Global Covid-19 toll nears 14 million with over 259k cases in 24 hours
19 July, 2020 | newsx bureau
World Health Organisation on Saturday reported rise in Covid-19 cases by 259,000 taking the global toll nearer to the 14 million mark, global death toll at 593k, as US continues to stay at the top ...
The global number of those infected with the coronavirus has surged by over 259,000 cases in the past 24 hours, the highest daily total so far, taking the total count of positive cases to 13,876,441, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Saturday.
Friday’s total was 237,743 cases, while the total number of cases reported on Saturday stands at 259,848, Sputnik news agency reported.
With over 7,360 deaths recorded in the past 24 hours, the global death toll due to the virus now stands at 593,087 people, according to the WHO dashboard.
The Americans are leading with 7,306,371 cases.
The WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11.