COUNTY Brief: Coronavirus cases jump by a million in 1 week to hit 8 M worldwide

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By PATRICK KIMANZI – EditorExtracted from Web & Google News For COUNTY DIARYBY SEAN BOYNTON GLOBAL NEWSPosted June 15, 2020 7:56 pmJust one week after the number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide hit seven million, that number surpassed the eight-million mark Monday.It’s the fastest pace that a million new cases have been recorded since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to public health data tracked and compiled by Johns Hopkins University.As of Monday evening, cases stood at over 8.03 million, with more than 435,000 deaths.The rapid surge in cases suggests that while some countries have gotten a hold of their outbreaks, others — particularly in Latin America and parts of Asia — are only getting worse.

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