Global Coronavirus cases surpass 3 million

April 28, 2020
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Global coronavirus cases have surpassed  three million, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Authorities in 211 countries and territories have reported more than 3,050,000 novel coronavirus cases worldwide since China reported its first cases to the World Health Organization (WHO) in December.

Nearly a third of all infections have been recorded in the United States, the university reported.

At least 987,022 cases of coronavirus have been recorded in the United States, including 56,144 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University’s tally of cases.

On Monday, Johns Hopkins reported at least 19,658 new cases and 1,071 deaths.

The totals include cases from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and other US territories, as well as repatriated cases.

Spain follows the US as the nation with the second highest count of Covid-19 cases, with a total of 229,422, according to Johns Hopkins.

Italy, with 199,414 coronavirus infections and 26,977 deaths is third on the list, while France with 164,589 cases and 23,293 deaths is in fourth position.

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