July 15, 2020 | 11:57 PM IST
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Global fatalities breaches 5L mark; experts predict death toll to rise further

With about 4,500 fatalities being reported globally every day since the beginning of June, the cumulative Coronavirus death count touched 5,04,462 mark on Monday. The first recorded death from the virus was reported on January 9 in Wuhan, China.

As of now, there are 10,249,307 confirmed cases across the globe.  

So far, the United States of America (128,437), Brazil (57,658), the United Kingdom (43,550), Italy (34,738) France (29,778), and Spain (28,343) have registered maximum number of deaths.  

Since countries have started lifting the lockdown restrictions, the health experts are expecting a surge in cases in the United States, India, and Brazil. 

Apart from these countries, the experts fear that South Africa could turn into the latest hotspot. Though the experts feel that that death count (2,456) remains low at this stage, there could also be a surge in the coming weeks. As of now, there are 1,38,000 confirmed cases in South Africa and about one-third cases have been reported from the African continent. 

Also, in the past three days, Florida reported a total of 27,057 cases with single day spikes of 8,942 cases on Friday, 9,585 on Saturday and 8,530 on Sunday. The state has reported an average of almost 38 deaths every day till now.

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