Global virus in­fec­tions top 10 mil­lion

Arab News - - News Internatio­nal - AFP

Global in­fec­tions from the novel coro­n­avirus have sur­passed 10 mil­lion as the rate of new cases surges, ac­cord­ing to an AFP tally on Sun­day.

One mil­lion new cases were recorded in only six days, ac­cord­ing to the AFP count, just as coun­tries start to un­wind pun­ish­ing lock­downs that have dev­as­tated their economies and thrown mil­lions out of work. The world­wide death toll from the dis­ease that first emerged in China about six months ago is also near­ing 500,000 as fears grow of a full-blown sec­ond wave.

The US, the hard­est hit coun­try, has sur­passed 2.5 mil­lion cases alone.

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