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Cases, deaths climb worldwide as COVID-19 mortality rate declines to 4.4%

Cases, deaths climb worldwide as COVID-19 mortality rate declines to 4.4%

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July 12 (UPI) -- Coronavirus has spread worldwide since the pandemic began earlier this year, rising exponentially in deaths to more than 567,000 and nearly 13 million cases. But despite those grim statistics, the mortality rate -- comparing deaths and cases -- has been declining. On May 1, the mortality rate was 7.2 percent but on Saturday it had decreased to 4.4 percent overall. Advertisement Seventy-two days ago, the death count was 240,976 and cases were 3,351,722. Deaths have more than doubled to 567,035, while cases almost quadrupled to 12,884,231. On Saturday, there were 214,786 new cases, below the record of 236,918 the day before. Deaths rose by 4,996 Saturday compared with 5,684. Since the first deaths were reported in Wuhan, China, the outbreak spread to Europe, then the United...
Coronavirus: Number of Covid-19 infections tops 10m worldwide

Coronavirus: Number of Covid-19 infections tops 10m worldwide

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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world has passed the milestone of 10 million, according to Johns Hopkins University in the US. The virus emerged in China late last year and has since led to more than 500,000 deaths, Johns Hopkins reports.Half the world's cases have been in the US and Europe, but Covid-19 is now rapidly growing in the Americas. The virus is also affecting South Asia and Africa, where it is not expected to peak until the end of July. Outbreaks are still spreading in many parts of the world, with one million new cases recorded in the last six days. The US has reported a total of 2.5 million cases and 125,000 deaths with Covid...
Coronavirus cases worldwide top five million

Coronavirus cases worldwide top five million

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More than five million people have been infected with coronavirus globally and over 328,100 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University.Latin America has overtaken the United States and Europe in the past week to report the largest portion of new daily COVID-19 cases. The United States has seen nearly 92,000 deaths and Europe has had nearly 165,000.It comes as the World Health Organisation (WHO) recorded 106,000 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday - the most in a single day yet."We still have a long way to go in this pandemic," WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news conference. ...
Half a million coronavirus cases confirmed worldwide

Half a million coronavirus cases confirmed worldwide

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Half a million people worldwide have now been infected by the coronavirus.The milestone was reached as Italy reported 6,153 new cases, taking its total to 80,539. Italy is now fewer than 1,300 cases behind China - where COVID-19 first emerged in December.China stands at 81,782, according to Johns Hopkins University, but has seen a huge slowdown in new cases as the disease widens its spread across Europe and the US.There are now 75,233 confirmed coronavirus cases in the US, 56,197 in Spain and 43,646 in Germany, rounding out the top five countries globally. ...
Tata Steel: 1,000 UK jobs to go amid worldwide cuts

Tata Steel: 1,000 UK jobs to go amid worldwide cuts

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Tata Steel has announced it expects to cut 1,000 jobs across the UK as part of the company's restructuring plans.Two thirds of the job losses will be management and office-based roles, Tata said.In the Netherlands 1,600 positions are also set to go, with 350 others cut elsewhere in the world.Tata Steel's Europe CEO, Henrik Adam, said the company "cannot afford to stand still" as "the world around us is changing fast and we have to adapt".Steelworker's union Community said it was "seriously concerned"."We have been presented with short-term plans, which only create worry and uncertainty and do little to inspire confidence," it added."It feels like the company is just managing decline and we need a significant change of direction t...