Global Corona deaths now 5.2 million
Published: 23 May 2020 Updated: 24 May 2020
The highly contagious coronavirus continues to spread across the world as the officially confirmed cases rise to 5,210,065 on Saturday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University.
So far, 338,142 deaths have been attributed to the virus but more two million people have so far recovered.
Coronavirus, first reported in China in December last year, is a respiratory disease which seems to start with a fever, followed by a dry cough. After a week, it leads to shortness of breath and some patients require hospital treatment.
These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness. They are similar to those for much more common viruses, such as colds and flu.