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Global Coronavirus Cases Surge Past 10 Million


By: Reuters

Global coronavirus cases topped 10 million on Sunday marking a major milestone in the spread of the respiratory disease that has so far killed almost half a million people in seven months..

North America, Latin America and Europe each account for around 25% of cases, while Asia and the Middle East have around 11% and 9% respectively, according to the Reuters tally, which uses government reports.

There have been more than 497,000 fatalities linked to the disease so far, roughly the same as the number of influenza deaths reported annually.

The nationwide tally of Covid-19 patients stands at 201,444 with 72,880 cases in Punjab, 78,267 in Sindh, 25,380 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 10,261 in Balochistan, 1,423 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 12,206 in Islamabad and 1,027 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

The virus has claimed at least 4,099 lives while around 88,358 coronavirus patients have recovered.

Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise to 193,499 

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany by 256 to 193,499, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Sunday.The reported death toll rose by three to 8,957. 

Sunday Jun 28 2020 | 09:01 AMUS tops 2.5 million coronavirus cases 

The United States has surpassed 2.5 million coronavirus cases, a tracker maintained by Johns Hopkins University showed on Saturday.
US deaths now exceed 125,000, approximately one-fourth the world total of over 495,000.
Florida on Saturday reported a record 9,585 cases in 24 hours as infections there spike. The state’s rapid reopening saw young adults flocking to beaches, boardwalks and bars.

12:40am: 24 fresh Covid-19 cases bring AJK tally to 1,027

Health officials in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) have confirmed another 24 coronavirus cases to takle the state’s tally to 1,027.

The virus has claimed 28 lives while 465 patients have recovered in the region so far. Active cases stand at 534.

12:00am: ‘Cattle markets may worsen Covid-19 spread’

Cattle markets for the sale of sacrificial animals ahead of Eidul Azha will create the risk of rapid spread of the coronavirus, warned Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho.

In a video statement issued on Saturday, the minister highlighted the likelihood of an increase in Covid-19 cases due to the absence of appropriate measures to contain the pandemic. “Cases will also rise as a result of greater interaction between people at Eidul Azha,” she opined.

Islamabad, Pakistan — Authorities provide free oxygen cylinders

The Deputy Commissioner Islamabad, in a bid to reduce the stress on the healthcare facilities amid coronavirus, distributed free oxygen cylinders.

“Delivered oxygen support to 46 patients free of cost.This has reduced load on hospitals,saved patients from any infection from outside and is helping us reduce artificial inflation of oxygen cylinders,” he said.

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