Coronavirus cases rise to two million, deaths to 126,758 worldwide
NEW YORK: The number of people infected from coronavirus across the world has reached two million while 126,758 other died so far.
The death toll in the United States has crossed 26,064 while number of infected people has jumped to 614,246.
In Spain, the death toll has risen to 18,255, whereas over one hundred and seventy four thousand have been infected with the virus.
In Italy, death toll reached to over 21,000 while over 4,600 people lost their lives in Iran due to this pandemic.
The total number of coronavirus infection cases in Pakistan has risen to 5,988 and death toll to 107 by Wednesday morning.
These include Punjab, 2,945, Sindh, 1,518, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 865, Balochistan 240, Islamabad Capital Territory 140, Gilgit-Baltistan 234, and Azad Kashmir 46 cases.
So far 1,446 patients of Coronavirus have been recovered, while 107 died (Sindh: 35, Punjab: 28, KP: 38, ICT: 1, Balochistan:2 and GB:3) and 44 others are in a critical condition.
US President Donald Trump has suspended the US funding to World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
During a news conference in White House, he said the US funding to WHO, which amounts to around 400 million dollars a year, will be temporarily paused, pending a review into its handling of the Covid-19 crisis.
In a statement, the UN Secretary General said it is not the time to reduce the resources for WHO operations or any other humanitarian organization in fight against the virus.
He said it is the time for unity and for the international community to work together in solidarity to stop this virus and its shattering consequences.