Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 14 million mark

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Dubai - Fatalities stand at over 590,000 as on July 17.



By Web Report

Published: Fri 17 Jul 2020, 7:16 PM

Last updated: Sat 18 Jul 2020, 1:55 AM

More than 14 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and over 590,000 have died, according to global trackers on Friday.
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.
The number of recoveries crossed 8.3 million as on July 17.
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The number of cases continue to rise as hard-hit countries ease lockdowns while making extensive alterations to work and social life that could last for a year or more until a vaccine is available.
Some countries are experiencing a resurgence in infections, leading authorities to partially reinstate lockdowns, in what experts say could be a recurring pattern in the coming months and into 2021.
UAE's robust strategy in the fight against Covid-19 is bearing promising results as recoveries have increased significantly in recent weeks, new cases continue to fall and the country recorded two days of no deaths this week.
EU leaders met face to face Friday to try to rescue Europe's economy from the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic, as India became the third country to record one million cases, joining Brazil and the United States.


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