Number of COVID-19 cases passes 4 million globally

More than four million people have been infected with COVID-19 across the world, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins university.

Globally, more than 277,000 have died from the COVID-19. More than 1.3 million people have recovered.

In the United States, the current death toll stands at just over 80,000, with more than 1.3 million infections, including nearly 29,000 new infections added to the count on Friday.

The death toll from coronavirus in Britain has risen to 31,587, an increase of 346 in a 24-hour period, Transport Minister Grant Shapps said at the government’s daily news briefing.

Italy announced 194 new coronavirus fatalities on Saturday, increasing the total death toll to 30,395. The total number of confirmed cases increased by 1,083 to 218,268.

French health officials announced another 80 coronavirus deaths, the lowest figure recorded over 24 hours since early April. The total death toll stands at 26,310, according to the health ministry.

In Spain, overall deaths rose to 26,478 from 26,299 on Friday and the number of diagnosed cases rose to 223,578 from 222,857 the day before, the ministry said.

In Iran, in the past 24 hours, the total number of registered infections rose to 106,220, while the death toll increased by 48 to 6,589.

Canada’s coronavirus deaths increased by 157 on Saturday, taking the total to 4,628. Confirmed cases jumped by 1,381 to 66,780.

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