From Our Bureau
2nd SEPTEMBER 2020
The Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic situation remained grim globally, with the confirmed cases across the world soaring to 2,56,02,665 and the death toll reaching 8,52,758 in the 216 affected countries and territories on Wednesday, according to the latest update from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Globally, American region continued to be the worst-hit with 1,34,69,747 confirmed cases and 4,69,322 deaths. Europe reported 43,11,271 confirmed cases and 2,20,454 deaths. South-East Asia region’s tally stood at 43,18,281 confirmed cases and 78,498 deaths.
Eastern Mediterranean region reported 19,39,204 confirmed cases and 51,422 deaths. African region registered 10,61,462 confirmed cases and 22,195 deaths. Western Pacific region recorded 5,01,959 confirmed cases and 10,852 deaths. WHO Risk Assessment at global level remained very high. (eom)