Global coronavirus cases surpass 5 million, infections rising in S. America

Employees bury the coffin of a person who died from COVID-19 at the Vila Formosa cemetery, in the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil on May 20, 2020. Brazil has emerged as the latest flashpoint in the coronavirus pandemic with more than 270,000 cases registered and nearly 18,000 deaths so far. The increase in infections is not expected to peak until June.NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP via Getty Images

On Wednesday, a report suggested a total of infected ones from global coronavirus which surpassed 5 million with Latin America overtaking Europe and U.S. in last one week which happened to report the largest portion growing cases worldwide.

The virus which initially peaked in China in February, is now coming out with a latest phase in the spread.

Earlier in this following week, a third of the 91,000 cases were reported for which Latin America is accounted for. Both countries – United States and Europe each made the proportion of just Over 20 per cent.

Brazil where case are now rising at daily space, reported a large number of those new cases which then exceeded to few more countries named Germany, France and the United Kingdom, making them to become the world’s largest outbreak worldwide, behind the U.S and Russia.

Wuhan in China was the epicenter of the virus where firstly 41 cases were reported on January 10 after which the world until April 1 made the total of the first million cases. 1 million new cases even after two weeks are reported as Reuters tally claims.

On Wednesday, WHO- World Health Organization revealed a reported which had recorded 106,000 new cases of COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours. WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke at a briefing that took place in Geneva, “We still have a long way to go in this pandemic, we are very concerned about rising cases in low and middle income countries.”

WHO’s estimate on the annual total of severe flu cases stands at around 3 million to 5 million worldwide which as compared to new novel coronavirus that stands at more than 5 million, is far more less than the flu.

Despite the continued increase in cases, many countries are opening schools and workplaces following weeks of lockdown that have stemmed the spread.

In spite of the growing cases of virus, several countries worldwide have taken the decision of schools and workplaces reopening which puts world into a bigger challenging circumstance which it is yet to face.

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