Global COVID-19 cases top 10 million

Coronavirus death toll surges to over 500K globally

CT and Rhode Island are the only two states reporting a drop in new weekly cases, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The coronavirus pandemic reached a new milestone on Sunday, with confirmed deaths surpassing half a million around the world and the number of confirmed cases topping 10 million.

By country, the US has been hit hardest, with the most reported cases and the highest death toll. About 80 new cases were reported on Long Island.

"In the last month, nearly four million cases have been reported". Brazil has become the second worst-affected country after a rapid surge in both confirmed cases and deaths.

An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) dons personal protective equipment before going into Elmhurst Hospital during the ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Queens borough of New York, US, April 20, 2020.

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For many states and counties in the USA, the dark days of the coronavirus pandemic in April unfolded on their television screens, not on their doorsteps.

Meanwhile in India, which has the world's fourth-biggest outbreak, confirmed cases have passed 500,000, federal health ministry data showed on Saturday, with infections surging in major cities including the capital New Delhi.

New Zealand had mostly eradicated the virus by mid-May and went 24 days with no new cases before identifying two this month. The European Union may bar American travelers from visiting its member countries due to the high COVID-19 infection rates in the U.S.

COVID-19 was first reported in Wuhan, China, in December. "If we want to end this, we've got to realize we are part of the process". "CDC now warns that among adults, risk increases steadily as you age, and it's not just those over the age of 65 who are at increased risk for severe illness", the agency noted.

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