The COVID-19 has killed 21000 worldwide, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University on Thursday. Over 4,71,000 people have been tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Most of the cases have been reported from mainland China. However, Italy and Iran have also been hit hard by the virus so far.
China appears to have passed the worst of the pandemic. Nearly all new cases inside the country have been imported in recent days — no new locally transmitted cases were reported yesterday — and hard-hit Hubei province has begun lifting some of the stringent measures put in place to stop the virus from spreading.
Total numbers: By the end of Wednesday in mainland China, the country had confirmed 81,285 coronavirus cases and 3,287 deaths. More than 74,000 have recovered and been discharged from hospital.
The United States has now reported at least 65,273 cases of the novel coronavirus and 938 deaths.
The national total includes cases from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and other US territories, as well as all repatriated cases from overseas.
Today was the deadliest day of the pandemic in the US so far — there were at least 233 new deaths reported Wednesday nationwide.
- Confirmed cases in the US near 70,000, with at least 1,050 deaths
- Deaths surge by 655 in Spain, taking total to nearly 4,100
- UK deaths rise to 465, out of 9,500 confirmed cases
- Financial support for the UK’s self-employed is due to be unveiled
- Although infections are slowing in Italy, deaths are rising in the poorer south