for two consecutive days.

According to Worldometers, a total of 213,279 new coronavirus cases in the world had been recorded on Wednesday on July 8, 2020, taking the total number of Covid-19 cases to 12,155,602.

The number is 4,978 higher than that of the previous day, which was 208,301 and again 41,542 higher than the day before, which was 1,71,737.

A week ago, on July 1, the number of new cases worldwide was 1,98,785 and a week before that on June 24, it was 1,74,306.

Till now, the number of active cases stands at 4,579,134.

Of the active cases 4,490,262 (99%) were identified to be in mild condition while the rest 58,288 (1%) have been marked as serious or critical.

At the same time, 7,071,467 people from across the world have  fully recovered from the infection or were discharged from treatment – which was 93% of cases which had an outcome.

The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed 552,164 lives since its discovery in December 2019 – which was 7% 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 an 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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