Global coronavirus death tally passes 400,000

Global coronavirus death toll has surpassed 400,000 in the early hours of Sunday morning (eastern time), according to data by Johns Hopkins University.

More than a quarter of the deaths due to the coronavirus were in the United States, according to the NBC News’ tally.

The United States has suffered more than 109,000 of deaths linked to the virus, followed by the United Kingdom, Brazil, and Italy in terms of total fatalities.

Tens of thousands of people across the world defied coronavirus lockdown restrictions to protest against the death of the death of George Floyd, a black man who died under the knee of a former Minnesota police officer late May.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned on Friday about the dangers of such protests.

Fauci told told Washington D.C. radio station WTOP that he is “very concerned” about large crowds congregating in geographic areas where there is active infection transmission.