Coronavirus updates: COVID-19 death toll hits 700,000 worldwide

  05 August 2020    Read: 1431
  Coronavirus updates:  COVID-19 death toll hits 700,000 worldwide @Xinhua

Worldometer recorded 254,122 new cases worldwide in the past 24 hours. As many as 18,691,510 people around the world have been diagnosed with Covid-19. While more than 11,908,712 have recovered, 703,360 have died so far.

More than 150,000 have been in the US, with Brazil accounting for more than 90,000 and Mexico third highest with 45,000.

India has recorded over 50,000 cases in the past 24 hours for a 7th day in a row, taking its tally of total cases to 1,908,254. India's death toll has risen to 39,820. According to the health ministry, the country's present case fatality rate, at 2.10%, is the lowest since the first lockdown was imposed and much lower than the global average. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 2,14,84,402 samples have been tested up to August 4 with 6,19,652 samples being tested on Tuesday.

Germany has reported 741 new cases of the virus, according to the Robert Koch Institute, down from 879 the previous day.

The total number of cases in Germany is now 212,022 with 9168 deaths. It is estimated 194,600 people have survived the disease.


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