Coronavirus: Global tally of recoveries tops 1mln, deaths exceeds 230,000

Coronavirus: Global tally of recoveries tops 1mln, deaths exceeds 230,000

ISTANBUL, May 1 — The global tally of recoveries from the novel coronavirus exceeded 1 million on Thursday, while deaths from it had also exceeded 230,000 mark, a report by Turkish Anadolu Agency (AA) said.

According to running data compiled by the US-based Johns Hopkins University (JHU), a total of 1,004,438 recoveries were recorded across the globe, with highest number of coronavirus recoveries were registered in Spain with 137,984 cases.

This followed by US with 124,449 recoveries, while Germany had 123,500 people regaining health.

Meanwhile, recoveries in Iran have reached 75,103.

AA also reported that JHU data had counted some 3,247,648 people infected by Coronavirus worldwide while 230,615 had died from it so far.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the highest numbers of infections deaths — over 1 million cases and more than 61,500 fatalities.

Italy has the second-highest death toll with 27,967, followed by the UK’s tally of 26,771.

Despite the rising number of cases, most who contract the virus suffer mild symptoms before making a recovery.

COVID-19 cases have been reported in 187 countries and regions since the virus emerged in China last December, with the US and Europe the hardest-hit areas in the world.

— BERNAMA

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