Global Covid-19 cases surge past 4.3 million mark, death toll at 297,108  

WION Web Team
NEW DELHI Published: May 14, 2020, 11.26 AM(IST)

Germany coronavirus cases rise Photograph:( Reuters )

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COVID-19 has now infected 4,345,646 people worldwide and 297,108 people have been killed due to this pandemic. Around 1,547,406 people of that tally have recovered.

Cases of infections of the deadly coronavirus surpassed 4.3 million worldwide on Thursday as COVID-19 spreads across Europe, North America and South Asia.

COVID-19 has now infected 4,345,646 people worldwide and 297,108 people have been killed due to this pandemic. Around 1,547,406 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 logged more than 1,800 deaths on Wednesday, bringing the nation's total to 84,059.

The US president has increasingly looked to pin the blame on China, where the virus first emerged late last year.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday that the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 could become endemic like HIV, warning against any attempt to predict how long it would keep circulating and calling for a “massive effort” to counter it.

“It is important to put this on the table: this virus may become just another endemic virus in our communities, and this virus may never go away,” WHO emergencies expert Mike Ryan told an online briefing.

(With inputs from agencies)

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