Global Coronavirus Positive Cases Crosses 30 Million

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Global Coronavirus Positive Cases Crosses 30 Million
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The coronavirus cases around the globe today cross 30 million, as stated by Johns Hopkins University.It is devastating to know that almost 940,000 deceased since Covid-19 outbreak began in China around December 2019.

The US remains the most affected nation followed by India that has surpassed Brazil, and now there has been some observation of renewed spike around Europe.

New Zealand recorded not a single new case of the Covid-19 for the first time in the past five weeks.

As winter is approaching, northern hemisphere countries are expecting a second wave of the deadly virus.

Restrictions persist in few countries

Israel is the first developed country to go under a second nationwide lockdown on September 18.

The UK has imposed few restrictions to slow the second wave and will further observe for long term restrictions according to the situation.

Africa’s testing rate is very low, which makes it challenging to know the exact number, but millions have been affected so far. 

In the worst-hit nations

The US continues to top the chart, with over 6.6 million positive cases and more than 197,000 deaths. The number of new cases has been declining, compared to the figures in July.

In India, the number is on the rise with 5 million this week, and it has become the second most affected country in the world. Now, it looks like the virus is spreading much faster in India than any other country taking the total everyday count to around 90,000.

Brazil has a total count of approximately 4.4 million affected cases, with over 134,000 deaths and is the second-highest mortality toll following the US.

Mexico and Argentina have also been affected by the outbreak in Latin America. Argentina, on September 17 reported nearly 13,000 cases a day taking the total to 600,000. While Mexico’s daily count goes to over 3,000 daily taking the total to a rise of 680,000.

The deaths per 100,000 people fluctuate significantly from country to country, with India having the least to Belgium, San Marino and Peru having the highest rates.