Global Covid-19 death toll nears 70,000 : John Hopkins

Global Covid-19 death toll nears 70,000 : John Hopkins

The global death toll is inching close to the grim milestone of 70,000 according to the Johns Hopkins coronavirus resource centre. While the deaths in Italy and Spain, the two worst-affected countries in Europe, have slowed down to some extent, the United States faces mounting challenges. US death toll is now nearing the 10,000-mark, according to the Johns Hopkins tally. Around 9600 people have died already with US breaking global records of daily death toll. New York alone has recorded over 2200 deaths. Italy has recorded 525 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, which is its lowest in 2 weeks. The country has seen a dip in the number of critical care patients. The total death toll in Italy has crossed 15000. With 674 people dead in 24 hours, Spain has seen its third consecutive daily decline in deaths. France has reported 357 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, the lowest daily increase in a week, bringing the country's toll to 8,078. Meanwhile, doctors in the US, who are fighting the battle against coronavirus, has warned Americans of the worst week ahead and likened it to the grim realities of 9/11 terror attacks and the Pearl Harbour attack. An American scientist has said US citizens should prepare for a bad week.