14700 killed worldwide as coronavirus cases continue to soar globally

China, Italy and Iran the worst sufferers


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Monitoring Desk:

The COVID-19 has claimed 14700 lives globally as cases continue to soar despite global efforts to contain it. Over 3,41,000 people have been tested positive for the novel coronavirus, which continues to penetrate all over the world.


The virus has infected 34,000 people across the United States of America. However, 414 have been killed by the virus, which has spread around the US in heartbreaking rate. At least 414 people have died. The total includes cases from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and other US territories, as well as all repatriated cases.


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on state TV that the US was responsible for “shortage of medicines and foodstuffs,” blaming American sanctions for hampering Iran’s efforts to contain the outbreak. 


China confirmed nine more deaths and 39 additional cases of coronavirus as of the end of day Sunday, according to the country’s National Health Commission (NHC). None of the latest cases were in Hubei — once the center of China’s coronavirus outbreak –making this the fifth straight day that the province has had no new cases. All of the new confirmed infections are imported, bringing the total number of imported cases to 353. The death toll in Hubei stands at 3,153, while the nation’s overall death toll is at 3,270. In total, there have been 81,093 confirmed coronavirus cases, according to the NHC. The NHC says that 72,703 patients have recovered and been discharged from the hospital.


Italy has more than 59,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, according to Johns Hopkins University, which is tracking cases recorded by the World Health Organization and additional sources.

The Russian military has already made a very public effort to provide the Italians with assistance. They have used military aircraft to fly in medical personnel and equipment.

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