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Doden door coronavirus bereikt half miljoen

June 29, 2020 - Het dodental door het coronavirus is de half miljoen mensen gepasseerd,
een grimmige mijlpaal in de pandemie, die nu wereldwijd meer dan 10 miljoen mensen heeft geïnfecteerd.

More than 4,700 people are dying every 24 hours from COVID-19-linked illness, according to Reuters calculations based on an average from June 1 to 27. That equates to 196 people per hour, or one person every 18 seconds.

About one-quarter of all the deaths so far have been in the United States, the Reuters data shows. The recent surge in cases has been most pronounced in a handful of Southern and Western states that reopened earlier and more aggressively.

Case numbers are also growing swiftly in Latin America, on Sunday surpassing those diagnosed in Europe, making the region the second most affected by the pandemic, after North America.

PUBLISHED: 29/06/2020; STORY: Graphic News
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