The United Nations chief has warned the coronavirus pandemic presents the world with its “worst crisis” since World War II, with the number of deaths in the United States now higher than in China and hard-hit countries in Europe reporting their highest number of deaths in a single day. The US announced some 800 deaths on Tuesday – bringing the total to more than 3,700. It also has the most confirmed cases.
China has reported 3,282 deaths from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. Spain, the United Kingdom, France and Italy each reported their largest single-day increase in deaths since the start of the pandemic. Some 12,428 people have died from the disease in Italy, the world’s most seriously affected country. Around the world, nearly 857,000 people have been diagnosed with the virus and at least 178,000 have recovered, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 42,000 people have died.