Global coronavirus update: Death toll crosses 1.3 million

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Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 200 countries.

 

The global tally of deaths due to COVID-19 has crossed 1.3 million, according to the latest update by the Johns Hopkins University.

As per the latest update, the global death toll rose to 1,309,713, while there were more than 53 million cases worldwide.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has risen by 657,312 within the past 24 hours marking the largest daily increase since the outbreak of the pandemic.

The US also continues to be leading the count in terms of most deaths due to COVID-19 in the world. Brazil has the second-highest coronavirus deaths in the world after the US

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.

 

With inputs from Agency

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