What you need to know: More than 4 million Covid-19 cases recorded worldwide

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 10 May, 2020 11:59 | < 1 min read
The testing is part of an effort to understand how widespread the infection is on the continent. [PHOTO | FILE]
Covid-19 image. [PHOTO | FILE]

The numbers: More than 4 million cases of coronavirus have been recorded worldwide, including at least 279,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.

US advisers quarantine: CDC director Robert Redfield and top US advisor Anthony Fauci are self-isolating after two White House staffers tested positive for coronavirus disease.

UK lockdown: Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Sunday evening announce his plan to lift the country's lockdown. Some measures could be loosened on Monday.

South Korea spike: The country has recorded its highest number of new coronavirus cases since April 9. Bars in Seoul are shut after a cluster of infections linked to nightclubs.

Brazil death toll rises: The South American country's coronavirus epidemic is escalating, with more than 155,000 confirmed cases and at least 10,627 deaths.