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Globally Coronavirus cases surpass 18 million with 690,000 deaths
August 03, 2020

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World Health Organization says more than 18 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus while nearly 690,000 have died.

The Director-General of world health body Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in a virtual meeting in Geneva said almost 11 million have recovered.

He said the US is in a new phase of the outbreak, with infections "extraordinarily widespread" in rural areas as well as cities.

According to a White House expert cases hit 4.68 million with more than 155,000 deaths reported.