More than 14 million people have reportedly infected by coronavirus globally, while more than 7.8 million have recovered and there have been about 6,00,000 deaths according to the global tracker. World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday reported that it showed a record increase in the global coronavirus cases, with the total rising by 237,743 in 24 hours.
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.
The number of coronavirus cases rise as hard-hit countries ease the lockdown while making extensive modifications to work and social life that could last for a year or more until a vaccine is available.
Some countries are undergoing a resurgence in infections, driving authorities to reinstate lockdowns partially. According to experts, this could be a recurring pattern in the coming months and into 2021.
UAE’s robust strategy in the battling against Covid-19 is bearing promising results as recoveries have increased significantly in recent weeks, as new cases continue to fall.
Meanwhile, Brazil on Thursday crossed 2 million infected cases with over 76,000 deaths and India’s coronavirus caseload surpassed one million on Friday. India thus became the third nation with over million cases aside from the United States and Brazil.