KUALA LUMPUR, April 9 – The world has now confirmed more than 1.5 million Covid-19 cases, with the US and the UK hardest hit with the highest number of deaths in a single day since the start of the pandemic.
John Hopkin University & Medicine’s Coronavirus Resource Centre reported that 88,538 people have succumbed to the disease globally, with Italy recording the most deaths at 17,669 cases. The US reported 1,850 deaths yesterday, and the UK, 938 fatalities.
A total of 329,492 people globally have recovered from the virus.
The US has the greatest number of positive cases at 431,838, followed by Spain at 148,220, and Italy at 139,422.
“Even as the number of deaths rises, an apparent slowdown in confirmed cases and hospital admissions has some governments considering ways to ease the lockdowns that have helped curb the spread of the disease,” Al-Jazeera reported.
Malaysia recorded 156 new coronavirus cases yesterday, bringing the total number of cases to 4,119. Sixty-five people have died in Malaysia due to the fatal virus.