Global novel coronavirus-related fatalities exceeded the 280,000 mark on Sunday, according to a running tally by the US-based Johns Hopkins University.
China has not registered a single fatality since last week and its death toll continues to stand at 4,637.
The US is the country hardest-hit by the global pandemic with more than 1.25 million cases and almost 75,700 fatalities.
Overall, the virus has spread to 187 countries.
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But there have been persistent fears about a spike in infections that could quickly overwhelm the country's healthcare system. Crowds and the movement of people have decreased but hitting the targets has proven hard , according to recent data.
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Off these, 212,534 people recovered in the US.
At the same time, the resource Worldometer, specializing in statistics, associated with major global events, said that in total there are 4 million 012 857 infected CОVID-19 and 216 276 thousand victims of the infection. NY has experienced the gravest outbreak compared to any USA state.
The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are Italy (30,201), Spain (26,299), France (26,233), and Brazil (10,017), the CSSE data showed. Maharashtra has been the worst affected Indian state with over 20,000 cases.
The situation in the United States and Europe remains severe.