Global COVID-19 cases top 4.8 mn: Johns Hopkins

For new patients the model will perform a baseline prediction that is updated each time new health data becomes available

For new patients the model will perform a baseline prediction that is updated each time new health data becomes available

The US is the worst affected country, leading the world in the number of both coronavirus infections and deaths.

While the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington reports that the number of confirmed cases of the virus is increasing by about 22,000 daily, that figure has steadily decreased in recent weeks.

Meanwhile, Russia has the second-highest number of cases at almost 291,000, followed by Brazil, the UK, Spain and Italy. The increase prompted the World Health Organization to issue a stark warning on Wednesday: the coronavirus pandemic is far from over.

Worldwide, there are 4.8 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, and more than 300,000 deaths linked to the disease. The UK is reportedly one of them, however, the NHS has warned that the country is "running out of time". Globally, there have been over 328,000 Covid-19 related deaths.

As countries turn to alternative solutions to prevent the spread of the deadly virus, several have launched track and trace programs that utilize Bluetooth technology.

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