Some 1.8m people recover from Covid-19 globally

More than 4.82m people infected by virus, with over 319,000 deaths, according to US-based Johns Hopkins University


Anadolu Agency May 19, 2020
More than 4.82M people infected by virus, with over 319,000 deaths, according to US-based Johns Hopkins University. PHOTO: Anadolu Agency/File

ISTANBUL: The global coronavirus recoveries surpassed the 1.8 million mark on Tuesday, according to a running tally by the US-based Johns Hopkins University.

The university's data showed a total of 1,801,461 people won the battle against Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

The number of cases crossed 4.82 million, while 319,031 deaths were recorded.

The US has the highest number of recoveries with 283,178, followed by Germany with 155,681 and Spain with 150,376.

But the US continues to be the worst-hit country, with the highest numbers of infections and deaths -- over 1.5 million cases and more than 90,000 fatalities.

The UK has the second-highest death toll with 34,876 and Russia is the second country recording the highest cases with 299,941.

China, where the virus emerged in December, has registered a total of 84,063 cases with a death toll of 4,638.

Overall, the virus has spread to 188 countries since it first emerged in China in December.

Despite the rising number of cases, most who contract the virus suffer mild symptoms before making a recovery.

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