After infection cases, US death toll due to coronavirus also surges past China’s tally
According to John Hopkins University, infection cases as well as the death toll in the United States were now higher than China.
More than 4,055 people have died and 188,593 others have been infected from the viral infection in USA.
The death toll from Coronavirus around the world has reached to over 40,000 and 850,000 people recorded with infections.
In Spain, one of the worst hit countries, recorded 849 deaths in the last 24 hours the highest number of fatalities in a single day.
In Italy, death toll reached to 12,428.
France has recorded 499 new deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 3,523.
‘COVID-19 pandemic most challenging crisis since World War II’
The UN Secretary General António Guterres has called for an immediate coordinated health response to suppress transmission and end the coronavirus pandemic.
He was speaking at the launch of a UN report on the potential socioeconomic impact of the outbreak at UN headquarters in New York. He said that it could trigger conflicts around the world.
He said coronavirus pandemic was the worst global crisis since World War II which was attacking societies at their core, claiming lives and people’s livelihoods.
Antonio Guterres urged the industrialized nations to help those less developed, or potentially “face the nightmare of the disease spreading like wildfire.