Coronavirus cases crossed more than 1 million and still counting
More than one million coronavirus cases have been registered worldwide, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University – another tragic event as the world faces a widespread epidemic.
More than 51,000 people have died and more than 208,000 have been recovered, according to university statistics.
The US blames many coronavirus ; Italy is a large number of deaths.
The disease, Covid-19, first appeared in central China three months ago.
Although statistics kept by Johns Hopkins record a million confirmed coronavirus cases, the actual number is thought to be much higher.
It took about a month and a half to register the first 100,000 coronavirus cases. A million was reached after doubling the charges last week.
About a quarter of coronavirus cases are registered in the United States, and Europe accounts for about half.
On Thursday, Spain said 950 people had died in the last 24 hours – which is thought to be the highest number of deaths in any country in one day.
The number of confirmed cases in Spain increased from 102,136 on Wednesday to 110,238 – an increase of 8% similar to the rate recorded in previous days. Authorities believe that now the virus is already increasing and they say they expect to see a decline in the numbers in the coming days.
“We continue to grow at about 8%. This reflects, as we have seen, the robustness of the registration data,” said María José Sierra, the emergency department at the Department of Health. news conference.
Spain, the second-worst nation in terms of death, has also lost nearly 900,000 jobs.
The United States on Thursday said it had received a claim for 6.6 million new services.
How did we get here?
In China in late December, 34-year-old ophthalmologist Dr Li Wenliang tried to send a message to other experts warning of the new virus in Wuhan, Hubei Province.
He was also visited by police on suspicion of terror.
On January 3 we wrote our first news report about the “mystery” virus in Wuhan. At the time, 44 cases had been confirmed, 11 of which were considered serious. There have been no deaths, but many fear that we will see a repeat of the 2003 Sars explosion that killed 774 people. By 18 January the confirmed number of cases had risen to 60 – but experts estimate the actual figure was closer to 1,700.
Just two days later, as millions prepared for the new year, the number of cases tripled over 200 and the virus was found in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.