Coronavirus Live Updates: At least 2.2 million have been infected worldwide and at least 153,177 people have died since the outbreak began, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded the highest toll with over 35,000 deaths in the world, followed by Italy (22,170), although its population is just a fifth of that of the US. Spain has recorded 19,130 deaths, followed by France with 18,681.
Even as the number of cases in the US crossed 7,00,000 President Donald Trump appears to be encouraging resistance to stay at home orders aimed at containing the coronavirus. He also lashed out at New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, saying he should “get out there and get the job done.” New York, with more than 10,000 deaths, is the epicentre of the virus outbreak in the United States. (Click to follow our coverage on COVID-19)
In China, after sharp criticism from other countries of under-reporting COVID-19 data, revised its death toll to 4,632, reporting 1,290 additional fatalities in Wuhan. The World Health Organization said that it was “an attempt to leave no case undocumented” after medical services in Wuhan were overwhelmed at the start of the outbreak.
Meanwhile, In India, the death toll due to the coronavirus epidemic rose to 480 Saturday while the total number of infections crossed the 14,000-mark to reach 14, 378.