Worldwide the number of confirmed infections hit another gloomy milestone — 1 million, with more than 50,000 deaths, according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.
But the true numbers are suspected to be much higher, because of testing shortages, many mild cases that have gone unreported, and suspicions that some countries are covering up the extent of their outbreaks.
So far as it stands now, The US has the highest number of cases, at around 236,000. Italy, Spain and Germany follow.
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Though covid-19 has now reached every corner of the globe, countries have responded differently to it. Some, such as South Korea and Singapore, have appeared able to quickly curtail the spread of the disease through the intensive testing of its population as well as the tracking and isolation of cases.
China too seems to have beaten back their outbreak, but its own residents have questioned the accuracy of their reporting, accusing officials of undercounting the number of people who have died from it. (China has reported a little over 3,200 deaths and 82,000 cases).
A U.S. intelligence report also found that China had undercounted the numbers of people infected and killed by covid-19, according to a Bloomberg report on Wednesday. The country today denied the accusations as a “despicable attempt to put political interests above human life.”
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