Worldwide COVID cases reach over two million

Live map courtesy of John Hopkins University confirms that reported COVID cases have surpassed two million today.

Courtesy of John Hopkins Coronavirus Research Center

The current numbers as of April 15, 2020, 2 p.m. totals 2,023,663 confirmed COVID-19 cases. It was just 2 weeks ago that cases hit one million worldwide.

The United States remains the most infected nation with over 600,000 confirmed cases, New York being its epicentre.

In Italy, the number of cases has declined although fatalities are still high.

The Philippines reported more recoveries than deaths yesterday. The country has a total of 5,453 confirmed cases including 353 recoveries and 349 fatalities.

More than 1,000 have died from COVID-19 in Canada. Majority of deaths were from Quebec and Ontario. Most of the fatalities are from outbreaks on several long-term care homes. Health officials are giving out a strong reminder that those ages 65 and older are the ones at higher risk.

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