COVID-19 global count tops 28 million, death toll over 907,000

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Confirmed COVID-19 cases have passed 28 million globally, with over 907,000 fatalities and more than 18.8 million recoveries.

 

The worldwide number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has surpassed 28 million, Johns Hopkins University says.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the exact number of the coronavirus cases stood at 28,047,828 as of 01:00 GMT on Friday.

As per the report, more than 907,000 people have died of the disease.

Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 200 countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) had declared coronavirus a pandemic.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is facing a lot of criticism from the many countries over its initial handling of the coronavirus outbreak. 

The outbreak is still causing thousands of deaths across the world as countries race to develop a vaccine for the contagious virus.

The international community has blamed WHO for taking time in declaring the outbreak a pandemic, which it did on March 11, two and a half months after China first reported the new virus.

The biggest number of cases so far has been registered in the United States, India and Brazil.

 

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