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Coronavirus in numbers: Worldwide death toll passes 600,000

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Coronavirus in numbers: Worldwide death toll passes 600,000

Coronavirus in numbers: Worldwide death toll passes 600,000

Countries including the US, South Africa and India are struggling to hold down rising rates of coronavirus as global deaths from Covid-19 surged past 600,000.Concerns are rising that the pandemic has found fresh legs over the past few weeks, with Johns Hopkins University and the World Health Organisation (WHO) both recording daily highs in newly reported infections.The Department for Health and Social Care said on Friday it was “pausing” publication of daily death figures for the whole of the UK after Health Secretary Matt Hancock ordered a review into claims by researchers that there were “statistical flaws” in the way they are calculated.

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Coronavirus in numbers: Worldwide deaths pass 700,000 [Video]

Coronavirus in numbers: Worldwide deaths pass 700,000

The Department of Health and Social Care said 46,299 people had died inhospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive forcoronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Monday.

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Coronavirus in numbers: UK confirmed deaths at 46,210 [Video]

Coronavirus in numbers: UK confirmed deaths at 46,210

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said 46,210 people had died inhospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive forcoronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Saturday.

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Coronavirus in numbers: UK confirmed deaths at 46,201 [Video]

Coronavirus in numbers: UK confirmed deaths at 46,201

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said 46,201 people had died inhospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive forcoronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Saturday.

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Coronavirus in numbers: UK confirmed deaths at 46,193 [Video]

Coronavirus in numbers: UK confirmed deaths at 46,193

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said 46,193 people had died inhospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive forcoronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Friday.

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Coronavirus infections skyrocket in South Africa

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Coronavirus: South Africa virus cases pass half million mark

The country has the world's fifth-highest number of infections, and largest tally in Africa.
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WHO Warns There May Never Be A 'Silver Bullet' for COVID-19 [Video]

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6 months after declaring the coronavirus a global health emergency, WHO director says there may ...

Fabrice Coffrini / AFP / Getty World Health Organization's director-general on Monday warned that there may never be a "silver bullet" for the coronavirus...
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Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University Private research university in Baltimore, Maryland

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 18 mn: Johns Hopkins

Washington, Aug 3 : The overall number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 18 million mark, while the deaths were nearing 688,000, according to the..
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'Girls' Creator On Surviving COVID-19: 'I Was A Complex Machine That Had Been Unplugged' [Video]

'Girls' Creator On Surviving COVID-19: 'I Was A Complex Machine That Had Been Unplugged'

'Girls' star and creator Lena Dunham has shared her story on Instagram of contracting and surviving the novel coronavirus COVID-19. CNN reports Dunham said she was able to avoid going to a hospital because a doctor instructed her on how to care for herself. Johns Hopkins University data says more than 4.5 million people have been infected with the virus in the United States and 153,314 people have died.

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U.S. coronavirus death toll reaches 150,000, highest in the world

Health experts predict the number could reach 200,000 in less than two months. The United States COVID-19 deaths topped 150,000 on Wednesday, the highest in the..
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How COVID-19 Drew The Curtain Back On India's Inability To Provide Basic Public Health Services [Video]

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India is now third on the Johns Hopkins University tally of countries struggling with the novel coronavirus COVID-19, following the US and Brazil. Far from flattening the curve, CNN reports India's number of cases are reaching for the stars. First observed in 1857 by Florence Nightingale, India has struggled to provide basic public health services for its people. On the Health Care Access and Quality Index, India trails its neighbors Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and Bangladesh.

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Trump Assures Nation COVID-19 Will Disappear By Itself [Video]

Trump Assures Nation COVID-19 Will Disappear By Itself

Fox News host Chris Wallace held a wide-ranging ― and at times, testy ― interview with US President Donald Trump on Sunday. HuffPost reports the president repeated his unsubstantiated claim that the novel coronavirus COVID-19 will simply 'disappear' one day. Johns Hopkins University data indicates the US leads the world in known coronavirus infections and deaths. Over 3.7 million cases of COVID-19 and 140,000 deaths due to the virus have been recorded nationwide.

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