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COVID-19: Cases hit 686,199 with 32,277 deaths

COVID-19: Cases hit 686,199 with 32,277 deaths

The dreaded Coronavirus (COVID-19) has now infected more than 686,199 people with 32,277 deaths, according to the figures gathered by Dove Bulletin.

Out of the figure, 146,402 people have recovered from the virus, which has hit 199 countries and territories around the world.

Two international conveyances – the Diamond Princess Cruise ship harboured in Yokohama, Japan, and the Holland America’s MS Zaandam cruise ship – were also affected, according to the figures.

The virus has now affected all the continents of the world across almost 195 countries and territories recognised by the United Nations (UN) as well as 39 dependencies and other territories.

The United States (U.S) with 125,266 cases and 2,246 deaths was ahead of the top 10 countries as at last night. It was being trailed by Italy with 92,472 cases and 10,023 deaths.

China, where the infection started, has recorded 81,439 cases with 3,300 fatalities.

Others on the top 10 chart are: Spain with 78,799 cases and 6,606 deaths; Germany (58,247 cases and 455 deaths); Iran (38,309 patients and 2,640 fatalities); France (37,575 cases and 2,314 deaths); United Kingdom (UK) 19,522 cases and 1,228 deaths; Switzerland (14,829 cases and 300 fatalities and Netherlands (10,866 cases and 771 deaths.

Belgium, which was occupying the 11th position with 10,836 patients and 431 deaths, has overtaken South Korea with 9,583 cases and 152 fatalities.

With the U.S. statistics, a top public health official, Anthony Fauci, said the country would likely end up with millions of cases.

Fauci, who made the statement while speaking on the Cable Network News (CNN), cautioned that the death toll in the U.S. could rise above 100,000, but he was, however, hesitant to make projections.

Fauci, the Head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, also said the country’s testing capacity remained somewhat weak.

Coronavirus has now spread to dozens of the 47 countries of the WHO Africa region, with 2,650 infected and 49 dead, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said at the weekend.

The WHO stands ready to support all countries in the fight against the virus, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general, said on Twitter.

Countries with weaker health systems must act aggressively to contain spread among early cases and prevent community transmission, he said.


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