COVID-19: US First to Cross 5 million cases; Australia Records Deadliest Day
The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 725,334 lives till now and has infected over 19.65 million people disrupting daily life across the planet. Over 11.93 million people have recovered after testing positive for the virus, according to a John Hopkins University tally.
United States, which continues to remain the world’s worst affected nation, became the first country to breach a record 5 million cases on Saturday. The pandemic induced deaths topped 1 lakh in Brazil, the second worst affected nation. Meanwhile, New Zealand marked 100 days without any new coronavirus cases on Sunday.
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US sets a record as coronavirus cases surpass 5 million mark
Setting a record for covid-19 caseload in any country. The United States on Saturday breached the grim milestone of 5 million cases. According to a Reuters analysis, 1 in every 66 US residents are infected by the virus. The country also has a quarter of the world’s total death toll with over 160,000 people succumbing to the disease.
Meanwhile, Australia records 404 new cases nationally, with 10 in New South Wales and 394 in Victoria, where 17 people also died in the country’s deadliest day of the pandemic.
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