From Our Bureau
5th SEPTEMBER 2020
The Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic situation remained grim globally, with the confirmed cases across the world soaring to 2,64,68,031 and the death toll reaching 8,71,166 in the 216 affected countries and territories on Saturday, according to the latest update from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Globally, American region continued to be the worst-hit with 1,38,56,963 confirmed cases and 4,80,696 deaths. Europe reported 44,43,522 confirmed cases and 2,21,960 deaths. South-East Asia region’s tally stood at 45,92,952 confirmed cases and 82,182 deaths.
Eastern Mediterranean region reported 19,82,146 confirmed cases and 52,400 deaths. African region registered 10,78,662 confirmed cases and 22,784 deaths. Western Pacific region recorded 5,13,045 confirmed cases and 11,131 deaths. WHO Risk Assessment at global level remained very high. (eom)