(Eagle News) – Coronavirus cases worldwide hit close to 5.7 million as the United States, the country with the most cases at close to 1.7 million confirmed infections, hit a death toll of more than a 100,000.
Total COVID-19 infections worldwide reached 5,690,951 as of Thursday, May 28, with the global death toll at 355,615, according to the Johns Hopkins University virus dashboard as of 9:32 a.m. (Philippine time)
The cases continued to spike even as many countries implemented plans on easing down restrictions and allowing more movement and opening of business.
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US had confirmed COVID-19 cases of 1,699,126, and deaths at 100,411.
It was followed by Brazil with 411,821 cases; Russia with 370,680 cases; United Kingdom with 268,619; Spain, 236,259 cases; Italy, 231,139 cases; France, 183,038 cases; Germany, 181,524; Turkey, 159,797; and India, 158,086.
-Top 10 countries with most COVID-19 deaths-
The US is also the country with the most COVID-19 deaths at 100,411.
It is followed by the United Kingdom with 37,542 deaths; Italy with 33,072 deaths; France, 28,599 deaths; Spain, 27,117 deaths; Brazil, 25,598 deaths; Belgium, 9,364 deaths; Mexico, 8,597 deaths; Germany, 8428 deaths; and Iran, 7,564 deaths.
As of the latest data, there is no COVID-19 vaccine developed yet, as scientists from various countries race to find a cure to the pandemic that had killed more than 350,000 people worldwide.
(Eagle News Service)