Coronavirus: Global Deaths Crosses 500,000 with Infections over 10 Million
US remains the worst hit country
The global death toll of the coronavirus disease reached 502,047 on Sunday, according to a running tally by US-based John Hopkins University.
The university’s data showed that the global case count of the disease has increased to 10,154,984 while the number of recoveries topped 5.1 million.
The US remains the worst-hit country with over 2.5 million infections, while its death toll exceeds 125,000.
Brazil, which has the largest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Latin America, has the second highest number of infections worldwide with more than 1.3 Million cases, followed by Russia with around 640,246 and India with over 548,300.
Several European countries are also among the hardest hit in the world.
Meanwhile, according to the African Union Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the covid-19 case count on the continent stands at 382,652 with death toll reaching 9,657, as June 28th 2020.
Southern Africa remains the worst hit in the region, with over 143,000 cases and 2,500 deaths.
Central Africa also continues to suffer the least from the pandemic in the continent, registering 33,052 cases and 716 deaths
Overall, the virus has spread to 188 countries and regions since it first emerged in Wuhan, China last December.
Despite the rising number of cases, most people who contract the virus suffer mild symptoms before making a recovery.