Five million people infected by coronavirus

2020-05-20 at 14:30

Five million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus.

325,000 deaths have also been linked to COVID-19.

The grim milestone comes nearly five months after the coronavirus was believed to have originated in China’s Wuhan province.

Over 1,970,918 have also recovered after contracting the novel coronavirus.

The United States has reported more infections and deaths from the virus than any other country with 1,570,583 confirmed cases and 93,533 deaths.

More than 361,180 people in the US have recovered from the virus, while over 12.6 million have been tested. The United Kingdom has the second-highest death toll with 35,340, followed by the Italy’s tally of 32,169.

Five countries have now reported death tolls above 27,000. Chinese state media reported the first known death linked to the virus on 11 January.

Overall, the virus has spread to 187 countries since it first emerged in China in December.