Washington/London: – More than 6,000 Coronavirus deaths have been reported from around the world over the previous 24 hours. The pandemic claimed 1,738 lives in the United States and 759 lives in the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, the Chief Medical Officer of the United Kingdom has appealed that even if there is a reduction in the number of deaths and cases, the rules regarding social distancing should not be relaxed till the end of this year.
Coronavirus is on a rampage around the world and has claimed 188,063 lives so far. There are 2.7 million cases of Coronavirus around the world, and more than 725,000 patients have been cured of the virus. The United States has taken the biggest hit of the virus, with the number of deaths pegged at 46,583. More than 26 million people have lost their jobs because of the 5-week lockdown imposed in the United States.
The condition in the United Kingdom also has become dangerous, and 759 patients died in the last 24 hours. 18,100 lives have been claimed by the pandemic in the United Kingdom so far. The total number of cases in the United Kingdom is 133,459 with an addition of 4,451 new cases in the last 24 hours. Chris Whitty, UK’s Chief Medical Officer, expressed concerns over the situation in the country. A period of at least one year will be required to find a vaccine for this virus, and the threat of the pandemic will continue till then. Whitty demanded that therefore, even if the outbreak is controlled, the social distancing norms should not be relaxed till the end of this year.