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Coronavirus worldwide: India reports 1 million, Brazil reports 2 million cases

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

17th Jul, 2020. 11:19 am
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Coronavirus cases have crossed the 1 million mark in India whereas the death toll crossed 25,000.

The Health Ministry has confirmed more than 34,000 new infections in the last 24 hours.

According to details, India has reported 1,005,637 confirmed cases of coronavirus out of which 25, 609 patients died whereas 636,602 have recovered. The number of active cases is 343,426.

Brazil has reported more than 2 million confirmed Covid-19 cases. Less than a month ago, the country reported 1 million cases. It is the second-worst affected country in the world after the US.

More than 74,000 people have died in Brazil due to coronavirus.

On the other hand, no new cases have been reported for the 11th consecutive day in the Chinese capital of Beijing. Overall China has reported 10 new cases on Friday.

More than half of the 50 US states have issued mask orders, as cases continue to increase.

On the contrary, 428 new infections were confirmed today in Melbourne. This follows the 317 reported Thursday, and around 200 per day for a week before that for the entire state of Victoria. “We have not turned the corner here,” said chief health officer Dr. Brett Sutton. He added that the next few days would be crucial to see if lockdown is working.

The United Nations is making an appeal to collect $10.3 billion (£8.2 billion) to support fight the coronavirus pandemic.

The UN says starvation can affect up to 256 million people by the end of the year due to the consequences of coronavirus.

It is the UN’s largest fund-raising call. The organization initially requested $2 billion in March. It warned that failure to act could affect decades of development.

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