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Coronavirus: Worldwide Covid-19 cases cross 19 million mark

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Filed on August 6, 2020 | Last updated on August 6, 2020 at 02.34 pm
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More than 711,000 deaths have been reported so far.

The number of global Covid-19 infections surged past 19 million on Thursday, August 6, while the death toll has crossed 711,627, according to global trackers.

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As of Thursday afternoon, the overall number of cases stood at 19,000,415 (1.56pm, UAE time), while the total recoveries rose to 12,188,295, according to Worldometer in its latest update.

Coronavirus: Worldwide Covid-19 cases cross 19 million mark (KT2519086.PNG)

Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019. The World Health Organisation referred to it as a pandemic on March 11, 2020.

Coronavirus: Worldwide Covid-19 cases cross 19 million mark (KT2519186.PNG)

The worldwide death toll crossed 700,000 as the two US social media giants took action against Trump for spreading what they called "misinformation" about the virus. In an extraordinary move on Wednesday, Facebook removed a video clip about the virus from Trump's account.

Several European countries and cities reimposed tighter restrictions, including a "wake-up week" in Greece and new face mask and quarantine rules elsewhere.

The world's hope of ending the current cycle of outbreaks and lockdowns rests on finding a treatment, which has proved elusive so far.

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