World Economic Forum-COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus on 8 July

08 July 2020 |

1. How COVID-19 is affecting the globe

Confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed 11.8 million globally, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 544,000 people are known to have died from the virus, while over 6.4 million are known to have recovered.

New cases of coronavirus in California and Texas each topped 10,000 on 7 July. The 10,201 cases in California were a record rise for a single day.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for COVID-19, after three previous tests were negative.

President Donald Trump has formally notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of his intention to withdraw the United States from the organization, but the process could take a year.

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