Global deaths now exceed 650,000

The COVID Diaries – 120 27th July

The world-wide death toll from Covid-19 has reached 650,029, and over 16 million cases have now been confirmed.

Hotspots in Asia, Europe and the Americas have seen surges in the numbers infected resulting in new restrictions, targeted lockdowns and compulsory requirements to wear masks.

Australia has seen its deadliest increase since the start of the pandemic, Hong Kong is experiencing record daily numbers and Spain’s caseload has tripled in the last fortnight.

However, the United States is still the country with more cases and deaths, with 147,143 fatalities from the virus and the number of cases is still rising rapidly around the country.

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