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Over 34.5 lakh COVID-19 worldwide infections, more than 2.42 lakh dead

Prime News, International (Washington), May 3:- The coronavirus outbreak across the globe has now infected over 34.5 lakh people with claiming more than 2.42 lakh lives.

According to the Wordometers’ coronavirus data at 11:15 PM IST, around 34,51,000 people have been tested COVID-19 positive across 212 countries and territories while close to 2,43,000 people have succumbed to the virus.

There were around 52,920 confirmed cases in the world in the last 24 hours while more than 3,545 people lost their lives due to the fatal virus.

The United States (US) with 11,42,700 cases has been the worst-hit country in the world. The US in the last 24 hours reported more than 11,000 COVID-19 positive cases.

The US is followed by Spain where over 2,45,550 people have contracted the coronavirus. Spain on Saturday recorded over 2,500 new cases. Although, joggers, cyclists, and surfers across Spain emerged from their homes, with adults allowed out for exercise for the first time in seven weeks as the government began easing tough COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.

With 1,900 new confirmed cases on Saturday, Italy on the third spot has now witnessed close to 2,10,000 COVID-19 cases.

France on the fifth spot has 1,67,300 coronavirus positive cases. Travellers to France, including French citizens returning home, will face a compulsory two-week quarantine and possible isolation when they arrive in the country to help slow the spread of coronavirus.

Germany on the sixth spot has registered over 1,64,400 infections. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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