Confirmed cases of coronavirus worldwide pass one million
According to the latest estimates from Johns Hopkins University, more than one million cases of coronavirus have been identified worldwide – another grim landmark as the world grapples with the pandemic.
Nearly 53,000 people died, and more than 210,000 recovered, according to estimates from the US university.
The US has the most deaths, and more than 1,000 died there yesterday.
The disease, called Covid-19, emerged originally in central China three months ago.
While Johns Hopkins ‘count reports a million confirmed cases, it is believed that the real number is much higher.
It took a month and a half for the first 100,000 cases to be registered. After a doubling in cases over the past week, one million was reached.
About a quarter of cases have been reported in the United States, while Europe accounts for around half of those cases.