The World Health Organization (WHO) has said in its daily situation report that the global death toll from the novel coronavirus has risen over the past 24 hours by 5,581 to 349,095. The number of confirmed cases has increased by 84,314 to 5,488,825, the WHO said.
Most cases of infection are recorded in the Americas (North and South America) – 2,495,924, with 145,810 deaths. While Europe has reported 2,061,828 cases and 1,76,226 deaths so far.
As per WHO tally, the US has the highest number of cases in the world with 1,63,4010 infections. The global health body declared the outbreak of the new coronavirus a pandemic on March 11.
Meanwhile , according to news agency report, death toll from the novel coronavirus in the United States has crossed one lakh, the highest for any country in the world, as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc across the globe by upending life and disrupting economic activity.
one-third of which has come from the world’s financial capital of New York and neighbouring New Jersey and Connecticut, has had a devastating impact on American economy which has now gone into recession with an unprecedented over 35 million losing their jobs in the last three months.