UPDATE 2 - Number Of Coronavirus Cases Worldwide Tops 5.4 Million, With Over 343,000 Deaths - WHO

MOSCOW (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 27th May, 2020) The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) worldwide has increased by nearly 100,000 over the past 24 hours to surpass 5.4 million, with over 343,000 deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement.

According to the WHO, the global case tally currently stands at 5,404,512 - a rise by 99,780 over the past day.

The death count worldwide amounts to 343,514 - an increase by 1,486.

Most cases of infection are recorded in the Americas - 2,454,452, with 143,739 deaths.

The WHO declared the outbreak of the new coronavirus a pandemic on March 11.

In line with Johns Hopkins University's data, the global case tally tops 5,555,000, with over 348,000 deaths and more than 2,271,000 recoveries.