Global Death Toll from COVID-19 Crosses 160,000, Spain Records Lowest Death Toll in a Day
April 19 , 2020
The latest data from Johns Hopkins University on Sunday shows that the death count from the COVID-19 pandemic in the world is at least 163,372 and the total number of confirmed infection cases is more than 2,375,443. Most number of infection and death cases have been reported from the US (735,366 infections, 39,291 deaths), Spain (195,944 infections, 20,453 deaths), Italy (175,925 infections, 23,660 deaths), France (152,978 infections, 19,744 deaths), Germany (144,348 infections, 4,547 deaths), and UK (121,168 infections, 16,095 deaths). On Sunday, the death toll in Spain has increased by 410, which is the lowest increase in death count in the last one-month. However, the total death toll in Spain has increased to more than 20,000 (20,453 deaths). The Russian coronavirus crisis response center has said that on Sunday 6,060 new cases of coronavirus infections have been reported in Russia. Turkey has become the most affected country in the Middle East with 82,329 confirmed cases, surpassing Iran for the first time. India has decided to send anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine (which is thought to be working against COVID-19) to 55 coronavirus-hit countries. UAE’s embassy in New Delhi has said that India has agreed to provide the middle eastern country with hydroxychloroquine tablets. UK Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has said in his daily Downing Street briefing that the death toll has increased by 888 in a single day to reach 15,464 on Saturday. The Japanese health ministry has said on Sunday that 568 new cases of COVID-19 infection have been reported in Japan, taking the total domestic infection cases to 10,361.