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COVID-19 updates: Confirmed cases surpass 2 million globally

COVID-19 updates: Confirmed cases surpass 2 million globally

YEREVAN, APRIL 15, ARMENPRESS. The number of people infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world has reached 2 million 066 thousand, according to the data released by coronavirus research centers.

The death toll is over 126,000.

484,597 patients have recovered.

US is leading in the world in terms of the largest number of infected people (614,246 confirmed cases). 26,064 deaths were reported.

Then comes Spain which confirmed 174,060 cases so far. The total number of deaths in Spain is 18,255.

Spain is followed by Italy which reported a total of 162,488 cases. 21,067 patients have died.

The next is France, overtaking Germany, with a total of 143,303 cases and 15,729 deaths.

Germany has confirmed 132,210 cases and 3,495 deaths.

Germany is followed by the UK which reported 93,873 confirmed cases and 12,107 deaths.

China, where the COVID-19 outbreak started, confirmed a total of 82,295 cases. The death toll here is 3,342.

The total number of coronavirus cases in Iran has reached 74,877. The number of deaths is 4,683.

Turkey reported 65,111 cases, Belgium – 31,119, the Netherlands – 27,419, Canada – 27,063 and Switzerland – 25,936.

Georgia confirmed 300 cases of coronavirus and Russia – 21,102. 170 people have died in Russia.

Among the Arab states the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has the largest number of confirmed cases – 4,933. 28 death cases have been registered here. Qatar confirmed 3,428 cases and 7 deaths. The death toll among the Arab states is the highest in Egypt as 178 patients have died, but the country has less confirmed cases – 2,350. Iraq confirmed 1,400 cases and 78 deaths, Kuwait – 1,355 cases and 3 deaths.

In late December 2019, Chinese authorities notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about an outbreak of a previously unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, central China. WHO declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus a global pandemic and named the virus COVID-19. 

According to the data of the World Health Organization, coronavirus cases have been confirmed in more than 210 countries and territories.

Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan



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