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Global COVID-19 cases approaches 13 million

Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2020. 10:05 am CST.

By BBN Staff: From mid-December 2019 up to today, July 12, 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost 13 million people.

Worldometer reports that as of 8:00 a.m. the total number of COVID-19 cases globally stood at 12,896,651, while the number of people that lost their life to the virus and its related complications stood at 568,586.

There are a total of 4.8 million active cases of which, over 4.7 million (99 percent) are listed as mild cases, while over 58,000 (1 percent) are critical cases. Notably, over 7.5 million people have either recovered from the virus or been discharged from the hospital where they were receiving care.

The United States has the highest number of infections globally, with a total of 3.3 million, more than double that of Brazil, which is the second-most hit country in the world, with over 1.8 million.

The number of confirmed cases in Belize now stands at 37, through a combination of repatriates and illegal border jumpers; however, the country’s major concern is the increasing number of cases in neighbouring Central American countries, due to the risk they pose.

Mexico now has over 295,000 caes, with over 6,000 of those cases being confirmed within the last 24 hours, meanwhile Guatemala has over 28,000 cases. There was a high level of traffic between the two countries and Belize before the pandemic, including school children leaving both countries to attend school in Belize. The Ministry of Education has since discontinued allowing those students to come to Belize, over safety concerns for other students.


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