(CMR) Scientist are still racing to find a vaccine for the coronavirus, nonetheless the virus rages on having claimed the lives of more than one million persons world wide as of Sunday.
The latest strain of the coronavirus which emerged less than a year ago in China has dealt a blow to the world, sinking economies into recession and exacerbating issues in countries already teetering on the edge.
Information released on the weekend shows that the disease had claimed 1,000,009 victims and 33,018,877 infections were recorded .
The United States has the highest death toll with more than 200,000 casualties followed by Brazil, India, Mexico and Britain.
In the Caribbean there have been a rise in the numbers of new cases with the region as a whole reportedly having a low testing rate.
Among nations in the Caribbean, Dominican Republic has the highest level of infections and deaths followed by Puerto Rico, French Guiana, Haiti, Cuba and Jamaica.