Global coronavirus cases top 4.8 million: Johns Hopkins University

Confirmed COVID-19 cases have exceeded 4.8 million globally, with over 319,000 fatalities and more than 1.8 million recoveries, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University.

Here is what we know so far:

The Chinese mainland has 82,960 COVID-19 cases, of which 1,707 were imported. Also, 389 asymptomatic patients are under medical observation. China’s COVID-19 death toll stands at 4,645.

The U.S. is leading the world in the number of COVID-19 infections and deaths, totaling more than 1.5 million and over 90,300, respectively. The number of deaths is projected to exceed 100,000 by June 1, according to U.S. CDC Director Robert Redfield. Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine as preventative measure, despite experts’ caution – the anti-malaria drug is not suitable for fighting the virus. The House of Representatives on Friday passed a 3-trillion-U.S.-dollar Heroes Act stimulus bill.

Russia’s total number of COVID-19 cases nears 300,000, the second highest number of coronavirus infections in the world after the United States. 

Brazil is the third worst-hit nation in the world with more than 250,000 cases. 

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