Coronavirus Global Updates, July 3: US hits new global record with over 55,000 cases in a day; Brazil nears 1.5 million infections
Coronavirus Global Updates: Over 10.8 million (10,842,615) people have tested positive for COVID-19 worldwide and over 5.2 lakh (520,785) have died due to the illness, according to data released by John Hopkins University.
Crude prices fell Friday as the number of recorded Covid cases shot up globally, including in the United States — the world’s largest oil consumer. With several nations reimposing restrictions and re-sealing borders, fuel demand recovery is under threat, news agency Reuters reported.
“Brent crude futures were down 37 cents, or 0.9%, at $42.77 a barrel as of 0042 GMT, and US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 34 cents, or 0.8%, to $40.31 a barrel,” the Reuters report stated.
With a caseload of over 2.7 million (2,739,230), the United States continues to be the worst-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The US has recorded a total of 128,743 Covid-related deaths so far. Brazil ranks second with more than 1.4 million (1,496,858) positive coronavirus cases and 61,884 deaths.
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