Coronavirus: Over 1m people infected globally as death toll hits 53, 000

Number of confirmed coronavirus cases globally soars past one million as the US reports more than 1,100 deaths in a day.

The number of coronavirus deaths topped 50,000 around the world on Friday as another grim milestone was reached with more than one million confirmed infections.

The United States reported the highest daily death toll of any country so far at nearly 1,200. It now has more than 6,000 fatalities as the contagion spreads.

Spain reported a record one-day number of deaths, 950, bringing its overall toll to about 10,000. Italy recorded 760 more deaths for a total of 13,900.

More than 1,013,000 people have been diagnosed with the virus globally, as the death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 53,000, according to the data from Johns Hopkins University early on Friday. 

More than 210,000 people have recovered from the disease, including 9,000 in the US.

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