COVID-19 infections top 600,000 worldwide

The number of confirmed coronavirus infections worldwide topped 600,000 on Saturday as new cases stacked up quickly in Europe and the United States and officials dug in for a long fight against the pandemic.

The latest landmark came only two days after the world passed half a million infections, according to a tally by 'John Hopkins University', showing that much work remains to be done to slow the spread of the virus.

It showed more than 607,000 cases and a total of over 28,000 deaths.

While the U.S now leads the world in reported infections — with more than 104,000 cases — five countries exceed its roughly 1,700 deaths: Italy, Spain, China, Iran and France.

(Agencies)