More than 250,000 die of coronavirus worldwide; confirmed recoveries near 12 lakh

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: May 05, 2020, 07:39 AM(IST)

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COVID-19 has now infected 3,642,068 people worldwide and 252,024 people have been killed due to this pandemic.

Cases of infections of the deadly coronavirus surpassed 3.6 million worldwide on Tuesday as COVID-19 spreads across Europe, North America and South Asia.

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COVID-19 has now infected 3,642,068 people worldwide and 252,024 people have been killed due to this pandemic.

Around 1,193,990 people of that tally have recovered.

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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.

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

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.

As the pandemic spreads in the US, the country's economy is likely to face its worst crisis since the Great Depression.

Millions of US citizens have lost their jobs and consumer spending has seen its biggest decline in 40 years.

Meanwhile, The World Health Organization said Monday that Washington had provided no evidence to support "speculative" claims by the US president that the new coronavirus originated in a lab in the Chinese city of Wuhan. "We have not received any data or specific evidence from the United States government relating to the purported origin of the virus, so from our perspective, this remains speculative," WHO emergencies director Michael Ryan told a virtual briefing.

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