Coronavirus cases reach 1m worldwide with more than 50000 deaths

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The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 around the world has passed one million officially, according to Johns Hopkins University, with the death toll standing at 50,000.

As many as 86 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Egypt on Thursday, increasing the number of discovered infections among locals and foreigners since mid-February to 865, said the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed in the statement.

Almost 53,000 people have died and more than 210,000 have recovered, according to the U.S. university's figures.

The world knew nearly nothing about the virus in December, when reports of a new coronavirus started to surface in Wuhan, China.

About 90% of the USA population is under stay-at-home orders, and many businesses are closed.

The global coronavirus death toll reached 58,929 with the highest being recorded from Italy where 14,681 have lost their lives.

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More than 211,000 people diagnosed with the disease worldwide have recovered, while over 53,000 have died, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

Dharavi, a huge slum in India's financial capital, Mumbai, has reported its first death linked to the coronavirus. In the United States, there are more than 278,000 confirmed cases, with over 7,000 dead.

White House projections show the virus is expected to kill between 100,000 and 240,000 people in the US.

In Singapore, the government Friday ordered most workplaces to close and schools to move online beginning next week, a significant escalation of restrictions as Covid-19 cases have increased after it tamped down a first wave of infections.

The pandemic was showing no sign of abating in Europe, where the confirmed cases were approaching 500,000 and the death toll swelled to 30,000 on Wednesday, reports Xinhua. Ten million new unemployment claims in the last two weeks broke records in the United States, global markets have tanked, and the airline industry has effectively ceased to exist.

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