Global coronavirus death toll passes 500,000

More than a quarter of the world's reported coronavirus deaths have occurred in the US and cases are also on the rise in South America.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

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More than 500,000 people throughout the world have died of the new coronavirus, according to data released on Sunday by Johns Hopkins University and quoted by CBS News.

More than a quarter of the world's reported coronavirus deaths have occurred in the US, where 31 states have seen a jump in cases compared to two weeks ago. The number of new confirmed coronavirus cases nationwide hit a record high of 45,300 on Friday, a more than 5,000-case spike from the day before.

Approximately 600 US deaths are being attributed to the virus each day, a massive decrease from the mid-April peak of 2,000, according to The Associated Press.

In total, more than 125,000 people have died from the virus in the US — more than double the reported death toll of any other nation.

Cases are also spiking in South America, most notably in Brazil, which has seen more than 1.2 million confirmed cases and more than 57,000 reported deaths, according to Johns Hopkins' data. One model predicts that Brazil will surpass the US in coronavirus deaths in July.

In total, more than 9.9 million people have contracted the virus, according to Johns Hopkins data.



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