The world crosses 10 million coronavirus cases mark
The world has officially crossed another devastating milestone in 2020. Since the virus wasdiscovered there have been more than half a million deaths from the coronavirus in just seven months.
Globally, the cases have exceeded 10 million, according to Johns Hopkins University and more than five million have recovered. Another hard hitting statistic is the fact that so far, twice as many people have been infected by Covid-19 than with severe influenza every year.
The United States has e the most number of cases around the world. Time magazine reports that Brazil and India are reporting significant increases in daily infections as well. The former has recorded over 1.3 million confirmed cases and over 57,000 deaths. India currently has the fourth-highest number of cases behind the US, Brazil and Russia, but daily cases are rising, with nearly 20,000 reported on Sunday.
However, in the US, cases have been at an alarming rise.
"This is a very serious situation," US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said during an appearance Sunday on NBC's Meet the Press. "People, as individuals, have to act responsibly. We need to social distance, we need to wear our face coverings if we're in settings where we can't social distance."
The UAE however confirmed 378 new coronavirus cases overnight after conducting over 52,527 additional tests, state news agency WAM reported.
The health ministry reported that 265 patients have recovered from the illness, bringing the total recovered cases to 35,834 from the country’s caseload of 47,360.