LATEST: Global cases of COVID19 reach 4,004,224 including over 277,000 deaths


The Global confirmed COVID-19 cases topped 4 million, including at least 277,000 deaths, on Saturday.

According to the Centre for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, the cases reached exactly 4,004,224 as of 4:32 p.m. (2032 GMT).

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What you need to know

  • The numbers: More than 4 million cases of the novel coronavirus have been recorded worldwide, including at least 277,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
  • Mass unemployment: The US economy lost a record 20.5 million jobs in April, marking the largest single month of job losses since officials began tracking the data. Canada has recorded the second-highest unemployment rate in its history.
  • Coronavirus in the White House: US President Donald Trump confirmed Friday that Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary tested positive, meaning two White House staff members are confirmed to have the virus.
  • New spike in South Korea: A new cluster of cases linked to nightclubs in the capital, Seoul, has emerged. All bars and nightclubs have been ordered shut, CNN said.