Global coronavirus death toll tops 567,653, over 12.8 million infected

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Washington: The number of coronavirus infection cases across the world has surged to 12,843,910 and the pandemic has so far claimed over 567,653 lives.

According to latest data, 7,479,510 patients have recovered from the pandemic so far.

The United States tops with nearly 3,355,646 cases and more than 137,403 deaths followed by Brazil with over 1,840,812 cases and more than 71,492 deaths.

India has reported 850,358 cases while 22,687 deaths due to the coronavirus.

Over 720,547 people have infected while 11,205 people died of the virus in Russia.

Peru has reported 322,710 cases while 11,682 deaths.

In Chile, nearly 312,029 cases were confirmed, including more than 6,881 deaths.

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

Mexico has reported 34,730 deaths and 295,268 cases.

United Kingdom has reported 44,798 fatalities and 288,953 infections.

South Africa has reported 3,971 deaths while over 264,184 people have been tested positive for the virus.

Meanwhile, the death toll is 12,635 in Iran as confirmed number of cases is almost 255,117.

Italy, which recorded its first coronavirus death at the end of February, has 34,945 fatalities, while 242,827 infections.

Saudi Arabia has reported 229,480 cases of coronavirus, while 2,181 coronavirus deaths have been reported.

Turkey reported 211,981 coronavirus cases and 5,344 fatalities.

Germany has reported 9,134 deaths and 199,812 infections.

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

Canada reported 8,773 fatalities and 107,347 infections due to coronavirus.

China -- excluding Hong Kong and Macau -- has to date declared 4,634 deaths and 83,594 cases, with 78,634 recoveries.

In Belgium, 9,782 people succumbed to the disease while reported 62,469 cases due to the coronavirus.

Kuwait has reported 386 deaths while over 54,058 people have been tested positive for the virus.

Israel has reported 37,464 coronavirus cases while 354 deaths.

Taiwan has reported 451 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.