Covid-19 cases hit 5 million worldwide, highest daily global rise recorded
Published on: Thursday, May 21, 2020
By: Aljazeera
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People wearing protective masks shopping at a super market in Shenyang in China's northeastern Liaoning province. (Photo: AFP via Getty)
More than five million people around the world have now been confirmed to have the new coronavirus, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. More than 328,000 people have died globally while nearly 1.9 million people have recovered.

Other updates:

- Brazil's could soon have the second-highest number of cases in the world as the Health Ministry reported 888 new deaths and nearly 20,000 new infections in a single day, pushing the total cases to 291,579 and almost 19,000 deaths.

- The World Health Organization (WHO) reported 106,000 cases globally, the highest in a single day yet, raising concerns over the spread of COVID-19 in poor nations.

- The central Chinese city of Wuhan, where the global coronavirus pandemic is believed to have originated, has issued a total ban on the hunting, breeding and human consumption of wild animals.


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