Global Coronavirus Death Toll Keeps Growing
The number of deaths from COVID-19 is growing globally. The death toll in the United States has grown 10-fold in just three days. According to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University, the number of deaths in the U.S. has surpassed 1,000.
Italy has the highest death toll from the dangerous virus. The number of deaths rose to nearly 7,000. Faced with a worsening epidemiological situation, Italy is set to extend the nationwide quarantine period until July 31. However, the government authorities hope to lift restrictions much sooner.
The Spanish government announced that the country’s state of alarm over COVID-19 pandemic will be extended for another 15 days until April 11. By the coronavirus spread rate, Spain has now surpassed Italy previously recognized as the epicenter of the pandemic in Europe. The number of coronavirus cases in Spain has risen sharply, reaching 48,000 confirmed cases and 3,400 deaths. Meantime, the United Kingdom has reported more than 8,000 confirmed cases. The infection has killed more than 400 people in the UK.
South Korea has passed the peak of the epidemic. The number of confirmed cases is going down. The country reported 104 new COVID-19 cases and record 414 recovery cases on Thursday. Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under the South Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare has reported over 9,000 coronavirus cases and 131 fatalities. The South Korean government has declared the highest level of the epidemiological threat. The city of Daegu and three cities of Gyeongsangbuk-do Province have been declared as so-called special care zones.
China has reported 67 new coronavirus cases, all of which were imported. According to the China’s National Health Commission, the total number of confirmed cases has exceeded 81,000 with 4,000 patients are now hospitalized. The Commission has reported the total of 3,287 deaths from the novel coronavirus.
The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic on March 11. According to the latest data, the number of infected people with COVID-19 has exceeded 450,000 worldwide. The global death toll has surpassed 20,000.