Global COVID-19 cases surpass 12 million

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 12 million
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  • calendar-gray 08 July 2020

Coronavirus cases world-wide have reached 12,000,656, with nearly 550,000 deaths, APA reports.

The figure is roughly double the number of severe influenza illnesses recorded annually, according to the World Health Organisation

The United States reported 60,021 new coronavirus cases and 1,195 deaths on Tuesday which the highest number of cases reported in a single day in the US since the pandemic began.

About 7 million people recovered from this virus so far. 

The first coronavirus case was confirmed in Azerbaijan on February 28. A high alert was imposed in Azerbaijan on March 14 and a quarantine regime was introduced on March 24. The authorities began to ease the coronavirus lockdowns from April 27. Due to a surge in coronavirus incidence following mitigation of the quarantine measures, coronavirus lockdowns were re-imposed in Baku and other big cities for a period from June 21 to July 5 then extended until 20 July.

Faiq Mahmudov

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