Pandemic coronavirus: Number of global cases rises above four million

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More than four million confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported around the world, according to data collated by Johns Hopkins University.

There have been 4,101,775 cases confirmed cases around the world after the highly contagious disease was first reported in China in December last, according to Worldometer. Coronavirus have been officially registered across the world, with nearly 80 percent in Europe and the United States.

The global death toll has also risen to above 280,443.
The US remains the worst-hit country, accounting for over a quarter of confirmed cases and a third of deaths.

Experts warn the true number of infections is likely to be far higher, with low testing rates in many countries skewing the data, BBC reported.

Daily death tolls are continuing to drop in some nations, including Spain, but there is concern that easing lockdown restrictions could lead to a “second wave” of infections.

In addition, governments are bracing for economic fallout as the pandemic hits global markets and supply chains.