New clusters seem to be emerging in countries that had earlier been praised for their successful fight against coronavirus, confirming the belief that the virus could return in phases if caution is not exercised. Here’s how things look at present in these countries:
- Singapore, once a model for its speed and efficiency in tracing infected people, has seen its cases ballooning to more than 23,000, with the virus spreading in foreign workers’ dormitories.
- South Korea, a pioneer in using technology, has seen more than 100 new cases emerging after an infected man visited bars and clubs in a Seoul nightlife district.
- The United States has yet to curb its outbreak, but scientists are already warning that the feared “second wave” could consist of a series of smaller waves.
- China’s original epicentre of Wuhan has seen new cases emerging after a month of lull.
Let’s look at the global statistics:
Total confirmed cases: 4,194,326
Change over previous day: 70,950
Total deaths: 286,615
Total recovered: 1,464,326
Nations hit with most cases: The US (1,347,936), Russia (232,243), Spain (227,436), the UK (224,332) and Italy (219,814).
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