Global COVID-19 death toll hits 500,000 mark

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Published: June 29,2020 11:56 AM
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June 29, 2020: The death toll from COVID-19 reached 500,000 mark on Sunday.

June 29, 2020: The death toll from COVID-19 reached 500,000 mark on Sunday,  a grim milestone for the global pandemic that seems to be resurgent in some countries even as other regions are still grappling with the first wave.



The respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus has been particularly dangerous for the elderly, although other adults and children are also among the 500,000 fatalities  and more than 10 million reported cases.



While the overall rate of death has flattened in recent weeks, health experts have expressed concerns about record numbers of new cases in countries like the United States, India and Brazil, as well as new outbreaks in parts of Asia and some other continent.