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US worst-hit as Covid-19 cases worldwide cross 900,000

Apr 02. 2020
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By The Nation

Some 900,000 people worldwide are infected with Covid-19, while the number of infections in the United States has surpassed 200,000.

The latest data from public health agencies around the world indicate that the number of people infected with the new strain of coronavirus, Sars-CoV-2, is now 910,323 and the death toll is 45,496 people.

The United States has the highest number of people infected with this virus at 203,848, followed by Italy (110,574), Spain (102,136), China (81,554) and Germany (76,544).

Italy is the country with the highest number of deaths (13,155), followed by Spain (9,053), United States (4,482), France (3,523), China (3,312) and Iran (3,036).

Earlier, US President Donald Trump and senior health officials said that there could be millions of Americans infected with Covid-19 and it is projected that 100,000 to 240,000 could die if Americans do not strictly comply with social distancing measures.

Many countries around the world have adopted tough measures to lock down or close cities, states or countries to prevent the spread of the virus.

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