Global coronavirus cases surpass 12.6 million, death toll surges to 562,820

Global coronavirus cases surpass 12.6 million, death toll surges to 562,820
Washington: The number of coronavirus infection cases across the world has surged to 12,625,860 and the pandemic has so far claimed over 562,820 lives.

According to latest data, 7,361,659 patients have recovered from the pandemic so far.

The United States tops with nearly 3,291,786 cases and more than 136,671 deaths followed by Brazil with over 1,804,338 cases and more than 70,524 deaths.

India has reported 822,603 cases while 22,144 deaths due to the coronavirus.

Over 713,936 people have infected while 11,017 people died of the virus in Russia. The country has the third-highest number of recorded infections in the world.

Peru has reported 319,646 cases while 11,500 deaths.

In Chile, nearly 309,274 cases were confirmed, including more than 6,781 deaths.

Spain has recorded 28,403 fatalities and 300,988 infections.

Mexico has reported 34,191 deaths and 289,174 cases.

United Kingdom has reported 44,650 fatalities and 288,133 infections.

Meanwhile, the death toll is 12,447 in Iran as confirmed number of cases is almost 252,720.

Italy, which recorded its first coronavirus death at the end of February, has 34,938 fatalities, while 242,639 infections.

Germany has reported 9,130 deaths and 199,588 infections.

Turkey reported 210,965 coronavirus cases and 5,323 fatalities.

France has reported 30,004 deaths and 170,752 cases.

China -- excluding Hong Kong and Macau -- has to date declared 4,634 deaths and 83,587 cases, with 78,623 recoveries.

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

Canada reported 8,759 fatalities and 107,126 infections due to coronavirus.

Israel has reported 36,266 coronavirus cases while 351 deaths.

Saudi Arabia has reported 226,486 cases of coronavirus, while 2,151 coronavirus deaths have been reported.

Kuwait has reported 383 deaths while over 53,580 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.