Baltimore: The Coronavirus has claimed 5,584 lives in the world during the previous 24 hours, and the total number of deaths has now reached 273,365. The John Hopkins University informed that more than 96,000 new cases were added to the count, and this has taken the total number of Coronavirus cases in the world to 3,964,879.
It has become clear once more that the number of cases and deaths are increasing considerably in the United States and other western countries where the lockdown is being relaxed. In the last 24 hours, there were more than 2,400 deaths in the United States, and the total number of deaths in the country has reached 77,559. There was an addition of 30,000 new Coronavirus cases in the United States, taking the total number to 1,299,772.
1,830 patients have died in Europe in the last 24 hours, and the total number of deaths has reached near 150,000. Whereas, 28,796 new Coronavirus cases were reported from Europe, hence taking the total number to 1,627,715. The number of deaths in the United Kingdom is increasing rapidly, and in the last 24 hours, 559 deaths were reported from the United Kingdom, 274 from Italy, and 213 from Spain. The death count was 178 in France, 117 in Germany and 99 in Sweden.
The pandemic has claimed 12,224 lives in the Gulf and the maximum deaths have been reported from Iran at 6,486, followed by Turkey at 3,461. 13,596 patients have died in Latin America out of which 9,190 are from Brazil and 1,654 from Ecuador. The situation is grim in Brazil as the mortuaries do not have space to store dead bodies. 1,625 lives have been claimed in Russia so far, and the number of Coronavirus cases in that country has reached is 177,160. 11,000 new cases were added in Russia on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the virus has claimed 2,083 lives in Africa, and John Hopkins University has informed that there are more than 55,000 cases of Coronavirus in the continent. The situation in the African countries can be more disastrous as compared to the western countries. The United Nations has warned that if the pandemic is not controlled in time, it will claim anywhere between one to two hundred thousand lives in Africa.