Coronavirus global death toll reaches 134,603
NEW YORK: The worldwide death toll from coronavirus pandemic has risen to 134,603 and over 2,082,881 declared cases have been registered in over 200 countries and territories.
According to reports, at least 510,129 coronavirus patients have recovered so far.
In the United States, death toll from the pandemic now stands at 28,529 with 644,089 infections from the virus.
Italy is the second worst-hit country with 21,645 deaths toll and 165,155 infections.
WHO warns of potential second wave of coronavirus disease
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of a potential second wave of the coronavirus disease, if lockdowns were relaxed without taking additional safety measures.
In an update to its strategic advice to Governments, the health agency maintained that additional measures including greater support for health systems is need of the hour.
It said that premature lifting of social distancing measures is likely to lead to an uncontrolled resurgence in COVID-19 transmission.
The new advice highlights the coordinated global support that is required to tackle COVID-19 pandemic.
The agency asked countries to ease restrictions on people’s movement once they are sure that transmission is controlled.