The number of people infected with COVID-19 amounted to 1.3 million in the world
Coronavirus keeps spreading around the world. There are now around 1.3 million confirmed COVID-19 cases globally. The coronavirus pandemic has put the planet under a lockdown.
The U.S. remains the epicenter of the global COVID-19 pandemic. In the U.S., there were more than 30,000 new cases of coronavirus in the last day. There are now a total of 337,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases. The number of deaths in the U.S. has now passed 9,600 mark. Experts estimate that the U.S. death toll from the novel coronavirus will increase this week. The White House officials have estimated that the dangerous virus may kill up to 240,000 Americans.
The coronavirus situation remains tense in Europe. Spain is the second worst virus-hit country in the world. However, there is a glimmer of hope as the country reports a fourth consecutive fall in its daily death toll.
Italy’s COVID-19 death toll has been lowering in recent days as well, however yesterday the number of deaths from coronavirus in the country rose again. Italy has now recorded a total of more than 132,000 coronavirus cases. The total number of people who have died after testing positive for COVID-19 now stands at more than 16,000.
Meanwhile, coronavirus cases in Germany have surpassed 100,000. France has now recorded a total of around 98,000 infected.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.K. is slightly less than in France or Germany, and it is still approaching its peak. However, the country is now worried about the health condition of the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whose condition has worsened since being hospitalized with persistent COVID-19 symptoms. He was moved to the intensive care unit.
Nevertheless, China, where the novel coronavirus originated from, has reported no new coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours for the first time since January.
South Korea also has good news, it reported fewer than 50 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, one of the lowest daily reported numbers for the country since February. The country has altogether reported 10,284 cases of infection. South Korea has been widely praised for its efforts to reduce the spread of coronavirus by mass testing its people. Those, who tested positive for COVID-19, were placed under strict quarantine immediately. People, who had a contact with the infected patients were tracked.