BREAKING NEWS: Coronavirus case count passes one million


Coronavirus has infected more than one million cases, while over 53.000 people have died due to infection. Almost 210.000 people have recovered.

The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19 is affecting 200 countries and territories around the world.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.  Older people and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illnesses.

The US has the most cases, and about 1,000 died there in the past day. The disease, COVID-19, first emerged in central China three months ago.

Though the tally kept by Johns Hopkins records one million confirmed cases, the actual number is thought to be much higher. It took a month and a half for the first 100,000 cases to be registered. A million was reached after a doubling in cases over the past week.

Nearly a quarter of cases have been registered in the United States, while Europe accounts for around half.

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The World Health Organization said there are signs of some stabilization in Europe’s coronavirus outbreak as the hardest-hit country in the region, Italy, reported the smallest number of new cases in almost two weeks.

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A total of 1,288 tests for the new coronavirus were performed in Slovenia on Tuesday, with 39 new COVID-19 cases confirmed to increase the total number of confirmed cases to 841. The death toll increased to 15 by the end of Tuesday as two more persons died.

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The United States has surpassed 216.000 confirmed cases with Coronavirus. This represents more than 20 % of cases globally. The US has become the new epicenter of the epidemic of Coronavirus in the world, taking the number one spot from Italy. US death toll exceeds 5,000 cases.

The rapid growth in the number of infections has overwhelmed hospitals in many cities. A week ago the US Centers for Disease Control said there were 85,000 cases. That means recorded cases have grown by two and a half times in a week, and up from 15,219 two weeks ago.

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