Coronavirus cases hit 2 mln worldwide, Johns Hopkins University says
Confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus around the world have surpassed 2 mln, the Johns Hopkins University, which keeps track of information available from the federal and local authorities, has revealed, Trend reports citing TASS.
According to its data, 2,019,320 people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus globally. Some 119,483 people have died of the disease caused by this virus.
The most challenging situation is now in the United States, with 682,619 coronavirus cases and 23,529 deaths. In Spain, 170,099 people have been infected and 17,756 have died, and in Italy, 159,516 people have a confirmed coronavirus and 20,465 have died. Some 137,000 people have contracted the coronavirus in France, 130,000 in Germany and 89,000 in the United Kingdom.
In late December 2019, Chinese officials notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about the outbreak of a previously unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, in central China. Since then, cases of the novel coronavirus - named COVID-19 by the WHO - have been reported in every corner of the globe, including Russia. On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.