Declared coronavirus cases top 7 million globally: AFP

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Posted at Jun 08 2020 04:10 PM

Declared coronavirus cases top 7 million globally: AFP 1
Women wearing protective masks kneel to pray in between social distancing markers placed on pews as a safety measure against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in St. Peter Parish in Quezon City, June 7, 2020. Eloisa Lopez, Reuters

PARIS — Declared coronavirus infections topped 7 million globally, some two-thirds in Europe and the United States, according to an AFP tally of official figures on Monday. 

At least 7,003,851 cases have been officially recorded around the world, including 402,867 deaths, and Europe is the hardest-hit continent with 2,275,305 cases and 183,542 deaths as of 0700 GMT (3 p.m. in Manila). 

The United States has recorded 1,942,363 cases and 110,514 deaths since the outbreak first emerged in China late last year. 

The number of cases reported globally has doubled in just over a month, and more than 1 million cases of COVID-19 have been registered in the past nine days. 

The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), likely reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections. 

Though testing in many countries has increased since the outset of the outbreak, many nations are still testing only symptomatic or serious cases. 

More details to follow.

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