Covid-19: World cases pass 20-million mark

According to BBC News, the US is the most affected having recorded more than a quarter of all cases - five million - and the most deaths.

The number of people infected with Covid-19 passed 20 million on Tuesday.

According to Johns Hopkins University, there have been more than 736,000 deaths.

 

According to BBC News, the US is the most affected having recorded more than a quarter of all cases - five million - and the most deaths.

 

Brazil has recorded three million cases; India 2.2 million; Russia almost 900,000 and South Africa 560,000.

 

In the U.S, 53,813 new cases a day are being recorded a day.

The number of new daily cases has also continued to rise in India, hitting a rolling seven-day average of 58,768.

Additionally, the Johns Hopkins University says that the 45 days it took global reported infections to double to 20 million, the number of reported virus deaths climbed to 736,191 from 499,506.

That's 236,685 new deaths, an average of more than 5,200 per day.

Covid-19 was first detected in the city of Wuhan, China, in late 2019. The outbreak was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization on 11 March.

As of Tuesday, August 11, Rwanda had recorded 2,152 cases, 1392 recoveries, 753 active cases and 7 deaths. In total, 304,500 tests have been carried out since the country confirmed its first case of coronavirus back in March.

editor@newtimesrwanda.com

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