According to Johns Hopkins University figures, known coronavirus deaths worldwide currently number 401,564

According to Johns Hopkins University figures, known coronavirus deaths worldwide currently number 401,564. The sombre milestone comes as cases approach 7 million, with 6,973,195 currently confirmed. The officially recorded death toll stands at 109,901, an increase of 709 people. Spikes in the daily count of cases and deaths are worrying health professionals as more states continue to reopen businesses and ease restrictions on social distancing. This morning Matt Hancock, the health secretary, defended the decision to ease restrictions despite scientists warning that the R rate has risen. John Edmunds, a professor of epidemiology and member of Sage, said that while … Continue reading According to Johns Hopkins University figures, known coronavirus deaths worldwide currently number 401,564