Areas with bad air having the higher death rates…
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Coronavirus infections hit ONE MILLION worldwide after cases double in a week as pandemic explodes in the US and death tolls continue to rise in UK, Italy and Spain – with over 50,000 now dead
- The virus has killed more than 52,000 across the world with the largest number of deaths in Italy, then Spain
- The first 100,000 cases of the coronavirus were reported in around 55 days and the first 500,000 in 76 days
- Cases of the killer illness have doubled to one million within the past eight days and are continuing to increase
- Total cases reported by Thursday grew 10 per cent from day earlier, the first time the rate has hit double digits
Global coronavirus cases have soared past one million as the pandemic explodes in the US and the death tolls continue to climb in Italy and Spain, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
The deadly virus has killed more than 52,000 across the world, with the largest number of deaths in Italy, followed by Spain and the US.
The first 100,000 cases were reported in around 55 days, the first 500,000 in 76 days, and they doubled to one million within the past eight days.
Total cases reported by Thursday grew 10 per cent from a day earlier, the first time the rate has hit double digits since the virus took hold outside China.
There are 117 countries and territories that have reported over 100 cases, 50 with outbreaks of over 1,000 and seven that have reported 50,000 or more COVID-19 cases, mainly in Europe.
The global fatality rate is now over 5 per cent of all reported cases, with countries including the UK, the US and Spain reporting a spike in fatalities over recent days.
Around 22 per cent of total cases have been reported by the US, while Italy and Spain have each reported 11 per cent of global cases.