COVID-19: Globally More Than 820,000 Confirmed Cases At Least 174,000, Recovered And More Than 40,000 People Died

COVID-19: Globally More Than 820,000 Confirmed Cases At Least 174,000, Recovered And More Than 40,000 People Died

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COVID-19: Globally More Than 820,000 Confirmed  Cases At Least 174,000, Recovered And More Than 40,000 People Died

Around the world, more than 820,000 people have been confirmed to have the virus, and at least 174,000 have recovered. More than 40,000 people have died.

The death toll in the United States from the new coronavirus outbreak has surpassed the official tally in China, with more than more 3,400 fatalities recorded, according to data collected by the Johns Hopkins University.

That means the US now has the third highest death toll after Italy and Spain, and the highest number of coronavirus cases in the world with more than 175,000.

Further restrictions on movement are being considered in the US to curb the spread of the virus, with the country now reporting twice the number of cases as China where the outbreak began late last year.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the world faces the most challenging crisis since World War II, confronting a pandemic threatening people in every country, one that will bring a recession "that probably has no parallel in the recent past."

There is also a risk that the combination of the disease and its economic impact will contribute to "enhanced instability, enhanced unrest, and enhanced conflict," the UN chief said at the launch of a report on the socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19.

Qatar Airways' operations have decreased by more than 75 percent, the chief operating officer of Hamad International Airport said on state TV.

Badr Mohammed al-Meer said 75 percent of Qatar Airways' fleet has been grounded and that will rise to 90 percent.

He said figures from Monday showed a 90 percent decrease in travellers compared to before the coronavirus crisis.

The number of deaths in the US from coronavirus has surpassed those in China, where the pandemic began in December, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University.

There have been 3,415 deaths in the US from the virus, the Baltimore-based university reported, more than the 3,309 in China. There are 175,067 confirmed coronavirus cases in the US, the university said, the most of any country in the world.

                                                                
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