Global coronavirus death toll tops 8,00,000 By AFP | Last Updated: 22nd August, 2020, 19:40

The number of deaths from the new coronavirus has surpassed 8,00,000 around the world, according to an AFP tally 

Global coronavirus death toll tops 8,00,000

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The global death toll from Covid-19 reached 772,856 on Tuesday, according to the Centre for System Science and Engineering of  Johns Hopkins University


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Those people were not tested for the virus, despite suspected cases aboard


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The decision coincides with the “Ferragosto” weekend, a major holiday when most Italians go to the beach


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India's death toll from the pandemic now stands at 50,921, an increase of 941 from the previous day, according to the health ministry's website

 


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This brings to eight the total number of Palestinian refugees who have died from the COVID-19 illness since Lebanon first recorded an outbreak of the virus in February


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So far a total of 5,529,789 cases have been detected while 2,456,995 are active cases in the country


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So far, 2,590,501 cases have been detected in the country till date 


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Head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) Kirill Dmitriev pointed out that Russia had received applications for more than 1 bln doses of the vaccine from 20 countries


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The Ministry has reported 468 new cases, taking the total to 26,019


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So far 21,617,761 coronavirus cases have been detected while 6,514,860 are active cases


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The isolation measure also applies to the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks and Caicos, and Aruba, amid concerns about a rising numbers of Covid cases


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President Cyril Ramaphosa says nearly all restrictions on the country's economy will be eased from Monday


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The new confirmed cases, all from community transmission, take the overall caseload total to 1,258


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The 14-day isolation requirement applies to people arriving from the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks and Caicos, and Aruba


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More than 70 percent of the patients have recovered


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In US, New York has reported 32,805 fatalities, followed by New Jersey with 15,893 deaths, California 10,999 and Texas 9,771


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So far 2,461,542 coronavirus cases have been diagnosed, while 661,543 are active cases


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The Eurotunnel website is reportedly struggling to deal with the volume of inquiries


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Experts are eager to know the real number of COVID-19 cases in Africa, as confirmed cases and deaths have been relatively low

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