Over 82,000 Coronavirus Cases in One Day, says WHO
World Health Organization (WHO) reported that more than 82,000 people have been infected with novel coronavirus, while 5,798 have died over the past 24 hours globally. COVID-19 keeps spreading across the world, bringing the total number of cases to more than 1,133,000 and death toll over 62,000. WHO noted that more than a half of the infected have been registered in European countries.
For example, in Germany, over the last day 3,600 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, making the total number of patients more than 95,000, nearly 1,500 of which have died.
The United Kingdom has twice as less cases – 47,806, including among higher officilas. It was reported today that the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson who tested positive for the infection has started oxygen treatment. Earlier, heir Prince Charles has been also reported to have COVID-19. Great Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has addressed the nation in a rare televised speech and called for unity.
“We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again. But for now, I send my thanks and warmest good wishes to you all,” said Queen Elizabeth II.
While in some countries coronavirus grows in numbers, in others the peak of the outbreak has passed, and the number of cases started decreasing. Spanish authorities reported that in the last 24 hours, 674 people have died, which is less by 135 compared to the last Friday. The total number of infected people there is 130,000.
The number of cases is decreasing in Italy as well.