Coronaviruses research, conceptual illustration. Vials of blood in a centrifuge being tested for coronavirus infection.
Global Cases of COVID-19 Near 2 Million
The number of COVID-19 cases around the world is on its way to reaching the 2 million mark.
Data released Tuesday by Johns Hopkins University reveals there are 1.96 million confirmed cases throughout the world, with the current global death toll at 125,476. At least 471,971 people have recovered from the virus, the data indicates.
The new totals come as leaders in France and India have extended their lockdown orders. French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday extended his order for another month, saying residents will be allowed to return to their normal lives only if they obey the rule. India Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his stay-at-home orders for three more weeks.
Now that the pandemic is in full swing in the U.S., does it feel like we’ve forgotten about the rest of the world? Is it troubling to know that countries infected by the virus before the U.S. are still fighting it?