The worldwide coronavirus toll has surpassed the milestone of 29 million cases, while the deaths have increased to over 928,000, US-based Johns Hopkins University said on Tuesday.
As of Tuesday morning, the total number of coronavirus cases stood at 29,281,638, and the fatalities rose to 928,423, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has also called on the global community to support the UN system, and the World Health Organisation (WHO) in particular, in its effort against the coronavirus pandemic
Meanwhile, a new review published in Frontiers in Public Health suggests that COVID-19, the illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, will likely become seasonal in countries with temperate climates, but only when herd immunity is attained.
Until that time, COVID-19 will continue to circulate across the seasons. These conclusions highlight the absolute importance of public health measures needed just now to control the virus.