BEIJING (REUTERS) – The number of cases of Covid-19 reported worldwide has passed two million, according to a Reuters tally.
The total reached 2,001,548 cases on Tuesday (April 14) after Britain reported its latest figures. The virus took 83 days to reach the first million cases worldwide and just 14 days for the second million.
The most serious pandemic in a century has killed 131,101 people around the world, according to the tally.
Countries vary in how much they test for the respiratory disease, which can cause only mild symptoms, and the actual number of people infected is likely to be much higher than the number of recorded cases.