29 Jun 2020

Covid-19: Worldwide virus cases top 10 million

From Morning Report, 7:23 am on 29 June 2020

Worldwide there's now been more than 10 million Covid-19 cases with close to five hundred thousand deaths.

A quarter of those cases - about 2.5 million - have been in the United States, with Florida and Texas seeing surges ... and record numbers.

Cases in Europe have been largely declining, and some lockdowns are easing but the World Heath Organisation is worried about the Mediterranean and east from Morocco to Pakistan where there have been more than 1 million cases and over 23,000 deaths.

Brazil's numbers also continue to rise - with its cases topping 1.3 million, and its the country regularly seeing more than one thousand people die each day from the virus.

University of Otago epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker told First Up those numbers are just the start.