Coronavirus global roundup, May 12: Cases surge past 4.1 million mark, death toll at 286,353

WION Web Team
NEW DELHI Published: May 12, 2020, 12.38 PM(IST)

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A few days ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) had claimed how lifting lockdowns too early could lead to a second wave and would be a catastrophe.

COVID-19 has now infected 4,178,156 people worldwide and 286,353 people have been killed due to this pandemic. Around 1,456,318 people of that tally have recovered.

A few days ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) had claimed how lifting lockdowns too early could lead to a second wave and would be a catastrophe.

The epicentre of the pandemic has shifted twice, first from China to Europe, and then from Europe to North America.

Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University have reported in its map that the United States has taken the grim title of the country with the most coronavirus infections and reported a record surge in unemployment.

The United States continues to control its daily death rate below 900 for the second consecutive day. According to a real-time tally by John Hopkins University, the country has recorded 830 deaths due to coronavirus in the past 24 hours taking the total toll 81,378.

The total cases for coronavirus have gone up till 1,346,723. On Sunday, the United States recorded 776 deaths that were the lowest since March.

But the death rate is climbing slowly which is a concern for the country as few states relax their lockdown. 

In the United States, New York continues to be the worst-hit after 26,682 deaths and 337,055 cases. 

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