The global death toll due to the coronavirus pandemic is rapidly inching closer to the one million mark, which currently stands at 9,82,969. The pandemic has infected over 31.99 million people across the globe, according to a Reuters tally. Over 22 million people have recovered after testing positive.
The United Sates, which continues to remain the world’s worst affected nation, now constitutes over 20 per cent of the world’s total cases.
Covid-19 cases in the US surpassed 7 million-mark Thursday, it also has the world’s worst death toll with over 2 million fatalities.
Even as infections surge in Europe (France reported its highest daily case increase till date on Thursday) and the US, Latin America still remains the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic with several nations reporting a rapid increase in cases.
navirusAustralia on the other hand has avoided a major second wave due to strict lockdown measures.