Coronavirus live updates: Global cases top 7 million; South Korea grapples with an uptick in infections
The total number of cases worldwide has topped 7 million, while global deaths surpassed 402,000 — just as some countries are ease social restriction measures to restart battered economies.
In South Korea, there has been a recent uptick in the number of new cases after movement restrictions were relaxed. They have been traced to nightclubs, religious gatherings and a logistics center.
In the U.S., White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci has said the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. appears to be going in “the right direction” despite a few “blips.” New York saw its lowest daily death toll in eight weeks on Thursday and the number of daily deaths related to Covid-19 have been on a slow, steady decline from a high of nearly 800 people every day.
All 50 states eased some quarantine restrictions ahead of the Memorial Day holiday on May 25, and crowds of people, some …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]