COVID-19 claims over 560 thousand lives worldwide

(VOVWORLD) - According to, as of Saturday, there were over 12.6 million COVID-19 infections. More than 560 thousand died from the disease.

The US remained the most affected country with more than 3.3 million patients and 137 thousand deaths. It was followed by Brazil with 45 thousand new infections and 1,200 deaths In the last 24 hours, India was the country with the 3rd most-COVID-19-infected and the 8th most COVID-19 deaths.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Friday that maintaining emergency status is necessary and can be extended until the end of July.

The number of infections in Iran, the most affected country in the Middle East, had surpassed 250 thousand.

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