Coronavirus cases worldwide hit 12 million

Delhi, July 11 (QNN)

The overall number of global COVID-19 cases has surged to over 12 million, while the deaths have increased to more than 559,000, the World Health Organization reported.  The casualties on account of the lethal pandemic worldwide were over the five thousand mark for a single day. United States which has been the worst affected nation due to the pandemic saw the maximum increase in the number of fresh cases. Meanwhile, Brazil, India and South Africa came in next as per the daily report compiled by the United Nations health agency. Confirmed COVID-19 cases in the US state of New York topped 400,000, reaching 400,299 by Friday morning with a death toll of 32,307, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.

With the Covid-19 cases also surging past the 12 million grim milestone on Wednesday, the globe continued to reel under the attack of the menacing pandemic which has accounted for over 555,000 casualties in seven months. India continued to register a sharp rise in the covid-19 cases with a record 26,506 new coronaivrus cases reported in the past 24 hrs on Thursday, taking its total to 795,605. The deaths in India on account of the pandemic have scaled past over 21 thousand. The Uttar Pradesh government has announced a lockdown in the state from 10 pm today to 5 am on Monday. During thios period, movement will be permitted only for medical and essential services. The analysis showed the death rate for patients treated with remdesivir was 7.6% on day 14 compared with 12.5% among patients not taking remdesivir. The analysis found 74.4% of remdesivir-treated patients recovered by day 14, as against 59% of patients receiving the standard of care alone.