Global coronavirus cases exceed 10 million

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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide exceeded 10 million on Sunday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

The horrific turning point comes six months after initial cases were first discovered in the Chinese city of Wuhan in mid-December, before it continued to spread around the world.

Covid-19 infected 10,001,527 and killed at least 499,123 people worldwide.

This data comes from a number of countries like the UK that make it easier to restrict locking, but the pandemic is still flowing through the states. Countries like Germany, which effectively tackled the first wave, are noticing new infections – a problem experts say will recur until a vaccine is found.

In other countries, more than 10,000 infections are observed daily. In India, authorities are working to open a Covid-19 treatment facility to deal with an increase in cases in the state capital, New Delhi.

The United States is leading with the most deaths and confirmed cases worldwide. There are at least 2,510,323 coronavirus cases and 125,539 deaths in the country.

After they managed to slow the spread in May, the number of coronaviruses rose inland, including Texas and Arizona. Now only two U.S. states report a drop in new cases compared to last week – Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Florida reported 9,585 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, a one-day record since the start of the pandemic. The figure equates to what New York reached in everyday cases in early April.

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