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Coronavirus Update: After 4 mln cases in US Trump calls for putting on masks

Pandemic will worsen, US president thinks after 15 mln cases worldwide

 
By DTE Staff
Last Updated: Thursday 23 July 2020
Donald Trump wearing a mask. Photo: Twitter

The world’s tally of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases has crossed the 15-million mark, according to private aggregator Worldometers.info.

  • The death toll was over 630,000.
  • There were nearly 5.4 million active cases.
  • About 1 per cent of them remained serious / critical.

  • The United States (4.1 mln cases), Brazil (2.2 mln) and India remained the most-affected countries.
  • The three countries were the only ones to have recorded more than 100,000 new cases in the last seven days, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • US President Donald Trump shifted his stance to note that the pandemic was worsening and urged citizens to put on masks June 22, 2020.
  • India’s tally was over 1.2 million, according to the Union health ministry.   
  • Among them, 426,167 cases were active.
  • The death toll was at 29,861.

  • Maharashtra led the tally with 337,607 cases, 137,282 among which were active.
  • Mumbai, neighbouring Thane and Pune remained the worst affetced, according to private aggregator Covid19indi.org.
  • Tamil Nadu followed with a tally of 186,492.
  • Nearly half its cases were in capital Chennai.
  • Delhi had the third-highest case load at 126,323 — the most for a city.
  • Its rate of adding new cases has though dipped recently.
  • Sero surveys will be undertaken in the national capital every month, state health minister Satyendra Jain said June 22. 
  • 22.86 per cent of those surveyed earlier (in June and July) were found to be exposed to COVID-19.

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