In last 24 hours, novel COVID-19 cases have surged to one lakh taking the global toll six lakh COVID-19 positive patients, while US topped the list with nearly one lakh cases alone. The new coronavirus cases surged by nearly one lakh in a single day to reach almost six lakh COVID-19 positive patients globally on Thursday, with the US on the top of the list with nearly one lakh cases alone. On the other side, Italy moved to second place with over 86,000 cases, followed by China and Spain.
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre data revealed that Italy recorded a sudden spike in coronavirus deaths, with 969 new victims which is the worst daily record for any country. Globally, over 26,000 people have died as the novel coronavirus reaches 176 countries.
According to The New York Times, Congress gave final approval on Friday to the largest economic stimulus package in modern American history, a $2 trillion measure to fight the growing coronavirus in the country.