Global coronavirus infection nearly 11.2m...

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Global coronavirus infection nearly 11.2m

 International Desk

 Published: 09:56 AM, 4 July 2020  

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The number of coronavirus cases worldwide is surging to11.2 million. The international survey agency Worldometer has reported the information.

According to the data received from the worldometer site, the total number of people infected with coronavirus in the world is 11,191,810 people. Of them, 529,127 people have died. Besides, 6,330,816 people have recovered so far.

In December 2019, the coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province, China. So far, the virus has spread to 213 countries and two international regions around the world.

According to the Worldometer, the highest number of victims and deaths so far has been recorded in the United States. The total number of victims there is 2,890,588 people. Of them, 132,101 people have died. Brazil is in second place in terms of infections. The number of coronavirus cases in the country stands at 1,543,341 people. Of them, 63,254 people have died. Russia, which is in the third place, has recorded 667,883 coronavirus cases so far having 9,859 deaths of them.

In addition, India is in fourth place having 649,889 infection cases and 18,669 casualties. Spain, which is in fifth place, has 297,625 people infected. Of these, 28,385 people have lost their lives.

In China, the origin of the lethal virus has recorded 83,545 cases so far. Of them, 4,634 lost their lives. Although the corona infection was stopped in the country, there have been recent cases of re-infection.

Meanwhile, a number of least developed countries, including Africa, are at risk of famine as a result of the Coronavirus epidemic. Lockdowns and travel bans in various countries have hampered relief efforts.

Experts say the rise in food prices in 2007-08 could lead to a repeat of the kind of violence that erupted around the world. If the world wants, it can prevent this impending crisis, but it is running out of time. Collective action must be taken very soon.