Coronavirus claims over 429,000 lives globally

Over 7.7 million people have been infected worldwide

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The novel coronavirus has claimed over 429,000 lives globally since the outbreak of the pandemic. Over 7.7 million people have been tested positive for the deadly virus. Most of the deaths have been reported from US and some European countries.

According to Johns Hopkins University’s tally of cases in the United States, there are at least 2,074,526 cases of coronavirus in the US, including at least 115,436 deaths.

On Friday, Johns Hopkins reported 25,540 new cases and 767 new deaths.

The totals include cases from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and other US territories, as well as repatriated cases.

The UK is “urgently” reviewing the two-meter social distancing rule put in place to control the spread of coronavirus, said the country’s chief finance minister Rishi Sunak.

“We keep everything under review – all the guidance – as we evolve through the crisis. That review will involve the scientists, the economists, and others,” the Chancellor told Sky News.

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