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Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Rise above 10 Million, US Remains Worst Affected

  • The confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 infection globally have crossed 10 million on Sunday. The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the 10 million milestone (in just 6-months) is around double that of the total number of cases of severe influenza recorded yearly. Reports collected from the governments all over the world shows that 25% of the confirmed COVID-19 infections are reported from North America, Europe, and Latin America, followed by 11% from Asia and 9% from Middle East. Till now around 500,000 have died from COVID-19 pandemic worldover, which is more or less same as the yearly fatalities from influenza. The United States remains the worst affected country in the world with around 2.5 million confirmed cases and more than 125,000 deaths. Reports say that the COVID-19 pandemic is on the rise in 36 US states and remains steady in 12 states (such as Virginia, South Dakota, Oregon, North Dakota, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Nebraska, Massachusetts, Maryland, Indiana, and Delaware). Till now at least twelve US states have either halted or rolled back reopening of their economies.