Five million recover from COVID-19 globally
2020-06-24 at 17:40
Over five million people have now recovered after contracting the novel coronavirus globally.
According to latest medical figures, 5,070,149 individuals have made full recoveries after testing positive for COVID-19.
9.38 million individuals in total have tested positive for COVID-19, five months after the coronavirus was believed to have originated in China’s Wuhan province.
480,400 deaths have also been linked to COVID-19.
The United States has reported more infections and deaths from the virus than any other nation with 2,424,000 confirmed cases and 123,400 deaths.
More than 1,020,000 people in the US have recovered from the virus, while over 29.5 million have been tested.
Brazil has the second-highest death toll with 52,700, followed by the United Kingdom’s tally of 42,900.
Seven countries have now reported death tolls above 20,000.
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.