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Global COVID-19 Infection Cases Surpass 30 Million, Death Toll Nears 1 Million

  • Johns Hopkins University’s COVID-19 tracker shows that the total number of novel coronavirus cases worldwide has surpassed 30 million. At the time of publishing on Sunday, the total global COVID-19 infection cases were 30,859,069. Moreover, the global death toll from this deadly virus stands at 958,314 and is expected to cross 1-million mark by October 1, 2020. The United States is the worst affected country with 22% of global cases (6,782,083 infection cases and 199,411 deaths). US Presidential candidate of the Democratic Party, Joe Biden, has made it an election agenda and criticized the mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic by the Trump administration. Biden went on to call Trump’s handling of the pandemic in the US as “close to criminal” as the latter’s alleged intentional downplaying of the severity of the deadly virus. With the US President Donald Trump saying that he doesn’t trust the vaccine, Biden questioned Trump’s claim. The Democratic candidate said: “If Fauci says a vaccine is safe, I would take the vaccine. We should listen to the scientists, not to the President.” Los Angeles is the worst affected US county in terms of COVID-19 infection cases (259,817) and deaths (6,330). The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the daily number of COVID-19 cases in Europe is increasing at an alarming rate.