Global coronavirus count now exceeds 2.5 million

Apr 21 2020, 11:09 pm

As of Tuesday, the global known cases of COVID-19 grew past the 2,500,000 mark, according to Johns Hopkins University.

This comes just six days after the count reached two million, demonstrating growth in confirmed spread up 25% in less than a week.

This trend is mirrored in the US, where 500,000 confirmed cases on April 13 has risen to more than 800,000 as of Tuesday — a growth of more than 50% in almost the same timeframe.

At time of writing, the global death toll linked to coronavirus sits just above 7% of those infected, with 176,323 fatalities.

The hardest-hit country in the world remains the United States, which has seen more than 44,000 coronavirus-related deaths.

“Love and prayers, of the American people, continue to be with those who have lost a cherished friend or family member,” said President Trump during his press conference on Tuesday.

Last week, Trump announced his three-phase plan to reopen America.

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