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Worldwide coronavirus death toll reaches 600,000 as cases hit 14million

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Worldwide coronavirus death toll reaches 600,000 as cases hit 14million

More than 600,000 people worldwide have died from corona viruses.

The U.S.-based Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center confirmed that the latest death toll has been reached and is at 600,435 this morning at 1 a.m.

However, experts believe that the real total could be much higher.

Since the pandemic started late last year, health services around the world have had more than 14 million confirmed cases to deal with the deadly virus.

There have been more deaths in the US than in any other country in the world. 139,960 deaths have been confirmed.

Brazil is the worst affected country with almost 79,000 deaths and more than 2 million cases.

And with 45,358 deaths, the UK has the third highest number of deaths worldwide, although experts believe the number could be far higher.

The disease is believed to have occurred in a food market in Wuhan, China, late last year and claimed its first life in Europe in January.

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Since then, governments have implemented blocking measures to prevent the spread of the disease. However, scientists warn that a second wave could follow as soon as infection rates decrease.

In Mexico, the number of coronavirus deaths has recently increased to 38,310 deaths and more than 331,000 cases.

In Italy, the first European country to introduce a ban, just over 35,000 people died from Covid-19.

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Spain has had 28,420 deaths, behind France, where just over 30,000 are known to have died after the Covid-19 contract.

Germany, which launched mass tests in March, was able to keep the death toll below 10,000, according to official sources.

The latest numbers come from antibody tests that take 20 minutes and are the first major attempts with 98.6% accuracy.

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Ministers plan to distribute millions of free coronavirus antibody tests after a version supported by the UK government has passed its first major attempts.

The fingerprint tests, which can determine within 20 minutes whether a person has ever been exposed to the coronavirus, were found to be 98.6 percent accurate in secret human trials in June, the Telegraph reports.

The test was developed by the UK Rapid Test Consortium (UK-RTC), a partnership between Oxford University and leading UK diagnostics companies.

The only antibody tests approved to date in the UK sent blood samples to laboratories for analysis, which may take days.

Awaiting regulatory approval in the coming weeks, tens of thousands of prototypes have already been manufactured in factories across the UK, the report added.

Ministers should hope that the AbC-19 cross-flow test will be available for a mass screening program before the end of the year.

“It was found to be 98.6 percent accurate, and that’s very good news,” said Chris Hand, head of the UK RTC.

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