More than 500,000 people have died from coronavirus worldwide as infections continue to surge


Adenilson Souza Costa, 47 years, and his coworkers wearing protective gear carry a coffin at Vila Formosa Cemetery amidst the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on May 18, 2020 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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The coronavirus has now killed more than 500,000 people around the world as the number of confirmed infections exceeded 10 million, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. 

The United States accounts for more than 20% of all reported deaths caused by Covid-19, more than any other country in the world, according to Hopkins’ data, followed by Brazil, the U.K., Italy and France.

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One in five people worldwide at risk of ‘severe’ Covid-19, study says


Doctors wearing face masks and gloves as a preventive measure attend to a coronavirus patient at the intensive care unit of Albert Schweitzer Hospital.

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One in five people around the world could be at risk of developing a severe case of Covid-19, an international team of scientists has estimated.

Since the beginning of the outbreak, health authorities around the world have agreed that people with chronic illnesses are most prone to developing severe or fatal symptoms of the coronavirus.

In a study published on Monday in the Lancet medical journal,

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WHO warns most people still at risk of coronavirus infection as mass gatherings resume worldwide


A TV grab taken from a video released by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attending a virtual news briefing on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) from the WHO headquarters in Geneva on April 6, 2020.

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The World Health Organization said on Monday that most people across the globe are still at risk of coronavirus infection and the biggest threat to further spread is complacency as mass gatherings resume in countries worldwide. 

The coronavirus pandemic is worsening across the globe as the number of new Covid-19 cases on Sunday reached an all-time high,

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This map shows where coronavirus vaccines are being tested worldwide


Scientist Xinhua Yan works in the lab at Moderna in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Feb. 28, 2020.

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More Covid-19 vaccines are being developed by researchers in the United States than in any other country, according to the WHO.

The WHO’s most recent update on global vaccine development projects, published Tuesday, showed there are currently at least 133 vaccines being tested around the world.

U.S. institutions are working on the highest number of these — 42 — according to the WHO’s list, and Chinese research facilities are working on 19, meaning China is

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