The U.S. continues to be ravaged by COVID-19, setting records in some states and countrywide.
The number of people affected by the disease is now nearly 4 million, with over 137,000 deaths, thus making the U.S. the nation with most coronavirus cases in the world.
Following next is India with a recent surge of 32,695, taking the nation closer to one million and forcing a new lockdown in the popular western beach state of Goa two weeks after it was reopened to tourists.
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is again touting the supposed benefits of malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19 as he tests positive for the virus again.
The country occupies the number one spot in Latin America and the Caribbean with over 45,000 new infections, 76,688 related coronavirus deaths and 2 million people affected by it.
More than 13.5 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with COVID-19 while more than 7.5 million have recovered, and more than 582,000 have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
Nigel Bell, Readers Bureau, Contributor
Edited by Jesus Chan
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