World hits 800,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths

New York, August 22

The world hit a grim coronavirus milestone Saturday with 800,000 confirmed deaths and near 23 million confirmed instances.

That’s in keeping with a tally saved by Johns Hopkins University. Governments have been making an attempt to steadiness public well being with financial well being.

Officials consider the true numbers are far increased due to an absence of testing and reporting. In the US, the nation with essentially the most infections, well being officers consider there could also be 10 occasions extra instances than the confirmed 5.6 million. The US additionally leads the world in deaths, with greater than 175,000.

The information comes as South Korea, as soon as thought of a coronavirus success story, banned massive gatherings, shut nightspots and church buildings and banned followers from skilled sports activities to gradual a viral resurgence.

Germany, which additionally initially slowed the virus, reported a four-month excessive of greater than 2,000 instances on Saturday. Schools there reopened two weeks in the past, and at the very least 41 faculties this week reported college students or academics have been contaminated.

In the US, faculties have begun to reopen, with coronavirus outbreaks triggering sudden closings, quarantines and anxiousness amongst mother and father. — AP

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