The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, pandemic that started from China has now reached almost every part of the globe. With over 59 lakh cases across the world, coronavirus has already claimed around 3.6 lakh lives worldwide, according to data collated by agencies like Worldometer and World Health Organization (WHO).
Apart from China, the other worst-affected countries are Italy, France, Spain, the United States of America, Germany and Iran among a few others. Despite several measures being taken, including complete lockdown in various countries, the numbers of coronavirus cases and deaths have been rising across the world.
With so many cases being reported worldwide, it is difficult to track the current numbers and updates across the globe. Here is a chart by World Health Organization (WHO) that gives you the total number of coronavirus cases and deaths worldwide. Scientists are working at breakneck speed to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, which has killed more than 300,000 people worldwide and pummelled economies.
From the US to Europe to Asia, national and local governments are easing lockdown orders to get people back to work — while fretting over a possible second wave of infections. Increased freedom of movement means an increased risk of contracting the virus, and so national labs and private firms are labouring to find the right formula for a vaccine. The European Union’s medicines agency offered some hope when it said one could be ready in a year, based on data from clinical trials already underway.